University of Delaware MS in Data Science student Abdul Qadir won first prize for a poster in the International Statistics Institute (ISI) & Esri Student Competition sponsored by Esri (producers of ArcGIS, https://www.esri.com) and the International Statistical Institute (https://isi-web.org/). The purpose of this competition was to promote research, encourage spatial thinking, and encourage curiosity amongst its participants. Forty-seven participants submitted abstracts from which 24 finalists were selected. The finalists submitted posters and three winners were selected from that group with Mr. Qadir receiving first prize for his poster titled, “Healthy America: Spatial modelling of diabetes cases hotspots in USA.” This work was produced as the final project for Geography 662 Spatial Statistics course taught by Prof. David Legates, Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences, in Fall 2018. The poster is joint work with Prof. Legates and Ms. Meghavi Prashnani, a graduate student in Geographic Sciences at the Univeristy of Maryland. The first prize for this competition includes a $2,500 cash prize that is shared among the authors and a one-year ArcGIS student license for the winner.
Mr. Qadir is a student in the MSDS program doing the thesis option under the guidance of Prof. Pinki Mondal, also in the Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences. He earned his B.Tech. in Earth Sciences and Remote Sensing from the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology in Thiruvananthapuram, India. He expects to finish his MSDS in the first half of 2020.
Congratulations to Abdul and his coauthors!