The Urban Dynamics Institute (UDI) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is making a strong showing at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) with over 30 presentations total from UDI researchers, collaborators, and industry partners.
The 2017 AGU Fall Meeting, happening this week on December 11–15 in New Orleans, LA, is the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world with wide attendance from the global geophysical sciences community.
In addition to an extensive scientific program with over 20,000 oral and poster presentations, the week-long meeting features keynote speakers, special events, and exhibits that explore priority research, technologies, and emerging trends in Earth and space sciences.
Research highlights for the UDI include interdisciplinary topics in energy and national security with data-driven approaches to energy-sector monitoring and analysis; infrastructure resilience; sustainable urban development; high-resolution population, building, and neighborhood mapping; bioenergy; emergency management; and other urban challenges. Several focused sessions spotlight the institute’s Energy-Water Nexus theme and explore pathways to enhance data integration, analysis, and visualization technologies for the energy-water community.
For a round-up of UDI-led presentations at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting, explore the highlights featured below.
UDI RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS AT AGU17
*UDI members acknowledged.
Monday, Dec. 11
- Application of Urban Neighborhoods in Understanding of Local Level Electricity Consumption Patterns—Pranab K. Roy Chowdhury* and Budhendra L. Bhaduri*
Tuesday, Dec. 12
- Beyond Population Distribution: Enhancing Sociocultural Resolution from Remote Sensing—Budhendra L. Bhaduri* and Amy Rose*
- Modeling Urban Energy Savings Scenarios Using Earth System Microclimate and Urban Morphology—Melissa R. Allen,* Amy Rose,* Joshua R. New,* Jiangye Yuan,* Olufemi Omitaomu,* Linda Sylvester,* Marcia L. Branstetter,* Thomaz M. Carvalhaes,* Matthew Seals,* and Anne Berres*
- Time-Series Similarity Analysis of Satellite Derived Data to Understand Changes in Forest Biomass—Nagendra Singh* and Bridgette Fritz*
- Towards a Web-Enabled Geovisualization and Analytics Platform for the Energy and Water Nexus—Jibonananda Sanyal,* Varun Chandola, Alexandre Sorokine,* Melissa R. Allen,* Anne Berres,* Harrison Pang, Rajasekar Karthik,* Phil Nugent,* Ryan McManamay,* Robert Stewart,* and Budhendra L. Bhaduri*
Wednesday, Dec. 13
- Data and Geocomputation: Time Critical Mission Support for the 2017 Hurricane Season—Budhendra L. Bhaduri,* Mark Tuttle, Amy Rose,* Jibonananda Sanyal,* Gautam Thakur,* Devin White,* Hsiu-Han Yang,* Melanie Laverdiere,* Matthew Whitehead,* Hauser Taylor, and Jacob McKee*
Thursday, Dec. 14
- The World Spatiotemporal Analytics and Mapping Project (WSTAMP): Discovering, Exploring, and Mapping Spatiotemporal Patterns Across Heterogenous Space-Time Data—Robert Stewart,* April Morton,* Elizabeth Held,* Jesse Piburn,* Melissa R. Allen,* Ryan McManamay,* Jibonananda Sanyal,* Alexandre Sorokine,* and Budhendra L. Bhaduri*
Friday, Dec. 15
- Recommended GIS Analysis Methods for Global Gridded Population Data—Charles E. Frye, Alessandro Sorichetta, and Amy Rose*
- Geoscience Meets Social Science: A Flexible Data Driven Approach for Developing High Resolution Population Datasets at Global Scale—Amy Rose,* Jacob McKee,* Eric Weber,* and Budhendra L. Bhaduri*
- Using Social Media Derived Information to Reduce Ambiguity in Parcel Data—Kelly Sims* and Gautam Thakur*
- Spatio-Temporal Variability of Urban Heat Island and Urban Mobility—Bandana Kar* and Olufemi Omitaomu*
- Using Dynamic Time Warping and Data Forensics to Examine Tradeoffs among Land-Energy-Water Networks Across the Conterminous United States—Ryan McManamay,* Melissa R. Allen,* Jesse Piburn,* Jibonananda Sanyal,* Robert Stewart,* and Budhendra L. Bhaduri*
- Development of a Suite of Analytical Tools for Energy and Water Infrastructure Knowledge Discovery—April Morton,* Jesse Piburn,* Robert Stewart,* and Varun Chandola
- System Architecture Development for Energy and Water Infrastructure Data Management and Geovisual Analytics—Rajasekar Karthik,* Phil Nugent,* Alexandre Sorokine,* Aaron Myers, Anne Berres,* and Harrison Pang
- Energy-Water Nexus Knowledge Discovery Framework (Invited)—Budhendra L. Bhaduri,* Ian Foster, Varun Chandola, Bob Chen, Jibonananda Sanyal,* Melissa R. Allen,* and Ryan McManamay*
- Choices Matter, but How Do We Model Them?—Christa Brelsford* and Marion Dumas
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