Atsushi Nara

Atsushi Nara

Associate Professor of Geography

Storm Hall 311C
Department of Geography
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 92182-4493
(619) 594-1305

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Dr. Nara’s research interests are in Geographic Information Science, spatiotemporal data analytics, modeling behavioral geography and complex urban-social systems, and geocomputation. He has the depth of experience and technical expertise in data collection, data integration, database management, sensor technologies, and software development for conducting transdisciplinary GIScience research. He employs data analytics, simulation models, and GIS to study human dynamics, movement behaviors, location-based social networks and their contexts applied to urban dynamics, evacuation and disaster responses, public health, and system management in a complex hospital setting.

Dr. Nara is the Associate Director of Center for Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age Leave geography site and a Faculty Research Associate at the Center for Information Convergence and Strategy Leave geography site.

  • Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2011
  • M.S. University of Utah, 2005
  • B.S. Shimane University, 2000
  • GEOG 383: GIS Scripting Fundamentals
  • GEOG 484: Geographic Information Systems
  • GEOG 580: Data Management for GIS
  • GEOG 582: Introduction of GIS Programming with Python
  • GEOG 584: Methods and Applications of Geographic Information Systems
  • GEOG 780: Seminar: Geocomputation