Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

About the PNAS Member Editor
Name Fotheringham, A. Stewart
Location Arizona State University
Primary Field Human Environmental Sciences
Secondary Field Computer and Information Sciences
 Election Citation
Fotheringham has greatly enhanced our understanding of the social and environmental processes that create and modify the geographic landscape, developing new insights into the place-based analysis of social and environmental phenomena and into the nature of spatial interactions and destination choice, clarifying our understanding of statistical inference from spatial data.
 Research Interests
A. Stewart Fotheringham's research interests are generally in the area of Geographic Information Science (GISc) and more specifically in the analysis of spatial data. Spatial data contain locational information as well as attribute information and spatial data analysis utilises both types of information to better understand the processes that generated those data. His research has been particularly focussed on spatial heterogeneity - the variation of data-generating processes over space - and his development of Geographically Weighted Regression has been notable in this respect. He is also interested in the development and application of spatial interaction models - mathematical models to understand and forecast flows of people, goods and information - and has developed new model forms based on principles of spatial choice theory.

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