Matthew Dube

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Title
Assistant Professor in Computer Information Systems and Data Science
Telephone
(207) 621-3212
Address

Art Building, Rm. 113
UMA Augusta Campus

https://maine.zoom.us/j/4583392319

Expertise

Spatial Informatics

Applied Data Science

Data Literacy/Ethics

Human Factors Design

Bio

I am a native of the mountains of Western Maine. I am a interdisciplinary scholar with data at my very core. My work has its foundation at the intersection of data science with geography, specifically the development of formal representations of spatial linguistics/language toward the development of spatial artificial intelligence. I also do applied research in the redistricting process, equine reproduction, computational ecology, and community psychology, collaborating with faculty across the University of Maine System and around various colleges and universities in New England.  In my spare time, you will find me as a sport official, swing dancing, and playing board games or pub trivia with friends.

Appointments

University of Maine at Augusta Careers and Employment | Indeed.com  Assistant Professor in Computer Information Systems and Data Science – University of Maine at Augusta

University of Maine | Orono, ME 04469  Cooperating Faculty in Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering – University of Maine

University of Maine at Machias - Home | Facebook  Cooperating Faculty in Division of Environmental and Biological Sciences – University of Maine at Machias

University of Maine | Orono, ME 04469  External Graduate Faculty in School of Computing and Information Science – University of Maine


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 and a cooperating faculty of the University of Maine at Machias.


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, public management, and geography.


Spring Courses

CIS 100 – Introduction to Computer Applications (Friday 9:00 – 11:45 Online)

CIS 218 – Introduction to SQL (Online)

CIS 255 – Database Design (Online)

CIS 352 – Data Visualization (Online)

CIS 353 – Principles of Human-Computer Interaction and User Design (Online)

POS 487 – Research Issues in Public Management (Online)


Education

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.


Awards

  • 2020 University of Maine Michael Morin Fraternity Advisor of the Year
  • 2019 University of Maine at Augusta Distinguished Scholar Award
  • 2019 University of Maine Michael Morin Fraternity Advisor of the Year
  • 2018 University of Maine at Augusta Faculty Gardener of the Year
  • 2017 University of Maine at Augusta Faculty Gardener of the Year
  • 2016 University of Maine Michael Morin Fraternity Advisor of the Year
  • 2016 Sigma Phi Epsilon Distinguished Volunteer Award
  • 2015 University of Maine Pi Beta Phi Faculty Member of the Month (September)
  • 2015 University of Maine Michael Morin Fraternity Advisor of the Year
  • 2014 University of Maine Michael Morin Fraternity Advisor of the Year

Service

  • Treasurer – Maine Geospatial Institute
  • Education Chair – Maine GIS Users Group
  • Education Chair – Maine GeoLibraries Board
  • Secretary of the UMA Faculty Senate
  • Chair of the UMA Curriculum Committee
  • Former Chair of the UMA Assessment Committee
  • Member of the UMA Faculty Colloquium
  • Member of the UMA Intercollegiate Honors Council
  • Member of the UMA Civic Engagement Steering Committee

Publications and Presentations

Journal Articles

  1. Powell, R., J. Clark, & M. Dube (2020) “Partisan Gerrymandering, Clustering, or Both? A New Approach to a Persistent Question.” Election Law Journal 19(1), 1-22. (full text)
  2. Dube, M. & M. Egenhofer (2020) “Binary Topological Relations on the Digital Sphere.” International Journal of Approximate Reasoning 116, 62-83. (full text)
  3. 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 54(1). (full text)
  4. 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)
  5. Dube, M. (2017) “Topological Augmentation: A Step Forward for Qualitative Spatial Partition Reasoning.” Journal of Spatial Information Science 14(1), 1-29. (full text)

Book Chapters

  1. Clark, J., M. Dube, & R. Powell. (2020) “Stemming the Tide: The Impact of Redistricting on the 2018 Midterm Election.” In: The Unforeseen Impacts of the 2018 Midterms.  T.S. Sisco, J.C. Lucas, & C.J. Galdieri (eds.), Palgrave Pivot, 7-40.
  2. 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)

Fully-Refereed Conference Proceedings

  1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. 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)
  5. 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)
  6. 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)
  7. 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)
  8. 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)

Abstract-Refereed Conference Presentations

  1. Dube, M. (2020) “Understanding the Seeds of Spatial Poverty.” 2020 MELMAC Conference, February, 2020.
  2. Gleason, K. & M. Dube. (2019) “Geographic Needs Assessment for Rural Homeless Services in Maine.” 2019 Society for Community Research and Action Biennial, June, 2019.
  3. 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.
  4. Dube, M. (2019) “A Spatial Approach to Examining Poverty and Educational Gaps.”  Maine Educational Opportunity Association Conference, January, 2019.
  5. Honda, H., T. Surrette, & M. Dube. (2018) “Assessing and Improving Vocational Relevance in Professional Studies.” New England Educational Assessment Network Fall Forum, November, 2018.
  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. Dube, M. (2017) “Data Science and Emergency Management.” Annual USA Conference of the International Emergency Management Society, May, 2017
  9. 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)
  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. 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)

Theses

  1. Dube, M. (2016) “Algebraic Refinements of Direction Relations through Topological Augmentation.” Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Maine.
  2. Dube, M. (2009) “An Embedding Graph for 9-Intersection Topological Spatial Relations.” Masters of Science, The University of Maine.

