Leonhard Blesius's research interests can be broadly divided into environmental systems analysis, in particular fluvial geomorphology and natural hazards, as well as remote sensing and its application to regions where few ancillary data are available. His focus in geomorphology is primarily related to fluvial systems in high-energy environments, specifically landslide susceptibility mapping. He approaches this problem from several angles, but an important component is the combination of engineering methods and remote sensing technology.
Andrew Oliphant is a Professor in the Department of Geography and Environment. His research interests are in bioclimatology and micrometeorology. His geospatial interests include surface radiation budget modeling, ecosystem canopy radiation modeling, cloud, aerosol and fog mapping and microclimate variability of San Francisco.
Aiko was the Associate Director for the Institute for Geographic Information Science from 2015 through spring 2017.
She has a background in conservation GIS and remote sensing of forest and wetland ecosystems.
Garrett Dunwoody has a bachelors degree in geography and a masters degree in public administration and management both from San Francisco State University. Garrett is a Project Director, Operations Manager, and Technologist with 15 years of experience delivering organizational efficiencies through spatial and non-spatial technology. Garrett believes there is something fundamental about maps which are beautiful abstractions of our world that combine artistic and scientific principles.
Dr. Liu’s teaching and research interests are primarily in geographic information techniques (GIS, Remote Sensing, and Spatial Statistics) and its application in socioeconomic issues such as urban land use/land cover change, population distribution, and environmental modeling. Her ongoing research include the linkage between built environment and public health, environmental justice, and using internet GIS to promote public participation in neighborhood revitalization.
Brian Fulfrost has 20 years of experience applying GIS and Remote Sensing to assist in sustainable/resilient urban planning, natural resource conservation and management and environmental and social decision-making and. His past work includes the use of geospatial technologies in vegetation mapping, predictive modeling, reserve design, socioeconomic inequality and food systems studies. He has worked in academia, for government and in private industry.
Jeff Milliken has worked in the private and public sectors as a geologist and remote sensing/GIS specialist for 25 years. He is currently a Remote Sensing and GIS Specialist with the Bureau of Reclamation doing work for both the Lower Colorado and Mid Pacific Regional Offices. His current work primarily focuses on using and developing Remote Sensing and GIS applications for mapping and monitoring land cover types in support of water resource related projects.
Tom Lupo, M.A., Geography from SF State has nearly 30 years of professional experience working with GIS software and organizations. Most of his career has been spent with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife in Sacramento, where he is now Deputy Director of the Data and Technology Division. In addition to being an instructor at SF State GIS certificate program since 1995, he is also an adjunct faculty member in Geography at American River College in Sacramento.
Seth Hiatt has been using GIS to support environmental planning and decision making for over 12 years. After working as a remote sensing and GIS analyst in the Earth Science Division at NASA Ames Research Center, he served as the Associate Director for the SFSU Institute for Geographic Information Science. He currently works in the Planning Division of Santa Clara County Parks, and also teaches GIS and geography at Foothill College in Los Altos.
Andy Richardson started working in the GIS field at a small East Bay company in 1987. Since then he has managed the Multidisciplinary GIS Center at San Francisco State University, worked as a GIS Analyst for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, served as the GIS Specialist at the Teale Data Center's GIS Technology Center, and is now the GIS Manager of Caltrans; Central Coast district. His thesis investigated the incidence and dispersion of fires in the San Francisco Water Department Crystal Springs Watershed.