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We are pleased to welcome Assistant Professor Vamsi Ganti to the Department of Geography. Vamsi was a Research Fellow in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering at the Imperial College London. Prior to this, Vamsi was a postdoctoral scholar of Geology at the California Institute of Technology. Vamsi’s primary research interests lie in quantitatively understanding the mechanics of surface processes across a broad range of space...

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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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