Jordan Hastings

Assistant Project Scientist August–December 2015 Email: hastings@spatial.ucsb.edu Jordan Hastings is an accomplished practitioner, manager, and educator, with a diverse background of academic and public-sector experiences in management of geographic/scientific data. The unifying theme of his career is geocomputation, spanning computer algorithms, database management, geographic information systems, scientific modeling, cartography and...

Christoph Hölscher

July 20–September 2, 2015 Christoph Hölscher is a psychologist by training and Professor of Cognitive Science at ETH Zürich since 2013, with an emphasis on Applied Cognitive Science. He was previously Assistant Professor at the Cognitive Science Center of the University of Freiburg, Germany. There he was as principal investigator on projects in the SFB/TR8 Spatial Cognition, Europe’s largest research center on spatial cognition integrating...

Noah Gluschankoff

Intern (Summer 2015) Noah Gluschankoff is a second-year undergraduate at the University of California, Santa Barbara pursing a B.S. in Physical Geography. Gluschankoff served as a research assistant for the Human Environment Dynamics Lab, Spring 2015, under the supervision of David Lopez-Carr, where he was able to apply his bilingual skills (Spanish and English) to create a qualitatively categorized survey manual for a project that studied...

Bo Yan

Intern (Summer 2015) Bo Yan is an M.A./Ph.D. student in the Department of Geography at UCSB and works in the Space and Time Knowledge Organization (STKO) Lab under the supervision of Krzysztof Janowicz. He holds a B.S. in Geographic Information System from Wuhan University, China (2013). His research focuses on the role of space and time for knowledge organization and the semantics aspects of geographic information. This summer, Yan has the...

Savannah Cooley

Intern (Summer 2015) Savannah Cooley is a senior undergraduate student at Clark University in Massachusetts majoring in Economics and minoring in Math and Geography with a concentration in Computational Science. She is an M.S. candidate for Clark’s accelerated Master’s program in Geographic Information Science (GIS). The cross-disciplinary education Savannah pursues reflects her passion for recognizing the interconnected nature,...

Thorben Schiller

April–October 2015 Thorben Schiller, a graduate student at the University of Bremen, has been studying Computer Science since 2010. He fulfilled his undergraduate requirements at the end of 2014. While visiting the Center for Spatial Studies, Schiller will be writing his thesis with fellow University of Bremen graduate student, Christian Czotscher, under the supervision of Werner Kuhn and Andrea Ballatore. Schiller will work on the mobile...