USC Dornsife Spatial Sciences Institute

Human Security and Geospatial Intelligence at USC

Human Security and Geospatial Intelligence at USC

March 2019

Special guests: Andrew Marx, Ph.D., Associate Professor of the Practice Spatial Sciences, Spatial Sciences Institute and Institute for Creative Technologies; Steven D. Fleming, Professor of the Practice of Spatial Sciences, Spatial Sciences Institute and Institute for Creative Technologies

Andrew Marx, Ph.D., and Steven D. Fleming, Ph.D., present on the research and teaching in the M.S. in Human Security and Geospatial Intelligence (HSGI) program.

Marx discusses the Human Security and Geospatial Intelligence Lab and resources and opportunities available to students in the HSGI program, highlighting:

  • Equipment, including secure server environments, UAS collection platforms and GeoSpatial Software
  • Active research, including temporal analysis of drone imagery, documenting human rights violations and corroborating refugee accounts of violence and water security in Southern California
  • Research partners, including Human Rights Watch, Physicians for Human Rights, Planet and the Southern California Metropolitan Water District

Later, Fleming provides details on the program, including:

  • The opportunity to build in-demand skills, blending technical knowledge with leadership and management expertise
  • The use of the GEOINT Essential Body of Knowledge to ensure the program is delivering relevant, useful content
  • The program of study, including the essential courses, advanced courses and capstone course

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