From People to Pixels: Mapping Global Population Patterns
Apr 13, 2017
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
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The College of Arts and Sciences and the Liberal Studies Project offer the monthly Meet the Professor series to highlight the college’s research and cultural offerings.
On April 13th, we'll hear from Geography and Geosciences professors Andrea Gaughan and Forrest Stevens. They received a Gates Foundation grant to work on their WorldPop project that generates open source human population maps. Contemporary, fine spatial scale, gridded population data is a crucial component for research across disciplines.
Such data is necessary for understanding the ‘now’ of hazard risk and mitigation management, health and disease modelling, economic, environmental, and sustainability related work. The maps have been broadly adopted by international and government agencies for effective policy, planning, and interventions where a strong foundation of evidence is needed.
Reservations are required for each Meet the Professor, with $15 payment by check. To reserve a lunch, contact Janna Tajibaeva at 852-2247 or via email no later than April 10th.