Research Centers: Geography and Geoinformation Science
College of Science research centers are chartered organizations in the university. They are foci for larger groups of scientists and support staff organized around specific research areas.
Our research mission is to produce science that enhances society, creates clear career pathways for students, and enhances economic development in the region and the nation. As an R1 university—a classification for institutions with the highest level of research—Mason has the people, funding, and facilities to support broad, interdisciplinary studies, as well as specialized research.
Center of Intelligent Spatial Computing for Water/Energy Science (CISC)
The joint Center for Intelligent Spatial Computing (CISC) focuses on geospatial information interoperability, high-performance geospatial information processing, geospatial pattern analysis, and spatial GEOSS. Established in 2006, CISC develops research on intelligent spatial computing and collaborates with a number domestic and international agencies, including NASA, NSF, CUE, NPS, EPA, FGDC, Peking University, Wuhan University, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and HeiLongJiang Bureau of Surveying and Mapping.
|Chaowei (Phil) Yang, Director|
Center for Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT)
The Center for Geospatial Intelligence (CGEOINT) conducts, supports and coordinates research, teaching, technology transfer, and outreach activities in geospatial intelligence. With strong expertise in geoinformatics, ranging from remote sensing and geographic information science to digital image analysis and sensor networks, CGEOINT is uniquely positioned, both academically and geographically, to become an academic leader in the rapidly growing field of Geospatial Intelligence.
Arie Croitoru, Director
Bryan Weaver, Director of GEOINT Education
Center for Earth Observing and Space Research (CEOSR)
The Center for Earth Observing and Space Research (CEOSR) provides a focus for cutting-edge research related to satellite platforms, including data acquisition and processing, as well as information extraction and analysis for a variety of application domains such as natural hazards and disaster management, hurricane tracking, and geospatial intelligence. The interdisciplinary center retains strong ties with several government agencies including NASA, NRL and others while also providing needed infrastructure to support research projects falling within its focus areas.
Dr. John Kwiatkowski, Director
Arie Croitoru, Associate Director
Ryan Wetter, Senior Grants and Finance Analyst
To enhance collaboration and broaden your research network, many of our faculty and students pursue research with one or more of Mason's multidisciplinary research centers.