Curriculum Vitae – Sucharita Gopal
Department of Geography, Center for Remote Sensing,
Center for Cognitive and Neural Systems
Center for Conservation Ecology
Phone: (617) 353-5744, e-mail: email@example.com
Research Areas: Neural network applications in remote sensing and GIS domains, spatial analysis and spatial statistics for environmental and public health applications, spatial data mining, marine GIS, and multi-scale spatial modeling.
1988-1989 Post-doctoral Fellow, NCGIA,
1983-1988 PhD in Geography,
1981-1983 MPhil in Geography,
Department of Geography,
1996- 2003 Associate
Professor, Department of Geography,
2001 - Research
Associate Professor, CNS Technology Lab,
2001 - Research
1999 - Research Associate Professor, Center for Ecology and Conservation Biology,
Professor, Department of Geography and Center for Remote Sensing,
Associate Professor, Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems (CNS),
Research Fellow, Department of Social and Economic Geography,
Professor, Department of Geography,
Associate, Transportation Research Unit,
2005-2006 Boston University UPT Committee (University Promotions and Tenure)
2006, 2007 NSF Mathematical and Social Behavioral Sciences
Fall 2006 Associate Chair, Department of Geography and Environment
1998 - 2000 Director
of Graduate Studies, Department of Geography,
1999 –2001 NSF Geography and Regional Science Panel Member
2000 - 2001 EPA STAR Fellowship Panel Member
Memberships: Corresponding Member of the IGU
commission on Mathematical Models, Association of American Geographers,
National Geographic Society University Consortium of Geographic Information
Editorial Board – Geographical Analysis
Special Awards and Invited Speaker:
1995 ERDAS Award (With Curtis Woodcock) for Best Science Paper in Remote Sensing, American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing for the paper: Gopal, S., and C.E. Woodcock, 1994.
Theory and Methods for Accuracy Assessment of Thematic Maps Using Fuzzy Sets, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 60(2):181-188.
Dangermond Lecture Series Speaker 2005 - Annual Lecture Series
Jack Dangermond Speaker (2005)
and delivered the annual lecture at ESRI headquarters in
S. Gopal - List of Publications
M., and Gopal, S. (Eds.). The Accuracy of Spatial Databases, Francis and
D., Barrett, T., Gopal, S., Holsmuller, F., and Veregin, H. Magnitude and spatial distribution of combustible materials in
Gopal, S., Klatzky, R., and Smith, T. NAVIGATOR: A psychologically based model of environmental learning through navigation, Journal of Environmental Psychology, 9, 309-331, 1989.
Gopal, S., and Smith, T. NAVIGATOR: A psychologically based model of human way-finding in an urban environment, in M. Fischer, P. Nijkamp and Y. Papageorgiou (Eds.), Spatial Choices and Processes, pp. 169-200, North Holland Press: Amsterdam, 1990.
Gopal, S., and Smith, T. Human way-finding in an urban environment: a performance analysis using a computational processing approach, Environmental and Planning A, 22, 169-191, 1990.
Self, C., Gopal, S., Golledge, R., and Fenstermaker, S. Gender-related differences in spatial abilities, Progress in Human Geography, 16, 3, 315-342, 1992.
M.M. and Gopal,
Gopal, S., and Woodcock, C. Theory and methods for accuracy assessment of thematic maps using fuzzy sets, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 60, 2, 181-188, 1994.
Woodcock, C.E., Collins, J., Gopal, S., Jakabhazy, V., Li, X., Macomber, S., Ryherd, S., Wu, Y., Harward, V.J., Levitan, J., and R. Warbington. Mapping forest vegetation using Landsat TM imagery and a canopy reflectance model, Remote Sensing of Environment, 50, 240-254, 1994.
Gopal, S. and Fischer, M. The application of artificial neural networks in remote sensing and pattern recognition in Ernste, Huib (Ed.), Pathways to Human Ecology, pp. 17-35, Steiner Verlag, Wiesbaden, 1994.
Fischer, M., and Gopal, S. Neural network models and interregional telephone traffic: comparative performances between multilayer feedforward networks and the conventional spatial interaction model, Journal of Regional Science, 34,4, 503-527, 1995.
