Congratulations to Congcong Miao, a PhD student in Geography, who has won the 2024 GIS-T Symposium Student Paper Contest hosted by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). She is invited to present her paper on the spatiotemporal modeling of traffic crashes at the symposium from April 2-5, 2024, in Atlanta, GA.
In October 2023, Elsevier published an update for “Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators”. Congratulations to both Dr. Peter Chen and Dr. Chris Burton who are both named in the world’s top 2% of Scientists List. More information about this metric can be found here: https://elsevier.digitalcommonsdata.com/datasets/btchxktzyw/6
Professor Peter Chen has led a project utilizing nationwide human mobility data to study retail food environments in the U.S. The study employs large-scale GPS tracking data covering over 94 million food store visits to understand how food activities can influence dietary health outcomes. The research has been published in Nature Communications (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-023-42667-8). Find the […]
Prof. Debs Ghosh received a New 5-Year NIH Grant to study the impact of Structural Racism on Health Disparity. She is also hiring PhD students (Spring 2024 and Fall 2024) and undergraduate students (asap)! Find out more about the study HERE and about the student positions HERE.
Congratulations to Junya Wu for successfully defending her dissertation, which is titled: Using Excess Heat Factor (EHF) to deepen understanding of heatwaves in the U.S.
Congratulations to Moataz Kilany for successfully defending his dissertation, which is titled: Land Use / Land Cover Classification Optimization Using Swarm Algorithms.
Ailing Jin, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Geography at the University of Connecticut, won first place in the Lightning Talk Competition at the UCGIS 2023 Symposium. The event, which took place from June 6 to June 9, was held at Yale University this year. The UCGIS is recognized as one of the largest […]
Congratulations to Nat Trumbull (Geography), Carol Atkinson-Palombo (Geography), Syma Ebben (Agricultural and Resource Economics), Oksan Bayulgen (Political Science), and Lyle Scruggs (Political Science) on being awarded a Provost Research Excellence Award for their project titled: Offshore wind blows ashore: Investigating the social impacts and perceptions of offshore wind projects in New England. This work is […]
Dr. Debs Ghosh, associate professor in the Department of Geography in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) and principal investigator at UConn’s Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP), received a grant through the American Cancer Society to study multi-level drivers of cancer disparities impacting African Americans. This study will build […]