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Spring 2017

Tuesdays, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Spatial Sciences Institute Conference Room (AHF B57J)
Livestream via Bluejeans: https://bluejeans.com/163039536

Jan. 17
Dr. Noli Brazil, Spatial Sciences Institute Post-doctoral Research Associate
Beau MacDonald, Spatial Sciences Institute GIS Project Specialist
SSI Student GeoHub Research Team
“A Spatial Analysis of Street-level Crime Trends in Los Angeles”

Wednesday, Feb. 22: Sociology Colloquium
Dr. John R. Logan, Professor, Brown University
“The Spatial Scale and Spatial Configuration of Residential Settlement: Measuring Segregation in the Postbellum South” (HSH 201)

March 21
Rima Habre, ScD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Preventive Medicine, MADRES Exposure Core Director, LA DREAMERs Exposure Core Director, Division of Environmental Health, Keck School of Medicine of USC
“Air Pollution Exposure Assessment in Environmental Health Research: Going from Macro- to Micro-Scale in Space and Time”

Fall 2016

Tuesdays, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Spatial Sciences Institute Conference Room (AHF B57J)
Livestream via Bluejeans: https://bluejeans.com/163039536

Sept. 13
Dr. Jill Johnston, Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC
“Making the case with spatial data: Community-driven research and environmental justice”

Oct. 4
Dr. Yolanda Gil, Research Professor of Computer Science and Associate Division Director for Research of the Intelligent Systems Division, Information Sciences Institute (ISI), USC Viterbi School of Engineering
“Addressing Sustainability Challenges by Coupling Natural and Human Models Across the Space and Time Continuum”

Oct. 25
Dr. Philip J. Ethington, Professor of History, Political Science, and Spatial Sciences
“Mapping the Global Past of Los Angeles with Map-to-Text, Map-to-Object, and Object-to-Text Interactivity”

Nov. 15
Dr. Steven D. Fleming, Professor of the Practice of Spatial Sciences, Spatial Sciences Institute
“Just Who Will You Be? – Some Thoughts on Professional and Personal Goal Setting”

Nov. 22
Yao-Yi Chiang, Assistant Professor of Spatial Sciences
Joanna Wang, GeoDesign
Nandan Nayak, Spatial Informatics
Hariprabha Mallyah, Computer Science
“Demonstrating Causes and Effects of Climate Changes Using Esri Map Journal”

Spring 2016

Jan. 22
Dr. Elisabeth Sedano, Lecturer, Spatial Sciences Institute
“Incorporating Primary Research into the Undergraduate Classroom Experience: Lessons from SSCI 301: Maps and Spatial Reasoning”

Feb. 5
Dr. Robert Vos, Assistant Professor (Teaching) of Spatial Sciences, Spatial Sciences Institute
“Interrogating Carbon Neutrality of Forest Products: New Directions in Spatially Explicit Life Cycle Assessment”

Feb. 26
Dr. Jianhua Wu, Associate Professor, Master’s Tutor and Dean, GIS Department, School of Geography and Environment, Jiangxi Normal University, and Visiting Scholar, Spatial Sciences Institute
“Entity Matching in Vector Spatial Data”

Mar. 11
Dr. Yuan Gao, Associate Professor and Researcher, Northwest University, Xi’an, China, and Visiting Scholar, Spatial Sciences Institute
“Exploring Spatial-temporal Patterns of Tourist Activity Using Social Media”

Apr. 8
Dr. Wei Yang, Lecturer, Spatial Sciences Institute
“GIS Analysis of Depression Among Twitter Users”

Fall 2015

Sept. 11
Dr. Andrey Grigoriev, Professor, Biology Department, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
“Comparative Metagenome Analysis of an Alaskan Glacier”

Sept. 25
Dr. Loraine Escobedo, Spatial Sciences Institute Post-doctoral Research Associate
“Disease Surveillance, Control, and Prevention: an Interdisciplinary Approach to Maximize Efficacy”

Oct. 9
Dr. Noli Brazil, Spatial Sciences Institute Post-doctoral Research Associate
“Large-scale Urban Riots and Residential Segregation: A Case Study of the 1960s Riots”

Oct. 23
Dr. Matthew E. Kahn, USC Visiting Professor of Economics and Spatial Sciences
“Using Spatial Statistics to Study Economic Development Within China’s Cities”

Nov. 13
Dr. Darren M. Ruddell, Spatial Sciences Institute Assistant Professor (Teaching) of Spatial Sciences
“GeoDesign Experiential Education: Successes from the Amsterdam Problems Without Passports Course”

To view the talks online and to RSVP, please contact Melissa Salido, Events and Office Manager, Spatial Sciences Institute