Gopal, S., and Scuderi, L. Predicting sunspot cycles using feedforward neural networks, Geographical Analysis, 27(1), 42-60, 1995.
Gopal, S. and Fischer, M. Learning in single hidden layer feedforward neural network models: backpropagation in a spatial interaction modeling context, Geographical Analysis, 28 (1), 38-55, 1996.
S., Neural network models of cognitive map in Portugali, J. (Ed.) The
Construction of Cognitive Map, pp. 69-85,
Gopal, S., Woodcock, C., and Unis, G. Optimizing rules for labeling polygons for per-pixel classification using fuzzy sets, Geographical Systems, 2, 83-101, 1996.
Gopal, S. and Woodcock, C. E. Remote sensing of forest change using artificial neural networks, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 34 (2), 398-404, 1996.
Abuelgasim, A., Gopal, S., Irons, J., Strahler, A. Classification of ASAS multiangle and multispectral measurements using artificial neural networks, Remote Sensing of Environment, 57(2), 79-87, 1996.
Woodcock, C E., Gopal, S. and Albert, W. Evaluation of the potential for providing secondary labels in vegetation maps, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 62 (4), 393-399, 1996.
Moody, A. and Gopal, S. and Strahler, A. H. Sensitivity of neural networks to subpixel land-cover mixtures in coarse-resolution satellite data, Remote Sensing of Environment, 58, 329-343, 1996.
Carpenter, G., Gjaja, M., Gopal, S., and Woodcock, C. ART networks in Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 35(2), 308-325, 1997.
Fischer, M M., Gopal, S., Staufer, P. and Steinocher, K. Evaluation of neural pattern classifiers for a remote sensing application, Geographical Systems, 4, 195-225, 1997.
and Fischer, M. Fuzzy ARTMAP - A Neural Classifier for Multispectral Image
Classification, in Fischer, M.M. and Getis, A. (eds.): Recent Developments in Spatial
Analysis: Spatial Statistics, Behavioural Modelling and Computational
Intelligence, pp. 306-35. Springer,
Abuelgasim, A., Gopal, S., and Strahler, A. Forward and inverse modeling of canopy directional reflectance using a neural network, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 19 (3), 453-471, 1997.
G., Gopal, S., Martens, S., and Woodcock, C. Evaluation of mixture estimation
methods for vegetation mapping,
Technical Report CAS/CNS-97-014,
Carpenter, G., Gopal, S., Martens, S., and Woodcock, C. A Neural Network Method for Mixture Estimation for Vegetation Mapping, Remote sensing of the Environment, 70 (2), 138-152, 1999.
Gopal, S., Woodcock, C. and Strahler, A. Fuzzy ARTMAP classification of global land cover from the 1 degree AVHRR data set, Remote Sensing of the Environment, 67, 230-243, 1999.
Abuelgasim, A., Ross, W. D., Gopal, S., and Woodcock, C. E. Change detection using adaptive neural networks: Environmental damage assessment after the Gulf War, Remote Sensing of the Environment, 70 (2), 208-223, 1999.
S. and Woodcock, C. E. Artificial
Neural Networks for Detecting Forest Change in Chen, C.H. (ed.), Information
Processing for Remote Sensing, pp. 225-236, World Scientific:
Kaufmann, R. K., Snell, S. E., Gopal, S. and Dezzani, R. The significance of synoptic patterns identified by the Kirchhofer technique: A Monte Carlo approach, International Journal of Climatology, 19(6), 619- 626, 1999.
Carpenter, G., Gopal, S., Macomber, S., Martens, S., Woodcock, C. and Franklin, J. A neural network method for efficient vegetation mapping, Remote sensing of the Environment, 70, 326-338, 1999.
Woodcock, C. E. and Gopal, S. Fuzzy set theory and thematic maps: accuracy assessment and area estimation, International Journal of Geographical Information Systems, 14(2), 153-172, 2000.
Snell, S. E., Gopal, S. and Kaufmann, R. K. Spatial interpolation of GCM forecasts using artificial neural networks, Journal of Climate, 13,886-895, 2000.
