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The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and Saint Louis University (SLU) co-sponsored the 2022 Geo-Resolution Conference. Led by SLU, Taylor Geospatial Institute (TGI) is a consortium of eight research institutions that share their expertise and critical research facilities. TGI organized a student poster competition at the annual conference on Wednesday, Sept. 28, and received 40 entries from students at the consortium member institutions on a wide range of research topics connected to geospatial science.
Pengfei Ma, a Ph.D. student in civil engineering at S&T, won second place for his poster presentation titled “Pipeline Leakage Detection by Mapping Vegetation Stress Indices from Hyperspectral Imaging.” Ma is a researcher with the Center for Intelligent Infrastructure and the INSPIRE University Transportation Center. He received a $750 award and certificate. His advisor is Dr. Genda Chen, Robert W. Abbett Distinguished Professor of civil engineering and director of the INSPIRE University Transportation Center.