My research interests span a wide range of topics in GIScience and spatial analysis, with a focus on spatial-temporal dynamics. My research tends to fall under the general banner of 'computational GIScience’ and encompasses work on networks, transportation, big data, snow/water processes, and geospatial algorithms. I am Assistant Professor in the Geography Department of the University of Colorado at Boulder where I focus on spatial-temporal analysis and data-intensive modeling of dynamic geographical processes. Prior to joining the faculty at Colorado I was Associate Director of the Center for Advanced Research of Spatial Information (CARSI) and Assistant Professor of GIScience at Hunter College of the City University of New York. In 2012, I held a postdoctoral position at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, and in 2011 I completed a PhD funded by the Irish Social Sciences Platform (ISSP) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada at the National Center for Geocomputation at the University of Maynooth (formerly National University of Ireland Maynooth) in Ireland. Both my undergraduate and Masters were completed in the Geography Department at the University of Victoria, in B.C. Canada (my hometown). I am a strong advocate for open source software and open data and I enjoy cycling, snowboarding, and collecting robots.
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Labs & Facilities
KESDA Lab is an instructional computer lab with advanced software and hardware used to teach technique (skills) courses in geography.
The Meridian Lab is directed by Professor Barbara P. Buttenfield and pursues research to develop and evaluate new software tools for Geographic Information Science. These software tools support...
Recent Courses Include
Spring 2017 GEOG 4023/5023 (4) Quantitative Methods
Fall 2016 GEOG 3023 (4) Statistics for Geography
Fall 2016 GEOG 4120/5100 (3) Special Topics in Geography - Spatiotemporal Analysis
Spring 2016 GEOG 4023/5023 (4) Quantitative Methods