Grant McKenzie is an assistant professor of spatial data science in the Department of Geography at McGill University. At McGill, Grant leads the Platial Analysis Lab, an interdisciplinary research group that works at the intersection of information science and behavioral geography. Much of Grant's work examines how human activity patterns vary within and between local regions and global communities. This has driven his applied interests in financial accessibility, geoprivacy, and micro-mobility services as well as the broader role that geographic information science plays at the intersection of information technologies and society. Grant is a founding member of the Seattle-based start-up consultancy Spatial Development International (now Locana) and has worked as a data scientist and software developer for a range of NGOs and leading technology companies.
- PrivyTo: Location privacy
- Assessing the urban impacts of shared micromobility services
- Temporal dynamics in urban environments
- PhD in Geography, UC Santa Barbara (2015)
- M. App. Sci., University of Melbourne (2008)
- BA Geography, University of British Columbia (2002)
- McKenzie, G., Romm, D., Zhang, H., Brunila, M. (2022) PrivyTo: A privacy preserving location sharing platform. Transactions in GIS. 26(4). pp. 1703-1717. Wiley Press.
- McKenzie, G., Mwenda, K. (2021) Identifying regional variation in place visit behavior during a global pandemic. Journal of Spatial Information Science. 23. pp. 95-124
- McKenzie, G., Romm, D. (2021) Measuring urban regional similarity through mobility signatures. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems. 89 (September 2021) 101684. Elsevier.
- McKenzie, G., Adams, B. (2020) A country comparison of place-based activity response to COVID-19 policies. Applied Geography. 125 (2020). 102363. Elsevier.