Advisory Board and Editors Spatial & Geographic Information Systems

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.

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.

Claudio Bettini

Claudio leads the EveryWare Laboratory at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Milan. Research interests: Temporal and Spatial Data Management, Mobile and Pervasive Computing, Data Privacy, Knowledge Representation and Reasoning. He is a member of ACM Sigmod and IEEE Computer Society.

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.

Feng Gu

Feng Gu was an assistant professor of computer science at Voorhees College from 2010 to 2013. He is currently an assistant professor of computer science at College of Staten Island, The City University of New York, and the doctoral faculty member of Graduate Center of The City University of New York. He is the recipient of Natural Science Foundation Research Initiation Award. His research interests include modeling and simulation, complex systems, high performance computing, and bioinformatics.

Bertram Ludäscher

Professor, Graduate School of Library & Information Science (GSLIS), National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), and Dept. of Computer Science at UIUC; Director, Center for Informatics Research in Science & Scholarship (CIRSS).
Previously Professor at the Dept. of Computer Science & Genome Center, UC Davis.
MS in Computer Science from U Karlsruhe (now KIT), PhD in Computer Science from U Freiburg (Germany). Research scientists at SDSC/UCSD until 2004.

Herbert D. G. Maschner

Herbert Maschner is Executive Director of Center for Virtualization and Applied Spatial Technologies (CVAST) at the University of South Florida. He also holds tenured Professorships in the USF Department of Anthropology and the School of Geosciences. He serves as the Academic Editor of PeerJ, and on the Editorial Boards of the Journals Digital Applications in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage and Science and Technology of Archaeological Research (STAR); He is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and serves as the Society for American Archaeology representative to the AAAS. 

Research areas include virtualization, visualization, informatics, 3D scanning, and public science; the creation of digital research infrastructures that transcend humanities, physical, natural, and social sciences; digital heritage, digital humanities, museum and research informatics, and digital natural history at regional and global scales. 
Other current specialties in human biocomplexity and the environment, resource and community sustainability, long- term human impacts and interactions with marine ecosystems, fisheries, ocean modeling, and human ecosystem engineering.

Gabriella Pasi

Gabriella Pasi is Full Professor at the University of Milano Bicocca, Italy, where she leads the Information Retrieval research Lab within the Department of Informatics, Systems and Communication. Her research activity mainly addresses the definition of models and techniques for a personalized access to information (in particular related to the tasks of information Retrieval and Filtering). She is also working on the analysis of user generated content in social media.

Rogerio Valle

Professor at Production Engineering Department, COPPE/UFRJ, where he leads SAGE, a lab dedicated to Sustainable Production Systems through interdisciplinary research in Production Engineering, Marine Biotechnology and Analytical Chemistry ( His main area of interest is the use of Multicriteria Decision Making to conduct Sustainability Life Cycle Assessment. Docteur de l’Université Paris V (Sciences Humaines Sorbonne) mention «Très Honorable». DEA Université Paris-Dauphine (Méthodes Scientifiques de Gestion) (1986). M. Sc. (COPPE/UFRJ) Industrial Engineering (1984). Mechanical and Automobile Engineer (IME, 1979).

Pierre Wolper

Pierre Wolper obtained an electrical engineering degree from thebv University of Liege in 1978. In 1982, he obtained a Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University. From 1982 to 1986, he was a member of of the technical staff of Bell Laboratories (Murray Hill, NJ). In 1986 he was appointed to the faculty of the University of Liege and promoted to full professor in 1989. From 2001 to 2009 he was the Chair of the EECS department, and from 2009 to 2014 Vice-Rector for research.

Jianhua Xu

Jianhua Xu is a professor and the director of Research Centre for East-West Cooperation in China, East China Normal University. He has published 14 books and more than 200 papers. He has worked as the editorial board member for academic journals‚ such as Journal of Desert Research‚ Areal Research and Development‚ Human Geography‚ Ecologic Science‚ Arid Land Geography‚ Chinese Geographical Science‚ Journal of Geographic Information System‚ Journal of Signal and Information Processing, PeerJ, etc.