About the Project Director

Kevin Robert Gurney, PhD, MS, MPP

Arizona State University, School of Life Sciences

Kevin Gurney Kevin Robert Gurney, PhD, MS, MPP, holds advanced degrees in atmospheric science, ecology, and public policy. His research spans the broad arena of “global change.” In particular, he is interested in quantification and mechanistic understanding of the global carbon cycle with emphasis on exchanges of CO2 with the terrestrial biosphere, fossil fuel sources of CO2, and interaction with current and projected climate change.

Gurney has been a pioneer in quantifying global sources and sinks of carbon through the atmospheric inverse approach. This work, along with his new research on fine-scale quantification of fossil fuel CO2 emissions and deforestation policy have made him a leader in carbon and climate change policy. email: kevin.gurney@asu.edu


Jianming Liang, PhD

Arizona State University, School of Life Sciences

Jianming Liang His research is focused on quantification of fossil fuel carbon dioxide at the national and urban landscape level. He has technical training in GIS and XXXX. email: jliang41@asu.edu


Yang Song, graduate student

Arizona State University, School of Life Sciences

Terry Song Terry Song holds masters degrees in Geography (Arizona State University, United States) and Geo-exploration and Information Technology (Nanjing University, China). His research is focused on the onroad quantification of fossil fuel carbon dioxide at the urban landscape level. He has technical training in remote sensing image processing and geographic information systems. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Life Sciences. email: terry.song.3@asu.edu

Bedrich Benes, PhD

Purdue University, Department of Computer Graphics and Technology

Bedrich Benes Dr. Bedrich Benes studied Computer Science and received his Master of Science from Czech Technical University in Prague. In 1998 he received his doctorate in Computer Science from the same institution. Bedrich's research areas include Procedural Modeling, Real-Time Rendering, and high performance computer graphics. To date he has published over 50 peer reviewed publications. email: bbenes@purdue.edu

Jianhua Huang, graduate student

School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University

Jianhua Huang assisted with data on power plants in each of the Hestia cities. He completed his Ph.D. in the School of Life Sciences with the Gurney Group and much thanks goes to his efforts in Hestia powerplant research

Yuyu Zhou, PhD

Joint Global Change Research Institute, College Park, MD

Dr. Zhou developed the first building emission system for the Hestia effort during his postdoctoral tenure with the Gurney group. Much thanks goes to Yuyu for laying key groundwork for the project.

Suzanna Remec

Reel(Science)Thing

Suzanna Remec generated the Hestia video with footage collected by Jim Hurst and animations from Dr. Bedrich Benes. email: remec@reelthing.us