Dr. Gautam Thakur (Senior Member, IEEE) is an R&D staff scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), TN, USA for the past six years. He works in the Geoinformatics Engineering and Scalable Computing group of National Security Emerging Technologies Division at ORNL. His research focuses on advancing open-source geospatial data science and scalable computing, governance and data management practices, geospatial advancement, and artificial intelligence. He graduated from the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida (2012) with a Ph.D. in computer engineering and a dissertation on mobility modeling in large-scale networks. He worked at Deutsche Telekom Research Laboratories, Berlin on transportation system modeling and understanding network anatomy of major cities in the world. He worked at Disney Research Laboratory, Zürich on activity and mobility modeling of guests visiting the Disney theme parks. His research has applications in geo-spatial intelligence, sustainable urban systems, disaster management, critical infrastructure management, and transportation system analysis.