Dr. Delparte has an extensive background in the cross-disciplinary applications of GIS and remote sensing in the fields of geosciences, resource management and conservation/environmental planning. Prior to joining ISU in the fall of 2012, she held a leadership role at the University of Hawaii at Hilo in the development of an integrative and robust geodata repository for research datasets. Her experience also extends to government and industry sectors related to GIS applications for forest and sustainable resource management.
Dr. Delparte's current research focus relates to visualization, 3D modeling and analysis. She is using 3D platforms to visualize her research work with photogrammetry, Structure from Motion (SfM), LiDAR and point-cloud generation from gaming devices. Specific research applications relate to avalanche flow modeling and hazard mapping, terrain models, land cover change and image analysis.