Alan Murray

Alan Murray is a professor in the Department of Geography at University of California, Santa Barbara. Prior to that, he was on the faculty of Drexel University, Arizona State University and the Ohio State University. Prof. Murray received his PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1995.

Prof. Murray is a leader in the field of spatial optimization. His work is “truly multidisciplinary” and has been published in a wide array of Regional Science, Geography, Environmental Science, Operations Research, and Geographical Information Science journals. He is known for his text book, Business Site Selection, Location Analysis and GIS as well as his ground breaking work on spatial covering models, location models applied to a continuous domain, and modeling system vulnerabilities.

In addition to his ground breaking scholarship, Professor Murray has help to promote Regional Science by his current editorship of the journal International Regional Science Review and past editorship of Geographical Analysis. He has been active in organizing sessions in Location Modeling for NARSC and WRSA meetings for a number of years and has served on the North American Regional Science Council and is currently on the Board of the Western Regional Science Association.

The North American Regional Science Council is pleased to present the 2015 Walter Isard Award for distinguished scholarly achievement to Alan Murray.



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