Biodiversity Institute Scientists Selected for Google Summer of Code Projects
Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers students stipends to write code for open source projects during summer months. This year a total of 1307 projects are approved by Google, among those, two projects are from Biodiversity Institute students.
The project of Narayani Barve (advised by Town Peterson), "Tools for pre and post processing of data for ecological niche models,” was accepted for Google Summer of Code 2014. This project is mentored by Jorge Soberón, Rob Guralnick and Alberto Jimenez Valverde. Her proposed project is listed here.
The project developed by Vijay Barve (Department of Geography, co-advised by Town Peterson) for Google Summer of Code is bdvis: Biodiversity data visualizations. This is an R package to visualize data based on Spatial, Temporal and Taxonomic attributes. His project is mentored by Javier Otegui, Jorge Soberón and Virgillo Gomez. More details on the proposal are available here.