Friedl, M.A., Woodcock,C., Gopal,S., Muchoney, D., Strahler, A. H., and C. Barker-Schaaf. A note on procedures used for accuracy assessment in land cover maps derived from AVHRR data, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 21, (5), 1073-1077, 2000.
D., Borak, J., Chi, M., Friedl, M., Gopal, S., Hodges, J., Morrow, N., and A.
Strahler, A. Application of the
MODIS global supervised classification model to vegetation and land cover
Friedl, M.A., McIver, D., Hodges, J.C.F., Zhang, X., Gopal, S.,Woodcock, C.E., and A.H. Strahler, Land Cover Mapping from MODIS: First Results and Future Directions, 8th International Symposium on Physical Measurements and Signatures in Remote Sensing, ISPRS, 2001, p.3-8.
Pax-Lenney, M., Woodcock, C.E., Gopal, S., and Macomber, S. Monitoring temperate conifer forests with Landsat TM: A new look at classification generalization, Remote Sensing of Environment, 77(3): 241-250. 2001.
Liu, W., Gopal, S., and C.E. Woodcock, ARTMAP Multisensor/resolution Framework for Landcover Characterization, Proceedings of 4th Annual Conference on Information Fusion, Montreal, August, 2001, WeC2-11-16.
Liu, W., Gopal, S., and Woodcock, C. ARTMAP neural networks for image processing, interpretation, visualization. Invited Chapter in V. Kumar, R. Grossman, C. Kamath, and R. Namburu (Eds.) Massive Computing, , pp Kluwer Academic Press, 2001.
Gopal, S., W. Liu and Woodcock, C. Visualization Based on the Fuzzy ARTMAP Neural Network for Mining Remotely Sensed Data, Invited Chapter in Harvey J. Miller and Jiawei Han (eds.), Geographic Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, pp. 315-335, Taylor and Francis, 2001.
S. and Fischer, M. Fuzzy ARTMAP - A Neural Classifier for Multispectral Image
Classification, in Manfred M. Fischer and Yee Leung (eds), Geocomputational
Modelling : Techniques and Applications (Advances in Spatial Science), pp.
165-194. Springer Verlag:
M.M. and Getis, A. (eds.): Recent
Developments in Spatial Analysis: Spatial Statistics, Behavioural Modelling and
Computational Intelligence, pp. 306-35. Springer,
Ju, J., Kolaczyk, E.D., and Gopal, S. (2003). Gaussian mixture discriminant analysis and sub-pixel land cover classification in remote sensing. Remote Sensing of Environment, 84(4),550-560.
Legates, D.R., S. Gopal, and P.
Rogerson, 2003: Mathematical Models and Quantitative Methods. Geography
Weiguo Liu, Sucharita Gopal, and Curtis E. Woodcock (2004). Uncertainty and Confidence in Land Cover Classification Using a Hybrid Classifier Approach. Photgrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 70 (8), 963-972.
Liu, W. , Karen Seto , Elaine Wu, Sucharita Gopal and Curtis Woodcock (2004). ART-MMAP: a neural network approach to sub-pixel classification, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing , 42(9).
Shabanov, N. V., Lo, K., Gopal, S., and R. B. Myneni (2005). Subpixel burn detection in Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer 500-m data with ARTMAP neural networks Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 110,
Ju, J., Gopal, S., and Kolaczyk, E.D. (2005). On the choice of spatial and categorical scale in remote sensing land cover characterization. Remote Sensing of Environment, 96(1):62-77.
Proctor SP, Gopal S, Imai A, Wolfe J, Ozonoff D, White RF (2005). Spatial Analysis of 1991 Gulf War Troop Locations in Relationship with Postwar Health Symptom Reports Using GIS Techniques Transactions in GIS, Vol. 9, No. 3. (June 2005), pp. 381-396.
Ju, J., Gopal, S., and Kolaczyk, E.D. (2005). On the choice of spatial and categorical scale in remote sensing land cover characterization. Remote Sensing of Environment, 96(1):62-77.
