Maja Kucharczyk

Maja Kucharczyk, PhD

Pronouns: she/her/hers



Educational Background

BSc Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2012

MSc Geography, University of Calgary, 2017

PhD Geography, University of Calgary, 2023


During my recently completed doctoral research program, I evaluated drone-based pre- and post-disaster mapping as a tool to support disaster management, particularly for assessing building damage.

As a data scientist, I apply geospatial technologies and artificial intelligence in the context of conservation, climate change mitigation, and disaster risk management.


  • ISI and Esri Spatial Thinking Student Competition Award, International Statistical Institute, Esri. 2023
  • Esri Canada GIS Scholarship, Esri Canada. 2022
  • Esri Young Scholar Award, Esri. 2022
  • Dean’s Doctoral Scholarship, University of Calgary. 2021
  • Professional Development Grant, Graduate Students’ Association, University of Calgary. 2020
  • Student Delegate Award, CatIQ. 2019
  • Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship, Alberta Innovates, Alberta Advanced Education. 2017