GEOG 497
3D Modeling and Virtual Reality

Instructor Information - Mahda


Mahda M. Bagher

Mahda is a doctoral candidate in Geography, specializing in GIS and Immersive technologies. She is part of the team at the Center for Immersive Experiences. Her interest is in facilitating embodied learning through designing immersive learning experiences in immersive VR.  she is specifically interested in research related to memory and embodied cognition in the field of education. Her main focus has been on embodiment in the context of geospatial data visualization in VR. She also works on procedural modeling, rebuilding historical data, and integrating geospatial data in VR, including LiDAR data, DEM, shapefiles, raster data, and any point clouds.  She has received several awards for academic and research achievement in her graduate research, most notably the William and Amy Easterling Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant Award and the Willard Miller Award, 1st place for the Ph.D. proposal. She will be graduating in May 2022.