JOCHEN ALBRECHT, PhD

Associate Professor for Computational and Theoretical Geography

Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, Room 1032, North Building, New York, NY 10065

Tel: (212) 772-5221; Fax: (212) 772-5268

Email: jochen [at] hunter.cuny.edu; jochen.albrecht [at] gmail.com


I.                   DEGREES

University of Vechta, Germany                 PhD (GIScience)            1995

University of Hamburg, Germany             MSc (Geography)          1986

University of Hamburg, Germany             BSc (Geography)           1983

 

II.                   ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Hunter College, City University of New York

Associate Professor, Department of Geography, September 2004 – present

 

The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Doctoral Faculty, Earth and Environmental Sciences Program, January 2005 – present

 

University of Maryland, College Park

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, September 2002 – December 2004

 

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, January 2001 – July 2002

 

University of Auckland, New Zealand

Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography, March 2000 – December 2000

Lecturer, Department of Geography, March 1997 – February 2000

 

III.                   CURRENT RESEARCH

a.  Spatial regression modeling of drivers of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
The causes and regimes of GHG emissions are spatially and path dependent. This research is trying to identify the regionally varying factors to advise policy makers on the most effective measures to combat GHGs.

b.  Neighborhood-level behavioral modeling of environmental stressors in New York City.
Locally differing exposure to a range of social, environmental, economic and structural stressors are sought to explain varying degrees of aberrant behaviors. This study employs a large number of variables of variable spatial resolution to discern the systemic character of neighborhood-level stressors.

c.  GIS program management.
Collection and analysis of best practices for a wide range of different sized and resourced organizations. This work is foundational to the development of a national effort for the certification of GIS managers and the accreditation of GIS programs.

 

IV.                   PUBLICATIONS

A.           Authored Books

Albrecht J 2007. Key Concepts and Techniques in GIS. London: Sage Publications.

Reviewed in:

Geografiska Annaler B: Human Geography, 91 (2): 185-92 (B Lennon)

Choice Magazine, 2008

 

B.           Chapters in Books

1.             Marcotullio P, Sarzynski A, Albrecht J, Schulz N and J Garcia 2014. Assessing Urban GHG Emissions in European Medium and Large Cities - methodological issues, in Laconte P & C Gossop (Ed), Sustainable Urban Environments in Europe – Assessing Best Practices. Foundation for the Urban Environment: Editions du CERTU (Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches sur les Transports et l’Urbanisme), Collection Débats. Paris: IB Taurus.

2.             Albrecht J and C Davies 2010a. Application Planning. Chapter 7 in Haklay M, Towards Usable Geotechnologies – a primer. , pp. 128-143. London: Wiley.

3.             Davies C, Li C and J Albrecht 2010b. Human Understanding of Space. Chapter 2 in Haklay M, Towards Usable Geotechnologies – a primer. , pp. 19-35. London: Wiley.

4.             Albrecht J 2008. A Requirement List for Geo-ontology Tools. GI Forum 2008, pp. 21-30. Karlsruhe: Wichmann Verlag.

5.             Albrecht J 2007. Dynamic GIS. Wilson J and S Fotheringham (Eds) The Handbook of Geographic Information Science, pp. 436-446. London: Blackwell.

6.             Reitsma F and J Albrecht 2006. A new process data model and its application. In Drummond J, Billen R, Forrest D and E João (Eds), 2006, Dynamic & Mobile GIS: Investigating Change in Space and Time, pp. 76-87. London: Taylor & Francis.

7.          Albrecht J and A Car 2004. GIS Analysis for Scale-sensitive Environmental Modelling Based on Hierarchy Theory. Japanese translation of 1999 chapter in Dikau and Saurer. In Oguchi, T Komatsu A, Oguchi C and K Sato (Eds.) GIS for Earth Surface Systems. Kokon: Tokyo, pp. 1-20.

8.             Albrecht J and J Pingel 2004. GIS as a Communication Process. In Wang F (Ed.) Geographic Information Systems and Crime Analysis, pp. 2-23. Singapore: Idea Group.

9.          Guesgen H, Albrecht J and S Grundner 2000. Erosion Modeling in a Raster-Based GIS with Fuzzy Logic. In Proceedings FLAIRS-2000, American Association for Artificial Intelligence, Orlando, Florida.

