Natalie Yates is an Assistant Professor of landscape architecture at Ball State University, and her scholarly work is situated at the intersection of representation and analysis of landscape systems. Her research focuses on dynamic landscape illustration and simulation, using sensing methods in the design process, including Geographic Information Systems, and UAVs (drones) in responsive design, and post-industrial urban landscapes. Yates teaches design studios, design communication, dynamic illustration and simulation, and UAS Technologies. Yates has published research at the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture national conference, and co-authored the book Modeling the Environment: Techniques and Tools for the 3D Illustration of Dynamic Landscapes (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2012).