Dr. Aniruddha “Rudy” Banerjee, Associate Professor ¥ Department of Geography, Indiana University, Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) ¥ Sabbatical at EHS, UC Berkeley 2013-14 ¥ Research Fellow, Prevention Research Center, Berkeley, CA. ¥ Advisor, SmartZIP™ (real estate intelligence startup), SmartZIP.com, Pleasanton, CA ¥ Advisor, Prodigiq™ (Aviation Software Solutions), Prodigiq.com, Thousand Oaks, California His interests are in spatial and computational statistics, spatial econometrics, decision support systems, and applied operations research (environmental and population health).
Rudy Banerjee earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Bengal Engineering College-University of Calcutta India. Migrating to the United States, he earned an MS degree in Urban and Regional Planning and his doctorate in Geography (environmental epidemiology and GISc) from the University of Iowa. He also has a Graduate Certificate in Transportation Studies from that institution. Rudy has applied combinatorial optimization methods using both integer programming and graph theoretic approaches, Bayesian simulation of hierarchical networks and stochastic optimizations to analyze health information and develop space-time models of population health. Recently, he was invited to present his National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) research at the School of Medicine, Harvard University. Rudy was a recipient of the 2005 (International Medical Geography Symposium’s) Jacques May Dissertation Prize. He has been invited to the National Institute of Health (NIH), Oakridge National Laboratories, Institute for the Future (a Rand Corporation spinoff located at Palo Alto, California; where he is a consultant), University of California at Berkeley and Santa Barbara, University of Washington-Seattle, Harvard University, IUPUI ‘Cutting-Edge Lecture Series’ etc. to share his work on GISc and health. His publications have appeared in Social Science & Medicine, American journal of preventive medicine, Vision Research, International Journal of Medical Science, Substance Use and Misuse, and Clinical and Experimental Research, as well as various book chapters. He is currently assisting a real estate intelligence Silicon Valley startup (smartzip.com) to estimate sales potential using Bayesian predictors.
Urban and regional geography, geographic information science, environmental epidemiology/medical geography, mathematical models, spatial econometrics, network/complexity science
Geographic Information Science (G338/G438) Advanced Geographic Information Science (G438/G539) Seminar in Geographic Information Science (G439/G639) Applied Spatial Statistics (G488/G588)
Jacques May Thesis Prize 2005
At-large member, Health & Medical Geography Specialty Group 2005-14 NSF Reviewer Social Science & Med, Stats in Med Etc Reviewer