Projects and Passions


My current research focuses on knowledge engineering and data management for enterprise systems. This is part of my long-term research project: developing foundational knowledge for the understanding of spaces created by people and technology. This has historically depended on two broad fields within geography: human geography and GIS. More recently, I have leveraged machine learning and scalable compute systems for highly complex data analysis.

A great amount of my initial research is inspired by works on the production of space, political economy, code/space, network society, actor network theory, and digital geography. I also look to the work currently being done in the computer sciences, data sciences, and mathematical schools of thought. I am indebted to the many researchers that have defined and forwarded these fields for us all.

Knowledge Engineering

A significant portion of my current academic work is focused on the the building of data systems that leverage modeled schemata and information context for the construction of domain knowledge graphs and decision systems. My concentration is on:

  • Knowledge representation of disparate data collections
  • Automated reasoning systems for decision making
  • Knowledge transfer systems for training and education
My extended research path will heavily focus on these efforts, eventually culminating in a series of publications.

Defining Cyberspace

I am engaged in reshaping the dialogue towards formalized cyber geographic studies as part of my long-term professional and academic goals. My concentration is on:

  • Consolidated nomenclature and concepts for cyber geography via digital geographic research
  • Analysis of socio-cultural differences in perception of cyberspace and cyberplace
  • Development and implementation of open-source, internationally available frameworks and tools
  • Promote and legitimize cyber geography as a unique field of study to schools around the world

Signals Exploitation

Exploring and interacting with the electromagnetic spectrum that surrounds us has been a hobby of mine since I was a kid. I have developed educational materials to teach people about these concepts and ideas as a means to maintain, develop, and forward my knowledge. My concentration is on:

  • Software Defined Radio
  • Basic Radio Wave and Antenna Theory
  • Manipulation of Radio and Non-radio Hardware using GNURadio
  • Cellular Communications
  • Mobile Platform and Systems Exploits
  • Internet of Things, NFC, and Discrete Logic Systems
Contact me regarding my classes; the class materials are on my GitHub (click the OctoCat below).