Dr. André Skupin - San Diego State University

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Dr. André Skupin
202 Geography Annex
Department of Geography
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 92182-4493
Phone: (619) 594-6946
Web: http://geography.sdsu.edu/People/Pages/skupin/
Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=zrJzM-QAAAAJ
Email: skupin@mail.sdsu.edu


  • Full Professor, San Diego State University
  • 2005-2012 - Asst. & Assoc. Professor - SDSU
  • 1998-2005 - Asst. & Assoc. Professor - University of New Orleans
  • 1998 Ph.D. Geography - University at Buffalo
  • 1992 Dipl.-Ing. Cartography - TU Dresden, Germany
  • GIS industry experience with ESRI (USA), NCGIA (USA), GTZ/ISPA (Germany), SRS (Germany), GIMS (South Africa) & others

Areas of Interest:

  • Visual Data Mining
  • Geographic Data Engineering and Cyberinfrastructures
  • Spatio-Temporal Data Transformations
  • Information Visualization and Geographic Visualization
  • Scientometrics and Informetrics

CV as pdf (Mar 2014)


  • Map Investigation - GEOG 380 (next: Spring 2014)
  • Geographic Information Systems - GEOG 484
  • GIS Applications - GEOG 584 (next: Spring 2014)
  • Cartographic Design / Animated and Interactive Cartography - GEOG 581
  • Seminar in Knowledge Visualization - GEOG 780

Current Research

  • Visualization of high-dimensional data in medical and financial domains
  • Knowledge visualization for science and technology (S&T) studies
  • Self-organizing map (SOM) software and workflow development
  • Travels in attribute space aka 'Computing Déjà Vu'
  • Monitoring of dynamics in crime, climate, and land cover
  • Human mobility in physical and abstract spaces
  • Foundational work on GIS&T Body of Knowledge

Recent Publications

Skupin, A. (2013) A visual exploration of mobile phone users, land cover, time, and space. Pervasive and Mobile Computing. (link)

Burns, R. and Skupin, A. (2013) Towards Qualitative Geovisual Analytics: A Case Study Involving Places, People, and Mediated Experience. Cartographica. (link)

Ahearn, S.C., Icke, I., Datta, R., DeMers, M.N., Plewe, B., and Skupin, A. (2013) Re-Engineering the GIS&T Body of Knowledge. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. (link)

Wang, N., Biggs, T., and Skupin, A. (2013) Visualizing Gridded Time Series Data with Self-Organizing Maps: An Application to Multi-Year Snow Dynamics in the Northern Hemisphere. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems.(link)

Skupin, A., Biberstine, J., and Börner, K. (2013) Visualizing the Topical Structure of the Medical Sciences: A Self-Organizing Map Approach. PLoS ONE. (link)

Boyack, K.W., Newman, D., Duhon, R.D., Klavans, R., Patek, M., Biberstine, J.R., Schijvenaars, B., Skupin, A., Ma, N. and Börner, K. (2011) Clustering More Than Two Million Biomedical Publications: Comparing the Accuracies of Nine Text-Based Similarity Approaches. PLoS ONE. (link)

Skupin, A. and Esperbé, A. (2011) An Alternative Map of the United States Based on an n-Dimensional Model of Geographic Space. Journal of Visual Languages and Computing. (link)

Skupin, A. (2011) Mapping Text. Glimpse | the art + science of seeing. 3 (7, Winter): 69-77. (link)

Kolovos, A., Skupin, A. Christakos, G., and Jerrett, M. (2010) Multi-Perspective Analysis and Spatiotemporal Mapping of Air Pollution Monitoring Data. Environmental Science & Technology. (link)

Skupin, A. (2009) Conceptualizing Science: Implications for Knowledge Domain Visualization. Journal of Informetrics. (link)

(Click here for more complete references, incl. many linked publications)

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Snippet from a visualization of the domain of music (see link)
© André Skupin last updated: March 26, 2014