Tyler Hoffman

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(he/him) · Spatial data scientist, statistician, computational thinker.

Email me: tdhoffman@asu.edu

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Kedron Lab @ ASU

SPARC @ ASU

GEOSMASH @ UMD

About

Coming from a background of math and computer science, I develop algorithms and statistical methods for spatial data science. My work aims to better represent and mathematically model spatial problems and to chip away at our understanding of core geographical concepts, such as scale and process. Through algorithm design, I also seek to advance the principled use of (spatial) data science in social science. For more information about my research, click here. In my spare time, I love watching movies, playing video games, and biking. I’m currently a Ph.D student at Arizona State University in the Spatial Analysis Research Center (SPARC).

Fun stuff

I presented at UCSB’s Spatial Lightning Talks 2022 about Private Wojtek, a bear who fought in World War 2. The video can be found here.

I was featured during ASU Geo Week 2021!

Publications

T. D. 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