PhD, Geography/GIScience, University of Zurich, 2011
MS, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Khaje Nasir Toosi University of Technology, 2005
BS, Geomatics Engineering, Khaje Nasir Toosi University of Technology, 2003
GIScience - methods and applications
Applications of GIScience in environmental studies
Knowledge discovery methods for spatiotemporal data
Movement pattern analysis
Behavioral changes and the impacts of environmental change on dynamic processes
Development of dynamic and interactive visualization tools for Movebank
Development of the Environmental Data Automated Track Annotation (Env-DATA) System within Movebank (Movebank.org)
Exploring spatiotemporal patterns within environmental and geographic contexts
Digital Earth (GES 2050)
Internet GIS (GES 4120/5120)
Geovisualization (GES 4070/5070)
Introduction to GIS (GES 4050/5050)
Advanced GIS (GES 4080/5080)
Awards and Honors:
2014: LAS summer student research assistantship awards for the project: "Visualization of Animal Movement and the Environment"
2012: Short Term Scientific Mission, the European COST Action IC0903
2011: Research Fund (Forschungskredit) of the University of Zurich: Personal Postdoctoral Research Grant for the project "CONSIST: CONtext dependent SImilarity Search in Traveler movement"
Buchin, M., Dodge, S., and Speckmann, B. (under review). Similarity of Trajectories Taking into Account Geographic Context. Journal of Spatial Information Science.
Soleymani, A., Cachat, J., Robinson, K., Dodge, S., Kalueff, A., Weibel, R., (in press). Integrating cross-scale analysis in the spatial and temporal domains for classification of behavioral movement. Journal of Spatial Information Science.
Dodge, S., Bohrer, G., Bildstein, K., Davidson, S.C., Weinzierl, R., Bechard, M.J., Barber, D., Kays, R., Brandes, D., Han, J., Wikelski, M., (2014). Environmental drivers of variability in the movement ecology of turkey vultures (Cathartes aura) in North and South America. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B, May 2014, 369: 20130195; doi:10.1098/rstb.2013.0195
Dodge, S., Bohrer, G., Weinzierl, R., Davidson, S.C., Kays, R., Douglas, D., Cruz, S., Han, J., Brandes, D., and Wikelski, M., (2013). The Environmental-Data Automated Track Annotation (Env-DATA) System: Linking Animal Tracks with Environmental Data. Movement Ecology, July 2013, Vol. 1:3, BioMed Central Ltd.
Buchin, M., Dodge, S., and Speckmann, B. (2012). Context-Aware Similarity of Trajectories. In N. Xiao et al. (Eds.): GIScience 2012, LNCS 7478, pp. 43-56, 2012, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, September 18-21, 2012, Columbus, Ohio. USA.
Dodge, S., Bohrer, G., and Weinzierl, R. (2012). MoveBank Track Annotation Project: Linking Animal Movement Data with the Environment to Discover the Impact of Environmental Change in Animal migration, Workshop on GIScience in the Big Data Age 2012, pp. 35-41, Short paper, September 18th, 2012, Columbus, Ohio. USA.
Dodge, S., Laube, P., and Weibel, R. (2012). Movement Similarity Assessment Using Symbolic Representation of Trajectories. International Journal of Geographic Information Science. Volume 26, Issue 9, pages 1563-1588, Taylor & Francis.
Dodge, S., Weibel, R. & Forootan, E. (2009). Revealing the physics of movement: Comparing the similarity of movement characteristics of different types of moving objects. Journal of Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, Volume 33, Issue 6, November 2009, pages 419-434.
Dodge, S., Weibel, R., and Laube, P. (2009). Exploring movement - similarity analysis of moving objects. ACM GIS SIGSPATIAL Special 1, 3 (Nov. 2009), 11-16.
Dodge, S., Weibel, R. & Lautenschütz, A.-K. (2008). Towards a Taxonomy of Movement Patterns. Journal of Information Visualization, Vol. 7, pp 240-252.
Outreach and Service:
Organizer of the GIScience workshop on Analysis of Movement (http://blogs.utexas.edu/amd2014/)
Organizer of the AAG GIS Specialty Group Student Paper Competition
GIS Instructor for the Windsor High School GIS professional development workshop organized by the Colorado Geographic Alliance (28 May 2014).
Elected Academic Councilor of the AAG GISS Specialty Group
Scientific Secretary and member of ISPRS Technical Commission II, Working Group II/8: "Mobility: tracking, analysis and communication"
Member, developer, and researcher of Movebank (www.movebank.org)