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GEAR Lab Members Attended AAG 2024 in Honolulu, Hawaii

The GEAR Lab's participation in the AAG Conference was remarkable, as we organized seven highly informative and engaging sessions. Our sessions covered a wide range of topics, including :

• Human-Pandemic Dynamics I & II (Chairs: Mingzheng Yang and Binbin Lin)

• Geospatial Digital Twin for Sustainable Planning and Management (Chair: Debayan Mandal)

• Climate Change on Environmental Health (Chair: Joynal Abedin)

• GeoAI for Disaster Resilience (Chair: Bing Zhou)

• The Past, Present, and Future of GIScience (Chair: Lei Zou)

• The Waldo Tobler Distinguished Lecture in GIScience (Chair: Lei Zou).

In addition, all the members of the GEAR Lab gave outstanding presentations, demonstrating their expertise and dedication to their research:

Lei Zou: Climate-LEAD: Climate Effects on Localized Environmental Health Disparities in Overburdened Texas Communities along the Gulf Coast

Binbin Lin: Understanding Human-COVID-19 Dynamics using Geospatial Big Data: A Systematic Literature Review

Bing Zhou: STEP toward Responsible GIScience: Paradigms, Purposes, and Challenges

Mingzheng Yang: Sleepless Cities under Social Isolation: Geographically and Temporally Revealing Circadian Rhythm Disorders through Social Media

Joynal Abedin: Deciphering the Dynamics of Flood Risks: A Comprehensive Geospatial and Temporal Assessment in the Contiguous United States

Debayan Mandal: Enhancing Disaster Resilience in the Cyberinfrastructure Era: CyberGIS for Customizable Resilience Measurement and Improvement

Yifan Yang (Incoming Ph.D. Student): GeoLocator: a location-integrated large multimodal model for inferring geo-privacy

We are honored to share that some of our presenters were recognized for their exceptional contributions with various awards, highlighting the quality of our work.

Yifan Yang

Debayan Mandal

Jeanne X. Kasperson award at AAG2024

Binbin Lin

Bing Zhou

Mingzheng Yang

Joynal Abedin

Dr. Lei Zou

As a research lab, we are committed to pushing the boundaries of knowledge and developing innovative solutions to complex problems. Our participation in the AAG Conference was a testament to our commitment and showcased the hard work of our team. We are excited about what the future holds for our research and look forward to continuing to make meaningful contributions in our fields.

We look forward to hearing more about the research activities and achievements from GEAR Lab! Gig'em!



Geospatial Exploration and Resolution (GEAR) Lab

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