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AAG-UCGIS Summer School 2019

Reproducible Problem Solving with CyberGIS and Geospatial Data Science

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Monday July 8 - Saturday July 13, 2019


In July 2019, a week-long summer school on Reproducible Problem Solving with CyberGIS and Geospatial Data Science will be co-led by the CyberGIS Center for Advanced Digital and Spatial Studies (CyberGIS Center) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), American Association of Geographers (AAG), and University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS). Approximately 30 graduate students and early career scholars will learn to collaborate in developing novel solutions to complex problems and to take advantage of geospatial data science and cutting-edge scientific advances and technical capabilities of cyberGIS (e.g., CyberGIS-Jupyter and Virtual ROGER: cybergis.illinois.edu/infrastructures). Participants will experience the types of collaborative and professional interactions that are key to addressing reproducible geospatial problem solving in the context of computation- and/or data-intensive research involving confidential geospatial data. The program is built on the success of the inaugural UCGIS Summer School in 2017, and ideal for those working on interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary topics, including but not limited to: data-driven social and environmental sciences, digital humanities, geospatial artificial intelligence, and remote sensing big data.

This Summer School will be hosted on the UIUC campus at Urbana, Illinois, USA from Monday July 8 to Saturday July 13, 2019. UIUC will offer travel awards through generous support of the National Science Foundation (NSF) for participating in the Summer School. As additional information becomes available, it will be posted here and at the Summer School's primary UIUC website

We are pleased to announce the following participants for our 2019 cohort:

Alexandra Timmons, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Andong Ma, Texas A&M University, College Station
Angela Werner, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Bidhyananda Yadav, The Ohio State University
Brandon Lieberthal, University of Maine Changzhen Wang, Louisiana State University
David Lafferty, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chen Liang, University of Kansas
Forrest Bowlick, University of Massachusetts Amherst James Coll, University of Kansas
Jesse Bakker, University of Minnesota Jimmy Feng, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Jinhyung Lee, The Ohio State University Jinwoo Park, Texas A&M University, College Station
Kate Vavra-Musser, University of Southern California Kiley Heaps, Idaho State University
Li Yi, University of Southern California Megan Coffer, North Carolina State University
Mehak Sachdeva, Arizona State University Mishka Vance, Hunter College, CUNY
Mohammad Eshghi, University of Oregon Peng Fu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Pu Huang, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi Weibo Liu, Florida Atlantic University
Xiaonan Tai, University of Utah Xuan Zhang, University of Georgia
Xueqing Deng, University of California, Merced Yalin Yang, Binghamton University
Yogita Karale, University of Texas at Dallas Yuanyuan Tian, Arizona State University
Yun Zhao, University of Illinois at Springfield Yuqin Jiang, University of Southern California
Zhiyuan Yao, University of Cincinnati  


Questions about the Summer School can be directed to Dr. Anand Padmanabhan ([email protected]) or Dr. Shaowen Wang ([email protected]).


  • Coline Dony, American Association of Geographers
  • Anand Padmanabhan, UIUC
  • Eric Shook, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Diana Sinton, University Consortium for Geographic Information Science
  • Shaowen Wang, UIUC