Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

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Education

2010
Master of Science - Geography
The Pennsylvania State University
Advisor: Alan MacEachren
Specialization: Geographic Information Science; geocollaboration
2008
Bachelor of Science - Geography
Salisbury University
Areas of Concentration: Geographic Information Science, Earth & Atmospheric Science
Minor: Information Systems

Work Experience

2014 - present
Lead Engineer - Associate
Booz Allen Hamilton
Web application development with ColdFusion, jQuery, MS SQL Server. GIS integration with ArcGIS, Flex, SQL Server.
2008 - 2014
Lead Developer
Nsite LLC
Lead a team of developers and worked on the development of web and mobile applications for government clients including the DoD and USFS. Technologies included ColdFusion, Java, jQuery, Cordova/PhoneGap, MS SQL Server, Oracle.
2009 - 2011
Research Assistant
GeoVISTA Center, The Pennsylvania State University
Work on software development (Flex, Flash, AS3, Java) and research for VACCINE: Visual Analytics for Command, Control, and Interoperability Environments (DHS), and Vaccine Modeling Initiative (Gates Foundation) projects.
2008
Teaching Assistant
Department of Geography, The Pennsylvania State University
Taught the laboratory component of Geography 364 (Spatial Analysis)
2007 - 2008
Intern
Mission Planning Lab for NASA, Salisbury, MD
Compile geographic data to be implemented in NASA's Satellite Toolkit software for simulating rocket launches
2007 - 2008
Lab Assistant
Salisbury University
Ensure the private Geography computer lab is running smoothly and help any students who require assistance with homework or equipment
2007
Intern
Town of Denton, MD
Compiled and analyzed geographic data for the town and designed maps to be used by the town
2007
Intern
City of Salisbury, MD
Compiled and analyzed geographic data for the city of Salisbury using GIS software
2000 - 2007
Various Jobs
Since 2000 I've remained consistently employed, starting as a bus boy at Adam's Ribs, working as an electrician during the summers with Royal Plus Electric, a night shift manager at TCBY, a bus boy at Outback Steakhouse, and a merchandizing and loss prevention specialist at Best Buy.

Skills

Relevant Software:
ESRI ArcGIS, Manifold GIS, AGI Satellite Toolkit, Adobe Illustrator + MAPublisher, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Fireworks, MS SQL Server, PostgreSQL + PostGIS, MS Office, Git, SVN
Programming:
.NET, Java, ColdFusion, Python, PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Flex, AS3, SQL

Certifications

GIAC Secure Software Programmer-Java (GSSP-JAVA)

Awards and Honors

2010
GIScience 2010 Best Paper Award: Finalist, Extended Abstract Category.
One of four extended abstracts (of 98) nominated for best in category. Nominated along with RE Roth, BG Finch, W Luo, and AM MacEachren for the title "A user-centered approach for designing and developing spatiotemporal crime analysis tools" at GIScience 2010
2010
The Ruby S. Miller Endowment Academic Enrichment Award
2009
Department of Homeland Security Summit Student Poster Competition: 3rd Place
Selected out of 74 peer-reviewed posters (125+ initial submissions) for the poster "A near real-time visualization for understanding spatio-temporal patterns of violent crime in the District of Columbia. Ross KS, CA McCabe, and RE Roth."
2008
Anne C. Wilson Graduate Student Research Award
2008
Eugene D. and Ethel Farace Outstanding Graduating Senior
2008
Cum Laude
2007
Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) Honors
2004
Guerrieri Scholarship

Publications

  1. Roth RE, KS Ross, and AM MacEachren. 2015. User-centered design for interactive maps: A case study in crime analysis. International Journal of Geo-Information. 4(1): 262-301.
  2. Roth RE, KS Ross, BG Finch, W Luo, and AM MacEachren. 2013. Spatiotemporal crime analysis in U.S. law enforcement agencies: Current practices and unmet needs. Government Information Quarterly. 30(3): 226-240
  3. Tomaszewski B, J Blanford, KS Ross, S Pezanowski and AM MacEachren. 2011. Supporting geographically-aware web document foraging and sensemaking. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems. 35(3): 192-207
  4. Roth RE, KS Ross, BG Finch, W Luo, and AM MacEachren. 2010. A user-centered approach for designing and developing spatiotemporal crime analysis tools. In: Proceedings of GIScience 2010. Zurich, Switzerland: September 15
  5. Roth RE and KS Ross. 2009. Extending the Google Maps API for Flash for Event Animation Mashups. Cartographic Perspectives 64: 21-40. (invited)

Presentations

  1. Roth RE (presenter), KS Ross, W Luo, BJ Finch, and AM MacEachren. 2010. A user-centered approach to extending spatiotemporal crime analysis tools. The 106th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers. Washington, DC: April 15.
  2. Ross KS (presenter), RE Roth, BG Finch, W Luo, CA McCabe, and AM MacEachren. 2010. Web-based geovisualization and geovisual analytics to support crime analysis. Department of Homeland Security Summit. Washington, DC: March 9. (invited)
  3. Ross KS (presenter) and RE Roth. 2010. GeoVISTA CrimeViz. Technologies for Critical Incident Preparedness. Philadelphia, PA: February 2.
  4. Ross KS. 2009. Ladder versus star: Comparing two approaches for hydrologic flowline data across multiple scales. Research on Multi-scale Hydrography for National Mapping, Forum sponsored by the Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science (CEGIS). Presentation at USGS Headquarters. Reston, VA: December 4.
  5. Roth RE (presenter), KS Ross, CA McCabe. 2009. CrimeViz: Near real-time visualization for understanding spatio-temporal patterns of violent crime in the District of Columbia. Visual Analytics Center Consortium Meeting. Richland, WA: August 18.
  6. Roth RE (presenter) and KS Ross. 2009. Extending the Google Maps API for event animation mashups. Practical Cartography Day, North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) 2009. Sacramento, CA: October 7.
  7. Ross KS (presenter), CA McCabe, and RE Roth. 2009. A near real-time visualization for understanding spatio-temporal patterns of violent crime in the District of Columbia. Department of Homeland Security Summit. Washington, DC: March 16. (refereed)
  8. Ross KS, B Sigrist. 2008. From Gaming to GIS: Evaluating parallel processing using NVIDIA CUDA technology. National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Salisbury, MD: April 10.
  9. Ross KS. 2007. An analysis of the degree and amount of error in tornado watches in the United States in 2006. Salisbury University Student Research Conference, Salisbury, MD: April 27.

Memberships

Geographic Society, Salisbury University. Vice President (2007-2008). Treasurer (2004-2007).

References and letters of recommendation available upon request.

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