Research Assistant Professor
Assistant Director of GIScience
Telephone: (305) 348-6444
Office: GL 275-D
Levente earned his PhD degree with a Geomatics focus from the University of Florida. He also holds an MSc in Geography from the University of Szeged, Hungary. Previously, he was a visiting scientist at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in Ispra, Italy, and at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences in Villach, Austria. He also served as a data scientist for a geospatial startup, Mapillary. Levente’s research is mainly concerned with data quality of user-generated content, understanding user behavior in online communities, and spatial analysis of social media and other online platforms. His innovative research on location-based games, geospatial web and environmental data science has been featured on numerous outlets, including Bloomberg, GIS Lounge, Tech Insider as well as in international outlets.
He has been working at FIU since 2019. He served as the Interim Director of the GIS Center between 2022 – 2023 overseeing all aspects of the Center, including strategic planning, operations, projects, research and service. Since 2023, he is the Assistant Director of GIScience responsible for the Center’s original research portfolio.
He is a courtesy faculty member at the Department of Earth & Environment and teaches Environmental GIS in the Professional Masters in Environmental Science & Policy Program as well as Geospatial Intelligence in the MA in Global Affairs Program.