Dieter Pfoser and Andreas Züfle were awarded $507,852.00 by the National Science Foundation for their research project NSF/AitF: Collaborative Research: Modeling movement on transportation networks using uncertain data. The objective of the project is to create a unified framework for aggregating and analyzing diverse and uncertain movement data on transportation networks, with the aim to provide tools for querying and predicting traffic volume and movement in urban environments.
The Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science at George Mason University will host the upcoming Annual Meeting of the Middle Atlantic Division of the AAG. The annual meeting will be November 18-19, 2016 in Fairfax, VA.
Attend the annual meeting, submit an abstract and register at: http://ma-aag.org/
We look forward to welcoming you at Mason.
The 2016 Google Scholar metrics are out and show that 7 papers published by our faculty and students are among the top-10 most cited papers over the past 5 years in leading GIScience journals. More specifically, GGS faculty had extremely highly cited papers in the following journals:
- Transactions in GIS (http://bit.ly/2az370B), with a Mason GGS paper at the #1 spot, with 135 citations so far: Crooks, A., Croitoru, A., Stefanidis, A., & Radzikowski, J. (2013). # Earthquake: Twitter as a distributed sensor system. Transactions in GIS, 17(1), 124-147.
- Geojournal (http://bit.ly/2a1D29q), with a Mason GGS paper at the #3 spot, also with 135 citations: Stefanidis, A., Crooks, A., & Radzikowski, J. (2013). Harvesting ambient geospatial information from social media feeds. GeoJournal, 78(2), 319-338.
- Computers and Electronics in Agriculture (http://bit.ly/2a2EQPL) with a Mason GGS paper at the #8 spot, with 82 citations: Han, W., Yang, Z., Di, L., & Mueller, R. (2012). CropScape: A Web service based application for exploring and disseminating US conterminous geospatial cropland data products for decision support. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 84, 111-123.
- International Journal of Digital Earth (http://bit.ly/2azTU54) with a Mason GGS paper at the #9 spot with 41 citations: Yang, C., Xu, Y., & Nebert, D. (2013). Redefining the possibility of digital Earth and geosciences with spatial cloud computing. International Journal of Digital Earth, 6(4), 297-312.
- ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (http://bit.ly/2az44G0), with a Mason GGS paper at the #3 spot with 28 citations so far: Jackson, S. P., Mullen, W., Agouris, P., Crooks, A., Croitoru, A., & Stefanidis, A. (2013). Assessing completeness and spatial error of features in volunteered geographic information. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 2(2), 507-530.
- Cartography and Geoinformation Science (http://bit.ly/2apuVU2), with two Mason GGS paper at the top-10! One at the #7 spot with 31 citations: Stefanidis, A., Cotnoir, A., Croitoru, A., Crooks, A., Rice, M., & Radzikowski, J. (2013). Demarcating new boundaries: mapping virtual polycentric communities through social media content. Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 40(2), 116-129; and another at the #9 spot, with 28 citations: Xu, C., Wong, D. W., & Yang, C. (2013). Evaluating the “geographical awareness” of individuals: An exploratory analysis of Twitter data. Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 40(2), 103-115.
We are very proud to be a leading force in shaping tomorrow’s geoinformation science!
Andreas Züfle is an assistant professor with the department of Geography and Geoinformation Science at George Mason University. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany in 2013. Dr. Züfle is a data scientist, whose research quest is to bridge the gap between databases, statistics and geoinformation science, three communities often working independently on identical research problems. To bring these communities together, Dr. Züfle’s research is focused on querying and mining of spatio-temporal and uncertain data. Since 2011, he has published more than 50 fully refereed papers receiving more than 700 citations for his innovative work. His current research activities are funded by NSF.
Office: 2215 Exploratory Hall
☎ Telephone: (703) 993-5866
- Data Science
- Reliable Data Analysis
- Uncertain Data
- Enriched Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Data
- For a list of my publications, see my DBLP entry.
