Dr. Daniel G. Brown is Professor and Interim Dean, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan.  His research interests have focused on landscape ecology and land-change science, with a methodological focus on agent-based models and other approaches to simulating land-use and land-cover change.  He is a member of the editorial board for the journals International Journal of Geographical Information Science; Journal of Land Use Science; Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy; Computers, Environment and Urban Systems; Land and Demography.

Eun-Kyeong Kim (PhD Candidate) is a fourth year Ph.D. student in the GeoVISTA center at the Pennsylvania State University.  Eun-Kyeong is studying spatiotemporal data mining with methods borrowed from statistical physics for her dissertation research.  She is a project manager of an NSF project on big data education and a co-editor of an online textbook on big data analytics.  She has been an organizing (co-)chair of many academic events including the Symposium on Research Methodology in a Big Data Era.

Dr. Liliana Perez is the director of the Laboratory of Environmental Geosimulation (LEDGE) and Assistant Professor, Geography at University of Montreal. Liliana is interested in advancing GIScience methods applied to ecology, by developing modelling approaches to simulate ecological complexities in order to understand their behaviour and dynamics as well as to use them as a starting point to begin planning and preparing management strategies in face of climate change. She has developed and implemented a series of simulation tools focusing on forestry, landscape ecology, biodiversity and climate change.

Dr. Raja Sengupta is Associate Professor, Geography and School of Environment at McGill University.  Dr. Sengupta has published extensively on both Artificial Life and Software Agents. He is a member of the editorial board for the journal Transactions in GIS.