10.      Albrecht J and A Car 1999. GIS Analysis for Scale-sensitive Environmental Modelling Based on Hierarchy Theory. In Dikau R and H Saurer (Eds.) GIS for Earth Surface Systems. Berlin, Gebrüder Bornträger, pp. 1-23.

11.         Albrecht J 1998. Universal Analytical GIS Operations – A task-oriented systematisation of data-structure-independent GIS functionality. In Craglia M and H Onsrud (Eds.) Geographic Information Research: transatlantic perspectives. pp. 577-591. Taylor & Francis.

12.         Guesgen H and J Albrecht 1998. Qualitative Spatial Reasoning With a Fuzzy Distance Operator. In Poiker, Thomas K. and Nicholas Chrisman (Eds): Proceedings, 8th International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling. International Geographical Union, Geographic Information Science Study Group, pp. 767

13.         Jung S and J Albrecht 1997. Multi-Level Comparative Analysis of Spatial Operators in GIS and Remote Sensing as a Foundation for an Integrated GIS, In Förstner W and L Plümer (Eds.) Semantic Modeling for the Acquisition of Topographic Information from Images and Maps, SMATI ´97, Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel, Boston, pp. 72-88.

14.         Albrecht J, Jung S and S Mann 1997. VGIS—A GIS Shell for the Conceptual Design of Environmental Models. In Kemp Z (ed.), Innovations in GIS IV. London: Taylor & Francis, pp. 154-165.

15.         Albrecht J 1995. Geographic Objects and How to Avoid Them. In Burrough P and A Frank (Eds.): Geographic Objects with Indeterminate Boundaries. GISDATA 2. London: Taylor & Francis, pp. 325-331.

16.         Albrecht J 1995. Semantic Net of Universal Elementary GIS Functions. Proceedings, Twelfth International Symposium on Computer-Assisted Cartography (Auto-Carto 12), pp. 232-241. Charlotte, NC. GI Forum 2008.

17.         Albrecht J 1995. Virtual Geographic Information System (VGIS). In Nunamake J and R Sprague (Eds): Proceedings 28th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, GIS Minitrack, Volume IV, pp. 141-150. IEEE Computer Society Press, Los Alamitos, CA.

18.         Yuan M and J Albrecht 1995. Structuring Geographic Information and GIS Operations: From a User's Perspective. In Frank A and W Kuhn (Eds), Spatial Information Theory: A Theoretical Basis for GIS. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 988, pp. 107-122. Springer Verlag, Berlin.

19.         Albrecht J and M Ehlers 1994. Virtual Geographic Information System (VGIS). In Nievergelt J, Roos T, Schek H and P Widmayer (Eds): IGIS '94: Geographic Information Systems: International Workshop on Advanced Research in Geographic Information Systems, Ascona (CH). pp. 55-59. Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science 884. Springer, Berlin.

20.         Albrecht J 1994. Universal Elementary GIS Tasks - Beyond Low-Level Commands. Proceedings of the 6th Symposium of Spatial Data Handling, Edinburgh. pp. 209-222.

21.         Ehlers M, Brösamle H and J Albrecht 1994. Modelling Image Interpretation in Remote Sensing Through a Virtual GIS Shell (VGIS). Proceedings ISPRS Commission III Spatial Information from Digital Photogrammetry and Computer Vision. Vol. 30. Part3/1 pp. 212-218.

 

C.          Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

1.             Abramovitz M and J Albrecht 2013. Community Loss: a new social indicator. Social Services Review, 87(4): 677-724.

2.             Marcotullio P, Sarzynski A, Albrecht J and N Schulz 2012. The geography of greenhouse gas emissions from within urban areas of Asia. Global Environmental Change, 22(4): 944-958. (10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2012.07.002)

3.             Marcotullio P, Albrecht J and A Sarzynski 2011. The geography of greenhouse gas emissions from within urban areas of India. Resources, Energy, and Development, 8 (1): 11-35.

4.             Salmun H, Molod A and J Albrecht 2009. Scales of Variability of Surface Vegetation: Calculation and Implications for Climate Models. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences. 114, G07, doi:10.1029/2008JG000762

5.             Albrecht J, Derman B and L Ramasubramanian 2008. Geo-Ontology Tools – the missing link.  Transactions in GIS, 12(4):409-24.

6.             Camay S, Ramasubramanian L, Derman B, Bohn E, Albrecht J, Milczarski W, Boile M and S Theofanis 2008. Ferry Parking and Landside Access Study: implementing public outreach and impact assessment. Transportation Research Record, 2077: 39-45.

