Grant McKenzie

Assistant Professor

Grant McKenzie is an assistant professor in the Department of Geographical Sciences, affiliate of the Center for Geospatial Information Science, member of the Human Computer Interaction Lab. He holds a PhD in Geography from the University of California, Santa Barbara (2015), a Master of Applied Science degree from the University of Melbourne (2008) and a Bachelors in Geography from the University of British Columbia (2002).  Dr. McKenzie’s research interests lie in spatio-temporal data analysis, geovisualization, place-based analytics and the intersection of information technologies and society. Currently, he is exploring computational, data-driven models of human behavior, taking a multi-dimensional approach to investigating the relationship between place & space and the activities people carry out at those places. The foundation of this research involves working with large geosocial, user-contributed and authoritative datasets, exploiting and visualizing spatial, temporal and thematic signatures within the data. These signatures are employ through unique methods and statistical models for the development of effective interactive (desktop and mobile) geovisualization, place-based prediction models and knowledge discovery applications.

Interested in joining the team as a graduate research student?  Send me an email along with you CV and research interests.

Areas of Interest:
  • Geographic Information Science (GIS)
  • Data-driven approaches to place and space
  • Spatio-temporal geography
  • Geosocial data analytics
  • Knowledge representation
  • Geo-privacy
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Degrees
  • PhD University of California, Santa Barbara
  • M.App.Sci University of Melbourne, Australia
  • BA University of British Columbia, Canada
1129 LeFrak Hall
Department of Geographical Sciences
Email: gmck@umd.edu