GIS/GIScience Researchers & Staff at Oregon State
Oregon State faculty members and research assistants conduct research in GIS and geographic information science in a number of departments throughout the university. These include the departments of Fisheries and Wildlife, Forest Engineering, Resources & Management, Forest Ecosystems & Society, Biological & Ecological Engineering, Civil Engineering, Agricultural and Resource Economics, Crop and Soil Science, and the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS).
Teaching and Research Faculty
Abbott, Mark, R., Professor, Oceanography, Dean, CEOAS
PhD, University of California, Davis; coupling of mesoscale biological and physical processes, Lagrangian drifters to study optical properties and fluorescence in the upper ocean, analysis of spatial and temporal patterns of phytoplankton as observed from satellites, interaction of eastern boundary currents with basin-scale processes.
Instructor, Civil Engineering
MS, California State University-Fresno; GIS, remote sensing, image processing.
Bailey, Mike, Professor, School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
PhD, Purdue University; Scientific visualization, solid freeform fabrication, design for manufacturing and assembly, geometric modeling, stereographics/virtual reality, hardcopy, color theory, and user interaction.
Boggess, William G., Professor and Chair of Agricultural and Resource Economics
PhD, Iowa State University; interactions between agriculture and the environment (water allocation, groundwater contamination, surface water pollution, water and environmental policy); applied decision theory under risk and uncertainty, stochastic/dynamic simulation and optimization techniques.
Bolte, John P., Professor, Biological & Ecological Engineering
PhD, Auburn University; mathematical modeling and simulation of agricultural, aquacultural and environmental systems, GIS-based spatial modeling, artificial intelligence applications in bioresource management.
Bond, Barbara, Professor, Forest Ecosystems & Society
PhD, Oregon State University; remote sensing, forest tree physiology
Coakley, James A., Jr., Professor Emeritus, CEOAS
PhD, University of California, Berkeley; atmospheric radiation, remote sensing, clouds and climate.
Cohen, Warren, Research Forester, USDA Forest Service PNRS
PhD, Colorado State University; remote sensing, scaling field-based ecological information to landscape and regional levels, forest structure
Coop, Len, Assistant Professor (Senior Research), Botany and Plant Pathology
PhD, Oregon State University; integrated pest management, decision support systems, phenology and systems modeling, GIS, the web, and IPM delivery systems
Daly, Chris, Professor (Senior Research), EECS, Chief Scientist of Northwest Alliance for Computational Science and Engineering
PhD, Oregon State University; climatology, meteorology, author of the PRISM climate parameter expert system.
de Silva, Shan, Professor, CEOAS
PhD, The Open University, UK; volcanology, remote sensing, GIS.
Dietterich, Tom, Professor, Computer Science
PhD, Stanford University; adaptive computing, machine learning, artificial intelligence
Edwards, Mark, Associate Professor, Sociology
PhD, University of Washington; research methods and statistics, stratification, GIS and society.
Fern, Xiaoli, Assistant Professor, School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
PhD, Purdue University; Machine learning, data mining and knowledge discovery.
Freilich, Michael H., Professor, CEOAS
PhD, Scripps Institution of Oceanography; surface wave modelling, nearshore processes, microwave ocean remote sensing.
Goldfinger, Chris, Professor, CEOAS
PhD, Oregon State University; seafloor imaging, mapping and visualization, marine GIS, subduction earthquakes, accretion and erosion of active margins
Graham, Jim, Courtesy Assistant Professor, CEOAS
PhD, Colorado State University; GIS, ecology, cyberinfrastructure, web mapping
Grant, Gordon, Research Hydrologist U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Research Station and Courtesy Professor, CEOAS
PhD, Johns Hopkins University; fluvial geomorphology of mountain-forest streams.
Guzy, Michael, Assistant Professor (Senior Research), Biology & Ecological Engineering
PhD, UC-Riverside, GIS for simulation, statistical, and mathematical modeling of biophysical systems and their interactions with social processes
Hammer, Roger, Assistant Professor, Sociology
PhD, University of Wisconsin; ecological demography, rural sociology, migration, GIS.
Hannaway, David, Professor, Crop and Soil Science
PhD, University of Kentucky; forage crops, GIS-based mapping technologies for climate, soils, and species characteristics
Huddleston, J. Herbert, Professor, Soil Science
PhD, Iowa State University; soil morphology, classification and survey, land use.
Hunter-Zaworski, Kate, Associate Professor, Civil & Construction Engineering, Director, National Center for Accessible Transportation
PhD, Oregon State University; transportation engineering, transportation GIS
Johnson, Douglas E., Professor, Rangeland Ecology and Management
PhD, Colorado State; spatial behavior and movement of livestock on landscapes, monitoring and quantification of rangeland vegetation, GIS.
Jones, Julia A., Professor, CEOAS
PhD, Johns Hopkins University; spatial analysis in ecology and geosciences, soils, geomorphology, effects of land use on forest hydrology.
Kennedy, Robert, Assistant Professor, CEOAS, (geographic information science)
Kimerling, A. Jon, Professor Emeritus, CEOAS
PhD, University of Wisconsin; cartography, remote sensing, geographic information systems.
Lancaster, Stephen, Associate Professor, CEOAS
PhD, MIT; fluvial geomorphology, hydrology, GIS
Marble, Duane, Courtesy Professor, CEOAS
PhD, University of Washington; GIS, quantitative techniques, computer modeling and simulation.
Minoura, Toshi, Associate Professor Emeritus, Computer Science
PhD, Stanford University; GIS, web GIS, distributed interactive software, distributed structural active-object systems
Nolin, Anne, Professor, CEOAS
PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara; remote sensing of snow and ice (hyperspectral, multispectral, multiangular, microwave), digital image processing, cryosphere-climate interactions, snow hydrology
Noller, Jay, Professor, Crop and Soil Science, Associate Department Head
PhD, University of Colorado, Boulder; landscape pedology, soilgeomorphology, GIS
Olsen, Mike, Assistant Professor, Civil & Construction Engineering
PhD, University of California, San Diego; geomatics engineering, digital
terrain modeling, applications of terrestrial laser scanning and GIS to
earthquake, liquefaction, and coastal hazards
Pancake, Cherri, Professor and Intel Faculty Fellow, Computer Science
PhD, Auburn University; usability engineering, parallel processing, user interfaces, distributed databases and computing, Director of Northwest Alliance for Computational Science and Engineering.
Reitsma, Rene, Professor, College of Business
PhD, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands; cartography of information space, information systems, information management.
Reuter, Ron, Associate Professor, Natural Resources, OSU Cascades Campus
PhD, University of Minnesota; soils and landscape ecology, forest resources, GIS.
Righetti, Timothy, L., Professor, Horticulture
PhD, University of California, Davis; mineral nutrition of plants, plant physiology, image processing, remote sensing, GIS
Ripple, William J., Professor, Forest Ecosystems & Society
PhD, Oregon State University; remote sensing, GIS.
Schultz, Robert, J., Professor, Civil Engineering
MSCE, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; cadastral, geodetic, and photogrammetric surveying.
Sessions, John, University Distinguished Professor, Forest Engineering, Resources & Management
PhD, Oregon State University, geospatial technology education, wood transportation, international forestry
Spies, Thomas A., Courtesy Professor, USDA Forest Service
PhD, University of Michigan; landscape ecology, ecology and management of old-growth forests, forest succession.
Turner, David P., Associate Professor (Senior Research), Forest Ecosystems & Society
PhD, Washington State University; biogenic emissions, global ecology.
Associate Professor (Senior Research), Forest Engineering, Resources & Management
PhD, Oregon State University; spatial applications and environmental research, stream habitat, visibility analysis, GIS, remote sensing, spatial statistics
Wright, Dawn J., Courtesy Professor, CEOAS
PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara; marine and coastal GIS, ocean informatics, seafloor mapping
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Zhang, Eugene, Assistant Professor, Computer Science
PhD, Georgia Tech, computer graphics, scientific visualization, computational geometry and topology
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Research Assistants/Associates, Staff
Adam, Ryan, Software Research Engineer, Northwest Alliance for Computational Science and Engineering (GIS)
Ashkenas, Linda, Senior Faculty Research Assistant, Fisheries & Wildlife (GIS, stream ecology, environmental history)
Becker, Laurie, Instructor, CEOAS (GIS, environmental management and conservation)
Bobal, Alison, Science and Public Health Librarian, Valley Library
Bobbitt, Andra, Senior Faculty Research Assistant/GIS Specialist, NOAA Vents Group, OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center (GIS)
Doggett, Matt, Senior Meteorologist, Northwest Alliance for Computational Science and Engineering (GIS)
Follett, Tomas, Faculty Research Assistant/Database Manager, OSU Marine Mammal Institute (GIS)
Golding, Shaun, Faculty Research Assistant, Department of Sociology, (GIS, rural land use planning)
Gregory, Matt, Senior Faculty Research Assistant, Department of Forest Ecosystems & Society, (GIS, spatial modeling)
Halbleib, Michael, GIS Specialist, Northwest Alliance for Computational Science and Engineering (GIS)
Kagan, Jimmy, Oregon Biodiversity Information Center Director, Institute for Natural Resources - Portland, (biodiversity planning and management)
Keon, Dylan, Chief Technologist, Northwest Alliance for Computational Science & Engineering (Web GIS)
McCune, Myrica,, Project Manager/GIS Analyst, Oregon Explorer program, Institute for Natural Resources (GIS, data access, metadata, soils data, and mapping tools.)
Merle, Susan, Senior Faculty Research Assistant/GIS Specialist, NOAA Vents Group, OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center (GIS)
Meyers, S. Mark, Senior Faculty Research Assistant, CEOAS (GIS, geographical analysis, wildlife science)
Olsen, Keith, GIS Specialist, Forest Ecosystems & Society (GIS, programming)
Onstott, Curt, Senior Faculty Research Assistant, Crop and Soil Science (GIS)
Rempel, Marc, Technical Program Manager, OSU Valley Library (GIS)
Valentine, Theresa, Spatial Information Manager, Forestry Sciences Lab (GIS)
Van Vliet, Dan, Mapping Coordinator, Facilities Services
Walsh, Kuuipo, Director, GIScience Certificate Program (GIS, web mapping, metadata, marine resource management, marine pollution)
Wirth, Andrea, Science Librarian, Valley Library
White, Denis, Faculty Research Associate, CEOAS, (GIS, cartography, geographic analysis and synthesis)
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