Congratulations, Steven Bao!

 Steven (Xiaoqi) Bao, an undergraduate HGIS member has been awarded an Applied Research Fellowship from the CSDE (check here for details). Steven is a Junior student in geography major, has been working on multiple HGIS projects (e.g., the dynamic COVID-19 dashboard, Point cloud visualization of UW campus). This fellowship will help him to gain practical experience…

Undergraduate Student Research Assistant Recruitment for GeoBlockchain Learning and Development

The HGIS Lab (https://hgis.uw.edu) is recruiting two to three talented student assistant volunteers to join our “GeoBlockchain for vulnerable population” project. We are looking for disciplined students to assist in the development of Decentralized Web Mapping Application aimed to support the vulnerable populations in the U.S. Students will get involved in both front- and back-end…

Research Talk Notice: When AI encounters Arts and Humanities – Dec 19, 2:00 PM at CMU 202

Dr. Bolei Zhou, an Assistant Professor from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, is invited to present his research work at UW. Dr. Zhou has been awarded the MIT Tech Review’s Innovators under 35 in Asia-Pacific. His research is at the intersection of AI and Arts. He has been working on scene recognition and creation…

Undergraduate Student Research Assistant Recruitment

The HGIS lab plans to recruit several student volunteers for an ongoing project to understand how TikTok (a social media video app) serves as an emotional care space for Chinese older people. The completion of this project highly relies on collecting social media data from TikTok, analyzing, and visualizing such a big dataset, and finally, we…

“GIScience in the Post-Truth Era” Session at the Denver AAG

The word “post-truth” was named the 2016 Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionary due to its spiking appearance in social media and news coverage of the Brexit referendum and the U.S. presidential election. While the ramifications of post-truth have focused on social, political, and ethical concerns, the issue advocates for a new and critical…