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E-mail: peterg@bgsu.edu
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Peter Gorsevski, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Geospatial Sciences
School of Earth, Environment and Society
Dr. Gorsevski received a Ph.D. degree in Natural Resources from the University of Idaho (2002), an M.S. in Forest Engineering from Oregon State University (1996) and a B.S. in Forestry from Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Republic of Macedonia (1992). Dr. Gorsevski is currently an Associate Professor in Geospatial Sciences at the Bowling Green State University in the School of Earth, Environment & Society. His research interests include Geoinformatics, Geocomputation, Wind Energy and Avian Interaction Spatial Decision Support Systems and Remote Sensing and Airborne Sensor Development.
Education & Experience
Ph.D., University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho (1998-2002)
M.S., Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon (1994-1996)
B.S., Forestry, University Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia (1986-1992)
Associate Professor, School of Earth, Environment & Society, Bowling Green State University (2013-Present)
Assistant Professor, School of Earth, Environment & Society, Bowling Green State University (2007-2013)
Assistant Director, Sustainability and the Environment Center of Excellence, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH (2010 – Present)
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Forest Resources, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID (2004-2007)
Remote Sensing Research Scientist, University of Idaho (2004 – 2007)
Instructor, Forest Resources, University of Idaho (Spring Semester 2003)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Forest Resources, University of Idaho (2002 - 2004)
Co-Instructor, Forest Resources, University of Idaho (Fall Semester 2001)
Instructor, Forest Resources, University of Idaho (Fall Semester 1999)
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Forest Resources, University of Idaho (1998 - 2000)
Guest lecturer, Department of Geography and Forest Products, University of Idaho
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Forest Engineering, Oregon State University (1995 - 1996)
Graduate Research Assistant, Forest Engineering, Oregon State University (1994 - 1995)
Specialty Areas of Interest
GIScience Analysis Methods, Spatial Statistics, and Data Mining
GIS Multicriteria Decision Analysis & Spatial Decision Support Systems
Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry
Airborne Sensor Development
Landslide Hazard Modeling
Terrain and Watershed Analysis
Current BGSU Courses
Weather and Climate - Ugrad
Spatial Modelling - Grad
Geospatial Science -Ugrad
Spatial Statistics - Grad
Quantitative Methods -Ugrad
Remote Sensing of the Environment - Grad
Recent and Current Research or Grants
Coastal Ohio Wind Project for Reduced Barriers to Deployment of Offshore Wind Energy (PI), US DOE Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (DE-EE0003871), $1,000,000, FY 11-13

Coastal Ohio Wind (PI), US DOE Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (DE-FG36-06GO86096), $1,600,000, FY 11-12
Recent Peer Reviewed Publications and Submissions
Alcorn R, Panter KS, Gorsevski PV. (In press). A GIS-based volcanic hazard and risk assessment of eruptions sourced within Valles Caldera, New Mexico. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2013.09.005
Jarrah A, Jamali MM, Ross J, Gorsevski PV, Frizado J, Bingman VP. 2013. Sensitivity analysis for optimal parameters for marine radar data processing. American Journal of Signal Processing, 3(3): 78-83, DOI:10.5923/j.ajsp.20130303.05
Gorsevski PV, Cathcart SC, Mirzaei G, Jamali MM, Ye X, Gomezdelcampo E. 2013. A group-based spatial decision support system for wind farm site selection in northwest Ohio. Energy Policy 55:374–385
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CURRENT STUDENTS
E-mail: asangar@bgsu.edu
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Asanga Ramanayake
Graduate Student, Geospatial Science
Department of Geology
Asanga Ramanayake is a first year master’s student from Sri Lanka. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from University of Peradeniya. His major was Computer Science. He worked as a Software Engineer in C for 3 years in Sri Lanka. He has involved in developing banking software solutions in Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Singapore. He is currently studying as a Graduate Student in Geo-spatial science, Bowling Green State University. His research interests are big data processing using Hadoop and real time spatial data analysis.
Education & Experience
BSc. University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (2008-2011)
MSc. University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (2013-2015)
Software Engineer, Epic Lanka Technologies(pvt) Ltd, Sri Lanka (2011-2014)
E-mail: udayaj@bgsu.edu
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Udaya Jayawardhana
Graduate Student, Geospatial Science
Department of Geology
Udaya Jayawardhana is a second year Master’s student in Geospatial Sceinece from Sri Lanka. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from University of Colombo School of Computing. After his graduation he worked as a Software Engineer in few IT firms from 2009 to 2013. During his career, he involved in designing and development of web based systems using various cloud and web technologies specially for Banking, Human Resource Management, Shipping and Apparel Manufacturing industries. While he was working, he earned his Master's degree in Computer Science from the same university in 2013. His Master’s thesis titled "An email interpretation system for dry cargo chartering" which explored methods for real time information extraction from unstructured dry cargo chartering emails using Natural Language techniques.
Currently he is involving in research related to web based geospatial systems and information extraction from crowd sourced unstructured data in the GeoInformatics Laboratory, Bowling Green State University, Ohio. He is interested in pseudo real time analysis and presentation of temporal and spatial distribution of trends using crowd sourced unstructured data.
