I’m Arif Masrur, a GIScience PhD student at Penn State. I’m interested in spatio-temporal data mining, geo-visual analytics, and spatial modeling and simulation.  I’m working with Prof. Donna J. Peuquet at the GeoVISTA Center. Previously, in my Masters I worked with Prof. Andrey N. Petrov at the ARCTICenter, University of Northern Iowa, and carried out research project that focused on investigating multi-scale wildfire-climate dynamics in the Pan-Arctic tundra ecosystems.

Research Interests:

  • Space-time Big Data Mining and Geovisualization
  • Immersive Analytics
  • Urban-environmental systems

Currently, at the GeoVISTA Center I’m focusing on developing and implementing data mining and visualization techniques to discover interesting (i.e., meaningful and actionable) knowledge from space-time bigdata, particularly in urban contexts (e.g., urban car traffic, air pollution, energy consumption, and so on). I’m also interested in immersive analytics. Over the summer 2017 at ChoroPhronesis, I have developed Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmneted Reality (AR) prototypes that provide interactive immersive learning platform (specifically, for K-12 and introductory level geoscience students) in which the learning process can be enhanced through seamless navigation between dynamically linked 3D real-world objects, data (both aspatial and spatial), and multimedia contents (e.g., 360° images).

See demo uploaded on YouTube: VR and AR prototypes