Medrano​The Center for Spatial Studies welcomes Antonio Medrano to it’s team as a post-doctoral researcher. Medrano will work with the UCSB Library to coordinate an integration of spatial data protocols into the campus ArcGIS Online offering, as well as to establish a “collaboratory” for implementing good spatial analysis practices for on-campus research outside of the Geography Department.​ He holds office space at 3612 Phelps Hall.

Medrano recently completed his Ph.D. from the UCSB Geography Department, where he partnered with Argonne National Laboratory to research spatial optimization methods for corridor location for new transmission lines. In particular, Medrano developed new algorithms for the difficult computation of sets of spatially diverse of shortest path alternatives and of multi-objective shortest paths, with an emphasis on parallel computing in order to handle problems involving big data.