Shekar's research and teaching interests include spatial computing, spatial data science, spatial data mining, spatial databases and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). His contributions include scalable algorithms for eco-routing, evacuation route planning and spatial pattern (e.g., colocation, statistically significant hotspots, spatial variability aware neural networks) mining, along with an Encyclopedia of GIS, a Spatial Databases textbook, and a and a spatial computing book for professionals.
Data Science and Machine Learning
Spatial Computing Research Group
Yan Li (2022); Yiqun Xie (2020); Xun Tang (2019); Reem Ali (2019); Emre Eftelioglu (2018); Zhe Jiang (2016); KwanSoo Yang (2015); V. Gunturi (2015); Xun Zhou (2014); Dev Oliver (2014); Michael Evans (2013); Pradeep Mohan (2012); Xiaobin Ma (2012); James Kong (2010); Betsy George (2008); Mete Celik (2008); Sangho Kim (2007); Jin-Soung oo (2007); Vatsavai Raju (2006); Qing Song Lu (2006); Baris Kazar (2005); Hui Xiong (2005; co-advised with Vipin Kumar); Pusheng Zhang (2005; co-advised with Vipin Kumar); Huang Yan (2003); Wei-Li Wu (2002); C. T. Lu (2002); Xuan Liu (2000); Siva Ravada (1997); Mark Coyle (1996); Duen-Ren Liu (1995); Babak Hamidzadeh (1993); Andrew Yang (1993).