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  • Nicole Alexander

    Visiting Researcher

    Nicole is a part-time researcher at the CGA and a full-time Principal Member of Technical Staff on the Oracle Spatial development team. Nicole has a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a M.S. in Geographic and Geodetic Information Systems from the University of London, and a B.S. in Land Surveying from the University of the West Indies.

    nalexander [at] cga [dot] harvard [dot] edu
  • Scott Bell

    Lead Instructor, Harvard GIS Institute

    Scott Bell is a Professor of Geography and Planning at the University of Saskatchewan and teaches GIS, Cartography, and human geography. He has expertise in advanced applications of GIS and GIS training for academic research. Scott holds an MA and PhD in Geography from the University of California, Santa Barbara and has collaborated on interdisciplinary health, environmental, social science, and cognitive science research during his career.

    sbell [at] cga [dot] harvard [dot] edu
  • Paul Cote

    CGA Associate

    Paul Cote's research activities at the CGA bridge the domains of landscape representation with web-based digital scholarship.  Paul served as GIS Specialist and instructor at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design from 1994 to 2013. He currently teaches GIS courses at the Boston Architectural College and sits on the Board of Review for the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at Boston Public Library.

    paulbcote [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nathan Einstein

    GIS Intern

    Nathan is an incoming student in Harvard’s S.M. in Data Science, with a particular interest in spatial statistics and urban infrastructure. Most recently, he has been studying computer science as a post-baccalaureate student at Tufts University, and worked as an economist with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Volpe Center. He holds undergraduate degrees in economics and political science from Brown University. 

    njeinstein [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Mark Henderson

    Visiting Scholar

    Mark is an assistant professor of public policy at Mills College in Oakland, California.  He is a graduate of Williams College (B.A. in History, Asian Studie, and Environmental Studies), Harvard University (A.M. in Regional Studies -- East Asia), and the University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management).  His research addresses the spatial dimensions of social and environmental policy problems in the United States and China.

    mhenderson [at] mills [dot] edu
  • Robert Homsher

    Visiting Fellow

    Dr. Robert Homsher (PhD 2013, UCL) is an archaeologist with expertise in geospatial technologies, particularly UAV (drone) imagery acquisition and processing. He uses large imagery datasets to generate 3D digital models of landscapes, features, and objects. He was appointed College Fellow in

    rhomsher [at] fas [dot] harvard [dot] edu
  • Graham Melville

    Undergraduate Research Fellow

    Graham Melville is a NSF REU Student Research Fellow currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Data Science at William and Mary. Growing up in small-town Vermont, Graham has a love for tinkering, GIS, and building above ground pools.

    ggmelville [at] email [dot] wm [dot] edu
  • Bernd Resch

    Visiting Scholar

    Bernd Resch is an Assistant Professor at University of Salzburg's Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS and a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University (USA). Bernd Resch did his PhD in the area of “Live Geography” (real-time monitoring of environmental geo-processes) together with University of Salzburg and MIT.

    bernd [dot] resch [at] sbg [dot] ac [dot] at
  • David Strohschein

    CGA Associate

    Dave came to Harvard in 2014 as a GIS Fellow, and was a Geospatial Preceptor with the Government Department in 2016-2017. He draws from a multidisciplinary background encompassing engineering, software design, systems analysis, and geo information science. He has applied this experience to such areas as complex systems’ performance, GIScience education, and application of GIS to healthcare and municipal planning.

    strohsch [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Xue Wang

    Visiting Fellow

    I am a visiting fellow at the CGA, from the Department of Geography and Resource Management, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. My research is about the relationship between rapid urbanization and heritage conservation. My main research interest is monitoring urban expansion using time series multi sensor data. I also do some researches on disaster detection and man-made feature detection with remotely sensed data.

    wsnow [at] link [dot] cuhk [dot] edu [dot] hk
  • Matt Wilson

    Visiting Scholar

    Matt was a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Geographic Analysis and Visiting Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning and Design at the Graduate School of Design. He has been an Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Kentucky since 2011, where he co-founded the New Mappings Collaboratory.

    matthew_wilson [at] harvard [dot] edu
  • Jianping Xu

    Visiting Scholar

    Dr. Jianping Xu is an Associate Professor from the Center for Historical Geographical Studies of Fudan University, China. His main research interest is in political geography during historical periods of China. He is particularly focused on the study of border demarcation of the administrative regions in the Republican Period of China. He will work with the China Historical GIS project team on extending the database from 1911 to 2005 during his visit to the CGA.

    xujianping [at] fas [dot] harvard [dot] edu
  • Aibin Yan

    Visiting Scholar

    Dr. Aibin Yan is an Associate Professor from the Department of Landscape Planning and Design, East China University of Science and Technology. His research interests cover Architectural History, Chinese Classical Garden, Heritage Protection and Urban Spatial Culture. During his visit of the CGA in 2018, he is focusing on the investigation and mapping of ancient stone architecture in Song and Yuan Dynasties at the southeast coast in China.

    aibin_yan [at] fas [dot] harvard [dot] edu
  • Xinyue Ye

    Visiting Scholar

    Dr. Xinyue Ye’s research focuses on space-time analytics development, implementation, and application in the context of big social data. His work won the national first-place award of "research and analysis" from the US University Economic Development Association in 2011 and he received the emerging scholar award from AAG’s Regional Development and Planning Specialty Group in 2012.  Dr.Ye is the founding director of Computational Social Science Lab at Kent State University since 2013.

    xinyue [dot] ye [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Giovanni Zambotti

    CGA Associate

    Giovanni worked as a GIS Specialist at the CGA from 2008 to 2016. He is now a geospatial developer and analysts at the Harvard Planning Office. His area of interest ranges from web mapping, geospatial analysis, data visualization and data processing.

    giovanni_zambotti [at] harvard [dot] edu
  • Xiuyuan Zhang

    Visiting Fellow

    Xiuyuan is a Ph. D. student from Peking University, China, and he is serving as a visiting fellow at the CGA now. Here, he will be assisting Professor Jason Ur in his researches. Xiuyuan specializes in urbanization analysis and urban planning with very-high-resolution satellite images. Recently, his research interests mainly focus on semantic understanding and spatial reasoning for urban landscape zones.

    x_zhang [at] fas [dot] harvard [dot] edu