"UT Dallas is the only institution in Texas and one of only 17 centers nationwide to be named as a center of excellence by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and U.S. Geologic Survey.
""Our GIS program really covers all the bases,” said Dr. Denis Dean, dean of EPPS. 'We’ve got one of the founding fathers of the discipline on our faculty in the person of Dr. Brian Berry. We’ve got some of today’s best regarded thinkers and researchers in the field with people like Dr. Dan Griffith and Dr. May Yuan. And we have great up-and-coming future stars with people like Dr. Yongwan Chun.
“‘Under the leadership of Dr. Fang Qiu, the program has really started to take off — it’s still a small program, but it’s been growing rapidly over the last couple of years,’ Dean said. ‘With the great students, faculty and support staff we have in place, I think the future of this program is incredibly bright.’”
“UTD Geospatial Sciences Program Lands on Map as Center for Excellence”