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The Splendor of GEAR Lab at the AAG Conference 2023

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

Human-Pandemic Dynamics (Chairs: Mingzheng Yang and Binbin Lin)

• Disaster Resilience and Risk I&II (Chairs: Debayan Mandaland Joynal Abedin)

• GeoAI for Disaster Resilience (Chair: Bing Zhou)

• Geospatial Big Data I&II (Chair: Lei Zou)

• GISS Student Paper Competition (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: Social Media Data Mining with GeoAI: Opportunities and Challenges

Binbin Lin: Sensing the Pulse of the Pandemic: Demographic Disparities of Public Sentiment toward Covid-19 through Social Media

Bing Zhou: Social Media Reactions Reveals Spatial and Temporal Discrepancies during Hurricanes

Mingzheng Yang: Simulating coastal land losses and gains using neighborhood effect optimized convolutional neural networks (NeoCNN) and cellular automata

Joynal Abedin: Deciphering Spatial-Temporal Dynamics of Flood Exposure in the United States

Tarik Brown: Disparities of Flood Risks in Urban Areas and Historically Marginalized Communities in Sarasota County, FL

Debayan Mandal: Evolving Geographical Disparities of Community Disaster Resilience in the United States

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.

Tarik Jamil Brown

First-time AAG Presenter
Kasperson Award

Debayan (Rohan) Mandal

Session Chair, Organizer (with Joynal Abedin)

Joynal Abedin

Kasperson Award

AAG Research Award (3 per year globally)

Graduate Student Affinity Group (GSAG) Research and Support Award (7/100)

Session Chair, Organizer (with Joynal Abedin)

Mingzheng Yang

Session Chair, Organizer (with Binbin Lin)

Binbin Lin

2nd Place in AAG GISS Student Competition
SAM Travel Award
Session Chair, Organizer (with Mingzheng Yang)

Bing Zhou


Student representative board member of SAM Specialty Group for 2023-2025

Session Chair, Session Organizer

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.



Geospatial Exploration and Resolution (GEAR) Lab

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