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Dr. Gengchen Mai Awarded 2023 AAG Nystrom Award

Dr. Gengchen Mai poses near the ocean

We are thrilled to announce that UGA Geography Professor, Dr. Gengchen Mai, has been awarded the 2023 AAG Nystrom award for his research: "Towards general-purpose representation learning of polygonal geometries." In 2022, Dr. Mai was honored with another AAG award, The William L. Garrison Award for Best Dissertation in Computational Geography for his dissertation, "Geographic Question Answering with Spatially-Explicit Machine Learning Models." The Nystrom Award was established in 1980 by former AAG executive director J. Warren Nystrom to support an annual prize for the most outstanding paper based on a recent dissertation in geography within a three-year period. Congratulations, Dr. Mai! 


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