Portrait of Andrew Marx
  • Email
    andrew.marx@cgu.edu
  • Degrees
    PhD, Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland
    MUP, Urban Planning, University of California at Berkeley
    Bachelor’s Degree, US Air Force Academy
  • Research Interests
    Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote sensing

Andrew Marx is an assistant professor of geographic information systems at Claremont Graduate University’s Center for Information Systems and Technology. Throughout his academic and professional career, he has focused on improving the uses of satellite imagery to inform domestic and international public policy. His research interests include the development of remote-sensing methods and techniques for time-series analysis of urban watershed/forestry management, conflict monitoring and urbanization.

Before joining CGU, Marx served as a foreign affairs analyst at the U.S. Department of State, a research fellow at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for the Prevention of Genocide, and an officer in the U.S. Air Force. Marx comes to CGU with a vast variety of professional experience, an MUP in urban planning from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD in geographical sciences from the University of Maryland.

His most recent publication, “Detecting urban destruction in Syria: A Landsat-based approach,” appeared in the journal Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment in 2016.

Marx’s current research includes “LA’s Urban Forest Since 1985, Understanding the Drought through Historical Satellite Data” (U.S. Forest Service), “Improving Estimates of the Martian Cratering Rate” (Microsoft), and “Detecting Human Rights Violations in Syria; a Landsat-Based Approach.”

“Detecting urban destruction in Syria: A Landsat-based approach.” Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment 4 (2016): 30–6.

“Employing Moderate Resolution Sensors in Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law Monitoring.” PhD diss., University of Maryland, 2013. Digital Repository at UMD.

Co-authored with Samuel Goward. “Remote Sensing in Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law Monitoring: Concepts and Methods.” The Geographical Review 103 (2013): 100–11.

Co-authored with Tatiana Loboda. “Landsat-based early warning system to detect the destruction of villages in Darfur, Sudan.” Remote Sensing of Environment 136 (2013): 126–34.

Co-authored with Samuel Goward, et al. “Complementarity of Resource Sat-1 AWiFS and Landsat TM/ETM+ sensors.” Remote Sensing of Environment, 123 (2012): 41–56.

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