CaGIS is pleased to announce the results of the CaGIS 2023 Officer Election:

Caglar Koylu will become the CaGIS Vice President.  Dr. Koylu is an Assistant Professor of Geographic Information Science in the Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences at the University of Iowa. He received his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in 2014.

Samantha Arundel was elected to another term on the CaGIS Board of Directors.  Dr. Arundel is a research geographer in the Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science at the U.S. Geological Survey. Her research focuses on automating terrain feature mapping and modeling using various techniques like traditional raster modeling, GEOBIA and machine learning.

Sam Stehle will join the CaGIS Board of Directors for his first term in 2023.  Dr. Stehle is a data scientist for the Center for Analytics at the U.S. Department of State. Sam is interested in geopolitical applications of machine learning and natural language processing, which he applies as a project manager, engineer, and civil servant. Sam received his PhD in Geography from Penn State in 2017 with his dissertation titled “Mapping Semantic and Spatial Mediascapes in the Catalonian Independence Movement: Geopolitics, Sports, and Black Boxes.”

We want to thank everyone who participated in the election, including those who ran for an office and those who voted and look forward to a successful and productive year!

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