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Dalia E Varanka, PhD

Dr. Varanka, Research Physical Scientist, leads the Geospatial Semantics and Ontology project of the Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science.

Dr. Varanka was a research assistant at The Field Museum of Natural History and later at The Newberry Library in Chicago. She started her Federal career at the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in 1993 and has been a Research Grade Evaluation (RGE) scientist since 1998 with the USGS National Geospatial Program. Dr. Varanka taught Geospatial Ontology and Semantics at Johns Hopkins University and is Chair of the Commission on Geospatial Semantics of the International Cartographic Association.