My research is in spatial statistics, survey statistics and data fusion; i.e. combining data from different spatial scales to derive statistical estimates. I’ve worked extensively with the US Census Bureau and recently with the US Forest Service in developing high resolution maps and data layers from survey data and field measurements. I am a subcommittee head on a National Academy of Sciences Standing Committee that advises the Census Bureau on Preparations for the 2020 Census. At UT, I am also a member of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Statistics Program and I am Geography’s representative for the Graduate Computer Science Minor. I was formerly a UT/ORNL joint faculty affiliate, working in the Geographic Information Science and Technology group at ORNL, and I still maintain close working relationships with that group. I have very close relations with two of your students: I advised Jesse Piburn during his Masters, and April Morton has done a lot to extend technologies that I first developed, and she has published numerous papers that build upon my work.