Over the course of the past year, our department has grown considerably, with four new full-time faculty joining us since the start of 2021. This post is the third in our series of new faculty spotlights, now introducing Dr. Chetan Tiwari. Dr. Tiwari joined GSU in August 2021 serving as an Associate Professor with a joint appointment in both the Department of Geosciences as well as the Department of Computer Science. In addition to his regular faculty role, Dr. Tiwari was also hired to serve as the inaugural director of the newly formed Center for Disaster Informatics and Computational Epidemiology at GSU. Get to know Dr. Tiwari with our Q&A below!
Where are you originally from?
Where were you before coming to GSU?
I was a faculty member in the Department of Geography & the Environment at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX.
What’s your primary area of study?
Health & Medical Geography, Geographic Information Science
What classes are you teaching at GSU?
We’re still working on that! Probably classes in GIS and Health & Medical Geography
What are you researching right now?
I am interested in developing methods to quantify and visualize risk of adverse events, including diseases and disasters. I am also interested in understanding how place characteristics influence levels of risk, vulnerability, and resilience in a population.
What’s your favorite thing about Atlanta (so far)?
I have more than one! The greenery, little parks and neighborhood markets scattered throughout the city, and the diversity.