Previous Seminars

April 24th, 2019

Dr. Ahmed Arif, Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, presents “Mapping Geographical Distribution of Health Care Utilization among Medicare Beneficiaries with Black Lung Disease”

April 10th, 2019

Nastaran Pourebrahim, PhD Candidate, Department of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability, UNC Greensboro presentws “Social Media Analysis for Urban and Transportation Planning.”

March 27th, 2019

Dr. Wei Gao, Associate professor at College of Forestry and Landscape Architecture, South China Agricultural University and Director of Landscape architecture program presents “Mapping Shan Shui (Mountains & rivers):the Right Way to Understand the Traditional Chinese Landscape Painting”

March 13th, 2019

Keri Shearer, GISP, Decision Analytics Manager, City of Charlotte presents “Charlotte’s Shared Data Pipeline: Providing Data-Driven Insight for Decision Making​”

February 27th, 2019

Dr. Dimitris Papanikolaou, UNC Charlotte School of Arts and Architecture presents, “Dynamics of Shared Mobility: Data, Simulation and Visualization”

February 19th, 2019

CAGIS’s own Zachery Slocum dicusses innovations in code collaboration tools in his presentation, “Code Collaboration: Git and other tools.”

November 27th, 2018

UNC Charlotte Associate Professor Rajib Paul describes a study where geospatial analyses were used to locate public health “deserts” in his presentation, “Identifying locations of limited access to diabetes self-management education centers
using spatial cluster analysis​.”

November 13th, 2018

PhD student Alireza Karduni introduced a series of interactive tools to assist planners in understanding urban space, called “Urban Space Explorer: A Visual Analytics System for Urban Planning.”

October 30th, 2018

PhD student Claudio Owusu’s gave a research presentation about identifying at-risk populations of sexually transmitted infections (STI) in Kalamazoo County, Michigan.

October 16th, 2018

Dr. Shannon Reid is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. She presented, ” Putting Crime in its Place: The use of GIS in Criminal Justice.”

September 25th, 2018

Dr. Doug Shoemaker gave a talk on his experence:Five Keys to Funding Your Research on Tuesday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm in CAGIS’ collabration room (McEniry 307)

History of the Schedules of CAGIS Seminars (2013 Fall – 2017 Fall)

November 29th, 2017

Dr. Jianhua He presented his work: The evaluation for the impact of land use change on habitat quality: A joint contribution of cellular automata scenario simulation and habitat quality assessment model on Wednesday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm in CAGIS’ collaboration room (McEniry 307).

November 15th, 2017

Dr. Jian Ye presented his work: Predictive Modeling and Analysis of Runout Distance of Debris-flows Based on the Discrete Element Method on Wednesday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm in CAGIS’ collaboration room (McEniry 307).

November 1st, 2017

Adam Griffith presented his work: Fire and Flood: Google Earth Engine for Disaster Monitoring and Geographic Analysis on Wednesday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm in CAGIS’ collaboration room (McEniry 307).

October 18th, 2017

Dr. Xiang Zhao gave a talk: Spatially explicit agent-based artificial immune optimization model for collaborative land use allocation in China on Wednesday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm in CAGIS’ collaboration room (McEniry 307).

October 6th, 2017

Professor Akin Ogundiran and Wenwu Tang organized a visit of two members of the Oyo Empire Archaeologican Project on October 6th (Friday). There was a presentation “The Oyo Empire Project – the 2017 Season” from 11:00 am to 12:15 in Viz Lab in Atkins Library.

October 4th, 2017

Alexander Hohl (doctoral student) gave a talk: Spatiotemporal Domain Decomposition for Adaptive Bandwidth Kernel Density Estimation under Spatially and Temporally from 1:00 to 2:00 pm in CAGIS’ collaboration room (McEniry 307).

September 20th, 2017

Minrui Zheng (doctoral student) presented her work: Hyperparameter Optimization of Neural Network-driven Spatial Models Accelerated Using Cyber-enabled High-performacnce Computing from 1:00 to 2:00 pm in CAGIS’ collaboration room (McEniry 307).

September 6th, 2017

This is a introduction meeting on Wednesday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm in CAGIS’ collaboration room (McEniry 307). Everyone prepared 1-2 slides to introduce himself/herself and his/her reseach.

