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About Ali

About Ali
I have several years of experience in R programming and in the application of scripting languages to the analysis, regression and classification of data, including spatial data. I graduated from a PhD program in Geography and I'm passionate about programming, data science and teaching.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I have 3+ years experience teaching R programming and data processing and analysis at both undergrad and graduate levels. In particular I love helping students to learn and develop programming skills for data analysis from the very basics to advanced concepts. I have also provided online private tutoring to a number of students from different countries, including the US, China, Congo, Myanmar, Spain, Peru and Colombia. I enjoy engaging with students with distinct backgrounds.
Education
Clark University
Geography
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
2012 - 2019
Clark University
Geography
Master's Degree
2012 - 2015
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Geographic Information Science
Master's Degree
2006 - 2010
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Forestry
Engineer's Degree
1997 - 2004

Work Experience

Work Experience
Clark University, Teaching and Research Assistant
2012 - 2014
Teaching assistant for the 'Introduction to GIS' course at the undergrad level. Research assistant for the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) - Plum Island Ecosystems (PIE) Project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), and for the 'Mapping Vulnerabilities to Mining Industry in Ghana and Peru' project funded by OXFAM.
National University of Colombia, Lecturer in GIS and Remote Sensing
2012 - 2012
Lecturer in GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and remote sensing courses at the graduate level (M.Sc.).
Agustin Codazzi Geographic Institute (IGAC), Colombia, Teaching and Research Assistant in Remote Sensing
2009 - 2011
Teaching assistant in remote sensing and image processing courses. Research assistant in processing and applications of remote sensing data.
International Center for Physics, Colombia, Research Assistant for the Satellite Development and Earth Observation Applications Program
2008 - 2009
Research assistance in the development of methodologies for radar data processing and in the analysis, research and preparation of technical proposals for imagery processing
National University of Colombia, Lecturer in Geographic Information Systems
2008 - 2008
Lecturer in Geographic information systems with ArcGIS and free/open source GIS software
University of Manizales, Colombia, Lecturer in Geostatistics
2008 - 2008
Lecturer in geostatistics in the Seminary II course for the graduate program in Geographic Information Systems.
Research Center for Ecosystems and Global Change, Colombia, Researcher
2003 - 2007
Processing of aerial and satellite imagery for analysis of land cover and land use change. Landscape metrics studies and spatial design of conservation areas. Statistical analysis of spatial information, and spatial modeling in GIS.
National University of Colombia, Teaching and Research Assistant
2000 - 2003
Teaching assistant in the Forest Sciences Department. Research assistant for the project: 'Integration of socioeconomic factors in rural land zoning for land planning'. Collection and analysis of data for the 'Feasibility study of the irrigation district project in south-eastern Antioquia'.

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