Lora Meadows

Post Master Research Associate

Ms. Meadows joined the Geographic Information Science and Technology Group in September of 2015. She worked on the Population Distribution and Dynamics Team, focusing on settlement mapping initiatives. She assisted in the collection and development of data for the Land Scan HD project. In late 2016, she joined the Image Quality team. Here she assists in developing, testing, and evaluation of image quality algorithms and software, utilizing machine learning and its components.

Ms. Meadows had prior work experience as the Wayne County, West Virginia Assessor’s Mapping Assistant where she was responsible for collection, development, maintenance, and interpretation of public data for a variety of interested parties ranging from individuals to natural resource corporations. She utilized historical documentation, surveyor and engineering drafts and maps, AutoCAD, ESRI ArcMap, and several other sources and programs to complete inquiries for tax and research purposes.

Ms. Meadows is interested in using remote sensing and GIS for various applications including crisis mapping and imagery analysis. She is also interested in topics ranging from Unmanned Aerial Systems, Data Sciences, and Machine Learning.

Education

Graduate Certificate, Geospatial Information Science (2015)

MS, Geography, Marshall University (2015)

BA, Geography, Marshall University (2011)

Professional Experience

12/2016 – Present, Councilperson for the Mid-South Regional Board of the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

10/2016 – Present, Member of American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

09/2016 – Present, Member of the Urban Dynamics Institute

03/2016 - Present, Post Masters Research Associate, Oak Ridge National Lab, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

09/2015 – 03/2016, Advanced Short Term Research Opportunity Participant, Oak Ridge National Lab, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

05/2015 – 09/2015, Wayne County Assessors Mapping Assistant, Wayne, West Virginia

01/2013 – 05/2015, Teaching Assistant, Geography Department, Marshall University, Huntington West Virginia

01/2009 – 05/2009, Primary School Arabic Language Teacher Pilot Program Member, Arabic Club of Marshall University, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia

Awards, Honors, Certifications

• Graduate Certificate, Geographic Information Science, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia (2015)
• Certified Storm Spotter, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, Huntington, West Virginia (2014)
• President, Gamma Theta Upsilon, National Geography Honors Society, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia (2010-2014)
• Honors Scholar Award, Outstanding Geography Honors Student, Marshall University Honors College, Huntington, West Virginia (2011)
• President, Marshall University Meteorology Club, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia (2010)
• Co-Founder of Marshall University Meteorology Club, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia (2010)
• Vice President, Arabic Club of Marshall University, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia (2009-2010)
• Co-Founder Arabic Club of Marshall University, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia (2009)
• National Scholars Honor Society, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia (2006)