ESIP Grant for Alumnus Dr. Xiaogang Ma
ITC Alumnus Dr. Xiaogang Ma won the FUNding Friday Competition at the ESIP Summer Meeting 2012, Madison, WI, USA for his proposal Exploratory visualization of earth science data in a Semantic Web context.
The Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP), is an open networked community that brings together science, data and information technology practitioners in the United States. The FUNding Friday Competition takes place at the annual summer meeting of ESIP. It awards three US$ 5,000 mini-grants to fund small projects that are inspired by ESIP collaboration or participation. Xiaogang won the grant at the ESIP Summer Meeting 2012 in July. He will carry out a study to chain up semantic web technologies, data visualization and online earth science data to develop exploratory functions for information and knowledge discovery. Xiaogang was also invited to give a presentation of his research results at the ESIP Winter Meeting 2013 to be held at Washington DC in January 2013.
Xiaogang (or Marshall as he has been called at ITC) graduated from ITC in 2011 with a PhD degree, with supervision of Professor Freek van der Meer and Dr. John Carranza. He is now a postdoctoral research associate at Tetherless World Constellation, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA, working on Semantic eGeoscience.