[PAST EVENT] Geospatial Analysis Presentation

October 14, 2016
3pm - 4:30pm
Chancellors Hall (formerly Tyler Hall), Room 332
300 James Blair Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location

In the area of geospatial science and data science, prominent scholar Dr. Marshall Burke will visit William & Mary on Friday, October 14th.  He will give a talk on, "Measuring poverty and farm yields from space: remote sensing and machine learning applications for international development." In addition, he will be presenting several pieces of work using satellite imagery and machine learning techniques to create better measures of poverty and farm yields than those available from surveys alone. The link below features one of his most recent publications in Science.

Marshall Burke is assistant professor in the Department of Earth System Science, and Center Fellow at the Center on Food Security and the Environment at Stanford University. His research focuses on social and economic impacts of environmental change, and on the economics of rural development in Africa. His work has appeared in both economics and scientific journals, including recent publications in Nature, Science, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and the Review of Economics and Statistics. He holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from UC Berkeley, and a B.A. in International Relations from Stanford.