The STKO Lab at UCSB is looking for highly-motivated and talented students to further strengthen our team. Please contact Krzysztof Janowicz, ideally before you apply. STKO works on a wide range of topics and our work style and the lab's atmosphere is what you would typically expect from a start-up. We are a very dynamic and well-funded team with projects from NSF, government agencies, and key industry players. Previous STKO students scored top jobs in industry and academia.
Bo Yan, Krzysztof Janowicz, Gengchen Mai, and Song Gao. From ITDL to Place2Vec – Reasoning About Place Type Similarity and Relatedness by Learning Embeddings From Augmented Spatial Contexts. In Proceedings of SIGSPATIAL’17, Los Angeles Area, CA, USA, November 7–10, 2017, 10 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3139958.3140054
Winners of 2017 'Young Researcher Award' in GIScience was just announced!
The Austrian Academy of Sciences' Commission for GIScience annually selects the winner of a 'Young Researcher' competition, based on an outstanding publication submitted by applicants. This year's review-and-selection process turned into a tight race, with two entries tied for first place.
The paper of "Beyond Pairs: Generalizing the Geo-dipole for Quantifying Spatial Patterns in Geographic Fields" authored by Rui Zhu, Phaedon C. kyriakidis, and Krzysztof Janowicz has won the BEST PAPER AWARD at the 20th international conference of geo-information science.
Rui Zhu made a lightning talk at the Center for Spatial Studies on Feb 28th, 2017. He presented the idea of bridging the Chinese philosophical wisdom, i.e., IChing, with Geographic Information Analysis. His slides could be found here.
We currently have two full papers accepted at the 20th International Conference on Geographic Information Science (AGILE 2017):
Happy New Year! Our team published a new research article on the International Journal of Geographical Information Science:
Song Gao, Krzysztof Janowicz, Daniel R. Montello, Yingjie Hu, Jiue-an Yang, Grant McKenzie, Yiting Ju, Li Gong, Benjamin Adams, Bo Yan. (2017) A Data-Synthesis-Driven Method for Detecting and Extracting Vague Cognitive Regions. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, DOI:10.1080/13658816.2016.1273357.
Mai, G., Janowicz, K., Hu, Y., & Gao, S. ADCN: An Anisotropic Density-Based Clustering Algorithm. In 24th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (ACM SIGSPATIAL 2016), Oct.31-Nov.3, Burlingame, California, USA