The Georgia Tech CGIS welcomes new graduate research assistants for Fall 2015

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The Georgia Tech Center for Geographic Information Systems welcomes three new graduate research assistants this semester. Heonyeong Lee, Caroline Burnette, and Yunkyung Choi each bring different strengths and varied background to CGIS.

Caroline Burnette

Caroline’s research interests focus on urban information systems and how they can be adapted to inform planning decisions. She is working as a graduate research assistant under Dr. Guhathakurta in the Center for Geographic Information Systems while pursuing her Master’s in City and Regional Planning. Her current project involves mapping vacant land and infill potential in Atlanta and across Fulton County.

Caroline holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Florida State University. There, she performed research in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, which largely influenced her decision to pursue a master’s degree in the field of planning. Prior to moving to Atlanta, Caroline worked at Walt Disney World in Orlando as an intern in civil engineering, structural engineering, and project management.

Yunkyung Choi

Yunkyung Choi's research interests are centered on sustainable development, specifically on the relationship between transit-oriented development (TOD) and gentrification. She is currently working with Dr. Subhro Guhathakurta at the Center for Geographical Information Systems (GIS) as a research assistant, focusing on community resilience of mixed-use transit-oriented development.

Prior to beginning the PhD program, Yunkyung worked at the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), and the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS). She holds a master's degree in Urban Planning (2014) from University of Southern California, and a B.S. (2008) and a M.S. (2010) in Housing and Interior Design from Kyung Hee University in South Korea.

Heonyeong Lee

Heonyeong Lee’s research interests lies in regional economic performance and planning and policy measures for improving regional economic resilience. He is currently working with Dr. Nancy Leigh for the NSF funded project, Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Processes and System (RIPS) as a research assistant.

Prior to joining the PhD program, he worked at the Korea Environment Institute from 2013 to 2015 where he engaged in several studies on community development planning and evaluating community subsidy program. Heonyeong earned both a bachelor (2011) and master (2013) degree in Urban Planning and Engineering from Yonsei University.


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