Ken Kato, InfoGraphics Lab
Ken Kato is an expert in mapping and related mapping technologies, transportation planning, geographic information systems (GIS), and "smart cities." At the University of Oregon, he is the associate director of the InfoGraphics Lab and campus GIS program coordinator, which provides the university's emergency management, risk, planning, operations, and police departments with a sophisticated, room-level mapping system. The program is used to track infrastructure and assets, including utility systems, hazardous materials, capital construction projects and individual data/voice jacks and networks throughout all campus buildings and grounds. Recent work has been in collaboration with researchers in transportation, spatial modeling, architecture, climate, and human physiology. Ken is also an active founding member of RAIN @ UO (Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network) and co-founder and faculty coach for the Colligan User Interface Design Challenge.
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Advancing a campus GIS from a mapping system to a platform for exploring the spatially enabled smart city (Pennsylvania State University, March 20, 2015)