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Cynthia Schmidt
Cynthia Schmidt

MS: 242-4


M.A., Urban and Regional Planning, 1993
San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

Post Graduate Diploma “with distinction”, Urban Survey and Human Settlement Analysis, International Institute for Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences ( ITC ), The Netherlands, June 1988.

B.S., Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning, University of California, Davis, June 1984.

Professional Experience:  
1999-Present Research Scientist , San Jose State University Foundation, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA
2004-Present Instructor , Introduction to Remote Sensing,
Foothill Community College, Los Altos Hills, CA
2002-2003 Instructor , Introduction to Remote Sensing,
California State University Monterey Bay, Seaside, CA
1998-2000 Instructor , Introduction to Remote Sensing,
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
1997-1998 Remote Sensing Manager , Pacific Meridian Resources, Emeryville, CA
1995-1997 Remote Sensing/ GIS Consultant , California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Fire and Resource Assessment Program, Sacramento, CA

Research Scientist , Johnson Controls World Services,
NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA

Honors and Awards:
2006 NASA Group Achievement Award for the DEVELOP internship program
2004 NASA Ames Contractor Honor Award
1993 NASA Ames Contractor Council Excellence Award


(Note: Prior to 1999, my last name was Bell)

Brigham, C., I. Kolkowitz, M. Dolson, J. Rudy, A. Brooks, C. Schmidt, and J. W. Skiles.  2007. Object-Oriented Analysis of Sea Ice Fragmentation Using SAR Imagery to Determine Pacific Walrus Habitat.  ASPRS 2007 Annual Conference Proceedings, May 7-11, Tampa, FL.

Voss, M., A. Husby, S. Lake, K. Lavelle, S. Oza, A. Suarez, F. Melton, C. Schmidt, and J. W. Skiles 2007.  Utilizing Modis LAI to Identify Vegetative Anomalies in Yosemite National Park. ASPRS 2007 Annual Conference Proceedings, May 7-11, Tampa FL.

Basson, G., C. Schmidt, and J. W. Skiles.  2007.  Monitoring Resources in the Fremont-Winema National Forest and Yosemite National Park Using Satellite Imagery.  Proceedings of the George Wright Society Conference, April 16-20, St. Paul, MN.

Skiles, J., and C. Schmidt. 2006. Earth Science Applications and Decision Support Tools. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Space 2006 Conference Proceedings, 11(22), September 19-21, San Jose, CA.

Syfert, M., J. Rudy, L. Anderson, C. Cleve, J. Jenkins, C. Schmidt, and J. Skiles. 2006. Post Fire Regeneration Assessment in Yosemite National Park. ASPRS Conference Proceedings , May 1-5, Reno, NV.

Huybrechts, C., B. Quinlan, C. Schmidt, and J. Skiles. 2006. Using High Resolution Satellite Imagery to Detect Waste Tire Sites. ASPRS Conference Proceedings, May 1-5, Reno, NV.

Mushinzimana, E., S. Munga, N. Minakawa, L. Chen-Chieng Feng, L. Bian, U. Kitron, C. Schmidt, L. Beck, G. Zhou, A. K Githeko , and G. Yan. 2006. Landscape determinants and remote sensing of anopheline mosquito larval habitats in the western Kenya highlands, Malaria Journal , 5: 13.

Schmidt, C., J. Skiles, and M. Ruiz. 2004. Students Learning Earth Science: The DEVELOP Internship Program at NASA Ames Research Center. ASPRS Annual Conference, May 23-28, Denver, CO.
Congalton, R. G., M. Balogh, C. Bell, K. Green, J. Milliken, and R. Ottman. 1998. Mapping and Monitoring Agricultural Crops and Other Land Cover in the Lower Colorado Basin. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing , 64(11): 1107-1114.
Levien, L. M., C. Bell, and B. Maurizi. 1996. Large Area Change Detection Using Satellite Imagery: Southern Sierra Change Detection Project, Proceedings of the Sixth Forest Service Remote Sensing Applications Conference, April 29-May 3, Denver, CO
Bell, C. 1995. GRAPES Project Prepares California Vineyard Managers for Insect Infestation, Geo Info Systems , July issue, 44-47.
Bell, C., W. Acevedo, and J. Buchanan. 1995. Dynamic Mapping of Urban Regions: Growth of the San Francisco Bay Regions. Proceedings of the 33 rd Annual Urban and Regional Information Systems Association Conference, July 16-25, San Antonio, TX.
Kirtland, D., Gaydos, L., Clarke, K.C., De Cola, L., Acevedo, W., and Bell, C., 1994. An analysis of Human-Induced Land Transformations in the San Francisco Bay/Sacramento Area. World Resource Review , 6(2): 206-217.
Salute, J., C. Bell, and P. Freese. 1994. The Use and Transfer of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems Technology to Detect Phylloxera Stress in Vineyards, Early Results. Proceedings of the Technology Transfer Society Annual Meeting, June 22-24, Huntsville, Alabama.
Bell, C., L. Gaydos, and R. Rowntree. 1993. Measuring Growth and Changing Vegetation Structure of Sacramento Using Landsat Digital Data. Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Symposium of Geographic Information Systems in Forestry and Environmental and Resource Management, February 15-18,Vancouver, British Columbia, February.

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