Robert Roth

Position title: Professor


My research focuses on the topics of Cartography, Geovisualization, and Geovisual Analytics with specific emphasis on:

  • interactive & web-based mapping
  • human-computer interaction & UI/UX design
  • user-centered design & usability engineering
  • map-supported human reasoning & decision-making, particularly under conditions of uncertainty

As a geographer, I view maps and map-based systems as tools to help solve complex problems that have a prominent geographic component; I therefore am a proponent of both interdisciplinary and applied research in addition to basic science. My own work has had practical applications to crime analysis, emergency response/crisis management, environmental conservation, and spatial epidemiology/public health.

I encourage you to visit my Publications and Presentations pages to view my work; most resources are available as open pdfs.