Conference Presentations

AAG Annual Meeting

6 May 2021: Dr. Crystal Bae presented work-in-progress at the Workshop on Adaptable Research Methods For Empirical Research with Map Users, co-hosted by the ICA Commission on Cognitive Issues in Geographic Information Visualization and the ICA Commission on User Experience. The talk was entitled “Designing a Web Study to Evaluate the Cognition of Movement Parameters using Static versus Dynamic Visualizations of GPS Tracks”. Video and slides are available here on the workshop page.

10 April 2021: Evgeny Noi presented a talk on “A decade in review (2010-2020): A comprehensive taxonomy of techniques for mapping and visualization of spatial movement.” at the “Cognition and Visualization 1” session at the AAG Annual Meeting 2021.

Jovany Cota to present at CAMP Statewide Conference

California Alliance for Minority ParticipationOur very own undergraduate Research Assistant, Jovany Cota, has been nominated to represent UC Santa Barbara in the statewide CAMP (California Alliance for Minority Participation) Conference on February 12th. We are excited for Jovany to share his research project on “COVID-19 Transmission and Mobility in Wildfire Impacted Areas”. The purpose of this study is to research the spread of COVID-19 in wildfire impacted areas in order to assess if the presence of a wildfire impacts the mobility patterns and transmission of COVID-19. To investigate this, Jovany compared mobility patterns in 2019 to the mobility patterns that coincided with both the COVID-19 pandemic and recent wildfires in California. Jovany is currently an undergraduate Geography Major with an Emphasis in GIS.

Map of Jovany Cota's work on wildfires and COVID-19 mobility.