People

Tomasz Stepinski

Dr. Stepinski is the Thomas Jefferson Chair Professor of Space Exploration at the University of Cincinnati. For 20 years, until September 2010, he was a staff scientist at the NASA-funded Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, Texas where he worked on fundamental issues in multiple disciplines including: the origin and role of magnetic fields in protoplanetary disks, the diversity of planetary systems from evolutionary models of protoplanetary disks, the usage of genetic algorithms for the derivation of orbital parameters of exoplanets, the origins of Martian valley networks from their fractal properties, the utilization of machine vision for automating cataloging craters and mapping valley networks on Mars, and the application of machine learning for classification of cosmic dust particles. Dr. Stepinski received the M.Sc. degree in astrophysics from Warsaw University and his Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Arizona. More ...

 


Jaroslaw Jasiewicz

Dr. Jasiewicz works in the Faculty of Geography at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. He originally specialized in the stratigraphy of glacial deposits and their deformation, but later switched to his present concentration - the application of computer science methods, such as machine vision, data mining, and search and retrieval, to problems in geoscience and archaeology. He is a contributor of computer codes to the GRASS DEV Team, and is a big fan of using C, the GRASS environment, and the R environment for the development of robust and efficient computer codes. Dr. Jasiewicz spent a year in the Space Information Lab at the University of Cincinnati working with Tomasz Stepinski on geomorphons and the similarity of patterns in categorical rasters. More ...

 


Pawel Netzel

Dr. Pawel Netzel is a mathematician, climatologist, and programmer. Pawel promotes and develops Open Source Software for GIS. He is one of the founding members of the OSGeo chapter Poland. He leads GRASS workshops as a member of Wrocław GRASS User Group; these workshops are a long-standing tradition and have been held for the last 15 years. Pawel's interests include spatial analyses, especially with applications of AI and adaptative systems, geographical web services, and tele-detection methods of ABL (atmospheric boundary layer). Dr. Netzel spent a year at UC and continues his collaboration with SIL. More ...

 

 


Anna Dmowska

Dr. Anna Dmowska works in the Faculty of Geography at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. She obtained her PhD in 2012 from the Adam Mickiewicz University - the topic of her dissertation was "Spatial and temporal variability of surface water quality in postglacial catchments." She is interested in the application of statistics, data mining and GIS to geographical research. In Poznan she teaches classes in the fields of geoinformatics, geostatistics, spatial analysis, statistics, and geographical information systems. Currently her goals are to develop demographic grids of US Census Bureau data and a content-based search tool for them. More ...

 


Jakub Nowosad

Dr. Jakub Nowosad is a postdoctoral fellow at the Space Informatics Lab. During his PhD he had worked on spatiotemporal predictions of pollen concentration of Corylus, Alnus, and Betula using machine learning and GIS. Currently, his research is focused on design and implementation of methods for segmentation and clustering of ecoregions. Jakub's areas of interest also include spatial analysis, statistics, and programming. He has an extensive teaching experience in the fields of spatial analysis, geostatistics, statistics, and machine learning. Jakub is an avid R user and an active member of the R community. More ...

 

 


Jacek Niesterowicz

Dr. Jacek Niesterowicz works in the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science at the Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, Poland. He received his M.Sci. degree from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland in 2011. His masters thesis was entitled "Identfication of actual depressions in digital elevation models of old - and young - glacial areas" and focused on distinguishing between actual and artificial depressions in digital elevation models. He was a PhD student in the Department of Geography at the University of Cincinnati and worked at the Space Informatics Lab on developing methods and software for the analysis of spatial patterns in large categorical rasters. These methods may be applied to regional, continental, and global scale land cover and topographic datasets. His current areas of interest include pattern-based analysis of raster maps, and the application of machine learning techniques to geographical research. In his work, Jacek operates mainly in open source environments such as Linux, GRASS GIS (including C programming), and R. More ...

 


Elyse Allender

Dr Elyse Allender is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of St Andrews. She received her Bachelor of Surveying and Spatial Science with Honours from the University of Tasmania, Australia in 2011. Her thesis focused on the identification of hydrated mineralogy within gully formations at Hale crater on Mars using a combination of hyperspectral Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) data and a HIgh-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) DEM. Elyse was a PhD student at the University of Cincinnati and worked at the Space Informatics Lab to develop an automated processing pipeline for fast mineral exploration of CRISM imagery. In the course of her work Elyse works with Linux in the bash environment,  writing and implementing procedures within GRASS GIS, R and ENVI+IDL. More ...

 


 

Published on  November 17th, 2017