7.             Albrecht J 2005. A new age for geosimulation. Transactions in GIS, 9(4):451-54.

8.             Reitsma F and J Albrecht 2005. Implementing a New Data Model for Simulating Process. International Journal for Geographic Information Science., 19(10):1073-90.

9.             Reitsma F and J Albrecht 2005. Modeling with the Semantic Web in the Geosciences.  IEEE Intelligent Systems, 20(2):22-24.

10.         Albrecht J and L Ramasubramanian 2004. The Moving Target: a geographic index of relative wellbeing. Journal of Medical Systems, 28(4):369-82.

11.      Ming P and J Albrecht 2004. Integrated framework for the Simulation of Biological Invasions in a Heterogeneous Landscape. Transaction in GIS, 8(3):309-334.

12.      Albrecht J 2003. Deconstructing Hate Crime. Forensic Science International, 136 (Supplement 1):15.

13.      Guesgen H and J Albrecht 2000. Imprecise Reasoning in Geographic Information Systems. International Journal for Fuzzy Sets and Systems, 113(1):121-131.

14.         Albrecht J 1999. Towards interoperable geo-information standards: a comparison of reference models for geo-spatial information. Annals of Regional Science, 33(2):151-169.

15.         Albrecht J 1999. Geospatial information standards a comparative study of approaches in the standardisation of geospatial information, Computers and Geosciences, 25(1):9-24.

 

D.          Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

1.             Albrecht J 2010c. Analytical Operations in GIS. In Warf B and P Jankowski, Encyclopedia of Geography, pp. 70-71. London: Sage Publications. Online version accessible at http://www.sage-reference.com/geography/Article_n36.html

2.             Albrecht J 2007. Scale. Entry in Kemp K (Ed), Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science, 377-80. London: Sage Publications.

E.           Monographs and Reports

1.             Albrecht J 1996. Universal Analytical GIS Operations. A Task-Oriented Systematization of Data Structure-Independent GIS Functionality Leading Towards a Geographic Modeling Language. Dissertation, ISPA Mitteilungen - Heft 23, Vechta.

2.             Albrecht J 1993. GTZ GIS GRASS: a tutorial for self-paced learning of the GRASS software package. Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), Eschborn, Germany

 

F.           Publications (Proceedings) Based on Review of Abstract

1.          Albrecht J 2001. Autocorrelation-proof Empirical Bayes Mapping for Urban Indicator Analysis. Proceedings of the Computers in Urban Planning and Management (CUPUM) 2001, Honolulu, Hawaii, 18-21 July 2001.

2.          Ramasubramanian L, Huxhold B, Albrecht J and Ch Ajirotutu 2001. Analyzing Urban Indicators Using GIS: building local capacity in developing countries through participatory research. Proceedings of the Computers in Urban Planning and Management (CUPUM) 2001, Honolulu, Hawaii, 18-21 July 2001.

3.          Cole V and J Albrecht 2000. Modelling The Invasion of Rhamnus Alaternus in a GIS Based Cellular Automata Environment. Proceedings of the 20th New Zealand Geographical Society Conference, Palmerston North, NZ, July 5-8, 1999. pp 107-110. Hamilton, NZ: New Zealand Geographical Society.

4.             Albrecht J 1998. Issues in the Qualification and Certification of Geoinformation Personnel 10th Annual Colloquium of the Spatial Information Research Centre. SIRC, University of Otago, 16-19 November 1998, pp. 11-14.

5.             Albrecht J 1998. Scale-Dependent GIS Analysis: development of an interactive GIS user interface that assists in the determination of the appropriate scale of a spatial analytical task 10th GIS Planet ‘98. International Conference and Exhibition on Geographic Information. Lisbon, Portugal, 7-11 September 1998, published on CD-ROM.

6.             Albrecht J 1997. Overcoming the Restrictions of Current Euclidean-Based Geospatial Data Models With a Set-Oriented Geometry. In Pascoe, R. (Ed) Proceedings of the Second Annual Conference GeoComputation 97, 26-29 August 1997, Dunedin, New Zealand, pp. 385-392.

7.             Jung S and J Albrecht 1997. VGIS: A Visual Tool for Environmental Modelling with GIS. In Proceedings of the 15th IMACS World Congress on Scientific Computation, Modelling and Applied Mathematics, Volume 6, pp. 40-46.

