Xiaogang Ma promoted to Associate Research Scientist

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Xiaogang Ma promoted to Associate Research ScientistApril 21, 2014
Rensselaer's Tetherless World Constellation is pleased to announce the promotion of Xiaogang (Marshall) Ma to Associate Research Scientist. The announcement was made April 21, 2014 by Professor Peter Fox, Co-Chair of the Constellation.

Marshall joined the Tetherless World in 2012 with a focus of research on Semantic e(Geo)Science. Before coming to RPI he was a PhD Candidate at Faculty ITC, University of Twente in the Netherlands, working on the theme 'Ontology Spectrum for Geological Data Interoperability'. He obtained his PhD degree in November 2011. He also has a B.Eng. degree of Land Resources Management and a D.Eng. degree of Geoinformatics Engineering, both are awarded by China University of Geosciences, Wuhan.

His research interests include geo-thesauri, geo-ontologies, geodata interoperability, geo-conceptual modeling, data visualization and geodata services with W3C® and OGC® standards. He is a member of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences (IAMG), the Commission for the Management and Application of Geoscience Information of International Union of Geological Sciences (CGI-IUGS), and the European Geoscience Union (EGU). He is also affiliated with several commissions in the International Cartographic Association (ICA) and the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS).

Marshall won the ESIP Funding Friday Competition Award twice (2012 as PI and 2013 as advisor and co-PI). He was a nominee for the IAMG Andrei Borisovich Vistelius Research Award for excellent works in geoinformatics and geomathematics (2013). Marshall was awarded the IAMG Graduate Student Research Grants Award in 2006 and travel grants from several sources for data science events in 2013 and 2014.