Spatial Informatics Faculty - Michael Worboys
5711 Boardman Hall
Mike Worboys has a PhD in mathematics, and is Professor and Chair of the Department of Spatial Information Science and Engineering and a member of the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, University of Maine. He is also a cooperating Professor in the Department of Mathematics. Mike is an honorary professor at University of Melbourne, Australia. Until 2001, he was Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Geographic Information System Research Group at Keele University, England. Mike is a Distinguished Scientist of the Association for Computing Machinery, and member of the London Mathematical Society. He has held posts at several UK universities, the Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory at Oxford and has held visiting professorships at the University of Marseille, France, and the Technical University of Vienna.
Mike has worked for many years at the boundary between computer science, mathematics, and geographic information science. His current research interests include the development of ontologies and data models for dynamic geographic phenomena, sensor informatics, approaches to reasoning with uncertainty in geographic phenomena, and connections and transitions between indoor and outdoor spaces. His work is currently funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Government of South Korea, and several sectors of industry and government.