Micah Brachman is a Lecturer in the Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland.  Dr. Brachman received his BS in Geography from the University of Minnesota in 2000, and his MA (2009) and PhD (2012) in Geography from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and has extensive professional experience in the commercial, government, and non-profit sectors.  His research is focused on using Geographic Information Science (GIScience) and spatial data science to investigate the complex spatiotemporal dynamics of integrated human-environmental systems, with specialization in the areas of transportation, hazards and emergency management, and geospatial intelligence. Two specific topics of interest are modeling human behavior during emergency evacuations and mitigating the psychological and physical barriers to using active transportation modes such as walking and bicycling in the built environment.  Stakeholder engagement is a key component of Dr. Brachman’s research, thus he has worked extensively with emergency managers, traffic engineers, urban planners, local governments and neighborhood associations to help bridge the gap between theory and practice. Dr. Brachman has developed and taught courses covering a broad range of topics in GIScience and spatial data science at the undergraduate and graduate level, including specialized courses in geospatial intelligence, hazards and emergency management, and networks.

Areas of Interest

  • Transportation
  • Hazards and Emergency Management
  • Geospatial Intelligence

Degrees

  • Degree Type
    PhD
    Degree Details
    Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Degree Type
    MA
    Degree Details
    Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Degree Type
    BS
    Degree Details
    Geography, University of Minnesota
Micah L Brachman
1111A LeFrak Hall
Department of Geographical Sciences
Email
brachman [at] umd.edu