News & Events
This page contains internal and external links to news items regarding activities of the Geographic Information Science and Technology Group at ORNL.
Lab's Smart Grid Visualization Research Featured in IEEE Newsletter [June, 2012]
An article titled "Virtualization of the Evolving Power Grid" and authored by Olufemi Omitaomu, Alex Sorokine and Varun Chandola in the Computational Sciences and Engineering Division has been published in the IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter.
New ORNL Tool Developed to Assess Global Freshwater Stress
[March 23, 2012]
New method to make better use of vast amounts of data related to global geography, population and climate may help determine the relative importance of population increases vs. climate change.
Off the Map [March 2012]
After the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami devastated the coast along Sendai, Japan, a special team at the software company Esri quickly jumped into action.
New ORNL Technology to help KUB Customers Understand Their Bill [January 27, 2012, WATE.COM
If you think there's a problem with your utility charges or how your meter's being read, all you may be able to do is call your utility company. However, a program by Oak Ridge National Laboratory aims to change that.
Grid Visualization Efforts Helped Heal After Hurricane [9/26/2011]
By many counts, Irene was the worst hurricane the U.S. East Coast has had to contend with since 2003. For those inland areas hit hardest by flooding, restoration will likely continue for years.
Joplin, Missouri Tornado: Do People Fail to Respond to Tornado Warnings? [5/24/2011]
Jenniffer Santos-Hernandez at Oak Ridge National Laboratory helped conduct a phone survey of more than 600 people in Oklahoma, Kansas, Minnesota, Illinois, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Alabama.
New DOE Bioenergy Web Site has ORNL Roots [01/25/2011]
Policy makers, industry, researchers and the public have a new way to gain and share information about biofuels with the Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework, or KDF, developed by a team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and sponsored by the Department of Energy.
Bhaduri honored with 2010 Homeland Security Award
Budhendra Bhaduri of Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been named a recipient of a 2010 Homeland Security Award
Four ORNL researchers receive presidential early career award
Jeremy Busby, De-en Jiang, Sergei Kalinin and Rahul Ramachandran are among 85 scientists across the nation to receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, or PECASE.
Bhaduri appointed to prestigious Mapping Science Committee
Budhendra Bhaduri of Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been selected to serve a three-year term on the Mapping Science Committee of the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council. More ...
Knowledge Discovery from Climate Data: Prediction, Extremes, & Impacts
This workshop will be held on December 6, 2009, in Miami, Florida, as part of IEEE's International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM). More ...
Scientists Develop New Method to Quantify Climate Modeling Uncertainty
Climate scientists recognize that climate modeling projections include a significant level of uncertainty. A team of researchers using computing facilities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has identified a new method for quantifying this uncertainty. More ...
GIS Responds to the Asian Tsunami
GISCafe (January 10, 2005)
INEEL Researchers Achieve Hydrogen Milestone
DOE Pluse (January 3, 2005 - Number 174)
Oak Ridge Technology Provides Essential Information
WATE.com (December 30, 2004)
Mapping Technology Helps Direct Tsunami Aid Efforts
npr.org (December 29, 2004)
Disaster Reponse Taps Oak Ridge Population Studies
WATE.com (December 28, 2004)
ORNL's LandScan Helps Tsunami Reflief
ORNL News Release (December 28, 2004)
LandScan Global Population Database
ESRI ( 2004 UC Proceedings Abstract)
Computer Modeling and Homeland Security
ORNL Review (Volume 35, Number 1, 2002)
ORNL Technologies for Energy Infrastructure Assurance
ORNL Review (Volume 35, Number 2, 2002)
LandScan Knows Difference in Night and Day
DOE Pluse (September 16, 2002 - Number 115)
Spatial Correlations in Population and Nighttime Lights for Washington D.C., Metropolitan Area
Graphic provided by ORNL (2001)
A bottom-up Strategy for Uncertainty Quantification in Comples Geo-computational Models
Graphic provided by ORNL (2001)