Amy N. Rose

Amy N. Rose

Research & Development Staff

Phone: (865) 576-3561
Fax: (865) 574-4423


Population Distribution and Dynamics
Spatial Analysis and Modeling
Critical Infrastructure


PhD Candidate, Geography, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (estimated completion -2013).
MS, Geography and Logistics and Transportation, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (2002).

Professional Experience

2007 – Present, Research & Development Staff, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Computational Sciences and      Engineering Division, Geographic Information Science and Technology Group, Oak Ridge, TN
2004 – 2007, Technical Project Manager/Senior GIS Analyst, The Shaw Group, Inc., Knoxville, TN
1996 – 2004, Research Associate, The University of Tennessee Center for Transportation Research, Knoxville, TN
1995 – 1996, Student Research Assistant, The University of Tennessee Systems Development Institute,      Knoxville, TN

Awards, Honors, and Certifications

  • Citation Award for the Top Applied Geography Project of the Year, American Association of Geographers, 2002, "Analysis of Defense Distribution Center (DDC) Supply Chain", a joint research effort by the Defense Logistics Agency, The University of Tennessee, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • U.S. Copyright Awards: LandScan 2008 (in progress), LandScan 2007.

Professional Interests

  • Geographic Information Systems, population modeling, database design and implementation, application development, critical infrastructure, spatial technologies for emergency response.

Selected Publications

Rose, A.N., Bhaduri, B.L., Bright, E.A., Graesser, J.B., Medina, R.M., Moehl, J.J., Santos-Hernandez, J.M., Urban, M.L., Vatsavai, R.R., and Weaver, J.E. (2011). Regional Analysis and Characterization of Population Dynamics, ORNL/TM-2011/266, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Tolliver, J.S., Lee, R.W., Rose, A.N., Bright, E.A., and Nugent, P.J. (2011). Analysis of Population Counting Methods, ORNL/TM-2011/270, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Rose, A.N., Bright, E.A., and Bhaduri, B.L. (2011). On Uncertainty Assessment of Population Distribution Databases, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington.

Rose, A.N., Bright, E.A., Fernandez, S.J., and Omitaomu, O.A. (2010). Building a Synthetic Population to Support Social Simulation Environments, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Fernandez, S.J., Rose, A.N., Bright, E.A., Omitaomu, O.A. (2009). LandScan Data Sets for Automating Simulation Set-up while Accommodating Multiple Modeling Approaches within a Flexible Simulation Platform, Human Behavior-Computational Intelligence Modeling Conference, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Bright, E.A., Bhaduri, B.L., Coleman, P.R., Rose, A.N. (2009). Estimating Inter-Censal Population Growth and Population Dynamics using Disparate Data Sources, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Hecox, G.R., Rose, A.N. (2006). Katrina Flood and Contamination Mapping:  Using GIS to Rapidly Estimate Disaster Impact, ESRI Annual User Conference, San Diego, California.

Rose, A.N. (2003). Developing a Nationwide Fixed-Guideway Transit Database, Geographic Information Systems for Transportation Symposium, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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