Education & Experience
Bachelor of Computer Science, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka (2006-2009)
Master of Computer Science, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka (2011-2013)
Software Engineer, ESD - Prime Engineering (pvt) Ltd., Sri Lanka (2009-2010)
Software Engineer, Ascensor Partners (pvt) Ltd., Sri Lanka (2010-2011)
Software Engineer, Sabre Technologies (Pvt) Ltd., Sri Lanka (2011-2012)
Software Engineer, Attune Consulting (pvt) ltd., Sri Lanka (2013)
PAST STUDENTS
E-mail: nilang@bgsu.edu
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Nayani Ilangakoon
Graduate Student, Geology
Department of Geology
Nayani Ilangakoon was a master’s student from Sri Lanka. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Geology from University of Peradeniya. She worked as a Teaching Assistant at the Department of Geology, University of Peradeniya and as a Geologist at Geological Survey and Mines Bureau, Sri Lanka. She has involved several mineral exploration and mapping projects at her career in Sri Lanka. Currently, she works as a Research Assistant at the Department of Geology, BGSU. Her Master’s thesis titled “Relationship between Leaf Area Index (LAI) Estimated by Terrestrial LiDAR and Remotely Sensed Vegetation Indices as a Proxy to Forest Carbon Sequestration” explores the application of Terrestrial LiDAR for Leaf area index measurements. This further investigates the associated uncertainty when use vegetation indices to measure the spatial distribution of LAI. She is interested in application of LiDAR remote sensing in forestry and crop parameter analysis and modeling.
Education & Experience
BSc., Geology, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (2005-2009)
Geologist, Geological Survey and Mines Bureau, Sri Lanka (2010-2012)
Research Assistant, Department of Geology, Bowling Green State University (2012-Present)
Awards and Scholarships
Richard D Hoare Graduate Research Scholarship (BGSU,USA, 2012)
Academic Excellence Award (University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2009)
P.W.Vithanage Scholarship (University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2007-2008)
E-mail: xiaohl@bgsu.edu
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Xiaohui Liu
Graduate Student, Geology
Department of Geology
Xiaohui Liu was a graduate student from China. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Geography Information System (GIS) from Shandong Jianzhu University and her Master’s Degree in Geography Information Engineering from Liaoning Technical University, China. She once worked as a visiting graduate student at Chinese Academy of Science on GIS software development. Currently, she works as a Research Assistant at the Department of Geology, BGSU. Her Master’s thesis titled “Web-based Multi-Criteria Evaluation of Spatial Trade-Offs between Environmental and Economic Implications from Hydraulic Fracturing in a Shale Gas Region in Ohio” focuses on a Web-based Spatial Decision Support System (SDSS) tool for assisting policy-makers in choosing suitable areas for hydraulic fracturing based on participants’ votings. The proposed tool will enable the public to express their concerns as well as to participate in the communications and consensus building process through manipulating the trade-offs between environmental and economic implications from hydraulic fracturing activities in Ohio.
Education & Experience
BSc., Geography Information System (GIS), Shandong Jianzhu University, China
MSc., Geography Information Engineering, Liaoning Technical University, China
Research Assistant, Department of Geology, Bowling Green State University(2012 - present)
Achievements and Awards
Mancuso Family Field Studies Scholarship (BGSU, USA) 2012
Outstanding Community Cadres (Liaoning Technical University, China) 2010
National Encouragement Scholarship (Shandong Jianzhu University, China) 2009
Outstanding Community Cadres (Shandong Jianzhu University, China) 2006
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Alberto Manzano Torregrosa
Research Assistant, Computer Science
Department of Computer Sciences
Alberto Manzano Torregrosa was a Computer Science graduate student from Spain. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from University of Alcalá (Madrid, Spain). He has more than 4 years of experience working as a Java Developer and Analyst for different companies in Madrid (Spain). He was a graduate assistant during the 2013 academic year, and his research focused on developing Android applications with GIS capabilities for mobile and tablet devices. His Master's Final Project is titled "Multi-Criteria Evaluation Android Application for a Wind Farm Site Selection". His interests include: Software Engineering, Mobile Applications Development, and Mobile Applications Design.
Education & Experience
BSc., Computer Science, University of Alcalá (UAH), Madrid, Spain
MSc., Computer Science, Bowling Green State University (2013 - present)
Research Assistant, Department of Geology, Bowling Green State University (2013)
Achievements and Awards
Full scholarship from Universidad de Alcalá, 2001-2005
Scholarship for studying English abroad from Universidad de Alcalá, 2007
Full ​scholarship from Bowling Green State University, 2013-2014
E-mail: addisum@bgsu.edu
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Addisu Dereje Mekonnen
Former Graduate Student, Geology (2012-2014)
Department of Geology
Addisu D. Mekonnen was a graduate student from Ethiopia. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Geology and Geophysics and his Masters Degree in GIS and Remote Sensing from Addis Ababa University (AAU), Ethiopia. He had worked for a range of organizations including the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the European Commission (EC), Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) under the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) both as a full time and a consultant. He was a research assistant while he was a graduate student at Bowling Green State University. His master’s thesis was titled “A web-based participatory GIS (PGIS) for offshore wind farm suitability within Lake Erie, Ohio”. The developed PGIS prototype integrates GIS and decision-making tools that are intended to involve different stakeholders and the public for solving complex planning problems in suitable offshore wind site selection and building consensus among them.
Education & Experience
BSc., Geology and Geophysics, Addis Ababa University (AAU), Ethiopia
MSc., GIS and Remote Sensing, Addis Ababa University (AAU), Ethiopia
MSc., Department of Geology, Bowling Green State University (2012 - 2014)

Achievements and Awards
Full scholarship from Bowling Green State University, 2012-2013