Geospatial Data Science Distinguished Speaker Series (2019)

 

Geospatial data science represents an emerging interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary field intersecting among three broad knowledge domains: geospatial sciences and technologies, mathematical and statistical sciences, and cyberinfrastructure and computational sciences. The core of this intersection encompasses fertile synergies and interactions between big data and cyberGIS with geospatial principles guiding discovery and innovation. The Geospatial Data Science Distinguished Speaker Series brings leading thinkers and practitioners in this exciting field to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to conduct public lectures and engage with the campus community.


Apr 29, 2019Michael Batty – University College London
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Natural History Building, Lecture Hall 2079
Urban Informatics and the High-Frequency City

The rapid evolution of information technologies to the point where most active citizens are able to access global information using personal devices is changing the city out of all recognition. This lecture will outline the ways in which such technologies are generating a new functioning of the city which we call ‘urban informatics’, and we will explore the implications of these developments for our understanding of the city and its design.

 

 


Mar 27, 2019Craig Knoblock, University of Southern California
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Natural History Building, Lecture Hall 2079
Building Spatial Knowledge Graphs

You can download the slide deck here.

 


 

Mar 11, 2019Annette Kim, University of Southern California
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Natural History Building, Lecture Hall 2079
Translational Geospatial Data for a Democratic Future

 

 


 

February 6, 2019 – George Percivall (CTO & Chief Engineer, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC))
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Natural History Building, Lecture Hall 2079
The Golden Age of Geospatial Data Science and Engineering

You can download the slide deck here.