Invited Speakers

Professor Harvey Miller, University of Utah

Big Time Geography: Time Geography in the Era of Big Data

Biography: Harvey J. Miller is Professor of Geography at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. His research and teaching focus on the application of geographic information science and spatial analytic techniques to study things moving in geographic space - in particular, humans within cities. He is also interested in individuals' use of transportation and communication technologies to generate mobility and accessibility, and the implications for sustainable transportation systems, livable communities and public health. In addition to approximately 100 scientific publications in peer-refereed journals and edited books, Harvey is author (with Shih-Lung Shaw) of Geographic Information Systems for Transportation: Principles and Applications (Oxford University Press), and editor (with Jiawei Han) of Geographic Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, second edition (CRC Press). Harvey serves on the editorial boards of several of the top journals in geography, transportation and geographic information science. He was the North American Editor of International Journal of Geographical Information Science from 2000-2004. He has also served as an officer or board member of major professional organizations in geography, regional science and geographic information science. From 2005-2011, he served as co-Chair of the Committee on Geographic Information Science and Applications, Transportation Research Board, US National Academies.

In 2009, Harvey received the Edward L. Ullman Award for Significant Contributions to Transportation Geography from the Transportation Geography specialty group of the Association of American Geographers. In August 2013, Harvey will join the Department of Geography at The Ohio State University as the Bob and Mary Reusche Professor of Geographic Information Science.