CIGI News & Events 2014

Kiumars Soltani successfully passed his PhD qualification exam, congratulations Kiumars!

[12/19/14] CIGI PhD student - Kiumars Soltani - has successfully passed his PhD Qualification Exam in the interdisciplinary Informatics Program.

Next-generation geospatial discovery: CyberGIS software research featured on Research.gov

[9/8/14] CyberGIS software reseach led by CIGI is featured on reseach.gov. Check it out!!

Many congratulations to Anand and Yan for their well-deserved promotions!

[4/20/14] Anand Padmanabhan and Yan Liu have recently been promoted to Senior Research Scientist and Senior Research Programmer respectively. Many congrats to their very well-deserved promotions!!

CyberGIS Center Kickoff Event

[3/17/14] The CyberGIS Center for Advanced Digital and Spatial Studies (http://cybergis.illinois.edu/) will be hosting a kickoff event on March 19th, 2014 to celebrate its startup. The Keynote Address will be given by Dr. E. Lynn Usery from the U.S. Geological Survey on the need for CyberGIS. Dr. Shaowen Wang, Founding Director of the CyberGIS Center, will share his vision for the Center, which will be followed by two panels convened to discuss research and education topics important to the Center's vision. The event will also include a poster reception session that will highlight a set of advanced digital and spatial studies from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus community. All faculty, staff, and students of the campus are invited to this event. A detailed agenda of the event can be found on this Web page: http://illinois.edu/calendar/detail/4766?eventId=31631570

CyberGIS Distinguished Speaker Series - Dr. Budhendra Bhaduri - "Big Data for Future Energy and Urban Infrastructures: Challenges and Opportunities"

[3/17/14] The CyberGIS Center for Advanced Digital and Spatial Studies (http://cybergis.illinois.edu/) is pleased to welcome Dr. Budhendra Bhaduri, Corporate Research Fellow at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and leader of the ORNL's Geographic Information Science and Technology Group, to give a lecture as part of the campus CyberGIS Distinguished Speaker Series at 10:30 a.m. on March 19 (this Wednesday) in Room 1040, NCSA Building. The title of the talk is “Big Data for Future Energy and Urban Infrastructures: Challenges and Opportunities”. The abstract of the talk can be found here.

Eric Shook received the 2014 William L. Garrison Award for Best Dissertation in Computational Geography, congratulations Eric!

[2/22/14] Eric Shook - a former PhD student of CIGI - has been informed that the Trustees of the Marble Fund and the AAG Garrison Award Committee have chosen his PhD dissertation to receive the 2014 William L. Garrison Award for Best Dissertation in Computational Geography.

Doctoral student Yizhao Gao wins 2nd place in poster competition at the annual SESE Research Review, congratulations Yizhao!

[2/21/14] Yizhao Gao - a doctoral student of CIGI - wins 2nd place for his poster titled - Spatiotemporal Event Detection using Massive Social Networks - at the annual SESE Research Review, congratulations Yizhao!

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Kiumars Soltani - CIGI Student of the Year (2013)

The CyberInfrastructure and Geospatial Information Laboratory has recognized Kiumars Soltani as the 2013 Student of the Year for his outstanding performance in research and development work. He received unanimous vote for the award from CIGI staff in the performance review meeting. He was recognized and received a certificate of honor in the group meeting and will also receive a $300 student travel award. Congratulations, Kiumars!


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