- GIS Developer/Analyst, Decision Center for a Desert City
Mike Tschudi performs geographic information systems (GIS) analyses and develops GIS and water information software for DCDC and the Global Institute of Sustainability. He is one of the chief developers of WaterSim, a complex integrative model designed to anticipate the effects of climate conditions, rapid growth and policy decisions on future water supply and demand conditions in Phoenix. He earned his Master's degree in GIS and his Master of Science degree in Computer Science at ASU; he also earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering from the City University of New York. Prior to working for ASU, Tschudi developed 2D and 3D mapping software for Calma, Formtek, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and GARMIN. He has also developed voice-messaging software for Inter-Tel and medical records database software for MediServe.
Gober, P., E. A. Wentz, T. Lant, M. K. Tschudi and C. W. Kirkwood. 2011. WaterSim: A simulation model for urban water planning in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Environment and Planning B 38(2):197-215. DOI: 10.1068/b36075. (link )
Sampson, D. A., V. M. Escobar, M. K. Tschudi, T. Lant and P. Gober. 2011. A provider-based water planning and management model - WaterSim 4.0 - for the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. Journal of Environmental Management 92(10):2596-2610. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2011.05.032. (link )
Campbell, H. E., L. R. Peck and M. K. Tschudi. 2010. Justice for all? A causal analysis of toxics release inventory facility location. Review of Policy Research 27(1):1-25.
Campbell, H. E., L. R. Peck and M. K. Tschudi. 2007. Examining the environmental justice component of urban sustainability: A comprehensive analysis including economics, collective action, ethnicity, and age. In: Homer, M., C. Hardcastle, T. Price and J. Bebbington eds., Proceedings of the 2007 SUE-MOT Conference.
Campbell, H. E., C. Peck and M. K. Tschudi. 2006. Toxics on the edge: An environmental justice analysis of TRI facilities. Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Proceedings.
Sampson, D. A., M. K. Tschudi and P. Gober. 2009. A provider-based water policy and management model -- WaterSim 3.0.1 -- for the Phoenix metropolitan area. Poster presented at the August 2-7, 2009 94th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Albuquerque, NM.
Escobar, V. M., T. Lant, J. Block, P. Miller and M. K. Tschudi. 2008. A scenario-based assessment of future groundwater resources in the Phoenix Active Management Area. Poster presented at 10 January 2008 CAP LTER 10th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )
Escobar, V. M., T. Lant, J. Block, P. Miller and M. K. Tschudi. 2008. A scenario-based assessment of future groundwater resources in the Phoenix Active Management Area. Poster presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall meeting. January 12, 2008, San Francisco, CA.
Tschudi, M. K. 2008. Using WaterSim for education: A work in progress. Poster presented at 10 January 2008 CAP LTER 10th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )
Campbell, H. E., L. R. Peck and M. K. Tschudi. 2007. The location of toxic release inventory facilities in Maricopa County: Economics, collective action, and being Asian. Poster presented at the January 10, 2007 CAP LTER Ninth Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.. (link )
Lant, T., P. Gober and M. K. Tschudi. 2006. Predicting future water demand in Maricopa County from land use, population growth, and urban density. Poster presented at the Arizona Hydrological Society. September, 2006.
Tschudi, M. K. 2006. Spatial allocation of projected population in Maricopa County via an automated workflow. Thesis for Master's of Advanced Studies in Geographic Information Systems (MAS-GIS) from the School of Geographical S.