Dr. Gaurav Sinha

Student Advisees

Master's Theses Advised

As Committee Chair

Eric Lovell (2011). Ground Truthing Climate Change: A Mixed Method Approach to Pastoral Knowledge, Water Access, and Climate Uncertainty. Department of Geography.

Michael Lachman (in progress). The Impacts of Time-Constrained Accessibility on Small-City Bus Ridership; A Comparative GIS Analysis of Two University Towns. Environmental Studies Program.

In Advisory Capacity

Heather Dewalt (2011). Evaluating 25 Years of Environmental Change Using a Combined Remote Sensing earth Trends Modeling Approach: A Northern California Case Study. Department of Geography.

Will Kropp (2010). A Spatial Multicriteria Decision Analysis Approach for Evaluating Sustainable Development. Department of Geography.

Benjamin Young (2010). Impacts of Impervious Surface Cover on Stream Hydrology and Stream-reach Morphology. Department of Geography.

Mike Battaglia (2010). A Multi-Method Approach to Determining Appropriate Locations for Tree Planting in Two of Baltimore's Tree-Poor Neighborhoods. Department of Geography.

Jason Brown (2010). Spatial Distribution of Freshwater Mussels (Unionidae) in Ohio Brush Creek Watershed, Southern Ohio. Department of Geography.

Loredana Sucio (2009). Microclimatic and Topographic Controls of Fire Radiative Energy in Southeastern Ohio. Department of Geography. Department of Geography.

Josiah Nyangau (2009). Decentralization and Health Care Inequality: A Geographical Approach to the Study of HIV/ AIDS Mitigation in Kenya. Department of Geography.

Matt Riley (2009). Comparison of Driving Routes Based on Shortest Travel Time and Minimum Fuel Consumption: An Environmental Studies Leadership Project for Le-Ax Water District. Leadership Project, Environmental Studies Program.

As Outside Representative

Momand Farid (2010). Monitoring Slope Stability Problems Utilizing Electrical and Optical TDR.

Massihullah Mahboob (2010). Exfiltration Trenches for Post Construction Storm Water Management for Linear Transportation Projects: Laboratory Study. Department of Civil Engineering.

Jianfeng Qin (2010). Predict Flexible Pavement Structural Response Using Falling Weight Deflectometer Deflections. Department of Civil Engineering.

Jose Pernas (2009). Evaluation of Early Pavement Response at Delaware, Ohio. Department of Civil Engineering.

PhD Students Advised

In Advisory Capacity

Shanique Grant (in progress). Application of Remotely Sensed Aerosol Optical Depth in Characterization and Forecasting of Urban Fine Particulate Matter. Department of Chemical Engineering.

Jason Weimer (in progress). Undecided Title. School of Media Arts & Studies

Student Research Projects

Brett Osterwyk (2011-12). Undergraduate student funded by the PACE program. Currently researching the literature to understand the semantics of wetlands. Brett is currently working on implementing a prototype ontology of wetlands based on the literature surveyed.

Travis Koury (2011-12). Undergraduate student funded by the PACE program. Currently researching the literature to identify ontological and epistemological problems related to the conceptual representation and measurement of urban forests. Travis will focus exclusively on the geospatial representation and anlaysis of urban forests using remote sensing and GIS tools.

Samuel Miller (2011-12). Currently working as an undergraduate research assistant for the NSF project Linking Local Knowledge and Local Institutions for the Study of Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change: Participatory GIS in Northern Tanzania. Sam is primarily using his 2011 summer field work experience to develop his undergraduate thesis on participatory mapping and GIS based analysis of climate change adapatation strategies in Mwanga District, Tanzania.

Eric Lovell (2010-11). Worked as a graduate research assistant for the NSF project Linking Local Knowledge and Local Institutions for the Study of Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change: Participatory GIS in Northern Tanzania. Eric's responsibilities include helping faculty with project planning and coordination, managing GIS and related databases, conducting GIS based analysis and mapping, analyzing survey data, conducting literature review, helping with field research, and coordinating with other undergraduate students.

Christopher Redmond (2010-11). Designing a website and explored online multimedia GIS design solutions for the NSF project Linking Local Knowledge and Local Institutions for the Study of Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change: Participatory GIS in Northern Tanzania.

Christopher Parfenchuk (2010-11). Undergraduste student funded by the PACE program. Gained advanced level training with ArcGIS 9.3 modeling tools.