8.             Kemppainen H and J Albrecht 1996. Scalability of Spatial Operators. Proceedings GIS/LIS'96 18-21 November 1996 Denver CO, pp. 162-172.

9.             Albrecht J 1996. Universal GIS Operations for Environmental Modeling. Proceedings of the Third International Conference/Workshop on Integrating GIS and Environmental Modeling, Santa Fe, NM. Santa Barbara: National Center for Geographical Information and Analysis, published as CD and WWW page at http://www.ncgia.ucsb.edu/conf/santa_fe.

10.         Albrecht J 1995. VGIS - a Shell for Environmental Modeling. In Kremer, H. and W. Pillmann, (Eds.), Space and Time in Environmental Information Systems, pp. 348-353. 9th International Symposium for Information Science and Environmental Protection, Berlin.

11.         Albrecht J 1995. A Framework for Dealing With Spatially and Temporally Undetermined Geographic Objects. In Kremer, H. and W. Pillmann, (Eds.), Space and Time in Environmental Information Systems, pp. 143-150. 9th International Symposium for Information Science and Environmental Protection, Berlin.

12.         Albrecht J 1994. Semantisches Netz elementarer GIS-Funktionen. In Dollinger, F. and J. Strobl (Eds): Angewandte Geographische Informationsverarbeitung VI. Salzburger Geographische Materialien. Vol. 21, pp. 9-18. Salzburg, Austria.

13.         Albrecht J 1994.  Zur Dynamik von Geo-Objekten am Beispiel des Wattenmeeres. In Klug, H. (Ed.) Berichte aus dem Forschungs- und Technologiezentrum Westküste der Universität Kiel, Nr. 6, Meere und Küsten im Spiegel neuer geographischer Ergebnisse, Beiträge zur 12. Jahrestagung in Büsum, 05. - 07. Mai 1994, pp. 7-14.

14.         Ehlers M, Albrecht J and H Brösamle 1994. Virtual Geographic Information System for Interaction Modeling as a Basis for an Integrative Image Analysis in Remote Sensing. Invited paper for ISPRS Commission IV. Proceeding of the Symposium Mapping and Geographic Information Systems, Vol. 30 part IV, pp. 618-624. Athens, GA.

15.         Leykauf J and J Albrecht 1992. Geographical Information Systems and the Theory of Geographical Objects. In Proceedings EGIS '92, vol. 2:1270-1278, Utrecht

16.         Albrecht J 1992. Objektorientierung und Wissensbasierung in GIS. In Salzburger Geographische Materialien 18:43-48, Salzburg, Austria.

 

G.         Book Reviews

1.             Albrecht J 2005. Java Programming for spatial Sciences by J Wood. Transactions in GIS, 9(1): 68-69.

2.             Albrecht J 1999. Principles of Geographical Information Systems by Burrough P and R McDonnell. Transactions in GIS 3(2):201-202.

3.             Albrecht J 1999. Geographic Information systems and the Law by G Cho. The New Zealand Geographer 55(1):66-67.

4.             Albrecht J 1997. GIS—A Computing Perspective by M Worboys. In International Journal for Geographical Information Systems 11(4):405-406

5.             Albrecht J 1996. Elements of Spatial Data Quality by Guptill S and J Morrison. In GIS Europe, 5(4):29.

6.             Albrecht J 1995. Human Factors in Geographical Information Systems, edited by Medyckyj-Scott D and H Hearnshaw. In International Journal for Geographical Information Systems 9(5):572-73.

 

H.          Other Articles

1.             Albrecht J 2008.From VGIS to Standardized Geo-spatial Process Models. Schiewe J and U Michel (Eds), Geoinformatics Paves the Highway to Digital Earth, Festschrift for Manfred Ehlers, pp 3-9. gi-reports@ifg, vol. 8. Osnabrück, Germany: Institute for Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing.

2.          Albrecht J, Ramasubramanian L, Evans M and A Zonderman 2008. Theorizing Relative Wellbeing:  Examining and Interpreting Evidence from the City of Baltimore. 38th Annual Meeting of the Urban Affairs Association, Baltimore, MD

3.          Albrecht J and M Peng 2000. From Conceptual to Real-World Conceptual Modeling. Proceedings 4th International Conference on Integrating GIS and Environmental Modeling (GIS/EM4). Banff, Alberta, Canada, September 2 - 8, 2000. http://www.colorado.edu/research/cires/banff/upload/145/

4.          Albrecht J 1999. GIS Certification: what URISA could learn from related initiatives in the spatial industry. Proceedings of the URISA Annual Conference and Exposition, Chicago, August 21-25, 1999, pp. 571-576.