.Gandhi, J. M. Kang, S. Shekhar, J. Ju, E. D. Kolaczyk, S. Gopal, Using a Context Approach to Process Statistical Queries in Raster Data: An Extended Abstract, Accepted in the 1st International Workshop on Spatial and Spatial-temporal Data Mining (SSTDM ‘06), in conjunction with the IEEE 6th International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM ‘06), Hong Kong, December 18, 2006 (Selectivity: 1 out of 3). (Selected as one of the best papers and invited for an extended journal publication in the Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS))
Gopal, S. (2007). The evolving social geography
of blogs, in Harvey J. Miller (ed.) Societies and Cities in the Age of Instant
Manuscripts in Review
S., Vanelli, M. and Adams, M. Modeling the spatial patterns of addiction
Manuscripts in Print
D. Potere, C. E.
Woodcock, A. Schneider, M. Ozdogan, A. Baccini, and S. Gopal. Patterns in
forest clearing along the
Manuscripts in preparation
Liu, W., and Gopal, S. Accuracy improvement in fuzzy ARTMAP landcover classification using a heuristic pruning method, IEEE Data Mining and Intelligence.
S., Kaufman, L., Patel, H.,
Costa, T. and Gopal, S. – Exploring spatial association between housing prices and urban growth - A tale of two towns in
Ju, J. Gopal, S., and
Kolazyk, E. Application of multiscale modeling framework in modeling landcover
S., Kaufman, L.,
S. and Patel, H. Urban dynamics and the growth of primary and secondary silicon
Freundschuh, S., Mark, D., Gopal, S., Gould, M., and Couclelis, C. Verbal directions for wayfinding: Implications for navigation and geographic information and analysis systems, Proc. of the 4th International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling, Zurich, Switzerland, 1, pp. 478-487, 1990.
Woodcock, C., and Gopal, S. Accuracy assessment of the Stanislaus forest vegetation map using fuzzy sets, Proc. of the Fourth Biennial Remote Sensing Applications Conference, pp. 378-394, 1992.
Gopal, S. and Fischer, M.M. Neural net based interregional telephone traffic models, Proceedings of International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Nagoya, Japan, 1993.
Gopal, S. Sklarew, D. M., and Lambin, E. Fuzzy-Neural Networks in Multi-temporal classification of Landcover Change in the Sahel, Proceedings of the DOSES Workshop on New Tools for Spatial Analysis, Lisbon, Portugal, DOSES, EUROSTAT, ECSC-EC-EAEC: Brussels, Luxembourg, pp. 55-68, 1994.
Fischer, M. and Gopal, S. Neurocomputing and spatial information processing: from general considerations to a low dimensional real world application, Proceedings of the DOSES Workshop on New Tools for Spatial Analysis, Lisbon, Portugal, DOSES, EUROSTAT, ECSC-EC-EAEC: Brussels, Luxembourg, pp. 69-81, 1994.
Abuelgasim, Abdelgadir and Gopal, S. Classification of multiangle and multispectral ASAS data using a hybrid neural network model, International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 1994, Pasadena, CA, IEEE: Piscataway NJ, pp. 1670-1675, 1994.
Moody, A., Gopal, S., Strahler, A., Borak, J., and P. Fisher A combination of temporal thresholding and neural network methods for classifing multiscale remotely-sensed image data, International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 1994, Pasadena, CA, IEEE: Piscataway NJ, pp. 1877-1880, 1994.
Woodcock, C. and Gopal, S. Remote sensing
of forests: New data layers for GIS, Proc. ASPRS Conference, 1995,
Carpenter, G., Gjaja, M., Gopal, S., and Woodcock, C. ART networks in Remote Sensing, International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 1996, Vol 1, Lincoln, Nebraska, May 27-31, 1996, IEEE: Piscataway NJ, pp. 529-531.
Gopal, S., Woodcock, C., and Strahler, A.H. Fuzzy ARTMAP classification of global land cover from AVHRR data set, International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 1996, Vol 1, Lincoln, Nebraska, May 27-31, 1996, IEEE: Piscataway NJ, pp. 538-540.
