Tyler Hoffman

Research Aide - SW IV
Graduate Assistant/Associate
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5302
Research Aide - SW IV
Graduate Assistant/Associate
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5302

Student Information

Graduate Student
Geography
The College of Lib Arts & Sci

Biography

Coming from a background of math and computer science, I’m interested in methods development and algorithm design for spatial data science. I’m also an advocate for the use of spatial methods in broader research. In my spare time, I love watching movies, playing video games, and biking.

Google Scholar

Research Interests

Spatial data science, algorithm design, regionalization and scale, policy-relevant data science, data science pedagogy.

Publications

T. Hoffman, T. Oshan. (2021). “A Supervised Heuristic for a Balanced Approach to Regionalization.” GIS Research UK Conference. Link.

T. Hoffman*, A. Swain*, W. F. Fagan. (2021). “Trade-offs in sensory characteristics shape the evolution of perception.” Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 9. Link.

A. Lawson, T. Hoffman, Y. Chung, K. Keegan, S. Day. (2021). “A density-based approach to feature detection in persistence diagrams for firn data.” Foundations of Data Science. Link.

W. F. Fagan, T. Hoffman, D. Dahiya, E. Gurarie, R. S. Cantrell, C. Cosner. (2019). “Improved foraging by switching between diffusion and advection: benefits from movement that depends on spatial context.” Theoretical Ecology, 13 (2), 127-136. Link.

*equal contributions

Honors/Awards

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship