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Alan Murray

Alan Murray

Professor, Department of Geography, University of California-Santa Barbara

amurray@ucsb.edu

Department of Geography
University of California-Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Titles

  • Professor, Department of Geography, University of California-Santa Barbara

Biography

Alan Murray is a Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Education

  • PhD, Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1995
  • MA, Statistics and Applied Probability, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1992
  • BS, Mathematics, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1990

Expertise

Journal Articles

2017

Zhang, Y., A. T. Murray and B. L. Turner II. 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. (link )

Zhao, Q., E. A. Wentz and A. T. Murray. 2017. Tree shade coverage optimization in an urban residential environment. Building and Environment 115(Apr):269-280. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2017.01.036. (link )

2012

Murray, A. T., P. Gober, L. Anselin, S. J. Rey, D. A. Sampson, P. D. Padegimas and Y. Liu. 2012. Spatial optimization models for water supply allocation. Water Resources Management 26(8):2243-2257. (link )

Tong, D. and A. T. Murray. 2012. Spatial optimization in geography. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 102(6):1290-1309. DOI: 10.1080/00045608.2012.685044. (link )

2010

Murray, A. T., D. Tong and K. Kim. 2010. Enhancing classic coverage location models. International Regional Science Review 33(2):115-133. DOI: 10.1177/0160017609340149. (link )

2009

Murray, A. T. and D. Tong. 2009. GIS and spatial analysis in the media. Applied Geography 29(2):250-259. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2008.09.002. (link )

Tong, D. and A. T. Murray. 2009. Maximising coverage of spatial demand for service. Papers in Regional Science 88(1):85-97. DOI: 10.1111/j.1435-5957.2008.00168.x. (link )

Tong, D., A. Murray and N. Xiao. 2009. Heuristic in spatial analysis: a genetic algorithm for coverage maximization. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 99(4):698-711. DOI: 10.1080/00045600903120594. (link )

2008

Murray, A. T., T. C. Matisziw, H. Wei and D. Tong. 2008. A geocomputational heuristic for coverage maximization in service facility siting. Transactions in GIS 12(6):757-773. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9671.2008.01125.x. (link )

2007

Murray, A. T. and D. Tong. 2007. Coverage optimization in continuous space facility siting. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 21(7):756-776. DOI: 10.1080/13658810601169857. (link )

Book Chapters

2017

Tong, D. and A. T. Murray. 2017. Location analysis: Developments on the horizon. Pp. 193-208 In: Jackson, R. and P. Schaeffer eds., Regional Research Frontiers: Methodological Advances, Regional Systemss Modeling and Open Spaces. Vol 2. Springer International Publishing. ISBN: 978-3-319-50589-3.

2012

Murray, A. T., D. Tong and T. H. Grubesic. 2012. Spatial optimization: Expanding emergency services to address regional growth and development. Pp. 109-122 In: Stimson, R. and K. E. Haynes eds., Studies in Applied Geography and Spatial Analysis: Addressing Real World Issues. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited. ISBN: 978-1781007129.

Posters

2015

Zhao, Q., E. A. Wentz and A. T. Murray. 2015. Tree shade optimization in an urban desert environment. Poster presented at the Seventeenth Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 16 January 2015, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

Presentations

2014

Zhang, Y. and A. T. Murray. 2014. Mitigating urban heat island effects through strategic green space siting. Presentation at the INFORMS Annual Meeting, November 9-12, 2014, San Francisco, CA.

Zhao, Q., E. A. Wentz and A. T. Murray. 2014. Shade optimization in a desert environment. Presentation at the GIScience 2014, Eighth International Conference on Geographic Information Science, September 23-26, 2014, Vienna, Austria.

2010

Padegimas, P. and A. T. Murray. 2010. Cooperative water management using spatial optimization. Presented November 12, 2010 at the 57th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, Denver, CO.

2009

Murray, A. T., P. D. Padegimas, L. Anselin, S. J. Rey and P. Gober. 2009. A spatial optimization model for water supply allocation. Presented November 19, 2009 at the 56th North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, San Francisco, CA.