My research is multidisciplinary dealing with spatial analysis and modeling, GIS, data mining and information visualization and artificial neural networks. I have applied spatial analysis to address a variety of problems in biology, environmental science, public health and business. I have also worked on uncertainty issues related to GIS. I have used neural networks for pattern classification, estimation and mixture modeling. My current funded research includes development of a Model Integrated Decision Analysis System (MIDAS) for Cambodia and Biscayne Bay, Florida. Coupling of green and gray infrastructure in Boston, and mapping health service delivery in Kenya. I am funded by the National Science Foundation on a GK-12 grant—Global Change Initiative—Research and Education (GLACIER) focusing on outreach to middle schools in the Boston area. In addition, I am funded by the MacArthur Foundation on assessing the impact of climate change on food security and biodiversity in Cambodia.
Professor, Dept of Earth & Environment; Center for Remote Sensing