Features

Self-driving Cars could Revolutionize Transportation for People with Disabilities.

A new grant with VEMI researchers Dr. Nicholas Giudice (PI) and Dr. Richard Corey, collaborating with Dr. Shelley Lin from Northeastern looks at ways to combine AI techniques with  autonomous vehicle technology to make this transportation of the future safer and more accessible for older adults and visually impaired people. This UMaine/Northeastern seed grant was […]

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Graduate Tuition Jump-Start Grants for GIS and IS  

The following announcement has been widely distributed to businesses and high school teachers in Maine. If you are potentially interested in acquiring a graduate degree in spatial informatics or information systems, please read further. • Are you or your business facing long-term challenges in incorporating computing, data science, and information systems thinking and the ability […]

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Ordoliberalism 2.0: Towards a New Regulatory Policy for the Digital Age

Dr Manuel Woersdoerfer is the author of a research article recently published in the Philosophy of Management Journal titled Ordoliberalism 2.0: Towards a New Regulatory Policy for the Digital Age. Abstract: In the light of several ongoing antitrust investigations in the E.U. and the U.S., the following research paper analyzes whether ‘big tech’ – same […]

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Being Human in an Algorithmically Controlled World

Professor Harlan Onsrud, School of Computing and Information Science, and Dr. James Campbell, UMaine Alumnus, recently published an article titled Being Human in an Algorithmically Controlled World in the International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing. In their introduction to a special issue on Transdisciplinary Opportunities in the Geospatial Humanities, the guest editors Alberto Giordano, […]

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Joshua Lewis graduates with Ph.D. in Spatial Information Science and Engineering

Joshua A. Lewis successfully completed all requirements for his PhD in Spatial Information Science and Engineering and received his doctoral degree in December 2019. Josh is the 62nd student who has received a PhD in Spatial Information Science and Engineering (or its predecessor, the PhD in Surveying Engineering) at the University of Maine. He graduated […]

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Dr. Beard Heads NSF Project to Support Women Geospatial Academic Leaders

Professor Kate Beard is PI on a grant from NSF to advance careers of women in the Geospatial Sciences. The grant is referred to as TRELIS (Training and Retaining Leaders in STEM – Geospatial Sciences (TRELIS-GS) to convey the concept of a human capital trellis or scaffold of support, and represent the reality of nonlinear career trajectories that move […]

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How Spatial Informatics Impacts the University of Maine

Perhaps you may be interested in some little known facts about Spatial Informatics at the University of Maine.. Did you know that … – Spatial Informatics faculty members affiliated with the UMaine Spatial Data Science Institute currently serve as PI or Co-PI on over $30,185,000 of active externally funded research projects. These projects involve a […]

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 Yet Another Top Ranking for UMaine Online MS Information Systems Program

Intelligent in its assessment for 2020 ranks the University of Maine online Master’s in Information Systems degree program as one of the best in the nation.  It ranks the program at number 16 out of 402 similar online education programs compared.  Both the UMaine online MS in Information Systems and the online Graduate Certificate in […]

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