Spatial Tech Lunch: Jeff Onsted & Nathaniel Roth

Nov 18, 2018 • Categories: Event | Featured | Spatial Tech Lunch

On Wednesday, November 28, from 12:00–1:00 pm please join us for the next Spatial Technology Lunch in the Center for Spatial Studies (Phelps Hall 3512). This semi-regular series, hosted by spatial@ucsb, aims to promote discussion and interaction within the university’s spatial technology community. Please RSVP here by Monday, November 26. Sandwiches and drinks will be provided.   Science and Spatial Technology at the California Department of Conservation Jeffrey Onsted and Nathaniel Roth   Abstract: The California Department of Conservation’s scientists and engineers are dedicated to balancing today’s needs with tomorrow’s obligations by fostering the wise use and conservation of energy, land, and mineral resources. Our spatial technologies support this work by enabling us to collect, store, analyze, visualize, report, and share data on the state’s resources and serves as a core ingredient to discharging our regulatory, advisory, and conservation responsibilities. Whether mapping the state’s geology and geologic risks, identifying changes within the state’s agricultural spaces, managing portions of the state’s carbon portfolio, or regulating the California’s mineral and petroleum extraction industries, high quality spatial data is essential to meeting our mandates. With very few exceptions, all of our spatial data is either available now or will be in the very near future. Nathaniel Roth, Geographic Information Officer, California Department of Conservation, Ph.D. Geography, UC Davis,  2016; M.A. Geography, UC Davis 2012; B.S., Environmental Biology & Management, UC Davis 2000 Jeff Onsted, Chief Science Adviser, California Department of Conservation, Ph.D. Geography, UC Santa Barbara, 2007; M.A. Geography, UC Santa Barbara, 2002; B.A. Urban Studies and Planning, UC San Diego,...

ThinkSpatial: Markus Hoffman

Oct 31, 2018 • Categories: Event | Featured | ThinkSpatial

On Tuesday, November 13, 2018, The UCSB brown-bag forum on spatial thinking presents Quantum Computing @Google Markus Hoffman Google 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 6, 2018 | 3512 Phelps Hall (map) Flyer Abstract: Google AI Quantum is advancing quantum computing by developing quantum processors and novel quantum algorithms to help researchers and developers solve near‐term problems both theoretical and practical. Believing that quantum computing will help us develop the innovations of tomorrow, including AI, we are committed to building dedicated quantum hardware and software today. Quantum computing is a new paradigm that will play a big role in accelerating tasks for AI. We want to offer researchers and developers access to open source frameworks and computing power that can operate beyond classical capabilities. This talk will provide an overview of Quantum Computing from theory, down to hardware and potential future realworld use cases. Bio: Markus Hoffman received his Ph.D. from the University of Freiburg in 2013. He has been working in the geographic information industry since 2005, joined the Google Maps team in 2014, and currently runs the Global Quantum Computing Practice in Google Cloud. https://www.linkedin.com/in/‐markushoffmann — The objectives of the ThinkSpatial brown-bag presentations are to exchange ideas about spatial perspectives in research and teaching, to broaden communication and cooperation across disciplines among faculty and graduate students, and to encourage the sharing of tools and concepts. Please contact Werner Kuhn (kuhn@ucsb.edu) to review and schedule possible discussion topics or presentations that share your disciplinary interest in spatial thinking. Follow spatial@ucsb on Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Google...

GIScience 2018 – Workshop on Core Computations on Spatial Information

Full Workshop Website Register for the Workshop (W9)  The workshop program for the half-day GIScience 2018 Workshop on Core Computations on Spatial Information is now available online. The workshop will be held on August 28 from 9-12:30 at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. Additional registrations are still available for participants without submission of papers. Participants who have submitted papers will give short...

spatial@ucsb.local2018: Poster and Plenary Session

Jun 6, 2018 • Categories: Event | Featured | spatial@ucsb.local

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Corwin Pavilion Invitation & Agenda Speakers Posters The annual spatial@ucsb.local2018 Poster and Plenary Session was held on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Corwin Pavilion, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This year’s theme for the event was Improving Information Accuracy for Extreme Events. Keynotes were delivered by Jessica White (Direct Relief International), Chris Renschler (Dept. of Geography, University at Buffalo), and Brian Heath (Ventura County Fire Department). Representatives from the private sector and industry and campus-wide academics in the humanities, sciences, social sciences, and engineering programs were invited to showcase how spatial thinking facilitates research and creativity. A total of 53 posters were submitted for viewing. See agenda, speaker bios and abstracts, and a sampling of posters...