Harvey Miller

Professor, Reusche Chair in Geographic Information Science

Director, Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA)


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Interests: GIScience, Mobility Science, Sustainable Transportation

Current Research: My research and teaching focus on the intersection between geographic information science and transportation science. I want to understand how people use mobility and communications technologies to allocate scarce time among activities in geographic space – a perspective known as time geography.  I am  also interested in the social dimensions of transportation, and the implications of human mobility and accessibility for sustainable transportation, livable communities and public health.  My main approach to questions of mobility, livability and sustainability is the development and application of GIS and spatial analysis techniques to extract information from fine-grained mobility and spatio-temporal data.

Courses Taught:

GEOG 5212 Geospatial Databases for GIS
GEOG 5221 Spatial Simulation and Modeling in GIS
GEOG 5301 Sustainable Transportation

Selected Publications:

  • In press. Tribby C.P., Miller H.J., Brown B.B., Werner C.M. and Smith K.R. “Analyzing walking route choice through built environments using random forests and discrete choice techniques,” Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design.
  • In press.  Miller H.J. “Geographic Information Science I: Geographic information observatories and opportunistic GIScience,” Progress in Human Geography.
  • In press. Miller H.J. and Tolle K., “Big data for healthy cities: Using location-aware technologies, open data and 3D urban models to design healthier built environments,” Built Environment.
  • 2016. Song Y., Miller H.J., Zhou X. and Proffitt D. “Modeling visit probabilities within network time prisms using Markov techniques,” Geographical Analysis, 48, 18-42.
  • 2016.  Tribby C.P., Miller H.J., Brown B.B., Werner C.M. and Smith K.R.  “Assessing built environment walkability using activity space summary measures,” Journal of Transport and Land Use, 9, 1-21.
  • 2015. Miller H.J., Tribby C.P., Brown B.B., Smith K.R., Werner C.M., Wolf J., Wilson L. and Oliveira M.G.S. “Public transit generates new physical activity: Evidence from individual GPS and accelerometer data before and after light rail construction in a neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA,” Health and Place, 26, 8 – 17. 
  • 2015. Miller H.J. and Goodchild, M.F. “Data-driven geography,” GeoJournal80, 449-461.
  • 2015.  Brown B.B., Werner C.M., Tribby C.P., Miller H.J. and Smith K.R. “Transit use, physical activity, and body mass index changes: Objective measures associated with Complete Street light rail construction,” American Journal of Public Health, 105, 1468-1474
  • 2014. Song Y. and Miller H.J. “Simulating visit probability distributions within planar space-time prisms,” International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 28, 104-125.
Areas of Expertise
  • GIScience
  • Mobility Science
  • Sustainable Transportation
  • 1991. Ph.D. (Geography), The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
  • 1987. M.A. (Geography), Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.
  • 1985. B.A., Honors (Geography), Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.

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