Marie Urban

Marie Urban

Research and Development Staff

Phone: (865) 576-3568
Fax: (865) 241-6261
Email: urbanml@ornl.gov

Expertise

Population Distribution and Dynamics
Spatial Analysis and Modeling
Critical Infrastructure

Education

MS, Solid Earth Science (Geology), Purdue University (1998)
BS, Solid Earth Science (Geology), Purdue University (1996)
AS, General Studies, Rick’s College, BYU-Idaho (1991)

Professional Experience

2006 – Present, R&D Staff Member, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
2004 – 2006, GIS Analyst, ORAU, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
1998 – 2003, Seismic Eng Data Processing, WesternGeco, Schlumberger, Houston, TX
1996 – 1998, Teaching and Research Assistant, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Summer 1996, Engineering Assistant, Dept of Natural Resources, Indianapolis, IN

Professional Interests

  • Spatial analysis, satellite imagery, data mining, social dynamics modeling

Selected Publications

Patterson, L., Urban, M.L., Myers, A., Bhaduri, B., Bright, E., and Coleman, P. (2007). The Effects of Quality Control on Decreasing Error Propagation in the LandScan USA Population Distribution Model:  A Case Study of Philadelphia County.  Transactions in GIS, 2009, 13(2):  215-228.

Patterson, L., Urban, M.L., Myers, A., Bhaduri, B., Bright, E., and Coleman, P. (2007). Assessing spatial and attribute errors in large national datasets for population distribution models: A case study of Philadelphia county schools. Springer NL GeoJournal, 69:93-102.

Bhaduri, B., Bright, E., Coleman, P., and Urban, M.L. (2007). LandScan USA: A High-Resolution Geospatial and Temporal Modeling Approach for Population Distribution and Dynamics. Springer NL GeoJournal, 69:103-117.

Minner, M.L., Patterson, L., and Myers, A. (2006). LandScan USA. Scanning High and Low, Day and Night. ESRI Mapbook, Volume 21.

Minner, M.L., Patterson, L., and Myers, A. (March, 2006). Assessing the Spatial Attribute Error of Input Data for Population Distribution Models. (Paper presented at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois)

Bhaduri, B., Minner, M., Tatalovich, S., and Harbor, J. (2001). Long-term impact of urbanization: A tale of two models. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 127(1), p. 13-19.

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