Ben Adams does research in spatial data science and interactive systems for geographic analysis.
In my research I am exploring new ways of using computing technology to advance human understanding of our environment and world. I am interested in understanding, modelling, and improving how the people who want to learn about the world (e.g., scientists, students, and policy makers) interact with and make decisions based on geographic knowledge represented in a computer. The research I undertake is both explanatory and constructive. In the first case I work to develop theories that explain how the information that we produce and share in digital form reflects human conceptualizations of the world. In the second case I build software systems that help people use geographic information better to solve problems. My research methodology is informed by methods from data science, machine learning, spatial information science, interactive systems, and cognitive science.
- Adams B., Dodge S. and Purves R. (2020) JOSIS' 10th anniversary special feature. Journal of Spatial Information Science (20): 1-4. http://dx.doi.org/10.5311/JOSIS.2019.19.670.
- O'Sullivan D., Gahegan M., Exeter D. and Adams B. (2020) Spatially explicit models for exploring COVID‐19 lockdown strategies. Transactions in GIS tgis.12660 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tgis.12660.
- Brachman ML., Church R., Adams B. and Bassett D. (2019) Wayfinding during a wildfire evacuation. Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal 29(3): 249-265. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/DPM-07-2019-0216.
- Purves R. and Adams B. (2019) Editorial. Journal of Spatial Information Science (19) http://dx.doi.org/10.5311/josis.2019.19.609.
- van Weerdenburg D., Scheider S., Adams B., Spierings B. and van der Zee E. (2019) Where to go and what to do: Extracting leisure activity potentials from Web data on urban space. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 73: 143-156. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2018.09.005.