The Center for Location Science

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Alec D. Barker, Ph.D.

Associate Director

Affiliate Faculty
George Mason University

Research Scientist
Group W Inc

Email: abarker5@gmu.edu

Curriculum Vitae


Expertise | Publications | Research | Academic and Professional Activities | Awards

Expertise

  • GIScience
  • Behavioral Geography
  • Operations Research
  • Strategic Studies
  • International Relations

Publications

  • “Applying Structured Scenario Fusion to Address Multifaceted Strategic Challenges,” The Journal of the Operational Research Society (UK), 65(11), November 2014
  • “Improvised Explosive Devices in Southern Afghanistan and Western Pakistan, 2002-2009,” Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 34(8), August 2011
  • “The United States, Sudan, and Darfur,” The Bologna Center Journal of International Affairs, May 2006
  • (in review) “Understanding Operational Risk in Evacuation Operations Using Spatially Explicit Network Simulation,” with Brett L. Marvin and Kevin M. Curtin
  • (in review) “A Data-Driven Framework for the Analysis of Geographic Patterns of Team Processes"
  • (in draft) “Understanding the Spatial Nature of Team Processes: A Literature Review"

Research Interests

  • Spatial Analysis of Team Behaviors
  • Reality Mining and Ubiquitous Sensing
  • Illicit Networks
  • Autonomous/Unmanned Logistics Operations
  • Spatial Aspects of Information and Irregular Warfare
  • Analytic Technique to Support National Security Strategy and Policy

Academic and Professional Activities

Courses taught:
  • Intelligence Analysis 342 (IA 342) - Visualization Methods, Tools, and Technologies for Intelligence Analysis (James Madison University Department of Integrated Science and Technology)
  • (Co-Instructor) Geography and GeoInformation Science 675 (GGS 675) - Location Science (George Mason University Department of Geography and GeoInformation Science)
  • (Teaching Assistant) SAIS Core Course on American Foreign Policy (SA.100.720) - American Foreign Policy Since WWII (Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies)

Awards

  • Nominated for the 2011 Richard H. Barchi Prize of the Military Operations Research Society
  • Best Paper, Working Group 33, Social Science, 2011 Military Operations Research Society Symposium, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey CA
  • William E. and Marion P. Altschuh Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, 2006
  • Major General Leif J. Sverdrup Memorial Scholarship, United States Army Engineer Association, 2005
  • Noble Patron of Armor, United States Armor Association, 2005
  • Meritorious Service Medal, United States Army, 2005
  • General George Catlett Marshall Jr. Reserve Officers' Training Corps Award, The George C. Marshall Foundation, 2001
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