Article accepted for Scientific Reports

An article on automated firefront tracking using publicly available emergency incident data has been accepted for publication in Scientific Reports. Zhong, X., Duckham, M., Chong, D., and Tolhurst, K. (2016). Real-time estimation of wildfire perimeters from curated crowdsourcing. Scientific Reports. In press.

Three new journal articles published

I have had three new journal articles published in quick succession. They are: J. Wang, M. Duckham, and M. Worboys. A framework for models of movement in geographic space. International Journal of Geographic Information Science, 2015. In press. M. Duckham. GI Expertise. Transactions in GIS, 2015. In press. doi:10.1111/tgis.12166 M-H. Jeong and M. Duckham. Efficient, Decentralized Detection of…


Article accepted for AIJ

A new article on the prime network, a minimal constraint network for qualitative spatial reasoning has been accepted for the leading AI journal Artificial Intelligence. Sanjiang Li, Zhiguo Long, Weiming Liu, Matt Duckham, and Alan Both. On Redundant Topological Constraints. Artificial Intelligence, 225: 51-76, 2015.  

Promotion to full Professor

I have been promoted to full Professor, effective January 1st 2015. My sincere thanks to all my friends and colleagues for all their support over the past 10 years at the University of Melbourne.

CRE on Public Health Policy

I am an associate investigator (AI) on the new NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in “Infectious Diseases Modelling to Inform Public Health Policy”. Congratulations in particular to CI Jodie McVernon who leads this $2.5M AUD center.

Invited speaker at LBSN

I am the invited speaker for the 7th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Location-Based Social Networks (LBSN 2014), in Dallas, Texas, November 4th 2014, as part of the ACM SIGSPATIAL 2014 conference.

Waldo Tobler Distinguished Lecture

Matt has been invited to deliver the 2014 Waldo Tobler Distinguished Lecture in GIScience at the AAG meeting in Florida in April 2014.

Keynote at OGRS

Matt is giving an invited keynote presentation at OGRS, the Open Geospatial Research and Education Symposium, in Finland in June 2014,

RISER project started

The RISER project (Resilient Information Systems for Emergency Response) successfully started. RISER is developing new sensor-enabled algorithms, data structures, and techniques for improving emergency response. More information about RISER may be found a