5.          Peng M, Albrecht J and P Forer 1999. Dynamic simulation of the Spread of Lantana camara in a Heterogeneous Landscape. Proceedings International Symposium on Digital Earth, Nov. 29 - Dec 2, 1999, Beijing, China.

6.          Cole V and J Albrecht 1999. Modelling the Spread of Invasive Species – Parameter Estimation Using Cellular Automata in GIS. Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Dynamic and Multi-Dimensional GIS, Beijing, October 4-6, 1999. ISPRS, Vol. 32, part 4W12, pp 141-48. Beijing: National Geomatics Center of China.

7.          Payne D and J Albrecht 1999. Fire Dynamics: combining micro and macro models for simulating unwanted forest fire. Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Dynamic and Multi-Dimensional GIS, Beijing, October 406, 1999. ISPRS, Vol. 32, part 4W12, pp 305-10. Beijing: National Geomatics Center of China.

8.             Albrecht J and H Guesgen 1998. A Combinatorial Fuzzy Set-Theoretic Approach to the Mapping Between Quantitative and Qualitative Data. In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on GeoComputation, 17-19 September 1998, Bristol, UK. http://divcom.otago.ac.nz/sirc/geoc98/49/gc_49.htm.

9.             M Peng and J Albrecht 1998. Integrating GIS with Dynamic Models of Biological Invasion. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Modeling Geographical and Environmental Systems with Geographical Information Systems, Vol. 2, pp. 659-664. 22-25 June. Hong Kong.

10.         Albrecht J, Jung S and S Mann, 1996. VGIS—A GIS Shell for the Conceptual Design of Environmental Models. Proceedings of the GIS Research UK 1996 Conference (GISRUK'96) 10-12 April 1996, University of Kent at Canterbury, pp. 23-28.

11.         Albrecht J and H Kemppainen 1996. A Framework for Defining the New ISO Standard for Spatial Operators. Proceedings of the GIS Research UK 1996 Conference (GISRUK'96) 10-12 April 1996, University of Kent at Canterbury, pp. 78-84.

12.         Albrecht J 1994. Methoden und Modelle in Geographischen Informationssystemen. In Greifswalder Geographische Arbeiten, 11:104-113.

13.         Albrecht J 1991. Zum Objektbegriff in Geographie und Informatik. In Freiburger Geographische Hefte. 34:18-21.

 

V.                   FUNDED RESEARCH

Active Projects

1.             Fostering Student Success in Geospatial Technology

Sub-award ($300,000), Lead: Ching-Song Wei (BMCC)

NSF ATE #1103620

 

Completed Research Grants

1.             New York City Comprehensive Commercial Waste System Analysis and Study

Sub-award ($563,356), partnered with Halcrow Inc.

Funding Agency: NYC Department of Sanitation (completed 2012)

2.             Ferry Parking and Landside Access

Co-PI ($247,000), Lead: Laxmi Ramasubramanian

Funding Agency: New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC)

University Transportation Research Center at City College (completed 2009)

3.             Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities in New York State

Sub-award ($13,000), partnered with Howard Samuels State Management and Policy Center

Funding Agency: New York State Comptroller’s Office (completed 2007)

4.             Parcel-level Seed Generation of an Agent-based Modeling System for Crime Analysis

Principal investigator ($3,840),

Funding Agency: PSC-CUNY (completed 2005)

 

VI.                   INVITED LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS

2013 Chicago, IL

Expert contribution to a workshop on Big Data and Urban Informatics

NSF-sponsored workshop organized at University of Illinois, Chicago

2012 Hamburg, Germany

Quantitative Geography – a perspective from across the pond.

Keynote given at the AK Quantitative Geografie

2011 Santa Barbara, CA

Expert contribution to a workshop on Formalization of GIS Functions

NSF-sponsored workshop organized at University of California, Santa Barbara

2010 Santa Barbara, CA

and   Expert contribution to a workshop on Ecosystem services on an urbanizing planet:

2009 What 2 billion new urbanites means for air and water

The National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis at UCSB

2008 Osnabrück, Germany

From VGIS to Standardized Geo-spatial Process Models.

