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Colloquium

The CGA hosts the monthly "Harvard Geography Colloquium" in which we invite leading geospatial researchers to present cutting edge geographic research in a seminar format. Our goal is to provide the Harvard community with a forum to highlight the unique perspectives, findings, and directions of contemporary geography. The group typically meets monthly during the academic year. Check our Events Calendar for actual dates. All are welcome and free lunch is provided for the first 20 attendees.

Launching the Next Generation of Digital Disease Surveillance Tools and Exploring the Digital Phenotype

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Speakers: Mauricio Santillana and Jared Hawkins

These will be two 20 - 25 minute presentations.

Location: CGIS South S020

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Towards Spatial Data Science

Friday, August 14, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Speaker: Wenzhong SHI, Head of Department and Chair Professor in Geographic Information Science (GISci) and remote sensing, for Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Email: lswzshi@polyu.edu.hk

Location: CGIS Knafel K401, 1737 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA

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Historical Aerial and Satellite Intelligence Imagery in Archaeological Research in the Middle East

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 12:00pm

Presentation by Dr. Jason Ur, Professor of Archaeology and Director of the Archaeology Program, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University.

Room S050, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge St.

GIS Colloquium: "Big Data, Geospatial Computing, and My 2 Cents in an Open Data Economy"

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm

Speaker: Budhendra Bhaduri, Corporate Research Fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and leads the Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST) group within the Computing and Computational Sciences directorate. 

Location: Maxwell Dworkin G115 (33 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA 02138)

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GIS Colloquium: " The Open spaces in Nanjing, 1900s-2000s"

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Speaker: Zhen Xu, Visiting Scholar at CGA, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at Nanjing Forestry University. He is a China National Certified Planner, holding Master of urban planning and design (2004,Tongji University, China) and PhD of landscape architecture (2014, Southeast University, China). He is currently in charge of “Morphological Research of Urban Open Space with Historical GIS Approach”, sponsored by NSF of China.

Location: CGIS Knafel K450, 1737 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA

GIS Colloquium: " Application of Geostatistical methods for determining annual mean total precipitation in Turkey"

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Speaker: Olgu Aydin is an instructor in Department of Physical Geography at Ankara University. She is a geological engineer (2002, Ankara University, Turkey) and also has MSc and PhD in Geography (2009, 2014, Ankara University).

Location: CGIS South S050, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA

GIS Colloquium: "Beyond Mapping: Reconstructing Archaeological Cartography From Archival Data"

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Speaker: Gabriel Pizzorno, Lecturer on History, Harvard University.

Location: Room S153, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge St.

The Social Atlas of Europe: Using geoinformatics to paint a picture of a continent united in diversity

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Presented by Dimitris Ballas, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography at the University of Sheffield.  October 1st, Noon - 1:30.  Room S050, CGIS South building.

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