Center Personnel

Andrea Ballatore

Lecturer, King's College London

Research Coordinator, 2014–2015
Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2021–2023 Research Associate, 2009–2017
Administrative Coordinator, 2008–2022

Michael Goodchild

Jack and Laura Dangermond Chair of Geography, 2008–2012
Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography

Director, 2008–2012

Mary Hegarty

Distinguished Professor

Psychology East, Room 3812
Interim Director, 2012–2013; Associate Director, 2013–2016

Donald Janelle

Research Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography

Program Director, 2008–2014

Krzysztof Janowicz

Professor of Geoinformatics, UCSB
Professor of Geoinformatics, Department of Geography and Regional Research, University of Vienna

4830 Ellison Hall
Director, 2020–2023

Werner Kuhn

Jack and Laura Dangermond Chair, 2013–2020
Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography

Director 2013–2020

Antonio Medrano

Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2015

Emmanuel Papadakis

Research Fellow, University of Huddersfield

Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2020

Georgios Technitis

Head of Geo Data Modeling, SwissRE

Assistant Specialist, 2016

Rui Zhu

Lecturer, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol

Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2021–2022

Research Associates

Josh Bader

GIS Analyst

Research Associate, 2007–2011
Research Associate, 2015–2018

Research Associate, 2006–2011

Heather Burte

Research Assistant Professor, Texas A&M

Research Associate, 2010–2015

Ling Cai

Research Scientist, IBM

Research Associate, 2020–2022

Selena Daly

Senior Lecturer in Modern European History, University of London

Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2013–2015

Song Gao

Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Associate, 2012–2017

Alan Glennon

Computational Geographer and Entrepreneur

Research Associate, 2003–2013

Karl Grossner

Independent GIScience Researcher

Research Associate, 2005–2011

Thomas Hervey

Graduate Student Researcher

Thomas Hervey is a graduate student at the Geography Department at UCSB, working with Werner Kuhn. Hervey conducts research at the intersection of geographic information retrieval and spatial cognition.

Indy Hurt

Geodata Research Coordinator at Apple

Research Associate, 2006–2011

Sara Lafia

Faculty Research Fellow, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Research Associate, 2013–2020

Linna Li

Assistant Professor at CSU, Long Beach

Research Associate, 2007–2013

WenWen Li

Associate Professor, Arizona State University

Specialist, 2010–2012

Zilong Liu

Ph.D. Student, STKO Lab, University of Vienna

Research Associate, 2020–2022

Gengchen Mai

Assistant Professor, University of Georgia

Research Associate, 2020–2021

Andrea Nuernberger

International Academic Specialist

Research Associate, 2007–2009

Nathaniel Royal

North American Member Support Executive

Research Associate, 2007–2011

Meilin Shi

Ph.D. Student, STKO Lab, University of Vienna

Research Associate, 2020–2022

Shirly Stephen

Postdoctoral Research Associate, STKO Lab, UCSB

Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2021–2023

Marcela Suárez

Assistant Teaching Professor, The Pennsylvania State University

Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2020–2021

Behzad Vahedi

Graduate Student, University of Colorado, Boulder

Research Associate, 2015–2020

Zhangyu Wang

Ph.D. Student, STKO Lab, UCSB

Research Associate, 2020–2023
Research Associate, 2015–2020