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Morteza Karimzadeh on 9News: Facebook data helps CU researchers predict COVID surges

April 11, 2022

Professor Morteza Karimzadeh said the data helps him and his team measure people's movements and connectivity between locations. Researchers at the University of Colorado are using freely available data sets from Facebook to forecast COVID cases and hospitalizations for counties and states across the country. Assistant Professor of Geography Morteza...

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How AI, social media data could help predict the next COVID surge

March 22, 2022

In the summer of 2021, as the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic wore on in the United States, infectious disease forecasters began to call attention to a disturbing trend. The previous January, as models warned that U.S. infections would continue to rise, cases plummeted instead. In July, as forecasts...

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Behzad Vahedi: Outstanding Student Presentation Award

Feb. 23, 2022

Behzad Vahedi received the Outstanding Student Presentation Award (OSPA) from the American Geophysical Union (AGU) for his presentation at the 2021 Fall Meeting. This award is for the presentation titled "A Comparison Of Classic Deep Learning Architectures For Sea Ice Classification From SAR". Behzad's advisor Morteza Karimzadeh , post doc...

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Faculty News Spring 2021

May 3, 2021

Waleed Abdalati testified to Congress for the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. Waleed Abdalati On April 15, 2021, Professor Abdalati testified in a hearing held by the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. The hearing was titled “Making the Case for Climate Action: The...

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Morteza Karimzadeh awarded RIO Seed Grant

March 29, 2021

Morteza Karimzadeh Morteza Karimzadeh and Terra McKinnish were awarded the CU RIO Seed Grant for the project entitled “Recovering from a Pandemic: Unraveling Neighborhood Geographic Disparities in Consumer and Business Behavior in 2021”. They will use foot-traffic data to identify business patrons’ residence neighborhoods and the level of recovery in...

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Scientists aim to fuse Earth data to help classify, map sea ice

Dec. 17, 2020

Earth-orbiting satellites and other instruments collect huge amounts of data, each providing a different lens through which scientists can map the environment. Some instruments measure reflections of visible light or radar waves, while others measure elevation. These diverse observations need to be harmonized and combined for studying the Earth’s surface...

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NSF award will support Karimzadeh and team in fusing heterogeneous large earth data for sea ice mapping

Dr. Morteza Karimzadeh , assistant professor of Geography at CU Boulder and his collaborators at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) and CU Denver’s Department of Computer Science were recently awarded a three-year $1.2M grant by the National Science Foundation 1 to support their project ‘ Harmonized Earth’...

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2019 Fall Newsletter Published

Dec. 11, 2019

The 2019 Fall Newsletter has been published and is available for viewing. The newsletter is packed with department news, alumni updates, and articles by faculty and students. Contents: Message from the Department Chair, pg 2 Editors' Comments, pg 3 Mark Serreze Named Distinguished Professor, pgs 4-5 The Boulder Affordable Housing...