Dr. Ilya Zaslavsky, Director, Spatial Information Systems Laboratory at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego
Ilya Zaslavsky is Director of the Spatial Information Systems Laboratory at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of California San Diego. His research focuses on distributed information management systems—in particular, on spatial and temporal data integration, geographic information systems, and spatial data analysis. Ilya received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington (1995) for research on statistical analysis and reasoning models for geographic data. Previously, he received a Ph.D. equivalent from the Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geography, for his work on urban simulation modeling and metropolitan evolution (1990). Zaslavsky has been leading design and technical development in several cyberinfrastructure projects, supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S.Geological Survey, Microsoft, ESRI, and other organizations. He has been teaching Spatial Data Science at UCSD for the last several years.