Festschrift for Prof. Manfred Ehlers.

2003 Istanbul, Turkey

Deconstructing Hate Crime.

Invited workshop given at the European Forensic Science Conference.

2001 Milwaukee, WI

The Future of Digital Earth – framework for a spatial publishing and discovery infrastructure.

Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) National Forum ‘IT in the Transformation of the Library’

2000 Christchurch, NZ

Formalising Spatial Information.

Department of Computer Science, Canterbury University

1999 , Christchurch and Dunedin, New Zealand

Geography New Zealand, Inc. or the Professionalisation of the New Zealand Geographical Society.

Geography Departments, University of Canterbury and Otago University.

1995 Berlin, Germany

Universal GIS Operations.

Mathematics Department of the Free University of Berlin, Germany.

 

VII.                   PRESENTATIONS

2014           Spatio-temporal Scales of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
110th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers
Tampa, FL 8-12 April

2013           Unpacking Poverty - Stress as a Pathway from Neighborhood Conditions to Social Problems
109th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers
Los Angeles, CA. 9-12 April 2013

2013           The Role of Suburbia in the Attribution of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Joint AESOP/ACSP Congress
Dublin, Ireland. 15-19 July 2013

2013           Unpacking Poverty - Stress as a Pathway from Neighborhood Conditions to Social Problems
43rd Urban Affairs association Conference
San Francisco, 3-6 April, 2013

2012           Space-time Probability Surface from Trajectory Data
108th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers
New York, NY. 24-28 February, 2012

2012           Generic Data Model for Distributed Processing of Spatio-temporal FOSS Building GIScience 2.0. Summer Symposium of the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science
Washington, DC 29 May – 1 June, 2012

2012           An Open Source Gaming Approach to Traffic Simulation
GIS Pro, 50th Annual Conference of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association
Portland, OR. 30 Sep – 4 Oct, 2012

2010           Interdependencies among Datasets for Global Climate Change Analysis
105th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers
Washington, DC 14-18 April, 2010

2008           Ferry Parking and Landside Access
87th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board
Washington, DC. 13-17 January 2008

2008           SDSS Development: Learning from Real World Experiences
104th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers
Boston, MA 15-19 April, 2008

2008           Geo-ontology Tools – the missing link.
GIScience section of the ESRI Users Conference
San Diego, CA. 4-8 August, 2008

2008           A requirement List for Geo-ontology Tools.
GI forum
Salzburg, AUT. 1-4 July, 2008

2008           Theorizing Relative Wellbeing - examining and interpreting evidence from the city of Baltimore
38th Annual Meeting of the Urban Affairs Association
Baltimore, MD. 23-26 April, 2008

2007           The Changing Looks of NORCs.
103rd Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers
San Francisco, CA. 17-21 April, 2007

2007           The Changing Face of Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities
2nd URISA GIS in Public Health Conference
New Orleans, LA. 20-23 May, 2007

2001           A Cross-disciplinary Stroll through Meanings of Behavior
97th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers
New York, NY 27 Feb – 3 Mar, 2001

2001           Autocorrelation-proof Empirical Bayes Modeling for Urban Indicator Analysis
7th International Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management Conference
Honolulu, HI. 18-20 July, 2001

2001           Participatory Action Research Using GIS Science in Senegal
7th Summer Assembly of the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science
Amherst, NY. 20-24 June, 2001

2000           Facilitating Trust in a Collaborative Spatial Decision Support System
96th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers
Pittsburgh, PA. 4-8 April, 2000

2000           From Conceptual to Real world Spatio-temporal Modeling
4th International Conference on Integrating GIS and Environmental Modeling (GIS/EM4): Problems, Prospects and Research Needs.
Banff, Alberta, Canada, September 2 - 8, 2000

2000           URISA Downunder bottom-up: AURISA’s approach to the certification of geoinformation professionals
38th Conference of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association
Chicago, IL. 19-23 August, 1999

2000           Erosion Modeling in a Raster-based GIS with Fuzzy Logic
Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (FLAIRS)
Orlando, FL. May 22-24, 2000.

