Karimi promoted to Full Professor


Please join the iSchool faculty, staff and students in congratulating Hassan Karimi on his promotion to Full Professor. Dr. Karimi joined the faculty at the School of Information Sciences in 1999; during his time here, he has created academic and research programs in the leading-edge area of geoinformatics. This field explores special techniques, technologies, and tools for the acquisition, processing, management, analysis, and presentation of geospatial data. Dr. Karimi serves as the lead faculty member for the Geoinformatics Laboratory and for the Geoinformatics specialization in the Graduate Information Science and Technology Program at the School. Dr. Karimi initiated, helped to design, and developed PittGrid (a campus-wide grid at the University of Pittsburgh). Dr. Karimi’s current research includes distributed/parallel/grid computing, navigation, location-based services, mobile computing, and computational geometry. He is the Associate Editor of Journal of Location-Based Services and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Computers, Environment and Urban Systems. Dr. Karimi is the lead editor of:  Telegeoinformatics: Location-Based Computing and Services (Taylor & Francis, 2004); Handbook of Research on Geoinformatics (IGI Global, 2009); and CAD and GIS Integration, (Taylor & Francis, 2010). He recently published his fifth book, Universal Navigation on Smartphones, with Springer.

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