Alexander C Michels

Alexander Michels is a research assistant at the CyberInfrastructure & Geospatial Information Laboratory (CIGI) and CyberGIS Center for Advanced Digital and Spatial Studies. His research is focused on CyberGIS; utilizing and developing high-performance and scalable software and cyberinfrastructure for advanced spatial analysis and modeling. He is currently a PhD student studying Spatial Informatics under Dr. Shaowen Wang at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). His work on reproducible computation in the geosciences lead to a redesign of CyberGISX and CyberGIS-Jupyter for Water (CJW) and his work on rapidly measuring spatial accessibility during the COVID-19 pandemic was deployed as part of the WhereCOVID-19 Spatial Accessibility Explorer.

News

Oct 24, 2021 The CyberGIS Center is seeking papers and sessions for our AAG 2022 Symposium on Data-Intensive Geospatial Understanding in the Era of AI and CyberGIS. Consider submitting any work on spatial accessibility to our session Computation and Uncertainty of Spatial Accessibility.
Oct 22, 2021 Our work CyberGIS-Compute for Enabling Computationally Intensive Geospatial Research has been accepted as a tutorial at the 3rd ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on APIs and Libraries for Geospatial Data Science (SpatialAPI 2021). Come attend our tutorial and check out our proposal here.
Oct 18, 2021 I’ll be presenting our work “Towards Reproducible Research on CyberGISX with Lmod and Easybuild” at the Gateways 2021 Conference Thursday Oct 21 at 1:50pm ET. We also had some excellent work “Enabling Computationally Intensive Geospatial Research on CyberGIS-Jupyter with CyberGIS-Compute” accepted at Gateways as a recorded talk.

Selected Publications

  1. SpatialAPI SIGSPATIAL
    CyberGIS-Compute for Enabling Computationally Intensive Geospatial Research
    In SpatialAPI’21: Proceedings of the 3rd ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on APIs and Libraries for Geospatial Data Science, 2021
  2. Towards Reproducible Research on CyberGISX with Lmod and Easybuild
    Michels, Alexander, Padmanabhan, Anand, Li, Zhiyu, and Wang, Shaowen
    In Proceedings of Gateways 2021, 2021
  3. An Integrated Framework of Global Sensitivity Analysis and Calibration for Spatially Explicit Agent-Based Models
    Transactions in GIS, 2021