Alan Murray

Geography
UC Santa Barbara
Professor

Alan Murray (BS, MA, PhD UC Santa Barbara) is a Professor in the Department of Geography at University of California at Santa Barbara. He previously held academic appointments at Drexel University, Arizona State University and Ohio State University. He is editor of International Regional Science Review, associate editor for Socio-Economic Planning Sciences and Annals of the Association of American Geographers. His research and teaching interests include: geographic information science; spatial optimization; health informatics; urban growth and development; land use planning; urban, regional, and natural resource planning and development; and, infrastructure and transportation systems. He is the author of two books and over 200 research articles, book chapters and proceedings papers.

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Broom Center Publications
I. Hong, M. Kuby and A.T. Murray. 2017.
"A deviation flow refueling location model for continuous space: a commercial drone delivery system for urban areas."
Food Security, to appear (https://doi.org/10.1007/s12571-017-0703-1).
A.T. Murray. 2017.
"Regional analytics."
Annals of Regional Science 59, 1-13 (DOI: 10.1007/s00168-017-0825-6).
X. Feng and A.T. Murray. 2017.
"Spatial analytics for enhancing street light coverage of public spaces."
LEUKOS, to appear (DOI: 10.1080/15502724.2017.1321486).
Y. Zhang, A.T. Murray and B.L. Turner. 2017.
"Optimizing green space locations to reduce daytime and nighttime urban heat island effects in Phoenix, Arizona."
Landscape and Urban Planning 165, 162-171 (DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2017.04.009).
Q. Zhao, E.A. Wentz and A.T. Murray. 
"Tree shade coverage optimization in an urban residential environment."
Building and Environment 115, 269-280.
K. Grace, R. Wei and A.T. Murray. 2017.
"A spatial analytic framework for assessing and improving food aid distribution in developing countries."
Food Security, to appear (https://doi.org/10.1007/s12571-017-0703-1).
J. Yao and A.T. Murray. 2017.
"A spatial optimization approach for solving a multi-facility location problem with continuously distributed demand."
Innovations in Urban and Regional Systems - Contributions from GIS&T, Spatial Analysis and Location Modeling, edited by J.-C. Thill (Springer’s Advances in Spatial Science Series), to appear.
D. Tong and A.T. Murray. 2017.
"Location analysis: developments on the horizon."
Regional Research Frontiers – Vol. 2: Methodological Advance, Regional Systems Modeling and Open Science, edited by R. Jackson and P. Shaeffer, 193-208 (Springer).
A.T. Murray. 2017.
"GIS in regional research."
Regional Research Frontiers – Vol. 2: Methodological Advance, Regional Systems Modeling and Open Science, edited by R. Jackson and P. Shaeffer, 169-180 (Springer).
L.J. Wolf and A.T. Murray. 2017.
"Spatial analysis."
International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology, edited by D. Richardson, N. Castree, M.F. Goodchild, A. Kobayashi, W. Liu and R.A. Marston (New York: John Wiley & Sons) (DOI: 10.1002/9781118786352.wbieg0505).
S. McLafferty and A.T. Murray. 2017.
"Regional perspectives on public health."
Regional Research Frontiers- Vol. 1: Innovations, Regional Growth and Migration, edited by R. Jackson and P. Shaeffer, 161-174 (Springer).
J. Yao and A.T. Murray. 2016. 
"A spatial optimization approach for solving a multi-facility location problem with continuously distributed demand. "
Revised for Innovations in Urban and Regional Systems - Contributions from GIS&T, Spatial Analysis and Location Modeling, edited by J.-C. Thill (Springer’s Advances in Spatial Science Series). 
A.T. Murray. 2016.
"Maximal coverage location problem: impacts, significance and evolution. "
International Regional Science Review 39, 5-27. 
R. Wei and A.T. Murray. 2016. 
" Spatial uncertainty challenges in location modeling with dispersion requirements. "
Spatial Analysis and Location Modeling in Urban and Regional Systems, edited by J.-C. Thill (New York: Springer). 
T.H. Grubesic, R. Wei, A.T. Murray and F. Wei. 2016. 
"Essential Air Service in the United States: exploring strategies to enhance spatial and operational efficiencies. "
International Regional Science Review 39, 108-130. 
I. Hong, A.T. Murray and L.J. Wolf. Forthcoming 2016. 
"Spatial filtering for identifying a shortest path around obstacles. "
Geographical Analysis.
A.T. Murray. Forthcoming 2016. 
"Assessing the impacts of traditional school year calendar start dates. "
Socio-Economic Planning Sciences.
A.T. Murray and X. Feng. Forthcoming 2016. 
"Public street lighting service standard assessment and achievement. "
Socio-Economic Planning Sciences 53.
T.H. Grubesic, R. Wei, A.T. Murray and W.A. Pridemore. 2016.
"Comparative approaches for assessing access to alcohol outlets: exploring the utility of a gravity potential approach."
Population Health Metrics 14, 25 (DOI: 10.1186/s12963-016-0097-x).
R.L. Oxley, L.W. Mayes and A.T. Murray. 2016.
"Optimization model for the sustainable water resource management of river basins."
Water Resources Management 30, 3247-3264.
S. Kleinschmidt, A.T. Murray, S. Rey, L. Anselin and T.H. Grubesic. 2016
"Spatial uncertainty in cluster detection."
Spatial Information Research 24, 181-189.
P.V. Amaral and A.T. Murray. 2016.
"Equity in regional access to renal dialysis in Brazil. "
Regional Science Policy & Practice 8, 27-44.
I. Hong, A.T. Murray and S.J. Rey. 2016.
"Obstacle-avoiding shortest path derivation in a multicore computing environment."
Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 55, 1-10.
I. Hong and A.T. Murray. 2016.
"Assessing raster GIS approximation for Euclidean shortest path routing."
Transactions in GIS 20, 570-584.
R. Wei and A.T. Murray. 2016.
"A parallel algorithm for coverage optimization on multi-core architectures. "
International Journal of Geographical Information Science 30, 432-450.