Raja Sengupta

Scientific Review Committee Member

Dr. Raja Sengupta is an Associate Professor of Geography at McGill University. Raja’s research projects follow three distinct but complementary paths that fall under the broad umbrella of GIScience: agent-based models (ABMs), spatial tools to measure anthropogenic impacts, and methodological improvements to existing GIScience tools. Within GIScience, the use of ABMs for modeling complex biological and social systems is a new and emerging topic of inquiry. Raja’s goal has been to develop GIS-based analysis and tools that spatially link disturbances with outcomes at the landscape level, with a view to informing policy making. Finally, a third research trajectory of Raja’s focuses on improving existing methods, or creating new algorithms, to solve problems encountered with GIS in its current temporally static, two-dimensional, database-centric form. Raja received his PhD in Geography from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Raja served as a member on SESYNC’s External Advisory Board.

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2018 - 2020
Areas of Expertise
methods geography
geographical information science
Research Interests
agent-based modeling
urban heat islands
sensor networks
Methods of Expertise
agent-based models