Academic and Professional Activities
- GGS 787 Scientific Data Mining for Geoinformatics
Professional Organization Membership:
- Program Co-Chair:- ACM SIGMOD@GeoRich Workshop 2014, 2015 and 2016
- Program Committee:- ADBIS 2014
– ADC 2015, 2016
– CIKM 2014, 2015
– DASFAA 2015
– MSTD 2013
– SIGSPATIAL 2016
– SUM 2016
Graduate students, faculty, administrators, and staff interested in learning more about data management issues, best practices and tools are invited to participate in a Data Management Bootcamp sponsored by seven Virginia institutions, March 9 & 10, 2016. This free collaborative event will feature experts from across the state and will provide opportunities for local, hands-on practical experience. Presenters will be from remote and local locations.
Day one topics will include: Data Organization, Data Documentation, Rights and Access, Copyright, Finding and Reusing Data, and Sharing Data. These are all basic, foundational concepts for working with research data. Day one is designed for full-day participation. Day two select one, two, or all three workshops to attend.
Registration is required.
Please bring your own laptop.
March 9, full-day registration.
– 9:00am – 4:15pm
March 10 workshop registrations.
– 9:00am-10:00am Cleaning Data with Open Refine
– 10:15am-11:15am R from Scratch
– 11:30am-12:15pm Creating Data Management Plans with the DMPTool
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Workshops. Scheduled workshops are listed below. Click the calendar entry to get more information and to register. Please check back throughout the semester for more …
Data management is an important topic for researchers and scholars across domains, especially as funding agencies increasingly require submission of data management plans with grant proposals. These requirements encourage researchers to plan ahead for data management and sharing and help to promote practices that facilitate reproducible research, data use and reuse, and interoperability among distributed systems.
The Data Management Bootcamp is a collaborative initiative of Virginia Tech, George Mason University, James Madison University, Old Dominion University, Virginia Commonwealth University, the College of William & Mary, and the University of Virginia.
Joy Suh, MA, MLIS
Geospatial Resources Librarian
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The very competitive Cosmos grants are made by the Cosmos Club foundation in support of exceptional graduate students, and are meant to meet specific research needs not covered by traditional supporting funds, including but not limited to special supplies, travel, unanticipated expenses that would enhance the work, etc.
Their work is featured in the latest issue of ArcUser Magazine. You can read more about it here: http://www.esri.com/esri-news/arcuser/winter-2016/creating-a-3d-campus-scene-using-esri-cityengine
The views of GGS Chair Anthony Stefanidis on academic partnerships and geospatial intelligence practice and education are featured in the latest issue of Pathfinder, the magazine of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
Click here for a copy of this issue.
GGS affiliate faculty Linda Perry has a paper published in Scientific Reports (5:16251) this week, on “Barnyard grasses were processed with rice around 10000 years ago”. Scientific Reports is an online sister publication of Nature. (Link: http://www.nature.com/articles/srep16251)
Linda Perry is a Fulbright Senior Specialist in archaeobotany and a former Smithsonian Fellow, Research Collaborator, and Research Associate. Linda’s work incorporates archaeobotanical analyses into ancient contexts to gain insight into the behavior, organization, and development of past societies. To study these subjects she employs many methods including microfossil analyses of both artifacts and sediments, macrobotanical analysis, and wood identification.
Abstract: Rice (Oryza sativa) is typically believed to be the only grass that was selected for cultivation and eventual domestication in the Yangtze basin of China. New evidence from microfossils recovered from the Early Neolithic site of Shangshan, dating to more than 10,000 years before present (BP), indicating barnyard grass (Echinochloa spp.) was also a major subsistence resource, alongside smaller quantities of acorns (Lithocarpus/Quercus sensu lato) and water chestnuts (Trapa). This evidence suggests that early managed wetland environments in south China were initially harvested for multiple grain species.