Geospatial Computing Sciences Program

Background

There is a growing demand for engineers and scientists to turn the exponential growth of geo-referenced information into knowledge and applications. The world is increasingly filling with interconnected computing and sensing devices creating a dynamic web of information where location and time matter. The geospatial computing sciences program (GSCS) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC) is advancing the frontiers in the capture, integration, analysis, and application of geospatial data.

Vision

TAMU-CC will be the premier institution in the United States for geospatial computing focusing on geospatial sensing and analytics, mobile computing and unmanned systems. Our program will be recognized as a leader of excellence and innovation in the science and engineering of geospatial computing and its applications for the betterment of Texas, its workforce, and the global society.

Program Educational Objectives

The Geospatial Computing Sciences Ph.D. Program will:

  • Educate well-prepared students who will become experts in computer science, especially in geospatial computing.
  • Produce graduate researchers/faculty who will be able to pursue careers in higher education, government, and industries related to or affected by geographic information science.
  • Prepare graduates to teach and conduct independent research or oversee such research related to the collecting, processing, analyzing, and visualizing of geospatial data, as well as to the utilization of geospatial methods and data for developing new technologies.
  • Provide students with a rigorous preparation to use computer science theoretical and applied techniques to pursue research and scholarship that will advance the state of knowledge in geospatial computing.