Sucharita Gopal

Professor, Department of Earth & Environment

PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara

Sucharita Gopal is a member of the Faculty Steering Committee and a Core Faculty Member of the Global China Initiative at the Boston University Global Development Policy Center and a Professor in the Department of Earth & Environment at Boston University. Her research is multidisciplinary, dealing with spatial analysis and modeling, GIS, data mining and information visualization and artificial neural networks. She has applied spatial analysis to address a variety of problems in biology, environmental science, public health and business. She has also worked on uncertainty issues related to GIS and used neural networks for pattern classification, estimation and mixture modeling. Her current funded research includes development of a marine integrated decision analysis system (MIDAS) for Massachusetts, malaria risk mapping in Ethiopia, analysis of patent activities in China and mapping health service delivery in Zambia. 

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