New IGIS Academic Coordinator: Andy Lyons

I would like to welcome Andy Lyons as Academic Coordinator III in the ANR Informatics and GIS (IGIS) Statewide Program. Andy comes to ANR from Stanford and before that Berkeley, where he completed his PhD in ESPM. He has an exceptionally broad academic training, bridging both the social and natural sciences, with considerable experience within both academic and not-for-profit business environments. He has a strong combination of ecology, social science, data science, and computer applications (programming, data management, multimedia, web, modeling), and grant/report writing skills. He is also a gifted teacher, won awards for his teaching at Cal including an Outstanding Graduate Instructor Award in 2004, and has been one of our instructors at the GIF's Spatial Data Science Bootcamp.