Spatial Data Science / GIScience
Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography
My research interests take a combined data-driven and theory-informed approach to better understand the concept of place, how it is defined, and the role it plays in our human environment. More specifically, I use place as a lens through which to study temporal, thematic, and geospatial variability in human activities. These interests have lead to projects focused on issues related to user-generated geo-content, location privacy, financial inclusion, and platial knowledge representation as well as the broader role that spatial data science plays at the intersection of information technologies and society.
Academic and professional background
- PhD in Geography, UC Santa Barbara (2015)
- M. App. Sci., University of Melbourne (2008)
- BA Geography, University of British Columbia (2002)
- Scooter-pocalypse: Assessing the impact of electric scooter micro-mobility services
- Temporal dynamics in urban environments
- Financial Inclusion in sub-Saharan Africa
- McKenzie, G. (2020) Urban mobility in the sharing economy: A spatiotemporal comparison of shared mobility services. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems. 79. 101418. Elsevier.
Janowicz, K., Gao, S., McKenzie, G., Hu, Y., Bhaduri, B. GeoAI: spatially explicit artificial intelligence techniques for geographic knowledge discovery and beyond. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. 34(4). 625-636. Taylor & Francis
- McKenzie, G., Slind, R.T. (2019) A user-generated data based approach to enhancing location prediction of financial services in sub-Saharan Africa. Applied Geography. 105. 25-36. Elsevier.