Monthly Archives: February 2021

Madeline Rouse

I take pride in being a very multidisciplinary student. I’m pursuing a BA in Linguistics and Cognitive Science and a Human Security and Geospatial Intelligence (HSGI) minor and a Choreography minor. I’m also pursuing an MS in HSGI through the USC Progressive Degree program. To me, the power of spatial studies is in data visualization.…
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Celebrating SSI Faculty Promotions

Dr. John P. Wilson, professor and founding director of the USC Spatial Sciences Institute, has announced that Dr. Laura C. Loyola and Dr. An-Min Wu have been promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor (Teaching) and that Dr. Robert O. Vos has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor (Teaching), effective immediately. Loyola is…
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Using Drones to Improve Wildfire Response

Consider what firefighters and other response teams had to contend with in last summer’s devastating North Complex Fire and the CZU August Lightning Complex Fires in northern California: intense heat, smoke, wind, falling trees and power lines, and the complications of working in socially distant ways due to COVID-19 protocols. These are not exactly ideal…
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Kailei Lin

Kailei Lin earned her Master of Science degree in Spatial Data Science in 2020 at the University of Southern California, a joint degree offered by the USC Dornsife Spatial Sciences Institute and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering Data Science Program. Prior to joining the Spatial Data Science program, she completed her bachelor’s degree in…
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