Criterion 5: Student-based Geospatial Science Research

Criterion 5: Student-based Geospatial Science Research

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a) Program with geospatial focus has thesis, dissertation, student paper or independent research project requirements

An extensive list of Master’s theses and PhD dissertations in Spatial Information Science and Engineering is available at

Links to the full text of ten illustrative theses and/or required course research projects produced within the past three years are as follows:

1. Kesavan, Saranya, Indoor Scene Knowledge Acquisition Using Natural Language Descriptions

2. Palani, Hari Prasath, Making Graphical Information Accessible Without Vision Using Touch-Based Devices

3. O’Shaughnessy, Brendan Daniel, Depth Sensing Planar Structures: Detection Of Office Furniture Configurations

4. Jain, Shreyans, Assessment of Audio Interfaces for Use in Smartphone Based Spatial Learning Systems

5. Kaim, Luke, Feature Similarity Metrics for Integrating Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI)

6. Venkatesan, Balaji, Feasibility Study of Continuous Real-Time Spatial Interpolation Of Phenomena Using Built-In Functionlity of a Commercial Data Stream Management System

7. Doore, Stacy, Representing dynamic context dependencies in spatial prepositions as used in natural language indoor scene descriptions and object localizations

8. Dube, Mathew, Qualitative Topological Determination from Metric Information

9. Lewis, Joshua, iNotation

10. Mudannayake, Pathum, Semantic Topological Change

b) Geospatial sciences courses that require research papers or projects.

Geospatial science graduate courses that require a research paper or project include:

SIE 510 – GIS Applications

SIE 512 – Spatial Analysis

SIE 515 – Human Computer Interaction

SIE 554 – Spatial Reasoning

SIE 693 – Graduate Seminar

Links to the full text of ten illustrative project papers produced within these courses within the past three years are as follows:

1. SIE510 – Bird, Kendra, Using Python to Calculate Spatial Locations of Cataloged Archaeological

2. SIE510 – Sims, Meagan, Watershed Analysis of York County

3. SIE510 – Sturtevant, Luke, FEMA Floodplain Mapping

4. SIE515 – Navneet Jain, Luke Kaim, Ben Maynard, Navigation Aids for the Elder Population: ‘Never Lost’

5. SIE515 – Berube, Eric, Luke Sturtevant, and Lydia Chang, Smart Homes for the Aging

6. SIE515 – Perry, Raymond, Using Mobile Devices for Indoor Spatial Awareness

7. SIE 693 – Jain, Navneet, The Physical Internet Routing Model

8. SIE 693 – Palani, Hari Prasath, Assistive Technology for Visually-Impaired People in Accessing Graphical Material Using Touch-Based Devices

9. SIE 693 – Plummer, Mark, Problems with Fields as Functions

10. SIE 693 – Xu, Fuyu (Frank), Convex Hull-Based Metric Refinements for Topological Spatial Relations