Geographic Information Systems

Geographical Information Systems and remote sensing are at the forefront of managing Earth and planetary resources. They have proven invaluable for mitigating geologic hazards such as landslides and earthquakes.

Meet the Experts

Joel Burken

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests

Phytoforensics; phytoremediation and natural treatment systems; biological wastewater treatment; constructed wetlands; green remediation

Yanjie Fu

Assistant Professor
Computer Science

Research Interests

Data mining and big data analytics, with application to urban computing, mobile analytics, recommender systems, online markets

Katherine Grote

Assistant Chair and Associate Professor,
Geological Engineering

Research Interests

Geophysics for precision agriculture, improving water quality through geospatial analysis, increasting water supply using remote sensing data, ground water, near surface geophysics

Suzie Long

Department Chair and Professor
Engineering Management & Systems Engineering

Research Interests

Critical infrastructure systems, strategic management, sustainable infrastructures, management, supply chain and transportation, systems management, organizational behavior, sociotechnical systems analysis

Xiong Zhang

Associate Professor,
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests

Advanced testing techniques for Geo-material characterization, constitutive and numerical modeling of multiphase materials, transportation geotechnics, remote sensing techniques in geotechnical engineering