Christopher Franklin

Visiting Assistant Professor
School of Business

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Education

Ph.D., Geospatial Information Sciences
University of Texas at Dallas

Master of Arts in Social Sciences, Demographic and Social Analysis (DASA)
University of California Irvine

Bachelor of Commerce, Market Research
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Bachelor of Arts, Sociology
Concordia University (Loyola Campus), Montreal, Quebec

In-progress, Postdoctoral studies (expected 2021)

Master of Science in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Blackstone Foundation Launchpad program
University of Texas at Dallas

Contact

Hornby Hall
108
E: christopher_franklin@redlands.edu

Meet Dr. Franklin

The nexus of my current intellectual interests form around the concepts of predictive, non-intuitive Bayesian forecasting techniques and diffusion theory methodologies for innovative products, services and ideas. Inherent in this work is the study of spatial-temporal ecosystems, through the lens of a geospatial information sciences perspective. The ability to analyze dynamic high-resolution spatial-temporal events and anticipate eventual event equilibrium horizons, using simple "4D-object" visualizations (e.g., Minkowski spacetime) is important to this work.

Courses Taught

BUSB 433 GIS for Business

GISB 694 Location Analytics and Decision-Making

GISB 695 Managing and Leading the Contemporary Spatial Business

Experience

Home Depot - Adjunct Instructor/Corporate Trainer, Regional Headquarters, Anaheim, CA 2004 – 2009

Fine Finish/Home Depot Manufacturer - Regional Manager, Home Depot Division, Orange Co., CA 2004 – 2009

Home Depot - Consumer Retail Specialist, Mission Viejo, CA 2003 – 2004

Channel Partner Consultant - Professional Services Consultant to Data General, Mississauga, ON 1996 – 2003

Data General Corporation - Large Account Development Executive, UNIX systems, Toronto, ON 1994-1996

International Marketing Consultant - Business development for European manufacturers wishing to enter the U.S.A. Markets, Irvine, CA 1990 – 1994

Hi-Tech Entrepreneur - Service bureau accounting systems, micro-computer sales, system software development, mini-computers, network hardware, Vector/Raster CAD/CAM systems, hardware OEM systems components, Ottawa, ON 1980 - 1990

Publications

Franklin Christopher, W. Henson, R. Garth, 2016, Translator TTX - Bridging the Communication Gap between Researchers and Emergency Responders, Chpt. 14, pp. 105, Eds., Maidment, D.R., Rajib, A., Lin, P., Clark, E. P., National Water Center Innovators Program Summer Institute Report. Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI), Technical Report No. 13, 122 p. DOI: 10.4211/technical.20161019

Franklin Christopher, 2015, Space-Time Diffusion Visualization using Bayesian Inference: Research-in-Progress, Location Analytics, ICIS 2015 Pre-Conference Workshop: Best Paper Award. Thirty Sixth International Conference on Information Systems: https://aisel.aisnet.org/siggis2015/4/

Submitted For Publication

Journal of Open Water - Facilitating Effective Utilization of Water Science Research: Among Emergency Flood Responders, (with Whitney Henson, Richard Garth), Anthony Castronova, Editor, 2016

Environmental Modeling & Software - Bridging the Communication Gap: Researchers and Emergency Responders, (with Whitney Henson, Richard Garth), Dan Ames, Editor-in-Chief, 2016

Posters

University of Texas at Dallas, Naveen Jindal School of Management, Office of Information Technology, Bass-Bayes Spatial Extension, Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning, juried Poster Competition, May 2018

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, CyberGIS Center for Advanced Digital Studies and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Social Media and Diffusion, Understanding the Impact of Geography in the Diffusion of Information via Social Media, Juried Poster Competition, May 2017

University of Alabama, NOAA National Water Center, CUASHI Summer Research Institute, Translator TTX - Bridging the Communication Gap between Researchers and Emergency Responders, University of Alabama School of Arts and Sciences Capstone Event, July 2016

