Matthew Dube

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Assistant Professor in Computer Information Systems
(207) 621-3212

Art Building, Rm. 113
UMA Augusta Campus


Human-Computer Interaction



Ph.D. University of Maine, Spatial Information Science and Engineering, 2016

M.S. University of Maine, Spatial Information Science and Engineering, 2009

B.A. University of Maine, Mathematics and Statistics, 2007

Research Interests

My primary research interests are in applications of mathematics to real-world problems, mostly from the perspective of spatial information.  My research centers on conceptual modeling that underlies query systems in geographic information systems from a topological and directional level.  Apart from this area of research, I also work on collaborative projects with researchers in equine science and political redistricting analysis.  Check out my Google Scholar profile and my ResearchGate profile here.  I am also a part of the external graduate faculty of the University of Maine.

Current Teaching Schedule

My teaching centers on concepts core to data science, be it database design, geographic information systems, interdisciplinary data science, data visualization, machine learning, and fundamental programming.  I also teach courses in human computer interaction, interdisciplinary studies, and geography.

Summer Courses

CIS 355 – Introduction to Sensors (Online)

CIS 449 – R Programming and Package Development (Online)

COS 120 – Introduction to Programming I (Orono)

Fall Courses

BME 625 Introduction to Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (Orono)

BUA/CIS/DSC/MAT 450 – Data Mining (Mondays 1:00-3:45 and Online)

CIS 150 – Data Science (Online)

CIS 212 – Visual Basic (Online)

CIS/DSC 255 – Database Design (Tuesdays 4:00-6:45 and Online)

CIS/DSC/MAT 370 – Statistical Quality Control (Online)

GEO 101 – Introduction to Geography (Thursdays 1:00-3:45 and Online)

Recent Publications and Presentations

  1. Dube, M., M. Egenhofer, J. Barrett, & N. Simpson. (2019) “Beyond the Digital Jordan Curve: Unconstrained Simple Pixel-Based Raster Relations.” Journal of Visual Languages and Computing (in press).
  2. Clark, J., M. Dube, & R. Powell. (2019) “Stemming the Tide: The Impact of Redistricting on the 2018 Midterm Election.”  The American Elections Symposium, March, 2019.
  3. Dube, M. (2019) “A Spatial Approach to Examining Poverty and Educational Gaps.”  Maine Educational Opportunity Association Conference, January, 2019
  4. Honda, H., T. Surrette, & M. Dube. (2018) “Assessing and Improving Vocational Relevance in Professional Studies.” New England Educational Assessment Network Fall Forum, November, 2018.
  5. Poulin, A., M. Hutchinson, M. Dube, M. Stokes, S. Mitchell, A. Edwards, K. Harvey, A. Myer, & R. Causey. (2018) “Abatement of Streptococcus equi in Soiled Equine Bedding and Compost.” Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 70, 117-122. (full text)
  6. Dube, M., D. Paccamonti, L. Underhill, & R. Causey. (2018) “Differences in Foaling Rates of Thoroughbred Mares with Different Histories.” Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 66, 246. (full text)
  7. Powell, R., J. Clark, & M. Dube. (2017) “Assessing the Causes of District Homogeneity in U.S. House Elections.” American Political Science Association Conference, August, 2017 (full text)
  8. Powell, R., M. Dube, & J. Clark. (2017) “Mathematical Characteristics of District Boundary Lines as Indicators of Gerrymandering in U.S. House Elections.” Midwest Political Science Association Conference, April, 2017 (full text)
  9. Dube, M. (2017) “Topological Augmentation: A Step Forward for Qualitative Spatial Partition Reasoning.” Journal of Spatial Information Science 14(1), 1-29. (full text)
  10. Dube, M. & J. Clark. (2016) “Beyond the Circle: Measuring District Compactness Using Graph Theory.” Northeast Political Science Association Conference, November, 2016 (full text)
  11. Dube, M. (2016) “Beyond Homeomorphic Deformations:  Neighborhoods of Topological Change.”  Advancing Geographic Information Science:  The Past and Next Twenty Years, H. Onsrud & W. Kuhn (eds.), GSDI Association Press, 137-152. (full text) (DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.1969.9445)
  12. Powell, R., J. Clark, & M. Dube. (2015) “Determining an Expected House Majority through Pattern Analysis.” Northeast Political Science Association Conference, November, 2015. (full text) (DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2012.9526)
  13. Dube, M., J. Barrett, & M. Egenhofer. (2015) “From Metric to Topology: Determining Relations in Discrete Space.”  Conference on Spatial Information Theory, Santa Fe, NM.  S. Fabrikant, M. Raubal, M. Bertolotto, C. Davis, S. Bell, & S. Freundschuh (eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science 9368 151-171. (full text) (DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-23374-1_8)
  14. Dube, M., M. Egenhofer, J. Lewis, S. Stephen, & M. Plummer. (2015) “Swiss Canton Regions: A Model for Complex Regions in Geographic Partitions.” Conference on Spatial Information Theory, Santa Fe, NM. S. Fabrikant, M. Raubal, M. Bertolotto, C. Davis, S. Bell, & S. Freundschuh (eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science 9368 309-330. (full text) (DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-23374-1_15)
  15. Dube, M. & M. Egenhofer. (2014) “Surrounds in Partitions.”  22nd ACM SIGSPATIAL 2014 GIS, Dallas, TX.  Y. Huang, M. Schneider, M. Gertz, J. Krumm, & J. Sankaranarayanan (eds.), ACM Press, 233-242. (full text) (DOI: 10.1145/2666310.2666380)
  16. Dube, M. (2014) “Partitions to Improve Spatial Reasoning.”  1st ACM SIGSPATIAL Ph.D. Symposium, Dallas, TX.  M. Sarwat (ed). (full text) (DOI: 10.1145/2694859.2694864)
  17. Lewis, J., M. Dube, & M. Egenhofer. (2013) “The Topology of Spatial Scenes in R2.” Conference on Spatial Information Theory, Scarborough, United Kingdom.  A. Galton, B. Bennett, T. Tenbrink, & Z. Wood (eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science 8116, 495-515. (full text) (DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-01790-7_27)
  18. Dube, M. & M. Egenhofer. (2012) “An Ordering of Convex Topological Relations.”  GIScience 2012, Columbus, OH.  N. Xiao, M. Kwan, M. Goodchild, & S. Shekhar (eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science 7478, 72-86. (full text) (DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-33024-7_6)
  19. Egenhofer, M. & M. Dube. (2009) “Topological Relations from Metric Refinements.”  17th ACM SIGSPATIAL 2009 GIS, Seattle, WA.  D. Agrawal, W. Aref, C. Lu, M. Mokbel, P. Scheuermann, C. Shahabi, & O. Wolfson (eds.), ACM Press, 158-167. (full text) (DOI: 10.1145/1653771.1653796)
  20. Dube, M. & M. Egenhofer.  (2009)  “Establishing Similarity Across Multi-Granular Topological-Spatial Relation Ontologies.”  QuaCon 2009 – First International Workshop on Quality of Context, Stuttgart, Germany.  D. Fritsch & K. Rothermel (eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5786, 98-108. (full text) (DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-04559-2_9)


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