David M. Mark is a Professor of Geography at the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, and is the Director of the Buffalo site of the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA). Mark also is Project Director of the University at Buffalo's NSF-funded Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) projects in Geographic Information Science, supporting more than 30 active doctoral level trainees, which recently was renewed for five more years. Mark also is a member of UB's Center for Cognitive Science, and the National Center for Ontological Research. Mark completed his Ph.D. in Geography at Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, Canada) in 1977, and joined the University at Buffalo in 1981.
David Mark has written or co-authored more than 220 publications, including 80 refereed articles, 4 edited books, 28 book chapters, 69 conference proceedings articles, and more than 40 technical reports. Also, he has supervised completed 12 Ph.D.s and almost 40 Master's degrees, and has been awarded more than 30 external research grants. Professor Mark has made more than 200 academic presentations, almost three-quarters at professional meetings, and the others as invited talks at universities and government agencies.
David Mark was involved in the founding of the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science, and later served as President of the UCGIS (1998); he also has chaired the UCGIS Research, Membership, and Policy and Legislation committees. He has served on numerous international editorial boards, conference program committees, and advisory panels for funding agencies. Mark was program co-chair for Auto Carto 10 (1991), COSIT'99, and GIScience 2000 and 2002. He is currently the program co-Chair for COSIT'05.
David Mark's research interests include ontology of the geospatial domain, geographic cognition, cultural differences in geographic concepts, geographic information systems, human-computer interaction, and digital elevation models.
Last updated on May 7 2005