The Office of International and Executive Programs (OIEP) provides forums for graduate students and established scholars to present their research to colleagues at the University of Maryland, and to wider audiences.
For example, during the final phase of their studies candidates enrolled in the University of Maryland-Nanjing Normal University Joint Master's Degree Program in Criminal Justice enjoy the opportunity to share their research findings with a panel of UMD faculty.
Research by Candidates of the UMD-Nanjing Normal University Master's Degree in Criminal Justice:
Research topics of the 2018-2019 criminal justice cohort (presented in November 2019):
- Exploratory Research of Social Disorganization Theory in a Chinese Context;
- Family, Social Bonding, and the Risk of Drug Use in the Jiangning District of Nanjing;
- Research on SES and Juvenile Delinquents’ Sentencing - Based on the Gulou District of Nanjing City;
- Research on the Problem of Migrant Students’ Deviant Behavior;
- Understanding College Students’ Purchase Behavior of Online Counterfeit Luxury Bags - in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China.
Research by Candidates of the UMD-Nanjing Normal University Master of Science in Geospatial Information Sciences (MSGIS):
Research topics of the 2018-2019 cohort, presented in November 2019:
- Spatiotemporal Analysis of Public Sentiment with Twitter : A Case Study in New York City, USA;
- Developing a Habitat Suitability Model for Jaguar in Pantanal, Brazil;
- Flood Risk Analysis in Louisiana Using Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP);
- Indoor & Outdoor 3D Model Construction and Navigation Planning Based on Crowdsourcing Data;
- Demonstration of Wetland Water Regimes Mapping in Alaska From Optical and Radar Images;
- Effect of Potato Field Fertilization on Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Yields in U.S. Eastern Seaboard Region;
- Analyzing Spatiotemporal Hotspot Crime Patterns on Weekdays and Weekends;
- The Changes in the Southern Amazon Basin Following Degradation and Deforestation From 2015 to 2019;
- Spatial Analysis of Pedestrian Traffic Accidents in Washington, D.C. Based on GIS;
- Economic Estimation of Countries Along the Belt and Road Region Based on Nighttime Lighting Remote Sensing Data;
- Modeling and Mapping Forest Fire Risks in the Northwest of Brazil Using Remote Sensing and GIS;
- Temporal and Spatial Analysis of Housing Prices: A Case Study of Nantong, China;
- ONTRAVEL: Mobile Application Map Game Design For A New Way of Traveling;
- Evaluating the Validity of Split-Window (SW) and Improved Mono-Window (IMW) Algorithm for Land Surface Temperature (LST) Retrieval from Landsat 8 Data;
- Is There Any Relationship between Air Quality and Urban Area Change in Montgomery County, Maryland?;
- Social App for Theater Lovers: An App Integrates Reading Performance Reviews with Getting Location on Map.
Other Research Supported by OIEP:
Topic: Social terrorism
Researcher: Jianda Zhou (assistant research scholar, UMD Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice)
Additional information: OIEP announcement
Description: Zhou defines social terrorism as the phenomenon of individuals leading seemingly normal lives who perpetrate violent attacks against the public in response to perceived personal grievances rather than political or ideological motivations