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Faculty

  • Dr. Amy Lobben
    Amy is a Professor of Geography and faculty member of the S3C Lab.  Her research areas are in neurogeography (specifically, behavioral and neurological correlates of geospatial cognition) as well as accessibility (mobility, individual differences, and accessible geospatial representations and technologies).  Her research approach involves conceptual and analytical modeling, geospatial technologies, psychological measurement, and neuroimaging. Email: lobben@uoregon.edu Education PhD,…
  • Dr. Carolyn Fish
    Carolyn is an Assistant Professor of Geography and faculty member of the S3C Lab.  Her research centers at the intersection between cartography and climate change communication. Her research involves the use of both quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection and analysis to identify how to best communicate complex aspects of climatic change. Her current…
  • Dr. Hedda Schmidtke
    Hedda R. Schmidtke is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Oregon. She obtained her Ph.D. in Natural Sciences from the University of Hamburg and previously held positions at the Technical University of Braunschweig and at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, where she headed the TeCO research group, as well as…
  • Dr. Henry Luan
    Henry is an Assistant Professor of Geography and faculty member of the S3C Lab. His research focuses on advancing probabilistic inferences in geospatial data analysis. He is particularly interested in applying Bayesian statistics to explore the spatial and spatio-temporal patterns of health and crime as well as their associations with urban environments. He also uses…

Research Affiliates

  • Joanna Merson
    Joanna is the Cartographic Developer of the InfoGraphics Lab. Her primary duties are to design and build web/mobile mapping and other spatial data applications to support academic activities. Joanna also instructs Web Mapping as part of the Spatial Data Science Major and assists with the production of print cartography products. Email: jmerson@uoregon.edu      

Postdoctoral Researchers

  • Yang Li
    Yang Li is a visiting researcher from China Center for Modernization Research, Chinese Academy of Science where she is an Assistant Professor.  Her research interests focus mainly on human-environment interactions, geospatial analysis of population distribution, internal migration, and urbanization process in China. While visiting, she is working on a project around the modeling and analysis…

Graduate Students

  • Antoine Nzeyimana
    Antoine is a Ph.D. student in S3C working with Dr. Amy Lobben. His primary research interests are in the area of spatial data science with focus on machine learning. He holds a masters degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.Sc.Eng degree in Computer Engineering and Information Technology from University…
  • Bill Limpisathian
    "Bill" P. William Limpisathian is a Ph.D. student in S3C working with Dr. Amy Lobben. His primary research interest is in neuro-cartography, where he investigates the neurological role of visual contrast in mediating map and spatial cognition using fMRI neuroimaging methodologies. He is also a Graduate Employee-Cartographer of the InfoGraphics Lab. He previous completed his…
  • Dongmei Chen
    Dongmei is a Ph.D. candidate working with Dr. Christopher Bone and Dr. Daniel Gavin. Her research focuses on the complex coupled human-natural systems of large-scale forest disturbances. She currently works on understanding the effects of climate change and forest governance on mountain pine beetle outbreaks in North America, using data visualization, geospatial statistics and species…
  • Justin Menke
    Justin is a Ph.D. student working with Dr. Amy Lobben in S3C. His research examines the behavior of visitors in parks and protected areas (such as National Parks). He is also working with the InfoGraphics Lab on the forthcoming Atlas of Yellowstone, 2nd Edition. Previously, Justin designed public spaces as a landscape architect and spent…
  • Mohammad Eshghi
    Mohammad is a Ph.D. student in S3C working with Dr. Amy Lobben. He is conducting a research in the area of Spatial Data Science with a primary focus on semi-supervised learning for geospatial data. He holds a master's degree in GIS Engineering and a bachelor's degree in Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering both from the Faculty…
  • Shiloh L. Deitz
    Shiloh is a Ph.D. student in S3C working with Dr. Amy Lobben. Her primary research interests center around conducting spatial data science for social equity. Her current focus is on creating a personalized accessible map routing application. She holds masters degrees in Sociology and Geography and previously worked as a researcher for the Paul Simon…

Undergraduate Students

  • Arielle and Loden
    Arielle Alferez and Loden Donahoo are undergraduate research assistants working on DuckMaps, our accessible mapping project.  They are designing and producing tactile maps through the 3D signage printer as well as microcapsule paper.  They’re also both Spatial Data Science majors!

Alumni

  • Megen Brittell
    Megen earned her PhD from the Department of Geography in 2018. Her research interest was in the effectiveness of interfaces to geospatial data. She investigated the influence of map reading strategies and cartographic abstraction processes on the communication of geospatial data and concepts across multiple perceptual modalities..  
  • Michael Nelson
    Mike was a Postdoctoral Research associate in the Geography department whose research at the University of Oregon focused on the influences of climate change and anthropogenic forces on the spatial spread of an invasive plant pathogen (Phytophghora ramorum). In his previous research, he utilized a variety of empirical and modeling approaches to study the population…
  • Nick Perdue
    Nick earned his PhD in Geography in 2016, working with Amy Lobben and Chris Bone.  He is currently an Assistant Professor of Geography at Humbolt State University where he teaches classes in Cartography and Advanced Cartography.  His research interests include urban mobility, transportation systems, accessibility, and placed based human-environment relations.  His newest project proposes new…


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