George Christakos, Prof. University of North Carolina, USA
Dr. George Christakos is a Distinguished Professor of Geography at the San Diego State University (California) and a Professor at the School of Public Health of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He has worked on several major interdisciplinary projects in USA, Spain, Italy, England, Belgium, Greece, Russia, Bangladesh, and Egypt. His teaching and research activities focus on the advanced modelling and space-time mapping of interdisciplinary natural systems, including: Multi-sourced knowledge synthesis and data assimilation; Random field models and spatiotemporal statistics; Human exposure analysis and health effects; Integrated temporal GIS, medical geography and spatiotemporal epidemiology; Model-based risk assessment, decision making and planning. Dr. Christakos is the author/co-author of six books and over hundred papers on different scientific subjects.
His most recent books are:
- Christakos, G., P. Bogaert, & M.L. Serre, Temporal GIS. Springer-Verlag, New York, N.Y, 2002.
- Christakos, G., R.A. Olea, M.L. Serre, H.L. Yu, and L-L. Wang: Interdisciplinary Public Health Reasoning and Epidemic Modelling: The Case of Black Death. Springer, New York, N.Y., 2005.