My research combines computer graphics, geovisualization, information visualization and GIScience to conduct scientific inquiry, facilitate decision making, and facilitate communication and understanding. My research interests are in digital modeling (gaming, animation/video, 2D/3D/4D medium) related to representation of landscapes, geovisual analytics of landscape change and processes, landscape ecology, environmental psychology, landscape computation and visualization (e.g. simulation and cartographic).
I am an Assistant Professor at Kansas State University in the department of Landscape Architecture and Regional and Community Planning. Previously I was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability and Department of Computer Science (Infoviz).
My Ph.D. and M.Sc. were from University of British Columbia, Faculty of Forestry (emphasis in visualization, gis and environmental psychology). I have two undergraduate degrees from Pacific Lutheran University: a Bachelors in Computer Science (capstone project in web programming and databases), and a Bachelors in Business Administration. I have also conducted research and studies in Brazil at the Federal University of Viçosa and at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG).
I have been a contributing member in several labs and collaboratives: