Brownbag forum on spatial thinking 2014–2015

The UCSB Brownbag Forum on Spatial Thinking Informal noon-time presentations that feature theories, concepts, tools, and applications for spatial thinking across disciplines, including the natural and the social sciences, as well as the humanities. Presentations will take place at the Center for Spatial Studies, Phelps 3512, 12:00–1:00 pm. These events were planned by Andrea Ballatore (aballatore@spatial.ucsb.edu) Schedule 2014–2015 (also...

ThinkSpatial: Christoph Hölscher

Jul 28, 2015 • Categories: Event | ThinkSpatial

The UCSB brown-bag forum on spatial thinking presents Wayfinding – where Cognition meets Architectural Design Christoph Hölscher, Professor of Cognitive Science, ETH Zürich 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | Phelps Hall 3512 (map) Abstract. Orientation and navigation can be a challenging task in the built environment, especially in large-scale public buildings such as hospitals, conference centers, train stations or airports. This can...

ThinkSpatial: Miguel Camacho Collados [rescheduled]

Jul 15, 2015 • Categories: Event | ThinkSpatial

The event has been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 15. The UCSB brown-bag forum on spatial thinking presents Spatial Partitioning of Police Districts: a Multi-Criteria Model Miguel Camacho Collados, University of Granada/Spanish National Police Corps/UCLA 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2015 | Phelps Hall 3512 (map) Abstract. The Police Districting Problem (PDP) concerns the efficient and effective design of patrol sectors in terms of...

ThinkSpatial: David Kerr

May 26, 2015 • Categories: Event | ThinkSpatial

The UCSB brown-bag forum on spatial thinking presents Environmental diabetes care David Kerr, William Sansum Diabetes Center 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | Phelps Hall 3512 (map) Abstract. Living with diabetes, especially if insulin is required for well-being, is neither easy nor straightforward. For many the treatment creates greater fear and anxiety than the disease itself. Much of the fear derives from the unpredictability which, in...

ThinkSpatial: Amr El Abbadi

May 19, 2015 • Categories: Event | ThinkSpatial

The UCSB brown-bag forum on spatial thinking presents Big Data and the Cloud:  The Challenges of Spatial Co-location, Global Fault-tolerance and Geographically Correlated Trends Amr El Abbadi, Dept. of Computer Science, UCSB 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, 2015 | Phelps Hall 3512 (map) Abstract. Data is everywhere, and is being used in all sorts of ways to derive valuable information.  Data is being generated, stored, managed and analyzed all...

ThinkSpatial: Roland Geyer

Apr 28, 2015 • Categories: Event | ThinkSpatial

The UCSB brown-bag forum on spatial thinking presents Spatially-explicit environmental assessment of renewable transportation Roland Geyer, Bren School of Environmental Science, UCSB 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2015 | Phelps Hall 3512 (map) Abstract. Growth in biofuel production, which is meant to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and fossil energy demand, is increasingly seen as a threat to food supply and natural habitats. Using...