Kasra “Kaz” Manavi
Computer Scientist / Director of Research & Communications at SimTable
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
🎓 Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of New Mexico (UNM), M.S. in Computer Science from Texas A&M University, and B.S. in Computer Science & Applied Mathematics from UNM
😁 In his free time, Kaz works for the non-profit organization, Navajo Language Renaissance. This organization works with Rosetta Stone to revitalize the Navajo language.
About work: The colorful background image shows an interactive model projected onto a sand table. First responders and communities use these sand tables to model wildfires and flooding. This lets them plan on how to best respond to these emergencies in their area.
Kaz creates interactive geospatial models to help communities and first responders and communities plan how to best respond to wildfires, floods, and other emergencies.
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