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Ph.D. Students

(Please note that Chris Renschler was (*) not the main research advisor or (**) not on the student’s committee.)

2015 PhD Dr. Fernando Rios – Research Data Management Fellow at Johns Hopkins University

2013* PhD ABD Amy Frazier (UB; now: Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK)

2012 PhD Dr. Martin Minkowski (UB; now: Product Engineer at ESRI Redlands, California)

2012 PhD Dr. Kevin Majka (UB; now: CUBRC Buffalo, New York)

2012 PhD Dr. Suzanne Roussie (UB; now New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets, Plant Industry, Buffalo, NY)

2012* PhD Dr. Anusuriya Devaraju (University of Muenster; now Post-Doc at Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany)

2012* PhD Dr. Giorgio DeFelice (University of Bremen; now Post-doc at University of Bremen, Germany)

2009** PhD Dr. Yuxia Huang (UB; now: Assistant Professor, Texas A&M, Corpus Christi, Texas)

2008 PhD Dr. Gaurav Sinha (UB; now Assistant Professor at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio)

2008 PhD Dr. Teasoo Lee (now: Assistant Professor at Chonnam National University, Gwangju, South Korea)

2007 PhD Dr. Mary Ellen Miller (UB; now: Project Manager at Michigan Tech Research Institute, Ann Arbor, MI)

2006 PhD Dr. Laércio Massaru Namikawa (now: Brazilian Space Agency – INPE, São José dos Campos, Brazil)

2006** PhD Dr. Esperanza Munoz-Salinas (Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain; now: University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland)

2005** PhD Dr. Alexander C. Walkowski (University of Münster, Münster, Germany)

2004 PhD Dr. Alexandre Sorokine (UB; now: Oakridge National Laboratory, Oakridge, Tennessee)


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Marisa Bell

Marissa Bell is a PhD student in the Department of Geography at University at Buffalo. Her work centers on issues of energy at the nexus of economic, environmental and energy geographies attempting to bridge the physical and human aspects of Geography. Her previous work has focused on nuclear energy with a focus on the changes …

Leticia Calvo, Ph.D. Student

PhD Student , FPI Research Fellow Department of Regional Geographical Analysis and Physical Geography Complutense University at Madrid (UCM), Spain   E-mail:   Member of the GFAM Reseach Group GFAM website     I currently have a B.S. in Environmental Science along with two Masters of Science degrees in: – Hydrology and Water Resources …

Izalco Volcano's Crater

Jorge V. Bajo Sanchez, Ph.D. Candidate

I am a PhD. Candidate in the Geography Department at the State University of New York at Buffalo. My research focuses on the use of Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing to reduce vulnerability and risk of volcanic hazards. My research consist on working with communities on the Ilamatepec (Santa Ana) Volcano, El Salvador and …

Yanjia Cao

Current – PhD Student at the University of Maryland. (Archive) I am a Master student in University at Buffalo-State University of New York since Fall 2012, expected to graduate in June 2014. My research interest is spatial and temporal analysis, exposure event, and community resilience. I would be a PhD Student in University of Iowa from …

Haoyi (Fenix) Xiong

Current – PhD Student at the University of Iowa (Archive) I’m a MS student since Fall 2012, expected to graduate at June 2014. I am GeoWEPP ArcGIS 10.1 leading developer, skilled and active in searching interns or jobs in programming or GIS modeling fields. GeoWEPP (created by Dr. Renschler) is a GIS analysis tool which …

Alejandro Llaves, Ph.D. Student

PhD student, University of Muenster

Christoph Stasch, Ph.D. Student

Christoph Stasch is a visiting PhD student from the Institute for Geoinformatics at University of Muenster, Germany. His research interests are: Spatio-temporal Modeling and Aggregation (Semantic) Sensor Web and Model Web He is currently working in the UncertWeb project, an European Commission funded research project on uncertainties in the Model Web and an associate member …