The UCD FOSS4G Lab is supported by a diverse group of faculty from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the College of Architecture and Planning, all of whom have a particular interest in FOSS4G. The faculty collective is constantly expanding into new departments and colleges, adding to our breadth of knowledge and expertise in Geo-spatial Science.

University Faculty


Peter Anthamatten

Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences
Primary current research efforts: Exploring the role of the urban environment in childhood obesity Examining the ways that research is spatial cognition and psychology can inform geographic education and Evaluating biases in bioconservation efforts

Farnoush Banaei-Kashani

Computer Science and Engineering
Research Interests: Big data management and mining Database systems Data-driven decision-making systems

Joshua French

Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
Research Interests: Spatial statistics Exceedance set identification Environmental and ecological applications Public health

Wesley Marshall

Civil Engineering & Urban and Regional Planning
Research Interests: Road safety Active transportation Transit and TOD Transportation Resiliency, Sustainability, and Livability Street Networks & Community Design

Rafael Moreno

Geography and Environmental Sciences
Rafael has a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry and PhD in Natural Resources Management. He has worked as a researcher for the National Institute for Forestry, Agriculture and Livestock Research and served as the Director of the National Center for Forest Ecosystems Conservation and Management in Mexico. He teaches courses in GISscience and technology, environmental science, and sustainability in natural resources management. His research concentrates on fragmentation and estimation of anthropogenic...

Amanda Weaver

Geography and Environmental Science
Interests: GIS & Geography Food Systems & Local and Urban Agriculture Oil and Gas GIS Conservation Easements & Land/Range Management Farm-To-Table Culture

Michael Wunder

Integrative Biology
Areas of Expertise: Animal Migration Biological Conservation Biostatistics Population Ecology Stable Isotope Ecology