Wende A. Mix
Campus Address: Classroom Building A202 email@example.com
Joblessness and Buffalo - a different look at Buffalo's status in the U.S.
Poverty and Buffalo - what the statistics really indicate
Comparing On-line and Mail-based Transportation Surveys - using downtown Buffalo employee based surveys
Professor Mix teaches
Fundamental and Advanced Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Urban Geography, Transportation Geography, Community Planning, and Computing/Data Analysis courses at Buffalo State College.
Dr. Mix’s recent research interests are many.
She has been evaluating geocoding data models; investigating methods to improve their accuracy and to document resultant spatial data quality. Dr. Mix works with administrative databases as well as location data from surveys . With respect to survey based location data, she has also investigated spatial perception issues that impact reporting of location by respondents and recording of location by interviewers.
Dr. Mix has also conducted empirical research on neighborhood health and transition as well as downtown revitalization. She has been developing an urban GIS application to monitor neighborhood change. The application is intended to be used as a Community Management System to support decision making at the neighborhood level. She has integrated data from many disparate sources that include temporal information on real estate transactions, foreclosures, bankruptcies, housing code violations, building permits and crime. In addition, Dr. Mix has developed several mapping indocators that allow users to determine how neighborhoods are changing and what type of changes are occuring.
Methods and practices of teaching with GIS, especially in concert with other technologies, at the K-12 and undergraduate levels is a third focus area for Dr. Mix's research.
Dr Mix recently assisted the Transportation Research Board's Committee on Spatial Data and Information Science prepare a research needs agenda. Click here to access the draft vision statement for GIScience as well as a powerpoint presentation on GIS research needs for strategic planning.
Mix, Wende, “A New Look into the Spatial Implications of Factors Affecting Urban Neighborhood Transition: House Flipping, Bankruptcy and Foreclosure”, (in process).
Mix, Wende, “Documenting and Quantifying Data Quality in GIS Addressed Based Datasets” (in process)
Mix, Wende, “Assessing Location Information in Household Travel Surveys”, (in process).
Ward, Mary, John R. Nuckols,James Giglierano,Matthew R. Bonner,Calvin Wolter,Matthew Airola, Wende Mix, Joanne S. Colt,and Patricia Hartge, Positional Accuracy of Two Methods of Geocoding, Epidemiology, July, 2005.
Mix, Wende and Philip Fulton, "Comparing Decennial Flow Data to Place of Work Data from the Local Employment Dynamic Program," poster presentation, Census Data for Transportation Planning Conference, Transportation Research Board, May 2005, published in Conference proceedings.
Mix, Wende and Philip Fulton “A Look at New Census Data Sources for Transportation Planning”, submitted to the Journal of Planning Education and Research in June 2005.
Mix, Wende, Gary Shapiro, Richard Huey, Adele Bensur, Westat; and Dennis Utter, Donna Glassbrenner, NHTSA, 2003 “The use of technology to monitor field data collection activities”, American Statistical Association, Conference Proceedings, San Francisco 2003.
Shapiro, Gary, Wende Mix, David Marker and Philippe Gwet, 2001, "Sample Design Issues for Surveys Involving the Observation of Drivers", American Statistical Association, Conference Proceedings, Atlanta 2001.