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Lori  Collins

Lori Collins

Lori Collins
Research Associate Professor & Co-Director of AIST

Contact

Office: CMC 102
Phone: 813/974-0613
Email: lcollins@usf.edu

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Bio

Dr. Lori Collins is the Co-Director of the Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies (AIST), a Center in the School of Geosciences at the University of South Florida that is working to preserve and protect the world’s cultural and natural heritage through education and global engagement. She also has a courtesy appointment in the Department of Anthropology.

Dr. Collins teaches courses on technologies for heritage preservation and museum visualization, and her research specialties include heritage and landscape preservation and documentation strategies for archaeology, Florida and Southeast U.S. archaeology, Mesoamerican iconographic and rock art documentation and preservation, and LiDAR and terrestrial laser scanning applications for heritage management.

Education

Ph.D. Applied Anthropology, University of South Florida
M.A., Applied Anthropology, University of South Florida
B.S., Agriculture, University of Florida

Teaching

Technologies for Heritage Preservation, Advanced Field Techniques, Museum Visualization and Informatics

Research

Heritage preservation strategies with terrestrial laser scanning and other spatial and imaging techniques, rock art documentation and preservation strategies, iconographic analyses utilizing advanced imaging and spatial techniques, visualization for heritage studies, 3D visualization and teaching strategies.

Graduate Students

Christina Makris

Specialty Area

LiDAR, Terrestrial Laser Scanning, 3D Printing, GPS, GIS, and Visualization Techniques