Associate Director for Spatial Analysis for the University of Oklahoma to Speak at BENG Colloquium
The Biological Engineering colloquium, titled "Satellite-based monitoring and modeling of water-related land surface dynamics," will feature Xiangming Xiao, associate director for spatial analysis at the University of Oklahoma. It will be from 10:45-11:45 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15, in ENGR room 219.
Water-related land cover types include open surface water body (e.g., rivers, lakes, reservoirs, streams, ponds), natural wetlands (inland and coastal wetlands), and man-made wetlands such as paddy rice croplands. They are important natural resources and provide essential ecosystem goods and services to the human society.
In this seminar, Xiao will introduce his recent research activities in using satellite image to map and monitor water-related land surface dynamics in various parts of the world. He also introduced a couple case studies that incorporate the resultant geospatial datasets of water-related land cover types for the studies of food production and security as well as zoonotic infectious diseases.
Anthony Taylor, administrative specialist III
Biological and Agricultural Engineering
More than 30 faculty will collaborate on the various research proposals aimed at discovery, creativity and innovation.
EPSCoR funding will allow assistant professor Lauren Greenlee to work with scientists at UNLV on materials to improve fuel cells and batteries.
Daniel Feinberg is an assistant professor of design and sculpture at Berea College, will offer a lecture about his work at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, in the Hillside Auditorium.
Katherine Bradford will present a lecture about her use of symbolic imagery at 5:30 p.m. today, Sept. 21, in Hillside Auditorium, room 206.
U of A professor Carrie Beam will present a Lunch & Learn Webinar titled "Analytics: What is it?" at noon Thursday, Sept. 28.