Gopal, S. and Fischer M. A comparison of
three neural network classifiers for remote sensing classification, International
Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 1996, Vol 1,
Abdelgadir A. Abuelgasim, Gopal,S. and Strahler, A.H. Forward and inverse modeling of caonpy directional reflectance using a neural network, International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 1996, Vol 3, Lincoln, Nebraska, May 27-31, 1996, IEEE: Piscataway NJ, pp. 1426-1428.
S. and Woodcock, C.E. Artificial Neural Networks for Detecting Conifer Mortality
Woodcock, C.E., Gopal, S., Macomber, S., Pax-Lenney, M., (1998). Automated identification of temperate conifer forests in Landsat imagery: Generalization in time and space, IGARSS 1998 (2), 801-803.
Woodcock, C.E., Macomber, S., Song, C., Pax-Lenney, M., Gopal, S. and W. Cohen (1999). Regional to continental monitoring of change in temperate conifer forests, Pecora 14, LandSatellite Information III Proceedings, APSPRS, Denver, CO, December 6-10, pp.322-327.
Carpenter, G. A.,
Gopal, S., Macomber, S., Shock, B., and Woodcock, C.E. (1999). ARTMAP neural
network classification for land use change, Third International Conference
on Cognitive and Neural Systems,
Gopal, S. (1999). Spatial Technologies in Public Health, Invited Talk, School of Public Health, Boston University, October 14, 1999.
S., and Woodcock, C.E. (2000).
Pruning the Fuzzy ARTMAP
Classification for Category Proliferation Problem Fourth International
Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems,
Participant, Spatial Data Mining, Workshop on Mining Scientific Datasets,
Army High Performance Computing
A., Proctor, S. and Gopal, S. (2000). Spatio-temporal Analysis of Gulf war syndrome: Does
GIS help? VA Hospital, Jamaica Plain,
S. Invited Speaker, (2001). Spatial Technologies in the Insurance and
Re-insurance Business, Applied Insurance Research-Boston,
S. (2001). Invited participant, Biocomplexity Incubation Activity Workshop,
S. (2001). Invited Speaker, Lucent Seminar Series, BUILDE Global Mobility
S. (2001). Invited Speaker, Geographical Information Systems for Public Health,
Business and Conservation,
S. (2001). ARTMAP mixture models in Remote Sensing, CNS Technology Lab
Presentations to Sponsors (Air Force Office of Scientific Research),
S., W. Liu and Woodcock, C. (2001). ARTMAP Multisensor/resolution framework for
landcover characterization, Invited Talk, Proceedings of the 4th
Annual Conference on Information Fusion,
S. (2001). Spatial technologies applications in Insurance Risk Estimation,
Invited Talk at Applied Research Insurance,
Recent Conference Presentations and Talks (2005 -2007 only)
Invited Talk on the
“Geography of Blogs” Societies and Cities in the Age of Instant
Access, Research Symposium on 10-12
Kolaczyk (presenter) Multiscale, Multigranular Image Analysis—American Statistical Association
Virtual Worlds Workshop (Organized by the US Army/CIA), Social Networks/Virtual Worlds, Anna Tsao, Algotek (organizer), October 2005
Ju, J., Gopal, S. and Kolaczyk, E. Land
cover and land use mapping using a multiscale multigranular framework and
remotely sensed data, Annual Association of American
Gopal, Adams, M., Vanelli, M. and
Albanese, M. Modeling the spatial patterns of addiction in the
Andris, C. Paletta, P., Ganguly, S., and Gopal, S. Exploring the Relationship between the Social Geography and Environmental Susceptibility of the New Orleans Region, Annual Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL, March 8-12, 2006.
and Spatial Analysis in Public Healh and Epidemiology, Caro Research ,
S., and Kaufman, L. Marine Integrated
Decision Analysis System (MIDAS) for Monitoring and Analysis of Marine Management Areas. NESTVAL, North
East Geographers, October 2006,
Sponsored Research Activity
The effect of global climate change on US agriculture. NSF: SBR-9523600, R. Kauffman, Principal Investigator, S. Gopal and L. Scuderi, Co-Principal Investigators. $155,623 9/1/95 to 8/31/98.
