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November 25, 2020

Graduate Student Sean Hickey Takes 3rd Place at Texas Energy Summit

UNT Geography Master's student Sean Hickey won the third place in the Malcolm Verdict Memorial Poster Contest of 2020 Texas Energy Summit. The summit explores the intersection of energy systems, emissions reductions, and economic development. The Summit creates space to collaboratively develop policy solutions that lead to cleaner air and a stronger economy for Texas.

Sean presented "Developing a community air monitoring network from machine-learning optimized low-cost sensors" as part of his master thesis. Sean's thesis is focused on using machine learning to calibrate the air pollution concentration measured by the low-cost sensors, which are deployed in a citizen science air quality monitoring project led by Dr. Lu Liang. The calibrated readings will be used to inform the detailed spatial-temporal patterns of air pollution in Denton at the block-scale. Details about the project can be found here.