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October 16, 2013

Taming the Data Speaker Series Welcomes Dr. Guido Cervone

Please join us on Friday, October 25th at 11:00 a.m. in room 3211 in Engineering Building 2 (EB2) for the Taming the Data Invited-speaker Series at NC State University.   Dr. Guido Cervone, associate professor of geoinformatics in the Department of Geography and Institute for CyberScience at the Pennsylvania State University from January 2014, is the featured speaker.  The title of the talk is “A Geoinformatics Approach for the Analysis of Remote Sensing, Model and Social Media ‘Big Data’ to Study Environmental Hazards.”
Cervone is an affiliate scientist with the Research Applications Laboratory (RAL) at the National Center of Atmospheric Research (NCAR).  He sits on the advisory committee of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Division of Disasters and Early Warning Assessment (DEWA).  His research is currently being funded by the Department of Transportation and by the Office of Naval Research.
Abstract:  In recent years, the advances in our ability to observe the Earth and its environment through the use of air, space and ground based sensors has led to the generation of large dynamic, and geographically distributed spatiotemporal data. New challenges arise from an unprecedented access to massive amounts of Earth science data that are quickly leading towards a data-rich but knowledge-poor environment.
The rate at which geospatial data are being generated exceeds our ability to organize and analyze them to extract patterns critical for understanding our dynamically changing world. Geoinformatics algorithms are needed to address these scientific and computational challenges and provide innovative and effective solutions to analyze these large, often multi-modal, spatiotemporal datasets.
In this talk I will preset selected results of my recent research to use remote sensing, numerical models and social media data to study environmental hazards.
This invited-speaker series has been made possible thanks to generous support from Cisco, EMC, SAS, the NC State Computer Science ePartners Program and the NC State Engineering Foundation.
The event is free and open to the public.  For more information about the talk, click here.
Directions to Centennial Campus and parking information can be found here.


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