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Sergio Rey

Biography

Professor of Computational Spatial Science, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
Interim Director, Center for Geographical Information Science

Rey's research and teaching interests focus on the development, implementation, and application of advanced methods of spatial and space-time data analysis. His substantive foci include regional inequality, convergence and growth dynamics as well as neighborhood change, segregation dynamics, spatial criminology and industrial networks. Recent and current research projects include new methods for spatial distribution dynamics (NSF), an analysis of the relationships between spatial linkages and urban economic dynamics (EDA), flexible geospatial visual analytics and simulation technologies to enhance criminal justice decision support systems (NIJ), spatial analytical framework for examining community sex offender residency issues over space and time (NSF), and cyberGIS software integration for sustained geospatial innovation (NSF). Rey is the creator and lead developer of the open source package STARS: Space-Time Analysis of Regional Systems as well as co-founder and lead developer of PySAL: A Python Library for Spatial Analysis. He  served as the Editor of the International Regional Science Review from 1999-2014. In 2014 he became editor of Geographical Analysis and the president of the Western Regional Science Association. He is the recipient of the 2016 University Consortium for Geographic Information Science Research Award. Rey is a fellow of the Spatial Econometrics Association and an elected Fellow of the Regional Science Association International.

 

Personal Website

Education

1994 - Ph.D. (Geography) University of California, Santa Barbara
1988 - M.A. (Geography) University of California, Santa Barbara
1985 - B.S. (Environmental Science) Stockton State College

Research Interests

Open source and open science, spatial and spatio-temporal data analysis, spatial econometrics, geocomputation, spatial inequality dynamics, economic geography, integrated multiregional modeling, regional science

Publications

2016 Rey, S.J. "Space-time patterns of rank concordance: Local Indicators of Mobility Association with applications to spatial income inequality dynamics." Annals of the Association of American Geographers. In Press.

2015 Rey, S.J. "Bells in space: The spatial dynamics of US interpersonal and interregional income inequality." International Regional Science Review. DOI: 10.11 77/0160017615614899.

2014 Rey, S.J. "Open regional science." Annals of Regional Science, 52(3): 825-837.

2014 Rey, S.J. "Fast algorithms for a space-time concordance measure." Computational Statistics, 29(3-4): 799-811.

2014 Rey, S.J. “Rank based Markov chains for regional income distribution dynamics.” Journal of Geographical Systems, 16(2): 115-137.

2014 Rey, S.J., A.T. Murray, T.H. Grubesic, E. Mack, R. Wei, L. Anselin and M. Griffin. “Sex Offender Residential Movement Patterns: A Markov Chain Analysis.”Professional Geographer, 66(1): 102-111.

See personal web page for a full list of publications.

