Matt Duckham is Professor in geographic information science and Deputy Head (Geospatial Sciences) in the School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences.
Professor Duckham’s research is in the area of geographic information science (GI science). His expertise is in distributed and robust computing with uncertain spatial and spatiotemporal information, particularly in the context of mobile, location-aware, and sensor-enabled systems.
Professor Duckham has written and edited several books, including the well-known GIS textbook “GIS: A Computing Perspective”, coauthored with Mike Worboys. He has been invited to speak at conferences around the world, including giving the Waldo Tobler Distinguished Lecture in GIScience at AAG 2014. Professor Duckham has led several major ARC-funded Discovery and Linkage research projects. He is a founding editor of the open-access Journal of Spatial Information Science, and an editorial board member of Transactions in GIS, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Computers, Environment, and Urban Systems, and the Journal of Location-Based Services. He was a Program Chair of the GIScience international conference in Vienna in 2014, and of COSIT (Conference on Spatial Information Theory) 2007 in Melbourne.
Professor Duckham is also a Visiting Professor at Greenwich University, UK. Before moving to RMIT University in 2015, he was Professor of Geographic Information Science at the University of Melbourne, Australia. From 2010-2014 Professor Duckham was an ARC Future Fellow working in the area of ambient spatial intelligence and geosensor networks. Prior to coming to Australia in 2004 he was a postdoctoral researcher at the NCGIA (National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis) at the University of Maine, USA.
- PhD (Glasgow)
- MSc (Leicester)
- BSc (Hons) (Edin)
- Visiting Professor (University of Greenwich, UK)
- SSSI (Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute) Member and Victorian Committee Member (2013-2015)
- ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Member
- Worboys, M.,Duckham, M. (2021). (In Press) Qualitative-geometric ‘surrounds’ relations between disjoint regions In: International Journal of Geographical Information Science, , 1 - 33
- Cheong, L.,Kinkeldey, C.,Burfurd, I.,Bleisch, S.,Duckham, M. (2020). Evaluating the impact of visualization of risk upon emergency route-planning In: International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 34, 1022 - 1050
- Radosevic, N.,Duckham, M.,Liu, G.,Sun, Q. (2020). Solar radiation modeling with KNIME and Solar Analyst: Increasing environmental model reproducibility using scientific workflows In: Environmental Modelling & Software, 132, 1 - 30
- Briggs, C.,Burfurd, I.,Duckham, M.,Guntarik, O.,Kerr, D.,McMillan, M.,San Martin Saldias, D. (2020). Bridging the geospatial gap: Data about space and indigenous knowledge of place In: Geography Compass, 14, 1 - 17
- Clark, K.,Duckham, M., et al., .,Guillemin, M.,Hunter, A.,McVernon, J.,O’Keefe, .,Pitkin, C.,Prawer, S.,Sinnott, R.,Warr, D.,Waycott, J. (2019). Advancing the ethical use of digital data in human research: challenges and strategies to promote ethical practice In: Ethics and Information Technology, 21, 59 - 73
- Cerutti, V.,Bellman, C.,Both, A.,Duckham, M.,Jenny, B.,Lemmens, R.,Ostermann, F. (2019). Improving the reproducibility of geospatial scientific workflows: the use of geosocial media in facilitating disaster response In: Journal of Spatial Science, , 1 - 18
- Tao, Y.,Both, A.,Duckham, M. (2018). Analytics of movement through checkpoints In: International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 32, 1282 - 1303
- Both, A.,Duckham, M.,Worboys, M. (2018). Identifying surrounds and engulfs relations in mobile and coordinate-free geosensor networks In: ACM Transactions on Spatial Algorithms and Systems, 4, 1 - 21
- Zhong, X.,Duckham, M. (2017). An efficient incremental algorithm for generating the characteristic shape of a dynamic set of points in the plane In: International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 31, 569 - 590
- Liu, H.,Blech, J.,Duckham, M.,Schmidt, H. (2017). Spatio-Temporal Aware Testing for Complex Systems In: IEEE International Conference on Software Quality, Reliability and Security Companion, QRS-C 2017, Prague, Czech Republic, 25-29 July 2017
2 PhD Completions4 PhD Current Supervisions
- Integrated Heat Vulnerability Assessment Toolkit for Australian Cities (Administered by University of Melbourne). Funded by: Australian Government Department of Education and Training - Competitive from (2021 to 2022)
- NEXUS: Explainable and Unified Spatial Reasoning and Sensor Fusion (Phase 2). Funded by: Defence Science and Technology Group - Contract from (2020 to 2022)
- Improving equity of Hepatitis B treatment access and outcomes by informing spatial targeting of resources (Project 4.410). Funded by: CRC for Spatial Information CAT4 from (2016 to 2018)