Co-Authors

  • Jordan V. Barrett (2) – Ph.D. Student in Mathematics, University of Nebraska
  • Robert C. Causey (2) – Associate Professor of Animal and Veterinary Science, University of Maine
  • Jesse T. Clark (7) – Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Ashley Edwards (1) – Graduate Student, University of Maine
  • Max J. Egenhofer (9)- Professor of Spatial Informatics, University of Maine
  • Kristen A. Gleason (1) – Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Southern Maine
  • Kathleen Harvey (1) – Veterinary Assistant and Client Service Representative, Penobscot  Veterinary Services
  • Hirosuke Honda (1) – Director of Assessment, University of Maine at Augusta
  • Mark Hutchinson (1) – Extension Educator, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
  • Joshua A. Lewis (2) – Ph.D., Spatial Information Science and Engineering, University of Maine
  • Scott Mitchell (1) – Undergraduate Student in Animal and Veterinary Science, University of Maine
  • Ashlie Myer (1) – Licensed Veterinary Technician, Boyette Animal Hospital
  • Dale L. Paccamonti (1) – Professor of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University
  • Mark A. Plummer (1) – Software Engineer, Garmin International
  • Alexandria Poulin (1) – Ph.D. Student in Microbiology, University of Maine
  • Richard J. Powell (6) – Professor of Political Science, University of Maine
  • Noah J. Simpson (1) – United States Army
  • Shirley Stephen (1) – Ph.D. Candidate in Spatial Informatics, University of Maine
  • Martin Stokes (1) – Professor Emeritus in Animal and Veterinary Science, University of Maine
  • Timothy N. Surrette (1) – Assistant Professor of Education, University of Maine at Augusta
  • Lauren M. Underhill (1) – Undergraduate Student in Veterinary Technology, University of Maine at Augusta

Conferences Attended

  • ESRI User Conference (July 2020) – San Diego, CA (Virtual)
  • National Workshop on Data Science Education (June 2020) – Berkeley, CA
  • Institute on Project-Based Learning (June 2020) – Worcester, MA
  • MELMAC 2020 (February 2020) – Orono, ME+
  • CUE.NEXT: Envisioning the Future of Computing in Undergraduate Education (January 2020) – Denver, CO
  • Census and Electoral Geospatial Data (November 2019) – Boston, MA
  • Society for Community Research and Action Biennial (June 2019) – Chicago, IL*
  • American Elections Symposium (March 2019) – Manchester, NH+
  • Maine Educational Opportunity Association (January 2019) – Orono, ME+
  • New England Educational Assessment Network (November 2018) – Worcester, MA+
  • International Symposium on Equine Reproduction (July 2018) – Cambridge, UK+
  • Maine Educational Opportunity Association (January 2018) – Orono, ME
  • American Political Science Association (August 2017) – San Francisco, CA*
  • Annual USA Conference of the International Emergency Management Society (May 2017) – Orono,ME+
  • Midwest Political Science Association (April 2017) – Chicago, IL+
  • Northeast Political Science Association (November 2016) – Boston, MA*
  • Northeast Political Science Association (November 2015) – Philadelphia, PA*
  • Conference on Spatial Information Theory (September 2015) – Santa Fe, NM+
  • Advancing Geographic Information Science – The Past and Next Twenty Years (June 2015) – Bar Harbor, ME+
  • ACM SIGSPATIAL (November 2014) – Dallas, TX+
  • ACM SIGSPATIAL PhD Symposium (November 2014) – Dallas, TX+
  • Conference on Spatial Information Theory (September 2013) – Scarborough, UK+
  • GIScience (September 2012) – Columbus, OH+
  • Conference on Spatial Information Theory (September 2011) – Belfast, ME
  • COST Young Researchers Forum: Moving Objects and Knowledge Discovery (August 2011) – Ghent, Belgium+
  • ACM SIGSPATIAL (November 2009) – Seattle, WA+
  • Quality of Context (June 2009) – Stuttgart, Germany+

* Other authors presented work on behalf

+ Presented work


Professional Development

  • Data Storytelling Certificate, Purdue University (December 2020 – January 2021)
  • Campus Compact Fusion Course: Enhancing Online Education through Community-Based Learning (August 2020)
  • User Experience Design, University of Cape Town Short Course (April – June 2020)
  • Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Short Course (February – March 2020)
  • Project Management Seminar, Target Technology Incubator (May 2011)

Grants

  • NSF EPSCoR Track II:  Harnessing Spatiotemporal Data Science to Predict Responses of Biodiversity and Rural Communities under Climate Change (2020) (see details) (co PIs Brian McGill, Timothy Warring, Nicholas Gottelli, Meredith Niles)
  • UMS Innovation Fund:  Bachelor of Science in Data Science (2018) (co PIs Joseph Szakas, Diana Kokoska, Bruce Segee, Laura Wilson)
  • UMA Presidential Research and Innovation Grant:  How do Adult Students Relate their Academic Studies with their Work Experience and Career Aspirations (2017) (co PIs Hirosuke Honda, Timothy Surrette)
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