Research Activity
  • Rey,Sergio J*. New Approaches for Spatial Distribution Dynamics. NSF-SES(9/1/2014 - 8/31/2017).
  • Rey,Sergio J*. Doctoral Dissertation Research: Residential Segregation Measures and Their Spatial Properties. NSF-SBE(5/1/2011 - 4/30/2012).
  • Anselin,Luc E*, Rey,Sergio J. SI2-SSI: CyberGIS Software Integration for Sustained Geospatial Innovation. UNIV OF ILLINOIS - CHAMP/URBAN(10/1/2010 - 9/30/2015).
  • Murray,Alan Todd*, Anselin,Luc E, Griffin,Marie Louise, Rey,Sergio J. Collaborative Research: Spatial Analytical Framework for Examining Sex Offender Residency Issues Over Space and Time. NSF-SES(9/1/2009 - 8/31/2011).
  • Anselin,Luc E*, Rey,Sergio J. Flexible Geospatial Visual Analytics and Simulation Technologies to Enhance Criminal Justice Decision Support Systems. DOJ-NIJ(8/1/2009 - 12/31/2012).
  • Rey,Sergio J*, Anselin,Luc E. Spatial Linkages and Urban Economic Development. DOC(9/15/2008 - 6/30/2010).
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
GIS 690Reading and Conference
GPH 790Reading and Conference
GPH 792Research
GCU 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
GIS 321Programming for GIS
GIS 441Geographics: Interact/Animated
GIS 499Individualized Instruction
GIS 690Reading and Conference
GIS 692Research
GPH 790Reading and Conference
GPH 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
GPH 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
GIS 471Geographic Info Analysis
GPH 596Advanced Spatial Statistics
GIS 598Special Topics
GPH 790Reading and Conference
GPH 792Research
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
GPH 790Reading and Conference
GPH 792Research
GPH 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
GIS 471Geographic Info Analysis
GIS 598Special Topics
GPH 790Reading and Conference
GPH 792Research
GPH 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
GIS 441Geographics: Interact/Animated
GPH 498Pro-Seminar
GIS 598Special Topics
GPH 598Special Topics
GPH 792Research
GPH 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
GPH 483Geographic Info Analysis
GPH 598Special Topics
GPH 790Reading and Conference
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
GPH 471Geographics: Interact/Animated
GPH 498Pro-Seminar
GPH 598Special Topics
GPH 792Research
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
GPH 483Geographic Info Analysis
GPH 494Special Topics
PUP 494Special Topics
PUP 598Special Topics
GPH 598Special Topics
GPH 790Reading and Conference
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
GPH 373Geographic Info Science I
GPH 498Pro-Seminar
GPH 598Special Topics
Presentations
  • Rey, S.J. \New approaches for exploratory space-time analysis (ESTDA). 'School of Geography and Development, University of Arizona (Dec 2010).
  • Sergio J. Rey, L. Anselin and D.C. Folch. Spatial econometrics with PySAL and GeoDaSpace. Regional Science Association International (Nov 2010).
  • Sastre-Gutierrez, M.L. and S. J. Rey. Spatial econometrics of convergence in Mexico. Regional Science Association International (Nov 2010).
  • Rey, S.J. New approaches to exploratory space time data analysis. Arthur Getis Lecture in Spatial Analysis (Oct 2010).
  • Sastre-Gutierrez, M.L. and S. J. Rey. Sastre-Gutierrez, M.L. and S. J. Rey. Coloqui Mexicano de Economia Matematica y Econometria (Sep 2010).
  • Rey, S.J. Markov based measures of spatial dynamics. Institute for Economic Geography and GIScience, Vienna University of Economics and Business (Jun 2010).
  • L. Anselin, S.J. Rey and A. Winslow. New tools for statistical point pattern analysis on networks with large datasets. Com.Geo (Jun 2010).
  • Anselin, L., S.J. Rey and J. Koschinsky. Flexible geospatial visual analytics and simulation technologies. National Institute of Justice Conference (Jun 2010).
  • S.J. Rey and L. Anselin. PySAL: A Python library for spatial analysis and geocomputation. Association of American Geographers (Apr 2010).
  • P. Padegimas, A.T. Murray, S. Rey, L. Anselin, P. Gober. Modeling to support multi-district water management. Association of American Geographers (Apr 2010).
  • Y. Liu, A.T. Murray, S.J. Rey and L. Anselin. Exploring movement patterns. Association of American Geographers (Apr 2010).
  • A.T. Murray, Y. Liu, S.J. Rey and L. Anselin. Exploring Movement Object Patterns. Western Regional Science Association (Feb 2010).
  • S.J. Rey and X. Ye. Space-time empirics for economic growth. Western Regional Science Association (Feb 2010).
  • Sastre-Gutierrez, M.L. and S. J. Rey. Spatial socioeconomic mobility in Mexico. Western Regional Science Association (Feb 2010).
  • Rey, S.J. L. Anselin, D.C. Folch, D. Arribas-Bel, M.L. Sastre Gutierez and L. Interlante. Measuring spatial dynamics in metropolitan areas. Western Regional Science Association International (Feb 2010).
  • Rey, S.J., L. Anselin, D.C. Folch, D. Arribas-Bel, M.L. Sastr\'e Guti\'erez and L. Interlante. Measuring spatial dynamics in metropolitan areas. North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International (Nov 2009).
  • Sastr\'e Guti\'erez, M.L. and S.J. Rey. Spatial income mobility in Mexico. North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International (Nov 2009).
