Dr. Margaret Kalacska (PhD, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta 2006), is a newly appointed assistant professor in the Department of Geography at McGill University. She was an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University from 2006 to 2008 and previously, a TROPI-DRY postdoctoral fellow at the University of Alberta. Her background is in the application of remote sensing from in-situ field spectrometry and airborne and satellite imagery. Her research interests are in the analysis of hyperspectral data/imagery, the use of machine learning and Bayesian networks for predictive models and the development of remote sensing techniques in the forensic and environmental sciences. She has experience with remote sensing and spectrometry research in Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico and Japan and has been involved in two NASA airborne multi/hyperspectral missions over Costa Rica (CARTA I in 2003 and II in 2005). She is also the co-editor of a hyperspectral remote sensing book recently released by Taylor and Francis Group CRC Press.