Tim Matisziw

220 Stewart Hall

Ph.D., Geography, Ohio State University

M.A., Geography, University of Missouri

B.A., Geography, University of Missouri

Research Interests

Network analysis and modeling, urban/regional planning ,infrastructure management, environmental conservation, optimization, facility siting, geographic information, geospatial analytics


Dr. Tim Matisziw is Professor of Geography and Engineering at the University of Missouri (MU).  He received his BA (1997) and MS (2000) in Geography from MU and his PhD (2005) in Geography from the Ohio State University. Since 2008 he has served as faculty at MU in the departments of Geography, Civil & Environmental Engineering, and the Institute for Data Science and Informatics. He also serves as the Director of the Geospatial Intelligence certificate programs at MU. Dr. Matisziw regularly teaches courses in advanced geographic information systems (GIS), transportation systems, location analysis and site selection, and the geospatial sciences in national security. His primary areas of research and expertise include spatial decision support, network modeling, transportation systems, spatial optimization, and GIS. Results emanating from this research have been published in a wide variety of journals including Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, Landscape Ecology, Geographical Analysis, Networks and Spatial Economics, Landscape and Urban Planning, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, and Computers and Operations Research. His current research is funded by the U.S. Army, the U.S. National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Missouri Department of Higher Education. His professional affiliations include: M.AAG, M.ACM, M.AAAS, M.AGS, M.AGU, M.AMS, M.ASCE, M.ACM, SM.IEEE, M.RSAI, F.RGS, M.INFORMS, M.ISCB, M.SIGMAXI, and M.USGIF.

Courses Taught

Spatial and Geostatistical Analysis; Advanced Geographic Information Systems; Transportation Geography; The Geospatial Sciences in National Security; Location Analysis and Site Selection; Agile Project Management for Geospatial Professionals

Select Publications

Matisziw, Timothy C., and Praveen Kumar Edara. “Travel Behavior in Response to Network Disruptions.” In Routledge Handbook of Transportation, edited by Dusan Teodorovic, 177–187. New York: Routledge.

T. C. Matisziw, C.H. Nilon, S.A. Wilhelm Stanis, J.W. LeMaster, J.A. McElroy, and S.P. Sayers. 2016. The right space at the right time: The relationship between children’s physical activity and land use/land cover. Landscape and Urban Planning, 151, 21–32.

Matisziw, Timothy C., and Emre Demir. 2016. Measuring Spatial Correspondence among Network Paths. Geographical Analysis 48: 3–17.

Matisziw, Timothy C., Mahabub Alam, Kathleen M. Trauth, Enos C. Inniss, Raymond D. Semlitsch, Steve McIntosh, and John Horton. 2015. A Vector Approach for Modeling Landscape Corridors and Habitat Connectivity. Environmental Modeling & Assessment 20: 1 – 16.

Grubesic, Tony H., Alan T. Murray, and Timothy C. Matisziw. 2013. A Strategic Approach for Improving Rural Air Transport in the United States. Transport Policy 30: 117 – 124.

Grubesic, Tony H., and Timothy C. Matisziw. 2013. A Typological Framework for Categorizing Infrastructure Vulnerability. GeoJournal 78: 287–302.

Matisziw, Timothy C., and Tony H. Grubesic. 2013. Geographic Perspectives in Vulnerability Analysis.” GeoJournal 78: 205–208.

Matisziw, Timothy C. 2013. Boosting Business Intelligence. Continuity Q1: 29–31.

Grubesic, Tony H., and Timothy C. Matisziw. “World Cities and Airline Networks.” In International Handbook of Globalization and World Cities, edited by Ben Derudder, Michael Hoyler, Peter J. Taylor, and Frank Witlox, 97 – 116. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2012.

Matisziw, Timothy C., and Emre Demir. 2012. Inferring Network Paths from Point Observations.” International Journal of Geographical Information Science 26: 1979 – 1996.

Matisziw, T.C. and A.T. Murray. 2009. Area Coverage Maximization in Service Facility Siting. Journal of Geographical Systems 11(2), 175-189.

T.H. Grubesic, T.C. Matisziw, and M.A. Zook. 2009. Spatio-Temporal Fluctuations in Airline Network Hierarchies. Journal of Transport Geography.

T.C. Matisziw. and A.T. Murray. 2009. Connectivity Change in Habitat Networks. Landscape Ecology 24(1), 89-100.

Matisziw, T.C. and A.T. Murray. 2009. Modeling s-t Path Availability to Support Disaster Vulnerability Assessment of Network InfrastructureComputers & Operations Research. 36: 16-26.

Matisziw, T.C., T.H. Grubesic, and H. Wei. 2008. Downscaling Spatial Structure for the Analysis of Epidemiological DataComputers, Environment and Urban Systems. 32: 81-93.

T.H. Grubesic. and T.C. Matisziw. 2008. Prospects for Assessing and Managing Vulnerable Infrastructures: Policy and Practice. Growth & Change 39(4), 543-547.

Matisziw, T.C., A.T. Murray, and T.H. Grubesic. 2008. Exploring the Vulnerability of Network Infrastructure to InterdictionThe Annals of Regional Science.

Matisziw, T.C. and A.T. Murray. 2008. Siting a Facility in Continuous Space to Maximize Coverage of a RegionSocio-Economic Planning Sciences.

A.T. Murray, T.C. Matisziw, and T.H. Grubesic. 2008. A Methodological Overview of Network Vulnerability AnalysisGrowth & Change 39(4), 573-592.

T.H. Grubesic, T.C. Matisziw, and M. Zook. 2008. Cities and global airline network connectivity. GeoJournal 71(1), 53-66.

A.T. Murray, T.C. Matisziw, and T.H. Grubesic. 2007. Critical Network Infrastructure Analysis: Interdiction and System Flow. Journal of Geographical Systems 9(2), 103-117.

T.H. Grubesic. and T.C. Matisziw. 2006. On the Use of Zip Codes and Zip Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) for the Spatial Analysis of Epidemiological Data. International Journal of Health Geographics 5(58).

Matisziw, T. C., A. T. Murray, and C. Kim. 2006. Strategic Route Extension in Transit NetworksEuropean Journal of Operational Research. 171: 661-673.

Matisziw, T.C. and A.T. Murray. 2006. Promoting Species Persistence Through Spatial Association Optimization in Nature Reserve DesignJournal of Geographical Systems. 8: 289-305.