March 15th, 2017

Ran Tao (doctoral student) presented his work: “Flow HDBSCAN: a Hierarchical and Density-Based Spatial Flow Cluster Analysis Method” on Wednesday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm in CAGIS’ collaboration room (McEniry 307).

March 1st, 2017

Dr. Douglas A. Shoemaker gave a talk: “Smart City Research and NSF’s Smart and Connected Communities RFP” on Wednesday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm in CAGIS’ collaboration room (McEniry 307).

February 22th, 2017

Dr. Qiantang Zhu presented his work: “Regional-level Carbon Allocation in China Based on Sectoral Emission Patterns under the Peak Commitment” on Wednesday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm in CAGIS’ collaboration room (McEniry 307).

November 9th, 2016

Dr. Eric Delmelle presented his work about: “Collective human activity maps” on Wednesday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm in CAGIS’ collaboration room (McEniry 307).

October 20th, 2016

Alexander Hohl (doctoral student) presented his work: “Hybrid Indexing for Parallel Analysis of Spatiotemporal Point Patterns” on Wednesday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm in CAGIS’ collaboration room (McEniry 307).

October 12th, 2016

Dr. Douglas A. Shoemaker gave a talk: “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Science Communicators” on Wednesday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm in CAGIS’ collaboration room (McEniry 307).

September 28th, 2016

Jiyang Shi (master student) presented his work: “Large-scale Spatial Data Processing on “Sapphire” Windows-based Computer Cluster” on Wednesday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm in CAGIS’ collaboration room (McEniry 307).

September 14th, 2016

Dr. Dianfeng Liu presented his work: “Optimal rural land use allocation in central China: Linking the effect of spatial and temporal patterns” on Wednesday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm in CAGIS’ collaboration room (McEniry 307).

April 19th, 2016

Dr. May Yuan from the University of Texas at Dallas gave a talk: “Geographic Conceptualization for GIS Representation and Analysis” from 11:00am to 12:00pm in McEniry 124.

February 18th, 2016

Dr. Weining Xiang gave a talk:”The Metaphors of Adaptive Cycle and Panarchy: Intellectual Roots and Practical Prospects” on Thursday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm in CAGIS’ collaboration room (McEniry 306).

February 10th, 2016

Dr. Xinqi Zheng gave a talk:”Methods for determining urban growth boundary in land use planning” on Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm in CAGIS’ collaboration room (McEniry 306).

January 27th, 2016

Dr. Wenwu Tang presented “The Assessment of Mangrove Biomass and Carbon in West Africa: A Spatially Explicit Analytical Framework” on Wednesday from1:00pm to 2:00pm in CAGIS’ collaboration room (McEniry 306).

December 2nd, 2015

Dr. Jiqiang Niu gave a talk “Progressive Generalization Model for Land Use Map: Integrated Semantic Similarity and Spatial Distance”

November 13th, 2015

Dr. Steve Walsh from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill gave a talk:”Ecuadorian Amazon to the Galapagos Islands: Modeling Human-Environment Interactions in “Complex” Settings”.

October 28th, 2015

Dr. Eric Delmelle gave a talk:”Visualizing the dynamics of health-related tweets opportunities and computational challenges”.

October 14th, 2015

Dr. Jun Zhu gave a talk:”Visual simulation of dam-break flood routing for diversified terminals”.

September 30th, 2015

Alexander Hohl (Doctoral Student) gave a talk:”Spatiotemporal Domain Decomposition for Massive Parallel Processing of Epidemiological Data”.

September 16th, 2015

Dr. Elizabeth Delmelle gave a talk:”Mapping the ‘DNA’ of Urban Neighborhoods: Clustering Longitudinal Sequences of Neighborhood Socioeconomic Change”. on Wednesday from 1:00pm to 2:00pm in CAGIS’ collaboration room (McEniry 306).

September 10th, 2014

Dr. Yiannis Proestos presented on ‘Global climate simulationsat high resolution: Present and Future Projections of habitat suitability of the Asian Tiger Mosquito’.

September 2nd, 2015

Dr. Wenwu Tang presented “Large-scale spatiotemporal land change simulation: Big data and cyberinfrastructure” on Wednesday from 1:00pm to 2:00pm in CAGIS’ collaboration room (McEniry 306).

