Somayeh's CV

Professional Activities

  • Assistant professor of GIScience, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, since August 2014.
  • Geospatial Lab Director, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, since August 2014.
  • Affiliated research scientist of Movebank (www.movebank.org), since February 2012.
  • Visiting assistant professor, UCCS, August 2013 - July 2014.
  • Elected academic counselor of the AAG GISS Specialty Group, April 2013 - April 2015.
  • Scientific secretary of the ISPRS Technical Commission II, Working Group 8. Mobility: tracking, analysis and communication, October 2012 - October 2014.
  • Member of Working Group III of the European COST Action IC0903 MOVE: Knowledge Discovery from Moving Objects (move-cost.info), June 2011 - December 2013.
  • Scientific coordinator of the European COST Action IC0903 MOVE: Knowledge Discovery from Moving Objects (move-cost.info), December 2012 - January 2013.
  • Advisory board member of the Zurich Graduate School in Geography, 2009 - 2011.

Education

  • PhD in GIScience (Dr. sc. nat), University of Zurich, Switzerland, October 2011. (Download thesis)
  • Master of Science (MS) in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Engineering, Khaje Nasir Toosi University of Technology, September 2005.
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Surveying (Geomatics) Engineering, Khaje Nasir Toosi University of Technology, September 2003.

Publications

  • Dodge, S., (2015). From Observation to Prediction: The Trajectory of Movement Research in GIScience. In Onsrud, H. and Kuhn, W., (Eds.), Advancing Geographic Information Science: The Past and Next Twenty Years. Chapter 9. pp. 123 -- 136, GSDI Association Press.
  • Buchin, M., Dodge, S., and Speckmann, B. (2014). Similarity of Trajectories Taking into Account Geographic Context. Journal of Spatial Information Science (JOSIS). No. 9, pp. 101--124
  • Xavier, G. and Dodge, S. (2014). An Exploratory Visualization Tool for Mapping the Relationships between Animal Movement and the Environment. In proceedings of the 2nd ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on MapInteraction 2014.
  • Soleymani, A., Cachat, J., Robinson, K., Dodge, S., Kalueff, A., Weibel, R., (2014). Integrating cross-scale analysis in the spatial and temporal domains for classification of behavioral movement.  Journal of Spatial Information Science. No. 8, pp. 1--25. doi:10.5311/JOSIS.2014.8.162.
  • 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 (link)
  • 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. (pdf, link)
  • 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. (link)
  • 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. (link)
  • 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. (link)
  • 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. (link)
  • Dodge, S., Weibel, R. & Lautenschütz, A.-K. (2008). Towards a Taxonomy of Movement Patterns. Journal of Information Visualization, Vol. 7, pp 240-252. (link)

Recent Presentations and Invited Talks

  • From Observation to Prediction: The Trajectory of Movement Research in GIScience. Advancing Geographic Information Science: The Past and Next Twenty Years. Twenty-Year Anniversary of the International Early Career Scholars Institutes in GIScience – 2015 Vespucci Institute. 30 June 2015, Bar Harbor, Maine, USA.
  • Including Spatiotemporal Context in the Visualization and Analysis of Dynamic Processes. The AAG 2015 Annual Meeting. 22 April 2015. Chicago, IL.
  • Introduction to Geospatial technologies and applications, Windsor GIS professional development workshop. Windsor High School, 28 May, 2014, Windsor, Colorado.
  • Geospatial data portals, Windsor GIS professional development workshop. Windsor High School, 28 May, 2014, Windsor, Colorado.
  • Environmental data track annotation with Env-DATA. Symposium on Animal Movement and the Environment. Invited toturial. May 5-7, 2014, Raleigh, North Carolina. (video)
  • Context-Aware Similarity of Trajectories. Analysis & Visualization of Movement: MOVE Proudly Presents. COST IC0903 MOVE Final Conference. Video presentation. 30 October 2013.Technical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
  • Movebank Track Annotation Project: Linking Animal Movement Data with the Environment to Discover the Impact of Environmental Change in Animal migration, Presentation at Workshop on GIScience in the Big Data Age,  GIScience 2012, Columbus, OH.
  • Movebank: Current State and Work Ahead, Presentation at NASA Biological Response to Climate Change - Movebank Track Annotation Workshop, June 2012, Denali Education Center, Denali, Alaska.
  • Segmentation-based Similarity Assessment of Movement Trajectories, Presentation at the AAG Annual Meeting 2012, New York, NY.

PhD Thesis

Dodge, S., (2011). Exploring Movement Using Similarity Analysis, PhD Dissertation, Department of Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland. 160 pages. (pdf)