The George Washington University
Christopher L. Reynolds
Co-Founder & Managing Director
China Fine Arts Partners
Widely considered one of the country's leading experts in large-scale metropolitan regional development strategies. His firm pioneered a specialty in building frameworks through which public, private and institutional leaders have been mobilized to develop new ways of responding to the challenges and opportunities of states and regions in the 21st century.
Dr. Michael Flaxman - Technology - Partner SDS
Dr. Flaxman is a leader in the field of spatial planning technologies. He served on the faculties of Harvard, MIT, and the University of Oregon and was the industry manager at ESRI, the world's largest developer of GIS technology. Dr. Flaxman has been the founder of two GIS-related technology start-up companies.
SPATIAL DECISON SYSTEMS
Michael Gallis & Associates
Aline Nascimento - Cartographer - SDS
Aline is a Civil Engineer with a Master in Civil Engineering and in Urban Design. She has experience in geospatial analysis, cartography, transportation, zoning and urban planning/design. Her responsibilities include geodata analysis, designing maps, report preparation and client coordination.
Dr. Jae Soen Son - GIS Scientist - SDS
Dr. Son holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina Charlotte specializing in geography and urban regional analysis. He is an expert in geospatial analysis, spatial modeling, network analysis, data management, cartography, and global city research. He was a research associate at GIS&T group in ORNL and Project Mosaic in UNCC. He has published peer-reviewed articles on characteristics of metropolis and new towns based on commuting trips and global city research based on quantitative analysis.
Dr. Jean-Claude Thill
Knight Foundation Distinguished Professor
Department of Geography And Earth Sciences
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Lotus Investment Management
Yanev Associates, LLC
Campus Crest Group
GongMeijuan (May) Jia - GIS Scientist - SDS
Meijuan Jia is graduated from the University of North Carolina - Charlotte with master degrees both in Geography and Statistics. She is an expert in land use modeling, mapping, geospatial analysis, spatial statistics, and parallel computing. She has published several peer-reviewed articles on spatial analysis and parallel computing.