1999           Issues in the Qualification and Certification of Geoinformation Personnel
95th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers
Honolulu, HI. 23 – 27 March, 1999

1999           Discovering Geographic Knowledge
SIRC 99 – The 11th Annual Colloquium of the Spatial Information Research Centre University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. December 13-15th 1999

1999           GIS Certification – what URISA could learn from related initiatives in the spatial industry
37th Conference of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association
Chicago, IL. 21-25 August, 1999

1998           Integrating GIS with Dynamic Models of Biological Invasion
International Conference on Modelling Geographical and Environmental Systems with GIS
Hong Kong, HK, 22-25 June, 1998

1998           A Combinatorial Fuzzy Set-Theoretic Approach to the Mapping Between Quantitative and Qualitative Data
3rd International Conference on GeoComputation,
Bristol, UK. 17-19 September, 1998

1997           Overcoming the Restrictions of Current Euclidean-Based Geospatial Data Models With a Set-Oriented Geometry
2nd International Conference on GeoComputation
Dunedin, New Zealand. 26-29 August, 1997

 

VIII.                   FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS, AND HONORS

2008  Barbara Hirsch URISA Service Award

2001  Intergraph UCGIS Young Scholars Award

1996  NSF/ESF International Young Scholar in Geographic Information, Summer Institute

 

IX.                   PROFESSIONAL SERVICE TO THE FIELD

Editor of Peer-Reviewed Journals

2006 - 2010       Editor-in-Chief, URISA Journal

2004 - 2009       Book editor for Transaction in GIS

Offices and committee memberships held in professional organizations

2013 - 2016       Member, Board of Directors of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association,

2013 – present  Member, Board of Directors, Cyberinfrastructure Specialty Group of the Association of American geographers,

2013 – present  Member, Advisory Committee of the GeoTech Center

2012 – present  Member, GIS Management Institute Core Committee

2002 - 2004       Chair of the nominations committee of the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS)

1999 – 2000       Chair, New Zealand Chapter of the Australasian Urban and Regional Science Association

1998 – 2000       Vice-Chair, Chair, Past-Chair of the Environmental Perception and Behavioral Geography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers

Reviewing activities for agencies

National Science Foundation

U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF) for the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union

Other unpaid services to local, State, and federal agencies.

2003 – 2004       Member of the Federal Geographic Data Commission (FGDC)

International activities not listed above.

1997 – 2000       Delegate to ISO Technical Committee 211 Standardization of Geographic Information

Reviewer for Peer-Reviewed Journals

AGIT (Wichmann)

ACM SIGSPATIAL

Cartography and GIS

Cartographica

Computer and Geosciences

Computers, Environment, and Urban Systems

Ecological Economics

Environment and Planning B; Environment and Planning C

Experimental Criminology

Geoinformatica

International Journal of Geographical Information Science

Local Environment

New Zealand Geographer

Professional Geographer

Transactions in GIS

URISA Journal

Reviewer for Peer-Reviewed Journals

Conference on Spatial Information Theory (Springer Lectures Notes in Comp. Science)

ESRI Press

Sage

External Reviewer for Tenure and Promotion Cases

George Mason University

Arizona State University

University of California, Santa Barbara

External Reader for PhD Theses

University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia

 

X.                   PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AT HUNTER COLLEGE

College-wide

2013 - present     University Faculty Library and IT Committee, CUNY

2013 - present     University Faculty Senate Computer Advisory Committee, CUNY

2013 - present     University Faculty Senate Technology Advisory Committee, CUNY

2013 - present     Council (a College Senate) Executive Committee, CUNY Graduate Center

2013 - present     Faculty Senate, Hunter College

2010 - present     University Faculty Senate, City University of New York (CUNY)

2007 – 2010, 2013/14  Member, Arts & Sciences Curriculum Committee, Hunter College

2009/10               Chair, Arts & Sciences Curriculum Committee, Hunter College

 

Service to the Department of Geography

2006                  Deputy Department Chair

2007- 2010        Graduate Director

2006 - 2009       Member, Personal & Budget Committee

2005 - 2010       Director of the GIS Certificate Program, Hunter College

2004 - 2010       Member of the Lab Committee, Hunter College

 

XI.                   HUNTER COLLEGE TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Spring 2014       GTECH 201, Introduction to Geographic Information Science
GTECH 709, Introduction to GIS

Fall 2013            GEOG 101, People and their Environment
GTECH 201, Introduction to Geographic Information Science

Spring 2013       GTECH 785.13 GIS in Metro NY
GTECH 785.14 GIS Project Management

Fall 2012            GTECH 201, Introduction to Geographic Information Science
GTECH 705, Spatial Analysis

