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The 2017 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) was held in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, December 11-15, 2017 and featured more than 22,000 talks and poster presentations by earth and space science researchers from around the world. Three UC Santa Barbara Geography graduate students, Brandi Gamelin, David Miller, and Erin Wetherley were honored with prestigious Outstanding Student Paper Awards (OSPAs). According to AGU’s...

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Meta-Heuristic and Evolutionary Algorithms for Engineering Optimization Announcing the publication of “Meta-heuristic and Evolutionary Algorithms for Engineering Optimization”, co-authored by UCSB Department of Geography faculty Hugo A. Loaiciga.   This book introduces the main metaheuristic algorithms and their applications in optimization. It describes 20 leading meta-heuristic and evolutionary algorithms and...

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After graduating from UCSB in spring of 2017, Daniel Connell and Quincy Lee embarked on a journey to South America, purely by bicycle. In documenting their journey, they hope to raise awareness of the ability of bicycles to vastly reduce global carbon emissions. In addition, their goal is to help carry out the mission of World Bicycle Relief, and help by donating bicycles to impoverished rural areas. Bicycles are powering Daniel &...

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