I aim to understand how new and novel forms of data can be used together with authoritative geographic data to inform how social and environmental phenomena are experienced at a local scale.
Marcela Suárez is an instructor for GEOG 586: Geographic Information Analysis, GEOG 486: Cartography and Visualization, and GEOG 583: Geospatial System Analysis and Design. She is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Geography and the Dutton e-Education Institute within the College of Earth & Mineral Sciences. Marcela's research interests lie at the intersection of Geographic Information Science, Cartography, and Emergency Management. In her research, Marcela uses spatial analysis, geovisualization, machine learning, and data mining techniques to understand how user-generated content and volunteered geographic information can be used along with other official data sources in order to inform how social and environmental phenomena are experienced at a local scale. Marcela received her PhD in Geography from the University of California, Santa Barbara.