Center for Excellence in Remote Sensing at Boston University, NASA, C. Woodcock, Principal Investigator, F. El-Baz, C. Cleveland, M. Friedl, S. Gopal, R. Kaufmann, J. Key, D. Dye, R. Myneni, G. Salvucci, and A. Strahler, Co-Principal Investigators. $444,310, 10/01/97-08/31/00.
Assessment of landuse and land cover change using remote sensing and artificial neural networks, NSF: SBR9513889, S. Gopal, Principal Investigator, C. Woodcock, Co-Principal Investigator. $192,516 08/01/96 to 07/30/99.
POWRE: Artificial Neural Networks for aggregation and disaggregation problems, NSF-POWRE, S. Gopal, Principal Investigator. $73,640, 07/01/99 to 12/31/00.
A Multiscale framework for spatial modeling in Geography, NSF: SBR9513889, E. Kolaczyk, Principal Investigator. S. Gopal, Co-Principal Investigator. $373,923, 07/01/00-08/31/03.
Spatial determinants of insectivorous bat diversity – Patterns and process in paleotropical rain forest. NSF: SBR9513889, PIs: S. Gopal, T. Kuntz, T. Kingston. – NSF $380,151, 07/01/00-08/31/03.
of Spatial and Categorical Scale in Landcover Characterization: A Statistical
and Computational Framework.
Conservation International Spatial Modeling for Marine Management. S. Gopal (PI), 07/01.2006 – 4/1/2007. $19000.
Grant Activity 2000 -present (not funded)
The design and implementation of Geospatial Information Intelligence System to Biological Warfare Threats Agency : NIMA. 2000. Gopal (PI), Requested Amount : $451,728.
NASA - NRA2-37143 - Research in Intelligent Systems. 2000. Gopal (PI), Requested Amount : $1,050,000.
ITR/PE: Collaborative research: The science database educational resource: Empowering students to learn fundamental concepts through data mining and visualization experiences. NSF-EIA - ITR Medium Group Grants. 2000. G. Stanley (PI), Gopal(co-PI). Requested Amount: $3,739,619
Automating data collection and mapping biodiversity: the context of insectivorous bat community in peninsular Malaysia NSF - Biodiversity and Ecosystem Informatics – BDEI, 2001. Gopal (PI), Requested Amount: $47,933
IGERT- Human development and global change: social science applications of remote sensing. R. Kaufmann (PI), Co-PIs: R. Clapp, S. Gopal, C. Woodcock, D. Mookherjee. Requested Amount: $2,119,659.
T. Kunz (PI), NSF – Pending. Final Proposal to be submitted, 2002.
ITR- Integrated technology for decisions relating conservation biology and economic impact of brazilian free-tailed bats on agroecosystem: from monitoring to management, PI: T. Kunz, Senior Research Investigator: Gopal, S., NSF – Pending. $4,842,658. 10/01/02.
Multi-Scaling in Remote Sensing and GIS: A Multi-Disciplinary Workshop
PI: S. Gopal, Co-PI: C. Woodcock, E. Kolaczyk, NSF-Geography and Regional Science, Pending. Requested Amount : $44,735.00.
ITR Understanding Data, Technologies, and Architectures for M-commerce: Implications for Business Strategy, Individual Adoption, and Group Behavior. PI: S. Gopal, Co-PIs: E. Kolaczyk, Balasubramaniam, G. Shankar, A. Gupta (MIT) and S. Shekar (UMN). NSF-ITR. Requested Amount: $2,0180,816, 01/06/02-01/05/05
ITR Collaborative Research: Student Enpowerment through Data Mining and Visualization of Scientific databases. PI: H. E. Stanley, Co-PIs: S. Gopal, F. Bresnahan, NSF-ITR. Requested Amount: $2,999,999.
02/01/02 to 01/31/05.
ITR Implications of location-based data
and services in decision environments in organizations. PI: G. Shankar, Co-PIs: S. Gopal, P. Balasubramaniam,
08/01/02 to 08/31/05.
ITR Data mining. PI:
Amar Gupta (
for Hands-On Learning by Integrating Information Technology and Science
(request for full proposal
Chaos and Complexity Theories in Social
Sciences: Broadening Education in the 21st Century Investigator.
