School News

Worboys Selected for National Research Council Advisory Committee

Michael Worboys, chair of the Department of Spatial Information Science and Engineering, has been selected to serve on the Mapping Science Committee of the National Research Council, under the auspices of the  National Academies of Sciences and Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. The appointment runs from Jan. 2009 through Dec. 2012. The Committee provides independent […]

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Nittel invited talk on Advances in Geosensor Networks at Workshop on Geospatial Information for Developing Countries at IIT Bombay, India

Dr Nittel presented an invited talk on the topic of “Advances in Geosensor Networks” at the Workshop on Geospatial Information for Developing Countries: Science and Technology at IIT Bombay, India, December 16-18, 2009. This workshop was organized by the Department of Computer Science & Engineering (CSE), IIT Bombay,  and Department of Computer Science,  University of […]

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Two funded PhD research assistantships announced

The Department of Spatial Information Science and Engineering and the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis announce the availability of two funded PhD research assistantships.  Students will be working with advisor Professor Mike Worboys and will register for the degree of PhD.  The funding will cover a stipend, tuition, and a contribution to the […]

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Ph.D. thesis defense by Guang Jin

On April 8, 2009, Guang Jin successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis with the topic “Towards spatial queries over continuous phenomenon using sensor networks.”  His work included several approaches to compute field-based and object-based queries for detecting, estimating, and tracking continuous phenomena such as toxic chemical clouds and their boundaries using novel wireless sensor network technology.  […]

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Onsrud receives Fulbright Specialists Award

Harlan Onsrud has been selected for a Fulbright Specialists project in Law in Australia at The University of Melbourne during February and March 2009, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.  Onsrud will develop and present five major lectures, known collectively as the 2009 Melbourne Fulbright […]

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Department welcomes new faculty Reinhard Moratz and Nicholas Giudice

Dr. Reinhard Moratz and Dr. Nicholas Giudice, new faculty members in the Department of Spatial Information Science and Engineering, were welcomed by faculty, staff, and students at a recent social gathering hosted by Chair Michael Worboys.  Associate Professor Moratz comes to the University of Maine from Hamburg, Germany, where he was a Senior Researcher at […]

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SIE alumnus Xavier Lopez inducted into Francis Crowe Society

SIE alumnus Xavier Lopez was inducted into the Francis Crowe Society as a Distinguished Engineer at the annual Francis Crowe Society ceremony held Saturday, May 10, 2008, at Hauck Auditorium on the UMaine campus. The purpose of the Francis Crowe Society is to recognize UMaine engineering graduates as they accomplish the formidable goal of completing […]

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SIE students graduate – UMaine Commencement May 2008

University of Maine held its 206th Commencement on Saturday, May 10, 2008, at the Alfond Arena. Three SIE graduate students received their Master’s degree in Spatial Information Science and Engineering. Three SIE undergraduate students received their Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Engineering. The SIE faculty hosted a celebratory luncheon in the department library where family […]

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