Fernando Sanchez

Assistant Professor of Practice

Coordinator, MS-GIST & P-GIST

I am a quantitative researcher and a educator with research experience in both STEM and the social sciences. My academic career centers around spatial analytics and has evolved in the context of three major fields: palaeoecology, anthropology, and environmental management, with technical expertise in geospatial analysis and technologies, and applied research in the interactions between landscape dynamics, regional development, and the human dimensions of the environment. After graduating in history (minors in geography and anthropology) I completed graduate degrees in Quaternary sciences, applied statistics, Geographic Information Science, and operations research. Throughout my scientific career I have served interdisciplinary teams of Europe, North America and Asia with holistic perspectives on the interrelations between the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the information sciences, which has enabled me to incorporate systems thinking into my scientific and teaching work.