Nicholas Grokhowsky is a driven researcher and analytical scientist specializing in the intersection of informatics and spatiotemporal analyses. Nicholas's academic journey has been marked by notable achievements. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Geospatial Analytics from North Carolina State University and a Master of Science in Geomatic Sciences from the University of Florida. Furthermore, Nicholas obtained a Graduate Certificate in Computer Programming from Harvard University, enhancing his technical proficiency in data management and analysis.


Throughout his doctoral research at NC State University, Nicholas has developed innovative methodologies to measure the social impact spillovers of innovation across temporal and spatial dimensions. His research has led to the creation of a groundbreaking text mining application, automating the extraction of social impact measures from published texts, and facilitating broad dissemination across teams and organizations. Nicholas's work has applications in diverse domains, including business, environmental stewardship, and societal advancement.


Prior to his doctoral studies, Nicholas served as an ORISE Fellow at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where he conducted research using high-resolution satellite imagery to assess chemical contaminant concentrations and dispersions. His interdisciplinary approach, integrating statistical and machine learning methods, led to the publication of multiple scientific research papers.


Nicholas's commitment to education extends beyond his research endeavors. He has served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at NC State University, guiding students in a graduate-level data management course focused on geodatabases and SQL databases. Additionally, he has contributed to the geospatial community by presenting research posters at conferences and sharing his expertise as a student assistant at ESRI.


In his professional experience, Nicholas has excelled in roles ranging from Catastrophic Risk Analyst, Managing Director, and Strategic Account Specialist in the insurance industry. His ability to leverage data analytics and strategic insights has contributed to significant revenue growth and operational efficiency improvements across various industries.


Nicholas's technical skills encompass a wide range of programming languages, software engineering concepts, visualization tools, and GIS technologies. He holds certifications including Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and is a licensed property, casualty, life, and health insurance agent, reflecting his commitment to continuous learning and professional development.


Beyond his academic and professional pursuits, Nicholas is an Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America, showcasing his leadership and dedication to community service. As he progresses in his career and personal pursuits, Nicholas remains dedicated to leveraging his expertise to address complex challenges and drive positive change in the world.