November 5th, 2014

Dr. Gang Chen presented on ‘Sustainable urban forest management: Understanding the role of neighborhood spatial patterns’.

November 5th, 2014

Dr. Zuo Zhang presented on ‘The Spatial Differences, Accessibility and Publicness of Urban Lakes in Wuhan, China: An integrated GIS-based Exploratory Analysis’. (November 19th, 2014).

October 8th, 2014

Dr. Eric Delmelle presented on ‘A multi-period capacitated school location problem with modular equipment and closest assignment considerations’.

September 24th, 2014

Dr. Wenwu Tang presented on ‘Massively Parallel Spatial Point Pattern Analysis: Ripley’s K Function Accelerated Using Graphics Processing Units’.

August 27th, 2014

Dr. Wenwu Tang presented a CyberGIS solution, based on the coupling of spatiotemporal and computational thinking, for tackling challenges in big spatial data analytics and geospatial applications in related domains.

April 30th, 2014

Coline Dony gave a talk “How to measure accessibility and what is the influence of travel modes on access results? Case study on public parks in Mecklenburg County.”

April 23th, 2014

Dr. Elizabeth Delmelle gave a talk about “Neighborhood socioeconomic trajectories, transitions, and sequences”.

April 16th, 2014

Derek Marsh gave a talk “Uncertainty of Travel Estimates Using Open Geographic Data Providers: Implications for Epidemiological Research”.

April 2ed, 2014

Jing Deng, Meijuan Jia and Wenpeng Feng rehearsed their presentations on 2014 AAG Annual Meeting.

March 19th, 2014

Huifang Zuo discussed reinforcement learning and its application in agent-based modeling of spatial cognition in three aspects: evacuation, pedestrian way-findings, and transportations.

March 12th, 2014

Adam Griffith discussed his recent research: “The future of the North Carolina and South Carolina coasts: The impact of population dynamics and sea-level rise on land development”. He presented current state of SLR(sea-level rise) models, population growth models, and the combination of the two, including traditional raster based “bath tub” models and the Sea Level Affecting Marshes Model SLAMM 6.

February 26th, 2014

Alexander Hohl presented his research on “Spatial decomposition of 3D-domain for parallel processing of spatiotemporal disease data”. He leaded discussion on the topic how to apply spatial decomposition strategies in parallel computing.

February 12th, 2014

Jing Deng discussed her recent research: “A GPU-based Parallel Douglas-Peucker Algorithm for the Acceleration of Automated Line Simplification”. She introduced how to apply data parallelism in line simplification procedure; meanwhile she shared with us some insights of using GPUs in GIS applications.

February 5th, 2014

Wenpeng Feng shared with us his recent research on Agent-based simulation of land competition between developers and conservationists: a cyberinfrastructure-enabled approach. We discussed land change model FUTURES and agent-based modelling approach, as well as smart growth strategy.

November 7th, 2013

Dr. Brian Magi discussed approaches that he and his colleagues were using to better understand the drivers of past, present, and future global fire activity.

October 17th, 2013

Dr. Gang Chen gave a talk about “High-spatial resolution image analysis: Opportunities, challenges and solutions”. This was a very good opportunity for us to get in-depth insight into cutting-edge remote sensing technologies of characterizing and monitoring natural environments.

October 3rd, 2013

Dr. Eric Delmelle shared with us his research on visualization of the impact of space-time uncertainties on dengue fever patterns. This paper was accepted as pending minor revisions by IJGIS. Eric is an expert in geovisualization. From his talk, we learned how to apply advanced visualization techniques to help us better present our research work, and enhance our understanding on complex space-time patterns.

September 19th, 2013

The topic for this seminar is “Bibliometrics: Measuring Scientific Outputs”. Dr. Xingjian Liu introduced us the quantitative analysis of scientific and technological literature, and share with us how to identify “hot” research topics. We learned this useful skill in terms of performing a bibliometric analysis and incorporating this into our own research.

September 5th, 2013

Dr. Wenwu Tang shared with us his recent research work on parallel sensitivity analysis of spatial agent-based models using cutting-edge cyber-enabled high-performance computing capabilities. This article was recently accepted by Annals of AAG, entitled “Global sensitivity analysis of a large agent-based model of spatial opinion exchange: A heterogeneous multi-GPU acceleration approach”.