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Workshop Coordinators and Lecturers                                               

Daniel A. Griffith: Ashbel Smith Professor of Geo-spatial Information Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas, and, as of July 1, editor of Geographical Analysis. Dan's theoretical research focuses on mathematical spatial statistics and spatial demography, spatial epidemiology, and spatial economics, whereas his applied research focuses on urban public health and agricultural production. He has applied spatial filtering to the analysis of a wide range of problem, including environmental pollution, urban population density, remotely sensed images, and spatial interaction flows.

Michael Tiefelsdorf: Associate Professor for Geo-spatial Information Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas. Michaelís theoretical research specializes in the development of local and global spatial statistical and analytical methodologies and their integration into software environments. He applies these new methodologies to gain a better empirical understanding of demographic, economic and epidemiological geographical processes.


Roger S. Bivand: He is a British geographer educated at Cambridge and the LSE, and is Professor of Geography in the Department of Economics at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration. He is active in development of contributed software for analyzing spatial data using the R statistical language, and is an Ordinary Member of the R foundation.

Yongwan Chun: Post-doctoral fellow in the Geo-spatial Information Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas. He received his PhD from The Ohio State University in 2007. His research interests are in spatial analysis, spatial statistics, and GIS. Especially, his research has been in modeling network autocorrelation within migration flows since his dissertation research.


Eun-Hye Enki Yoo: Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at the State University of New York in Buffalo. She received her Ph.D from University of California at Santa Barbara (2006). Her research interests are in GISciences, geostatistics, spatial statistics, public health and environmental modeling, and spatial hedonic modeling.


Guest Presentation                                                                                    

James P. LeSage: Since 2006, Jim has been the McCoy Endowed Chair for Urban and Regional Economics at Texas State University-San Marcos. He is also one of three editors for Papers in Regional Science, the journal of the Regional Science Association International and a past President of the North American Regional Science Council.
           His research is in the area of spatial econometrics and he provides a popular web site www.spatial-econometrics.com that contains MATLAB software algorithms for estimating various econometric and spatial econometric models. He is currently completing a textbook introducing spatial econometric methods, which will be co-authored with R. Kelley Pace, a long-time collaborator on numerous scholarly publications. Previously, Jim was Professor of Economics at the University of Toledo, in Toledo, Ohio where he was an undergraduate and graduate student. Prior to that he was a faculty member at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Arthur Getis:Arthur Getis was the Stephen and Mary Birch Foundation Endowed Chair of Geographical Studies at San Diego State University until he retired in May 2004.  He has been named  Distinguished Professor of Geography Emeritus at SDSU.  He is a past president of the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science and the Western Regional Science Association.  He has served on a number of university faculties including the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1977-90), Rutgers University (1963-77), and Princeton University (1971-74). Together with Professor Manfred Fischer of Vienna he has edited the Journal of Geographical Systems.  With the support of NIH, he is doing research on the transmission of dengue fever in Peru and Thailand, with NSF funding on patterns of fertility in Egypt, and with NICHD on public health in Ghana.  He has received the Walter Isard Distinguished Scholarship award from the North American Regional Science Association, Distinguished Scholarship honors from the Association of American Geographers (AAG) and a career achievement award from the GISciences Specialty Group of the AAG. He has had published over 100 articles, chapters, and reviews in refereed journals, including several articles with J.K. Ord, the statistician, in which they develop local statistics.  In addition, he is engaged in spatial analytic research designed to address issues emanating from the use of large data sets. One of these techniques concerns spatial filtering.  He and his co-authors (J.M. Getis and J.D. Fellmann) have produced the leading introductory college geography textbook in the United States, now in its twelfth edition.

Student Assistant                                                                                        

Harini Sridharan: Graduate student in the Geo-spatial Information Sciences program at the University of Texas at Dallas. She received her Engineering degree in Geo-Informatics from Anna University India in 2007. Her research interests include spatial analysis, GISciences and LiDAR processing.



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