Professor (Ph.D. Arizona State, 1979)  -- land resource analysis, geographic information systems, computer mapping applications quantitative methods

George Hepner

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Research Interests:

  • Land resources analysis and management
  • Geographic information science (GIS)
  • Geography of terrorism
  • Remote sensing industry policy and workforce development

 

Interests/Description:

I have an increasing scholarly interest in the geographical dimension of international terrorism, especially in Asia.  
Personal interests include all that Utah has to offer: hiking, fishing, fine food and wine

Education:

  • Ph. D. Arizona State University, School of Geographical Sciences (1979)

Courses Taught:

  • Geography of Terrorism and Homeland Security ( GEOG 3320/5320)
  • Project Management (GEOG 6162)
  • World Regional Geography (GEOG 1300)

Selected Publications:

  • Zhang, Y., & Hepner, G. F. (2017). The Dynamic-Time-Warping-based k-means++ clustering and its application in phenoregion delineation. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 38(6), 1720-1736.
  • Zhang, Y., & Hepner, G. F. (2017). Short-term phenological predictions of vegetation abundance using multivariate adaptive regression splines in the Upper Colorado River Basin. Earth Interactions, 21(1).
  • Zhang, Y., G.F. Hepner and P.E. Dennison, “Delineation of Phenoregions in Geographically Diverse Regions using k-means++ clustering: A case study in the Upper Colorado River Basin,”GIScience and Remote Sensing, 49, No.2 (2012) pp 163-181.
  • Hepner, G. F. and R. Medina, “Understanding the Geography of Terrorism,” Earth Imaging Journal, vol.9: 5, pp. 24-5 (Oct. 2012).
  • Mondello, C., G.F. Hepner and S. Boerman, “ ASPRS Ten Year Remote Sensing Industry Forecast Phase VI,” Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, (Nov. 2011) : pp. 1075-1089.
  • Medina, R. L. K. Siebeneck & G. F. Hepner, “A Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analysis of Spatiotemporal Patterns of Terrorist Incidents in Iraq 2004–2009”, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 34:11, (2011):pp. 862-882.
  • Medina, R. and G. F. Hepner, “Advancing the Understanding of Sociospatial Dependencies in Terrorist Networks, “Transactions in GIS,( 2011), 15(5): 577-597.
  • R. Medina and G. Hepner, The Geography of International Terrorism, An Introduction to Spaces and Places of Violent Non-state Groups,”  Taylor  and Francis/ CRC, pp. 258, April, 2013. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781439886861/
  • R. Medina and G. Hepner, “Geospatial Analysis of Dynamic Terrorist Networks,” in Values and Violence: Intangible Aspects of Terrorism, pp.
    151-168 (Springer) 2008 hardcover, paperback, 2009.
  • Zhang, Y., G.F. Hepner and P.E. Dennison, “Delineation of Phenoregions in Geographically Diverse Regions using k-means++ clustering: A case
    study in the Upper Colorado River Basin,”GIScience and Remote Sensing, 49, No.2 (2012) pp 163-181.
  • Mondello, C., G.F. Hepner and S. Boerman, “ ASPRS Ten Year Remote Sensing Industry Forecast  Phase VI,” Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote
     Sensing, (Nov. 2011) : pp. 1075-1089.
  • Medina, R.  L. K. Siebeneck & G. F. Hepner, “A Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analysis of Spatiotemporal Patterns of Terrorist Incidents in Iraq 2004–2009”, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 34:11, (2011):pp. 862-882
  • Medina, R. and G. F. Hepner, “Advancing the Understanding of Sociospatial Dependencies in Terrorist Networks, “Transactions in GIS,(2011), 15(5):
    577-597.

Zhang, Y., & Hepner, G. F. (2017). The Dynamic-Time-Warping-based k-means++ clustering and its application in phenoregion delineation. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 38(6), 1720-1736. doi:10.1080/01431161.2017.1286055
Zhang, Y., & Hepner, G. F. (2017). Short-term phenological predictions of vegetation abundance using multivariate adaptive regression splines in the upper colorado river basin. Earth Interactions, 21(1). doi:10.1175/EI-D-16-0017.1