  • Murray, A., P.D. Padegimas, L. Anselin, S.J. Rey and P. Gober. A spatial optimization model for water supply allocation. North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International (Nov 2009).
  • Rey, S.J., L. Anselin, D.C. Folch, D. Arribas-Bel, M.L. Sastr\'e Guti\'erez and L. Interlante. Spatial linkages and urban economic development. Economic Development Adminstration Research Symposium (Oct 2009).
  • Rey, S.J. and D.C. Folch. What Can 70 Million or So Neighborhoods Tell Us about the Performance of Income Segregation Measures?. Spatial Economerics Association (Jul 2009).
  • Rey, S.J. and L. Anselin. PySAL: Python Library for Spatial Analytical Functions. Association of American Geographers (Mar 2009).
  • Rey, S.J., L. Anselin and M. Hwang. Dynamic manipulation of spatial weights using web services. Western Regional Science Association (Feb 2009).
  • Elias, M. and S.J. Rey. Educational performance and spatial convergence in Peru: 1993-2005. estern Regional Science Association (Feb 2009).
  • Duque, J.C., L. Anselin and S.J. Rey. The max-p region problem. First Conference of the Regional Science Association of the Americas (Feb 2009).
  • Sergio Rey. Exploratory Analysis of Space-Time Data. West Virginia University (Dec 2008).
  • Sergio Rey. Introduction to Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis. West Virginia University (Dec 2008).
  • Sergio Rey. 20 Years of Spatial Econometrics. Regional Science Association International (Nov 2008).
  • Juan Carlos Duque, Sergio Rey and Charles R. Schmidt. INCLUSIO: New ways to explore interindustry relationships. Regional Science Association International (Nov 2008).
  • Sergio Rey. Spatial Statistics I: Regression. Regional Science Association International (Nov 2008).
  • Charles Schmidt, Sergio Rey and Andre Skupin. PySOM: A Graph Based Implementation of Self-Organizing Maps. Regional Science Association International (Nov 2008).
  • Sergio Rey and Boris Dev. Identifying patterns of change in income inequality across geographic areas. Regional Science Association International (Nov 2008).
  • Sergio Rey and Xinyue Ye. Distributional Properties of LISA Time Paths. Regional Science Association International (Nov 2008).
  • Sergio Rey and David Folch. A spatiotemporal approach to the measurement of economic segregation. Spatial Econometrics Association (Nov 2008).
  • Charles Schmidt, Sergio Rey and Andre Skupin. Effects of Irregular Topology in Spherical Self-Organizing Maps. Association of American Geographers (Mar 2008).
  • Sergio Rey and Xinyue Ye. Dynamic Pseudo Weighted Voronoi: Integrating Geographic and Attribute Spaces. Association of American Geographers (Mar 2008).
  • Philip Stephens and Sergio Rey. Spatial Analysis Of HUBZone Determinations In California Metro Areas. Association of American Geographers (Mar 2008).
  • Sergio Rey and Xinyue Ye. Comparative spatial dynamics of regional systems. Western Regional Science Association. Kona, HI (Feb 2008).
Service
  • Academic Program Review, Chair (2010 - Present)
  • Executive Committee, Member (2009 - Present)
  • Executive Committee, Member (2009 - Present)
  • Personnel Committee, Chair (2009 - Present)
  • Personnel Committee, Chair (2009 - Present)
  • Computer Commitee, Chair (2008 - Present)
  • Computer Commitee, Chair (2008 - Present)
  • GeoDa Center for Geospatial Analysis and Computation, Member, Executive Committee (2008 - Present)
  • GeoDa Center for Geospatial Analysis and Computation, Member, Executive Committee (2008 - Present)
  • Computers and Urban Systems, Editorial Board Member (2008 - Present)
  • Computers and Urban Systems, Editorial Board Member (2008 - Present)
  • Computers and Urban Systems, Editorial Board Member (2008 - Present)
  • Letters in Spatial and Resource Economics, Editorial Board Member (2008 - Present)
  • Letters in Spatial and Resource Economics, Editorial Board Member (2008 - Present)
  • Letters in Spatial and Resource Economics, Editorial Board Member (2008 - Present)
  • Region et Developpment, Editorial Board Member (2008 - Present)
  • Region et Developpment, Editorial Board Member (2008 - Present)
  • Region et Developpment, Editorial Board Member (2008 - Present)
  • International Regional Science Review, Editor (1999 - Present)
  • International Regional Science Review, Editor (1999 - Present)
  • International Regional Science Review, Editor (1999 - Present)
  • International Regional Science Review, Editor (1999 - Present)
  • Papers in Regional Science, Editorial Board Member (1999 - Present)
  • Papers in Regional Science, Editorial Board Member (1999 - Present)
  • Papers in Regional Science, Editorial Board Member (1999 - Present)
  • National Science Foundation, Senior Panel Member, Geography and Spatial Sciences (2009 - 2010)
  • Academic Standards Commitee, Member (2009 - 2010)
  • North American Regional Science Council, Program Chair, North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association (2009 - 2009)
  • Department of Geography, San Diego State University, Chair (2007 - 2008)
  • Geographical Analysis, Editorial Board Member (1996 - 2008)