of Maine, School of Computing and Information Science and NCGIA
Address: Spatial Informatics Cluster & NCGIA School of Computing and Information Science University of Maine, Orono 5711 Boardman Hall, Rm. 334 Orono, ME 04467-5711
Phone: (207) 581 3681 (univ) Fax: (207) 581 2206
Email: nittel at spatial.maine.edu
News: I am teaching a new graduate course "SIE557: Database System Applications" for graduate students with non-technical background in Spring 2013. News: The Geosensor Networks Lab website is revamped! Dr.
Nittel’s is an Associate Professor in the School of Computing and Information Science and a faculty member with the
National Center of Geographic Information & Analysis at the
University of Maine. She received her Ph.D. in 1994 from the University
of Zurich in database management systems, and joined the UCLA
Computer Science Department as postdoctoral researcher in 1995. At
UCLA, she worked on high-performance integration platforms for
scientific data mining application for climate change. From 1998 to
2001, she was the Co-Director of the UCLA Data Mining Lab. In
Fall 2001, she started as a faculty member at the University of Maine.
Her current research
interests are in
extending data management technology to support wireless sensor
networks for environmental applications, especially geosensor networks.In detail, she investigates the extension of data stream management systens (DSMS) for the support of processing, querying and integrating massive amounts of real-time mobile sensor data streams representing continuous environmental phenomena in near real-time. In the past, her research focus was on in-network data aggregation algorithms for quantitative and qualitative
spatial queries in geosensor networks to identify and track the boundary of events over space and time in a decentralized way, geosensor networks in intelligent transportation networks and mobile ad-hoc ocean drifter sensor networks.
the co-founder of the conference series "Geosensor Networks",
author of two books on Geosensor Networks and author of the topic
"geosensor networks' in 4 encyclopedias .She is a recipient of a
National Science Foundation Early CAREER award, and her research
has been funded with grants from NSF, NGA, NASA and Maine