SGD Colloquium: "Central" Places by Dr. Peter A. Rogerson


Fri, 03/03/2017 - 15:30

"Central" Places by Dr. Peter A. Rogerson

Centrality is a fundamental concept in geographical studies. Centers may be defined and applied in many ways; examples include population centroids (or centers of population) and geographic centers. For each, there are alternative definitions and methods of calculation. After a review of some of these alternatives and their history, application is made to some questions that arise in the study of historical populations in the northeastern United States.
Peter Rogerson is Professor of Geography and Biostatistics at the University at Buffalo. His research interests are in the area of demography and population change, epidemiology, spatial statistics, and spatial analysis. Prof. Rogerson’s current work is focused upon the development of new methods for the quick detection of newly emergent clusters in geographic data (for example, how does one determine as quickly as possible whether there is a new cluster of crime or disease?)

ENR2 Building, Room S230

Friday, March 3rd at 3:30pm
Refreshments starting at 3:00pm


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