Spring 2012       GTECH 785.15 GIS in Metro NY

Fall 2010            GTECH 705, Spatial Analysis

Spring 2010       GTECH 710, Introduction to GIScience

Fall 2009            GTECH 705, Spatial Analysis
GTECH 710, Introduction to GIScience

Spring 2009       GTECH 710, Introduction to GIScience

Fall 2008            GTECH 201, Introduction to Geographic Methods
GTECH 705, Spatial Analysis
GTECH 710, Introduction to GIScience

Spring 2008       GTECH 201, Introduction to Geographic Methods
GTECH 710, Introduction to GIScience
GTECH 732, Advanced GIS

Fall 2007            GTECH 705, Spatial Analysis
GTECH 710, Introduction to GIScience

Spring 2007       EES 712, Geographic Knowledge in Action
GTECH 710, Introduction to GIScience
GTECH 732, Advanced GIS
GTECH 732.53, Urban Modeling

Fall 2006            GEOG 705.95, GIS in Public Health
GTECH 705, Spatial Analysis
GTECH 710, Introduction to GIScience

Spring 2006       GTECH 710, Introduction to GIScience

Fall 2005            GTECH 201, Introduction to Mapping and GIS
GTECH 705, Spatial Analysis
GTECH 710, Mapping Sciences

Spring 2005       GTECH 201, Introduction to Mapping and GIS
GTECH 361, Geographic Information Science I
GTECH 710, Mapping Sciences

Fall 2004            GTECH 201, Introduction to Mapping and GIS
GTECH 710, Mapping Sciences

 

Service on Dissertation Committees at CUNY

2011                   Primary PhD adviser for Lee Hachadoorian
“Tiebout Sorting and Jurisdictional Homogeneity”

2009                   PhD committee member for
“Electrical Resistivity Imaging Study of Near-Surface Infiltration”

 

Master Thesis Committees Chaired at Hunter College

2014    Livia Mazur “Women in GIS

2013    Zhennya Slootskin “The Semiology of Portolan Charts

2010    Chris Cardinal “Dynamic Site Selection Model for Land Conservation Using GWR and Linear Programming

2010    Rafal Foltynski “Streetblock Similarity Measure for New York City

2010    Jake Garcia “Carbon Emission Trends Among World Cities

2010    Chipp Jansen “Public transit mobility changes in Berlin from 1989 to 2009

2010    Dara Mendeloff “Nor’easter Storm Inundation Model for New York City

2010    Michael Minn “Using transit feed information to visualize transportation poverty

2010    Mollie Whitacre “Network Simulation of Railroad Grade Crossings in Suburban Chicago

2008    Brandon Derman “Geoprocessing model in support of a ferry landing SDSS in the metropolitan NY area

2007    Dan Starobin “Groundwater Pollution Potential-Governed Decision Support System for Land Use Planning Using DRASTIC

2005    Bala Aboki “Development of a resurfacing plan for the New York City street network

 

Service on Dissertation Committees Prior to Joining CUNY

2006       Primary PhD adviser for Elizabeth Groff
“An individual-level process model for understanding changes in crimes rates”

2005       Primary PhD adviser for Marco Scuderi
“Knowledge discovery techniques for land-use/transportation analysis”

2004       Primary PhD adviser for Femke Reitsma
“Relevating Process: application of a new process oriented data model based on a novel theoretical foundation for geographic information science”

2000       Primary PhD adviser for Peng Ming
“Modelling biological invasion of lantana camara in Northland, NZ”

1998       Primary PhD adviser for Rey Ofren
“Spatial assessment and hazard modelling of tropical forest fire”

 

Master Thesis Committees Chaired Prior to Joining CUNY

2004    Shane Engels “Applying Q-analysis to finding holes in transportation networks

2004    Kathleen Vazoulas “Geographic analysis of visitors to Maryland Historic Homes

2002    Peter Armstrong “A spatial decision support system based on the statistics package R

2001    Marco Scuderi “Translating spatio-temporal phenomena into OLAP dimensions

2001    Femke Reitsma “Measures of spatial complexity

2000    Mark Gladstone “Geological mapping system for field-work notebook computers

2000    Kerrin Sime “Formalisation and implementation of a complex geographic object

1999    Vivienne Cole “Agent-based model of the dispersal of Rhamnus spec.”

1999    Darren Payne “GIS-based fire modelling at micro-and macro scales

1998    Shane Pienaar “A guide to sand dune morphometry