Biography: Harvey J. Miller is the Bob and Mary Reusche Chair in Geographic Information Science and Professor of Geography at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, USA. His research and teaching focus on the intersection between geographic information science and transportation science. Harvey seeks to understand how people use mobility and communications technologies to allocate scarce time among activities in geographic space - a perspective known as time geography. He is also interested in the social dimensions of transportation, and the implications of human mobility and accessibility for sustainable transportation, livable communities and public health. His main approach to these questions is the development and application of GIS and spatial analytical techniques to extract information from fine-grained mobile objects and spatio-temporaldata.
In addition to over 100 scientific publications in peer-refereed journals and edited books, Harvey is author (with Shih-Lung Shaw) of Geographic Information Systems for Transportation: Principles and Applications (Oxford University Press), and editor (with Jiawei Han) of Geographic Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, second edition (CRC Press).
Harvey serves on the editorial boards of several of the top journals in geography, transportation and geographic information science. He was the North American Editor of International Journal of Geographical Information Science from 2000-2004. He has also served as an officer or board member of major professional organizations in geography, regional science and geographic information science. From 2005-2011, he was co-Chair of the Committee on Geographic Information Science and Applications, Transportation Research Board, U.S. National Academies. From 2014 to 2016 he is serving on the Mapping Science Committee, National Research Council, U.S.National Academies.
In 2009, Harvey received the Edward L. Ullman Award for Significant Contributions to Transportation Geography from the Association of American Geographers.