Application of Data Mining Algorithms for the Study and Prediction of
Multi-scalar Earth System Phenomena
Spatial Effects of Global and Local Knowledge Networks in Software. NSF- HSD - Spatial Social Science. .Gopal, S (PI)., Gupta, Amar (co-PI)
Network Analysis of Interactions and Structure in a Tropical Bat Assemblage. Gopal (co-PI) and Kingston (PI). NSF Ecology, 277,525 07/01/06 - 06/30/08
and evaluation of potentially predictable precipitation variations in
observable and numerical modeling systems. NASA.
Understanding the Relationship
between Late Holocene Cultural and Physical Landscapes in the
Multisensor data and information fusion with applications to land and water resources management in arid and semi-arid environments. NSF-OISE. Gopal(PI), Koch, M (Co-PI), $ 18,115. : 04/01/07 - 03/31/08
Graduate Student Advising
First Reader for the following Masters/Ph.D. Students:
· Abuelgasim (Ph.D. 1996), William Albert (Ph.D. 1997), Wigeo Liu (Ph.D. 2001), Tom Harrington (Ph.D. 2001), Junchang Ju (Ph.D. 2003), Tom Lomaglio (Ph.D.),
· Yvonne Federowicz (MA, 1999), Sara Kunstrom (MA, 2000), Mark McGuire (MA), Asuka Imai (MA, 2000), Matt Adams (2006), Tim Costa (MA 2006), Hrishi Patel (MA, current), Asnake Yeshiwondim (MA Current)
Second or Third Reader for the following Ph.D. Students:
· Karen Seto (Geography), Seth Snell (Geography), Doug McKiver (Geography), Aaron Moody (Geography), Yecheng Wu (Geography), Maria del Carmen Vera Diaz (Geography), Jingyun Wang (Geography)
· Tigga Kingston (Biology), Siegfried Martens (Cognitive and Neural Systems), Wu (Psychology), Mary Louie (Statistics), . Suhas Chelian (Cognitive and Neural Systems)
Post-Doctoral Student Advising
Dr. Tigga Kingston (2003-2006) Dr. Junchang Ju (2004-2006)
Undergraduate Advisor – Work For Distinction:
Greg Unis, Meara Culligan, Ari Krichiver, Jennifer Ahlen, Ben Anderson (2007)
Undergraduate Advisor – UROP and REU students:
Recruited and advised 5 students on 3 NSF projects.
Courses taught at Boston University
World Regional Geography (GG 201), Multivariate Statistics (GG 516), GIS Introductory and Advanced Levels (GG365, GE 505, and GE 805), Natural Hazards (GE 385), Economic Geography (GE 103), Environmental Decision-Making (GE 8xx), and Behavioral Geography (GE102).
Reviewer - Journals
Geographical Analysis, Geographical Systems, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, Remote Sensing of the Environment, Intelligent Systems, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Neural Networks, Transactions in GIS, Environment and Planning A, IEEE Data Mining and Intelligence.
Reviewer – Funding Agencies
NSF – Small Business (SBIR), EPA, NASA, NSF
Collaborators for the last five years
Gail Carpenter, Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems, Boston University; Curtis Woodcock, Department of Geography, Boston University; Bruce Anderson, Department of Geography, Boston University; Susan Proctor, Boston University School of Public Health; Manfred Fischer, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna, Austria; Shashi Shekhar, Department of Computer Science, University of Minnesota; Eric Kolaczyk, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Boston University, Tom Kunz, Department of Biology, Boston University; Amar Gupta, Arizona State University, Tucson; Eugene Stanley, Department of Physics, Boston University, Krishna Mohan, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India and Magaly Koch, Center for Remote Sensing, Boston University..
Graduate Students and Post-doctoral Scholars: A. Abuelgasim (NASA Goddard), William Albert (Fidelity Investments), Tom Harrington (Applied Geographics), Tom Lomaglio (Ph.D.), Wigeo Liu (University of Toledo), Junchang Ju (Post-doc, University of South Dakota).
Masters Students: Yvonne Federowicz (
Post-doctoral students: Tigga Kingston (