Professor Nick Hedley Lecture

Professor Nick Hedley
Department of Geography, and
Director, Spatial Interface Research Lab
Simon Fraser University

will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on March 14, 2015 at 8:15 p.m., Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.

Speaker photos still to come


Connecting Science, Citizens and Risk at the Intersection of Reality and Virtuality

Dr. Hedley spends his time in virtual environments and augmented realities. He designs new ways to visualize and interact with 3D geospatial data and has worked on the development of collaborative virtual environments for international industry, broadcasting and public education. Dr. Hedley designed and created part of the popular “Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination” exhibit, showcasing the science and technology envisioned in the epic movie series. He has designed and developed visualization interfaces in a variety of contexts, including risk mitigation, complex environmental systems, human exposure to environmental hazards, dynamic oceanographic processes, hydrogeology, avalanche hazards, and tsunami simulation. Dr. Hedley’s research has been funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. National Research Center for Statistics and the Environment, and SSHRC. In addition to academic research, Dr. Hedley has consulted for numerous major organizations in broadcasting, public education and the movie industry, including the BBC and several well-known science museums, including Lucasfilm/Boston Museum of Science.