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Assistant Professor Dipto Sarkar

GIScience, Social Network Analysis, OpenStreetMap, and Biodiversity Conservation

Degrees:B.Sc. Computer Science (University of Calcutta), M.Sc. Geoinformatics (Symbiosis International University), Ph.D. Geography (McGill University)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 8439
Office:B341 Loeb


My research is situated at the crossroads of GIScience, human geography, and digital geography. My primary research interest is to model interactions specially in a spatial context. I have developed a suit of methods and have applied them on a variety of application scenarios ranging from digital geography, urban geography, to biodiversity conservation and ecology.

Coming from a multi-disciplinary background, I value work that transcends disciplinary silos. As an educator and mentor, I believe that the best output is produced by happy people in supportive, inclusive, and diverse environments. Consequently, I strive to provide an environment where everyone is welcome irrespective of their gender, sexual orientation, social background, or disabilities. The best people to work with are the ones who are excited about challenges, willing to try out many, often out-of-the-box approaches, and are able to reflect on the winding path that led to the solution. All of these qualities are of course in addition to being a person one would like to hangout with!

2023 – 2024 Courses:

  • GEOM 2005 Fall – Geospatial Programming
  • GEOG 3003 Winter – Quantitative Geography
  • GEOM 3005 Winter – Geospatial Analysis


You can find my articles on my Google Scholar profile.