Albert Yu-Min Lin

Dr. Albert Yu-Min Lin is a Research Scientist at the University of California, San Diego and an Emerging Explorer of the National Geographic Society in the field of technology enabled exploration. He is a expert in merging remote exploration with crowdsoured citizen science an emergent collective reasoning.


Jessica Block

Jessica Block is the lead coordinator of the Big Pixel Initiative at UC San Diego’s Qualcomm Institute. She studies the dynamic relationship between urban and wildland environments with expertise in wildfire hazards, water resource management, and tectonics. She holds a BS from UCLA and an MS from Arizona State University in Geology and Urban Ecology.


Deborah Forster

Deborah Forster is an Assistant Project Scientist at QI-Calit2, with a PhD in Cognitive Science from UC San Diego. From studying relational dynamics of baboons in Kenya to social robots in early childhood education in San Diego, her projects are highly collaborative and interdisciplinary, with attention to socio-cognitive dimensions of technology enhanced learning in both formal and informal settings.


Marta Jankowska

Marta Jankowska received her PhD in Geography from San Diego State University and University of California Santa Barbara. Her interests and working projects are topically diverse, but always come back to the spatial components of human health.


Gordon Hanson

Professor Hanson holds the Pacific Economic Cooperation Chair in International Economic Relations at UC San Diego, where he is director of the Center on Global Transformation and has faculty positions in the School of Global Policy and Strategy and the Department of Economics. He received his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute for Technology.


Ran Goldblatt

Ran Goldblatt received his PhD in Geography and the Human Environment from Tel-Aviv University, Israel. He is especially interested in the spatial aspect of the human environment, in cognitive geography and in social justice.