School News

Laura Toma Guest Presentation

A guest presentation was made in the regular department seminar by Laura Toma from the Department of Computer Science at Bowdoin College on Monday 14 March 2011. Laura talked about “An Edge Quadtree for External Memory”. See http://connect.maine.edu/p71678377/

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Professor Onsrud Honored by UCGIS

From a nationwide call for nominations, Professor Harlan Onsrud of the University of Maine was among six individuals to be honored as a Fellow by the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS). UCGIS is a non profit organization of seventy universities and other research institutions dedicated to expanding and strengthening geographic information science. The […]

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Monday Seminar on Visualizing and Exploring Events from Sensor Networks

Title: Visualizing and Exploring Events from Sensor Networks Speaker: Dr. Kate Beard SIE/NCGIA Joint Seminar Series 336 Boardman Hall, University of Maine 4:00pm, Monday, January 31, 2011 Abstract: Sensor networks and other new technologies are generating volumes of data with both temporal and spatial components. Analysis and synthesis of these space-time data streams requires tools […]

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Dr. Giudice receives College of Engineering Early Career Research Award

On Friday, Nov. 19, Dr. Nicholas Giudice was honored at the College of Engineering’s 31st Annual Edward T. Bryand Recognition Banquet. Over 150 guests gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of the engineers, faculty, students, and staff who have brought distinction to the profession of engineering. Nick was the recipient of the 2010 Early Career Research […]

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Ben Weber successfully defends thesis on Mobile Map Browsers

Benjamin T. Weber successfully defended his thesis on November 22 on the topic of Mobile Map Browsers: Anticipated User Interaction for Data Pre-fetching Abstract. When browsing a graphical display of geospatial data on mobile devices, users typically change the displayed maps by panning, zooming in and out, or rotating the device. Limited storage space on […]

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Max Egenhofer awarded $500,000 NSF grant

Dr. Max Egenhofer has recently received an IIS NSF award for his proposal “A Theory of Topological Relations for Compound Spatial Objects“. Proposal Abstract: Spatial data collections with an incomplete coverage yield regions with holes and separations that often cannot be filled by interpolation. Geosensor networks typically generate such configurations, and with the proliferation of […]

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4th Conference on Geosensor Networks, Melbourne, Australia, 2011

The 4th International Conference on Geosensor Networks will take place in July 2011 in Melbourne, Australia and is organized by Matt Duckham. GSN 2011 is the fourth in a series of international conferences on advances in geosensor networks, to be held in Melbourne, Australia in July 2011. GSN 2011 will showcase the latest research and […]

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Drs. Beard, Giudice and Moratz awarded $1.25 Mio NSF grant

Drs. Beard, Giudice and Moratz , in collaboration with partners Dr. Longin Latecki and Dr. Kostas Daniliidis at UPenn, awarded $1.25 Mio NSF grant on the proposal titled “Collaborative Research: Perception of Scene Layout by Machines and Visually Impaired Users“. Congratulations! Proposal Abstract: The project investigates computational methods for object detection, spatial scene construction, and […]

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Danqing Xiao defends MS thesis

In April 2010, Danqing Xiao successfully defended her MS thesis titled “Modeling and Monitoring Non-Topological Spatial Changes of Continuous Phenomena using Geosensor Networks”. Dr. Nittel is her advisor, and Drs. Beard and Worboys served on her committee. Congratulations!

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