Dr. Paul J. Densham
Collaborative Decision Support Systems (DSS), London
I took up an appointment as Lecturer in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at University College London on January 1st, 1994, and was promoted to Reader in October, 1996 – prior to this, I was Assistant Professor of Geography at the State University of New York at Buffalo (1988-1993). Whilst at SUNY Buffalo, I was a Principal Investigator and Research Fellow in the National Centre for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA). I have held Adjunct Faculty appointments in the Departments of Geography at the University of Iowa and SUNY Buffalo.
I hold a B.A.(Hons) in Geography and Economics from the University of Keele, U.K. (1983), an M.Sc. in Operational Research from the University of Birmingham, U.K. (1984), and a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Iowa, U.S.A. (1990). My Ph.D. thesis is entitled Decision Support for Reorganizing Settlement Systems and developed methods for the interactive elicitation and validation of people’s preferences and for solving large location-allocation models
I am or have been Principal or Co-Principal Investigator on grants from sources including the U.S. National Science Foundation (in the U.S.A., Australia and India), The European Commission, EPSRC, ESRC, Environmental Systems Research Institute (Redlands, CA), The Iowa State Departments of Transportation and Education, the Midwest Transportation Centre, Manufacturers and Traders Bank (Buffalo, NY), Sun Microsystems, Inc (Mountain View, CA) and Cadcorp (Stevenage, UK).
I led: the NCGIA’s sixth research initiative Spatial Decision Support Systems with Michael Goodchild; the NCGIA’s seventeenth research initiative, Collaborative Spatial Decision-Making (CSDM), with Marc Armstrong and Karen Kemp; and the NCGIA’s research investigation Parallel Computation and GIS.
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