Michael Leitner

E-Mail: mleitne[at]lsu.edu
URL: http://ga.lsu.edu/faculty/michael-leitner/

Michael Leitner is a Full Professor of Geography in the Department of Geography and Anthropology at Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge, USA, an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Experimental Statistics at LSU, and an Adjunct Faculty in the Center for Geoinformatics at the University of Salzburg, Austria.

He served as the chair of the Cartography Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers (AAG) from 2004-07 and is the past editor (2008-2014) and current associate editor (since 2014) of the Cartography and Geographic Information Science Journal (http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/tcag). He received a Fulbright Scholarship for graduate studies at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, USA (1990-92) and together with four other colleagues received the 2007 Meredith F. Burrill Award from the AAG. He was a guest professor at the University of Vienna (2008) and at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences in Villach, Austria (2009) and a lecturer at the Universities of Salzburg, Graz, and Klagenfurt (all Austria), and at the SUNY at Buffalo, USA.

His main research interests include the research and application of Geographic Information Science (GISci) to spatial crime analysis and modelling, medical geography, and disaster science and management. Another focus is the visualization and handling of personal, spatial data in GISci. Leitner collaborates with various state agencies in Louisiana, including the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and the Louisiana State Police Crime Laboratory, and with law enforcement agencies in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland and EUROPOL. He has co-authored two and co-edited another two books, co-edited four journal volumes, and published about 50 peer-reviewed journal articles or book chapters.