Dr Michael J de Smith









2001-present: Academic research, publishing and lecturing. In this connection have been associated with the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering at University College London (UCL) and the Department of Geography at UCL. During this period I taught the Spatial Analysis in GIS module of the UCL MSc GIS programme. Honorary Visiting Fellow (SPLINT CETL) at the University of Leicester (September-December 2009). I have also acted as a reviewer on a number of academic journals, including Computer Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (CACIE), Environment and Planning Series B , Annals of the Association of American Geographers (AAAG), Cartographica, Environmental Modelling and Software, and Computers, Environment and Urban Systems.

2006-present: creation of the widely used open-access websites, www.spatialanalysisonline.com and www.statsref.com and associated books and e-books; design and development of Drumlin PDF security software and associated digital rights management (DRM) service and the PDF2HTML5 web-based document distribution service  

1979-2001: Managing Director of telecommunications consultancy and computer systems businesses in association with Richard Clark and Dr Bill Bain. These were developments of the original consultancy operation, focusing latterly on real-time financial information systems (e.g. the design and development of Proquote, www.proquote.net, subsequently sold to the London Stock Exchange). Following the sale of the main business to a public quoted company IS Solutions plc in April 2000 re-established links with UCL and continued commercial activities on a part-time base as a non-Executive Director of IS Solutions and as an independent consultant. Involved with the Prince's Trust Charity (http://www.princes-trust.org.uk/) as a business mentor and in this capacity have supported three start-up businesses.

1974-9:  Researcher, Communications Studies Group (CSG), University College London (UCL) - a unit specialising in optimal network design and video- and audio-conferencing. CSG subsequently became a commercial telecommunications consultancy, Communications Studies and Planning Ltd (CS&P, 1976 onwards). In 1979 left CS&P and established an independent consultancy in collaboration with the image coding expert, Richard Clark (http://www.elysium.ltd.uk).

Geospatial Analysis   Maths for the Mystified

Resources: Publications (and corrections!) - Distance Transform models - VORTAL models (Variationally Optimised Rapidly expanding Random Trees), PhD thesis - Chapters and complete document  Academic inks

Academic qualifications: Mathematics (BSc), Geography (BSc, MA, PhD). Associations: Fellow Royal Geographical Society, Fellow Royal Statistical Society, Freeman of the Corporation of the Town of Winchelsea. Awards: 2009 SPLINT Fellowship – to assist in financing the publication of the 3rd edition of
Geospatial Analysis



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