Robert Hijmans will be our speaker.
In his talk, Professor Hijmans will provide a brief overview of spatial data analysis (including aspects of point pattern analysis, geostatistics, inference, modeling, and remote sensing) and discuss how this has been implemented in R, through packages such as sp, spatstat, gstat, spdep, and rgdal. He will highlight some more recent developments that allow manipulating polygon geometries (the rgeos package) and processing of very large raster data sets (the raster package).
Robert Hijmans is an associate professor in the department of Environmental Science and Policy at the University of California - Davis. He teaches courses on quantitative geography, GIS, and ecological modeling. To support his research on natural resource use and conservation he has produced global spatial data sets (e.g. worldclim, gadm), and spatial data analysis software, including a number of R packages.
6:30 pizza and networking
7:10 Talk begins
8:30 Event ends