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Rajeev Agrawal

Assistant Professor in the department of computer systems technology at North Carolina A & T State University. Research interests: Big data Analytics, Cloud Computing, Topic Modelling, and Geo Spatial information systems. Member of IEEE, ACM, and ASEE. Published more than 50 referred journal and conference papers and 4 book chapters.

Ilkay Altintas

Ilkay Altintas is a research scientist at SDSC, UCSD since 2001. She has worked on different aspects of data science and scientific computing in leadership roles across a wide range of cross-disciplinary projects. She is a co-initiator of and an active contributor to the open-source Kepler Workflow System, and co-author of publications at the intersection of scientific workflows, provenance, distributed computing, bioinformatics, sensor systems, conceptual data querying, and software modeling.

Vladimir Badenko

Current positions:
* St.Petersburg Polytechnic University
Professor of Water Management and Hydraulic Construction Department
* St.Petersburg State University
Professor of Cartography and Geoinformatics Department

Research Interests:
Geoinformation systems (GIS) in regional planning and land use management
BIM & laser scanning; Coupling of environmental physics models and GIS; Agroecosystem modeling in GIS environment; Fuzzy logic methods for decision support in GIS environment.

Research Projects:
2011-2014 GIS for drainage system monitoring in Leningrad oblast'
2009-2010 GIS for support of investment program of "RusHydro" company
2001-2004 Information system for the register of the underwater potentially dangerous objects of Russian Federation
1998-2001 GIS for natural resource evaluation in Leningrad oblast'
2017-…. Research and development of algorithms and software for the processing, storage and visualization of laser scanning and photography data

Claudia Bauzer Medeiros

Claudia Bauzer Medeiros is full professor of databases at the Institute of Computing, University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil. She has received Brazilian and international awards for research, teaching, and for her work in fostering the participation of women in IT-related activities. Reserch centered on the management of scientific data and eScience, in particular involving agro-environmental planning, biodiversity, workflow systems and geographic information.

Michela Bertolotto

Dr Michela Bertolotto obtained her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Genova (Italy). She is currently an Associate Professor at the School of Computer Science, University College Dublin.

Her main interests are in Spatial Information Systems and Science.

Jason K. Blackburn

I am an Associate Professor of Medical Geography at the University of Florida. I am jointly appointed to the Emerging Pathogens Institute and I run BSL-3 Select Agent pathogen lab focused on bacteria. I founded and direct the Spatial Epidemiology & Ecology Research Lab, which combines our BSL-3 work with spatial modeling of pathogen habitats, animal movements, and ecological modeling.

Licia Capra

Licia is a Reader (Associate Professor) in the Dept of Computer Science at University College London. She conducts research in the area of ubiquitous computing. Specific topics include: crowd-sourcing and crowd-sensing, urban computing, location-based services, recommender systems, data mining for development. The aim of her research is to provide developers with abstractions and algorithm to ease application development, and end users with better experiences when interacting with technology.

Marco Cavalli

Marco Cavalli graduated (B.Sc.+ M.Sc) in 2002 in Forest and Environmental Sciences at the University of Padova, Italy. In 2003 he obtained a postgraduate Master degree in "Hydrogeological hazard assessment and mitigation". In 2009 obtained the PhD in Environmental Watershed Management in 2009 at the TeSAF (University of Padova) with a thesis on "Hydrological and morphological characterization of mountain basins by means of airborne LiDAR technology”. Since 2009 Marco Cavalli is Researcher at CNR-IRPI of Padova. His research interests include: Geomorphometry, Airborne Laser Scanning technology (LiDAR) and high-resolution DTMs applications, Geomorphic processes in mountain catchments, Post Flash flood investigation, analysis of historical information, GIS and surface hydrology. Currently, his main interest is related to sediment connectivity assessment through geomorphometric approaches.

He is\was scientific responsible or coordinator of CNR IRPI in several National and European projects (SedAlp, GESTO, Gadria Project, KINOFLOW). Since 2011 he is teaching a course for PhD and post doc researchers entitled 'Geomorphometry: quantitative analysis of earth surface' at the University of Padova. He is\was supervisor of three research grants at CNR IRPI, co-advisor of two PhD and several B.S. and M.S. theses of the University of Padova, Udine, Wageningen, Stockholm on geomorphology and hydrology fields. He is author and co-author of more than 50 papers in international journals.

Tianfeng Chai

Tianfeng Chai is an Associate Research Scientist at CICS-MD and the Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Science, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA. He got his master and bachelor degrees from Tsinghua University in Beijing, majoring in Fluid Mechanics, Engineering Mechanics, and Environmental Engineering. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Iowa, with his dissertation of "Four-Dimensional Variational Data Assimilation Using Lidar Data" focusing on atmospheric boundary flow. He then worked with Dr. Greg Carmichael to develop chemical transport model adjoints and computational framework for data assimilation applications before moving to working on the NOAA National Air Quality Forecast Capability (NAQFC) project in 2007. He currently works on the inverse modeling problems using HYSPLIT (Hybrid Single Particle Lagrangian Integrated Trajectory Model) to support several projects at NOAA Air Resources Laboratory.

Simon J D Cox

Simon's professional focus is informatics applied to earth and environmental sciences. Starting in geophysics and mineral exploration, he recognised patterns in information structures that are common across multiple applications or domains, and are thus amenable to standardized cross-domain solutions. In support of this goal, he has engaged in various international standardization efforts, primarily in geospatial and web communities. A consistent conceptual view has been adapted to successive technology frameworks, including XML, UML, JSON, RDF, OWL, and Linked Data. His current work is mainly aligning geospatial information standards with semantic web technologies and linked open data principles, with a particular focus on governance arrangements and vocabulary publication and management.

Dr Cox was awarded the 2006 Gardels Medal by OGC, and was selected to present the 2013 Leptoukh Lecture for AGU.

Alessandro Frigeri

My research interest focuses on Planetary Science, Geoinformatics and Geophysical data acquisition (both in the field and from remote sensing instruments), processing and comparative analysis of dataset with different data models (e.g. topography, spectral and visible imagery and radar). I use and develop GIS tools to enable quantitative spatial analysis in my research activity.

I'm part of Scientific Teams of instruments onboard mission to Mars (ESA's Mars Express and NASA's MRO) and asteroids belt's Vesta and Ceres (NASA's Dawn).

Tilottama Ghosh

Dr. Tilottama Ghosh has ten years of experience with low light imaging data from the U.S. Air Force Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP), and Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) data from 2013 onwards. Products generated include VIIRS Nightfire, VIIRS Boat Detection, VIIRS Nighttime Lights, and DMSP-OLS Nighttime Lights. Experience working with low light imaging data has included processing historic lunar cycle composites, monthly and annual cloud-free global mosaics of nighttime lights composites, creating metadata documenting generated data products, fulfilling data requests related to the nighttime lights products and the DMSP archive, providing training in the use and implementation of nighttime lights software to scientists and researchers, documenting DMSP and VIIRS algorithms and accomplishments through manuals, conference proceedings, and journal submissions. She has conducted many significant socio-economic research and analysis using DMSP and VIIRS nighttime lights, and prepared publishable materials. Her research interests include- socio-economic estimations using nighttime lights, studying sustainable growth of cities, urbanization and population growth.