Dr. Piotr Jankowski is a Professor of Geographic Information Science and the Director of the Joint Doctoral Program in Geography between SDSU and UCSB. Before coming to San Diego State in 2003 he held faculty appointments in Geography at the University of Idaho (1989 – 2001) and in Geoinformatics at Westfaelische Wilhelms Universitaet in Muenster, Germany (2001 – 2002). His research focuses on models and methods of spatial decision support, participatory GIS approaches to planning and decision making, and sensitivity analysis in space-time models. Piotr has co-authored two books: ‘Geographic Information Systems for Group Decision Making’ (2001), ‘GIS for Urban and Regional Environments: A Spatial Decision Support Approach’ (2009), and his work has been published in over 100 peer-reviewed journal publications. He has researched and taught in Austria, Brazil, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, and Poland. Piotr is the recipient of 2018/19 SDSU Alumni Distinguished Faculty Award.