I am currently a doctoral student in the Center for Geospatial Information Science (CGIS) under the supervision of Dr. Kathleen Stewart. Additionally, I am a GIS Analyst/faculty specialist at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), a research-based center of excellence supported by the Department of Homeland Security. Currently, my research focuses on the development of geospatial vector networks to model potential smuggling pathways and modalities that could be used to smuggle chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear (CBRN) material into the United States. 

I am interested in the geography of terrorism, the applications of GIScience to the study of terrorism, and conflict geography. 

Areas of Interest

  • GIScience
  • Geography of Terrorism
  • Geospatial Vector Networks


  • BS
    Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland
  • MPS
    Geospatial Information Science, University of Maryland

Research Topics

  • Geospatial-Information Science and Remote Sensing
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Artemesia Building, STE 250, RM242
Department of Geographical Sciences
blwoods [at] umd.edu