University of Texas at Dallas, School of Economic Political and Policy Sciences (EPPS), Geospatial Information Sciences Day, Improving Emergency Response and Community Resilience, Emergency Management, Juried Graduate Poster Competition, November 2015

University of Alabama, NOAA National Water Center, CUASHI National Interoperability Flood Experiment (NFIE) & Institute, Improving Emergency Response and Community Resilience, Capstone Conference on Emergency Management, Juried Poster Competition, June/July 2015

Awards, Honors, Grants

National Science Foundation (NSF) - Poster Competition Award, Understanding the Geography of Social Media, UC-GIS Conference, Washington, DC, 2017

Pioneer Natural Resources - Graduate Geospatial Fellowship, Irving, TX, 2015, 2016

University of Texas at Dallas, School of Economic Political and Policy Sciences (EPPS), Juried Graduate Poster Competition Award, Improving Emergency Response and Community Resilience, GIS Day, November 2015

Association for Information Systems (AIS) - Best Paper Award, Space-Time Diffusion Visualization, pre-conference workshop, International Conference of Information Systems (ICIS), Fort Worth, TX, 2015

UT Dallas Office of VP of Technology - Technology & Commercialization Innovators Award for "Avatar" 3D Space-Time Semaphoric Object, Richardson, TX, 2014

Invited Presentations

University of California Irvine invited keynote speaker, Demographic and Social Analysis (DASA) alumnus, “Transdisciplinary Intellectual Curiosity” - The Strengths and Value of a DASA Graduate Education, Irvine, CA, November 2019

University of Redlands California invited speaker, Center for Spatial Business Understanding Space-Time Diffusion in a Retail Ecosystem for Home Improvement Products: How to Combine the Temporal Bass Model and Spatial Huff Model, Redlands, CA, November 2018

University of California Irvine invited panel speaker, Demographic and Social Analysis (DASA) alumnus, The Value of a GISc Demographic and Social Analysis Perspective, Irvine, CA, January 2017

US Army Corp of Engineers, US Army Engineer District invited presenter with required national security clearance, Integrated Simplified Inundation Mapping of Flood Scenarios, Vicksburg, MS, June 2016

University of Alabama, NOAA National Water Center invited assistant theme coordinator with required national security clearance, CUASHI Summer Research Institute, Translator TTX - Bridging the Communication Gap between Researchers and Emergency Responders, Tuscaloosa, AL, June/July 2016

Association for Information Systems (AIS), International Conference on Information Systems invited presenter, Space-Time Diffusion Visualization using Bayesian Inference (Introducing Avatar - a geo-big-data, exploratory research, three-way factor analysis, shape changing 3D printed or software visualization semaphoric object tool), Fort Worth, TX, December 2015

Pioneer Natural Resources (Oil and Gas), invited presenter of sponsored corporate research, Irving, TX, December 2015

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Security and Emergency Services, invited co-presenter with required national security clearance, Regional Emergency Managers Conference, GIS,

Hydrology, Integrated Simplified Inundation Mapping of Flood Scenarios, Fort Worth, TX, September 2015

University of Texas at Austin, Center for Research in Water Resources, invited co-presenter, civil engineering Ph.D. candidates seminar, Integrated Simplified Inundation Mapping (iSIM) of Flood Scenarios using GIS, Austin, TX, February 2015

North Central Texas Council Of Governments (NCTCOG) invited co-presenter Integrated Simplified Inundation Mapping of Flood Scenarios, iSIM Software as a Service Solution, Arlington, TX, June 2014

US Department of Homeland Security, Collin County Fusion Center invited co-presenter for in-camera presentation, USDHS-Critical Infrastructure, USDA, Collin County Engineering & Emergency management, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Texas Department of Public Safety Critical Infrastructure, NCTCOG, Collin, TX, May 2014

University of California Irvine, invited panel speaker Demographic and Social Analysis (DASA) alumnus, Transdisciplinarity in Demographic and Social Analysis Approaches, Irvine, CA, May 2010