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PhD student Adam Griffith comments on urban growth and Houston's flooding

CAGIS researcher and Ph.D. student Adam Griffith was recently tapped by the popular NPR newsprogram Marketplace to comment on the connection between urban development and the recent catastrophic flooding Houston associated with hurricane Harvey. Listen to the article here. In his blog, Griffith describes his methods for measuring increases in Houston's impervious land covers between... PhD student Adam Griffith comments on urban growth and Houston's flooding Read more >>

Dr. Elizabeth Delmelle's research featured in City Lab

Gentrification and the rise of suburban poverty, the decline of the Rustbelt and the comeback of Pittsburgh and Detroit: If there is one constant in urban life it would seem to be the ongoing process of urban and neighborhood change. Yet a majority of neighborhoods are staying much the same, according to a new study by the geographer Elizabeth Delmelle.  See the full article here... Dr. Elizabeth Delmelle's research featured in City Lab Read more >>

Alum Tony Gargano receives fellowship

There were 124 proposals rigorously reviewed by NASA and six outstanding students were selected. The selected proposals are funded by the NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Graduate Fellowship through the Minority University and Education Project (MUREP)  https://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/national/murep/feature/nasa-awards-fellowships-to-six-graduate-students.html Alum Tony Gargano receives fellowship Read more >>

Peering into the Cracks

Natural processes of mechanical weathering cause solid rock to break up. However, there are a range of forces that cause cracks, different rates of cracking and several processes by which cracks grow. A recent article in Reviews of Geophysics looked specifically at how low-level forces and climate may combine to break up rock. The journal’s editors invited the authors – an earth... Peering into the Cracks Read more >>

Minrui Zheng receives Travel Award and Honorable Mention

Minrui Zheng received a Travel Award and Honorable Mention for the Best Paper Competition at the 2nd International Symposium of Spatiotemporal Computing (at Harvard University). Her paper is entitled "Hyperparameter optimization of neural network-driven spatial model accelerated using cyber-enabled high-performance computing". This is fantastic! For more information, please check out CAGIS web... Minrui Zheng receives Travel Award and Honorable Mention Read more >>