Daniel Cobb

Research Associate

Email: cobbdj@ornl.gov


Population Distribution and Dynamics, Open Source Data Management, Spatial Analysis and Modeling


BS, Earth System Science, University of Alabama in Huntsville (2012)

Research Experience and Interests

Mr. Cobb joined the Geographic Information Science and Technology Group at ORNL in November 2012, and has experience in municipal and state government sectors providing GIS solutions across the wide range of urban and regional planning projects. Currently, Mr. Cobb is working on Population Distribution & Dynamics research.
Prior to joining the GIST group, Mr. Cobb worked as GIS Analyst for the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council. In this position, Mr. Cobb provided GIS services for environmental, political, emergency management, transportation, and technology planning projects for municipal and county level government agencies. Mr. Cobb also served as grant review and research assistant and provided project design consultation for GIS solutions. Additionally, Mr. Cobb has extensive on the ground field work experience fulfilling GIS responsibilities for: coastal wetland data collection, hurricane recovery efforts, water quality assessments, and marine habitat observation. In 2005, Mr. Cobb served as lead GIS Analyst for the Hurricane Katrina recovery effort in Pass Christian, MS. Mr. Cobb’s research interests are primarily centered on localized data collection for spatial modeling for large scale efforts. The intent is to strive for the smallest aggregated areal unit of information where modeling can make a more accurate assessment over a wider spatial extent. This scope is broad in nature where state and national levels can benefit from more robust dataset and analysis.

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