Dalia E. Varanka, Adjunct Faculty

Dalia E. Varanka, PhD is an Adjunct Professor for the JHU GIS programs, teaching AS.430.611 Geospatial Ontology and Semantics. She is a Research Geographer with the U.S. Geological Survey, Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science. Dalia’s main project is formalizing the semantics of the National Hydrography Dataset for geospatial semantics technology. After receiving a B.S. in Urban and Regional Analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Dalia completed her M.A. in Urban Environmental Geography at the University of Illinois at Chicago while working full-time first as a research assistant at The Field Museum of Natural History and subsequently, The Newberry Library in Chicago. Dalia holds a doctoral degree in Geography, focusing on the history of cartography and geographic information theory, from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (1994). She wrote her dissertation while beginning her Federal government career in GIS with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. Dalia has worked in a professional capacity with a wide range of geospatial information technologies and applications, including GIS, remote sensing, cartography, geospatial statistics, and geographical texts.

Prof. Varanka’s JHU email is dvarank1@jhu.edu.