Finding a Supervisor


Graduate Opportunities in Geographic Information Science

Michael Buzzelli Dr. Michael Buzzelli  I am willing to discuss graduate opportunities with prospective students. Please see my web page for further details.
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Ireena Creed Dr. Irena Creed  I am looking for highly motivated Masters and PhD students looking for opportunities in remote sensing and GIS spatial analysis with an interest is natural land and water systems.  My work focuses on understanding the hydrological and biogeochemical links between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems under both natural and disturbed conditions across multiples research sites in Canada and abroad.  Candidates will have access to well-equipped chemistry and computer labs with up-to-date remote sensing and GIS software, and to extensive spatial datasets including field data and large volumes of radar and optical satellite imagery.  Candidates should be willing to travel for field work.
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Jason Gilliland Dr. Jason Gilliland  I am interested in hearing from prospective graduate students (MA, MSc, PhD) or postdoctoral fellows who are interested in research related to urban studies, health geography, children's environments and urban history. For details, please see the Human Environments Analysis Lab website (www.theheal.ca) or contact me (jgillila@uwo.ca).
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Isaac Luginaah Dr. Isaac Luginaah  I am interested in supervising potential students at the MA, MSc and PhD levels on topics relating to health geography, environment and health and also in HIV/AIDS. Interested students are encouraged to contact me to discuss potential projects and options. Please see my web site for details.
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Jacek Malczewski Dr. Jacek Malczewski - On Sabbatical - January 1, 2015-June 30, 2015  I am looking for students interested in pursuing Masters or PhD level research in the area of GIS and spatial analysis. Possible thesis research topics include: (1) Web-based spatial decision support systems for land use-suitability analysis (GIS and programming skills required); (2) GIS and spatial statistics for crime analysis; (3) GIS and location-allocation methods for analyzing location patterns of the public and private sector facilities (e.g., health care, education, retailing).
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Micha Pazner Dr. Micha Pazner  I am interested in masters and PhD students who want to do research in one, or a combination of, my projects. My specialization is geographic lab and field techniques and their application, with an emphasis on imaging. An example of a unique lab technique is our work on multivariate icon pattern images. Students may work in this area on software development, visualization or applications (e.g. environmental change). Field techniques include close range imaging and right-on-site image processing. Potential future research areas include the use of ground penetrating radar and unmanned aerial vehicles. Current technique-application areas include: (1) RS-GIS lab and field techniques for gold exploration, and (2) geospatial lab and field techniques for forest disturbance research, such as spatio-temporal patterns and clustering of Boreal forest wildfire scars. You are welcome to suggest your own ideas for topics.
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Chris Smart Dr. Chris Smart  Environmental monitoring requires strategic and adaption if it is to provide useful, affordable data for environmental management. My research focuses on integrating contemporary hydrological monitoring technologies into appropriate spatial and temporal measurement schemes. A particular interest is in the use of inexpensive surrogate monitoring techniques that efficiently highlight particular sites and times of contamination. This work is undertaken in an urban-rural setting as well as on green rood installations.
Work is also continuing on the hydrology and geomorphology of maximal glacial conditions. Most of our understanding of glaciers is based on receding or residual ice masses that lack the dynamics of advanced glaciers. Equilibrium mass balance modeling indicates that water erosion is likely to far exceed ice erosion through much of the glacier regime. Glacier ice regulates the effect of water erosion through pressurization of basal water flow and variation in the base level of tributary valleys.

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Phil Stooke Dr. Phil Stooke  I am interested in students who are studying in the areas of cartography, history of cartography, historical maps, or in any aspects of space exploration including space history, planetary mapping and geology. At present I do not have funds to support a student through the summer, but co-supervisory arrangements may be worked out.
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Marco Van De Wiel Dr. Marco Van de Wiel  I am looking for 2 MSc or PhD students who are interested in computer modeling of landscape evolution, or in interactions between ecological processes (colonization, succession, decay) and geomorphological processes (erosion and deposition) within a landscape. Possible topics include development of new algorithms in landscape evolution modeling; field-based calibration and validation of landscape evolution models (Rocky Mountains, or Wales); application of agent-based approaches in modeling spatial dynamics. Candidates are also welcome to suggest their own ideas for research in computational geomorphology.
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James Voogt Dr. James Voogt

Project: Micro and Urban scale modeling of green roofs in Canada. (MSc)  As part of an NSERC Strategic Research Project, an MSc student is required to perform evaluations of numerical models of urban climate that incorporate green roof simulations and to undertake simulations of how select Canadian cities may be impacted by green roofs.  The project calls for testing of the Town Energy Balance (TEB) model, originally described in Masson (2000) using data collected from project roof test sites.  We will then use the model to represent typical areas of Canadian cities to evaluate the potential impact of green roofs on Canadian urban climates.  Part of this work calls for use of the new Canadian off-line urban modeling tool developed at Environment Canada. 

Project:  Surface Urban Heat Island Analysis (PhD, MSc or BSc)
A number of potential projects are available that seek to better understand the surface urban heat island and its relation to urban climate.  Projects range from analysis of existing tower and remotely sensed datasets from aircraft and satellites to those that may involve a substantial modeling component.

Project:  Time series analysis of thermal imagery for urban surface property characterization (MSc)
Time series of remotely-sensed urban surface temperature, used in conjunction with micrometeorological theory and numerical models may be used to determine various properties of the urban surface.  This project will use existing and possibly new data to explore the application of this technique to urban environments.

Further information on these projects can be found on my webpage.
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Jinfei Wang Dr. Jinfei Wang - On Sabbatical - July 1, 2014-December 31, 2014 My research interests are in remote sensing. Current projects include: a) 2D and 3D urban feature extraction from high resolution optical and LiDAR remote sensing images and its applications in hazard studies; b) Development of object-based classification algorithms for man-made and natural feature extraction; c) Polarimetry SAR data analysis for land use and land cover mapping and feature extraction; d) Hyperspectral data analysis for urban and wetland vegetation change detection and applications; Remote sensing applications in urban, mountainous and wetland areas.
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Dr. Adam Yates  My research blends aquatic ecology with landscape analysis to develop and apply techniques for the assessment of the effects of human activities on ecological conditions of riverine ecosystems with the purpose of generating knowledge and decision support tools for watershed management.  The research is strongly focused on field studies with an integral landscape analysis component using GIS.  I am currently looking for MSc and PhD students to conduct research projects in Ontario, Manitoba and New Brunswick in partnership with Environment Canada, the Canadian Rivers Institute and other universities.  Summer funding, travel and exchange opportunities are available.
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Questions?

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