Antonio Paez
Antonio Paez
Professor, Associate Member of Civil Engineering
General Science Building, Rm 236
(905) 525-9140 ext. 26099
(905) 546-0463

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Antonio Paez is full professor in the School of Earth, Environment & Society at McMaster University. Recent work includes studies on accessibility, spatial filtering, aging and mobility, spatial analysis of qualitative variables, transportation and social exclusion, the influence of the built and social environments on travel behavior, social networks and decision making, telework adoption, and blood donor behavior and trends. Dr. Paez has published widely, and is author or co-author of over 110 papers, many appearing in leading international journals, including Environment and Planning A and BUrban StudiesGeographical AnalysisJournal of Geographical SystemsTransportationJournal of Transport GeographyTransportationTransportation Research Part APapers in Regional ScienceInternational Journal of Health GeographicsGrowth and Change, and Social Networks. He also co-edited the books Progress in Spatial Analysis: Methods and Applications (published in 2009 as part of Springer's series Advances in Spatial Science), and Population Loss: The Role of Transportation and Other Issues (published in 2018 as part of Elsevier's Advances in Transport Policy and Planning Series). He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Geographical Systems, and sits on the editorial boards of Transportation, Journal of Transport GeographyGeographical Analysis, and International Journal of Geographical Information Science, among others.

Spatial analysis and statistics; Transportation modeling; Travel behavior; Health geography; Geographic Information Science.

  • Geog 3LT3 (Course Outline): Transportation Geography, (Term One) 2018-19
  • Geog 4GA3 (Course Outline): Applied Spatial Statistics, (Term Two) 2018-19
  • Geog 4LP3 (Course Outline): Transportation Systems Analysis (Term Two) 2018-19
  • Geog 6GA3: Applied Spatial Statistics, (Term One) 2018-19
  • Geog 6LP3: Transportation Systems Analysis (Term Two) 2018-19
  • Geog 746: Advanced Statistical Methods in Geography (Term One) 2018-19

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Publications (trainees are underlined)

  1. Jamal S, Mohiuddin H, Páez A, (2020) Active transportation under perceptions of neighborhood conditions in a city in Bangladesh, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment (online first; doi:10.1016/j.trd.2020.102525)
  2. Whalen KE, Páez A (2020) Student Perceptions of Reflection and the Acquisition of Higher-Order Thinking Skills in a Sustainability Course, Journal of Geography in Higher Education (online first; doi:10.1080/03098265.2020.1804843)
  3. Páez A, Lopez FA, Menezes T, Cavalcanti R, Galdino da Rocha Pitta M (2020) A spatio-temporal analysis of the environmental correlates of COVID-19 incidence in Spain, Geographical Analysis (online first; doi: 1111/gean.12241)
  4. Cupido K, Jevtić P, Páez A (2020) Spatial Patterns of Mortality in the United States: A Spatial Filtering Approach, Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, 95 28-38 (doi: 1016/j.insmatheco.2020.08.003)
  5. Páez A, Hassan H, Ferguson M, Razavi S (2020) A systematic assessment of the use of opponent variables, data subsetting and hierarchical specification in two-party crash severity analysis, Accident Analysis and Prevention, 144:105666 (doi:10.1016/j.aap.2020.105666)
  6. Páez A (2020) Using Google Community Mobility Reports to investigate the growth of COVID-19 in the United States, Transport Findings (doi:10.32866/001c.12976)
  7. He L, Páez A, Jiao J, An P, Lu C, Mao W, Long D (2020) Ambient population and larceny-theft: A spatial analysis using spatially referenced mobile phone data, International Journal of Geoinformation, 9 (6) 342 (doi:10.3390/ijgi9060342)
  8. Sarlas G, Páez A, Axhausen KW (2020) Betweenness Accessibility: Estimating the Impacts of Accessibility on Networks, Journal of Transportation Geography, 84:102680 (doi:11016/j.jtrangeo.2020.102680)
  9. Victoriano R, Páez A, Carrasco JA (2020) Time, Space, Money and Social Interaction: Using Machine Learning to Classify People’s Mobility Strategies through Four Key Dimensions, Travel Behavior and Society, 20 1-11 (doi: 1016/j.tbs.2020.02.004)
  10. Páez A, Anjum Z, Dickson-Anderson SE, Schuster-Wallace CJ, Martín B, Higgins CD (2020) Comparing distance, time, and metabolic energy cost functions for walking accessibility in infrastructure-poor regions, Journal of Transport Geography, 82:102564 (
  11. Páez A (2019) Using spatial filters and visualization to enhance regression models of spatial data, Geographical Analysis, 51 (3) 314-338 (doi:10 .1111/gean.12180)
  12. Páez A, Higgins CD, Vivona SF (2019) Demand and Supply Inflation in Floating Catchment Area (FCA) Methods, PLoS ONE, 14(6): e0218773 (
  13. Arranz-Lopez A, Soria-Lara JA, Witlox F, Páez A (2019) Measuring relative non-motorised accessibility for retail activities, International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 13 (9) 639-651 (doi: 10.1080/15568318.2018.1498563)
  14. Whalen KE, Páez A (2019) Development of a New Framework to Guide, Assess, and Evaluate Student Reflections in a University Sustainability Course, Teaching and Learning Inquiry, 7 (1) 55-77 (
  15. Martín B, Páez A, (2019) Individual and geographic variations in the propensity to travel by active modes in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, Journal of Transport Geography, 76 103-113 (doi: 1016/j.jtrangeo.2019.03.005)
  16. Páez A, Lopez FA, Ruiz Marin M, Camacho M (2019) Inducing Non-Orthogonal and Non-Linear Decision Boundaries in Decision Trees via Interactive Basis Functions, Expert Systems with Applications, 122 183-206 (doi:10.1016/j.eswa.2018.12.041)
  17. He L, Páez A, Liu D (2017) Built environment and violent crime: An environmental audit approach using Google Street View, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 66 83-95 (doi: 1016/j.compenvurbsys.2017.08.001)
  18. López FA, Páez A (2017) Using a spatial scan test to explore the clustering of technology firms in the Greater Toronto Area, The Canadian Geographer, 61 (2) 240-252 (doi: 10.1111/cag.12326)
  19. López FA, Páez A, Carrasco JA, Ruminot N (2017) Network autocorrelation, topology, and vulnerable nodes, Journal of Transport Geography, 59 77-87 (doi: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2017.02.002)
  20. He L, Páez A, Liu D (2017) Persistence of crime hot spots: An ordered probit analysis, Geographical Analysis, 49 (1) 3-22 (doi: 1111/gean.12107)
  21. Rojas C, Páez A, Barbosa O, Carrasco JA (2016) Accessibility to Urban Green Spaces in Chilean Cities using Adaptive Thresholds, Journal of Transport Geography, 57 227-240 (doi: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2016.10.012)
  22. Lopez F, Matilla M, Mur J, Páez A, Ruiz M (2016) A note on the SG(m) Test, Journal of Geographical Systems, 18 (1) 87-96 (doi: 10.1007/s10109-015-0221-7)
  23. Moniruzzaman M, Páez A (2016) An investigation of the attributes of walkable environments from the perspective of seniors in Montreal, Journal of Transport Geography, 51 85-96 (doi: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2015.12.001)
  24. Silva RR, Paez A (2015) O Isolamento Geoceconomico dos Municipios da Regiao Norte do Brasil: Uma Proposta para Quantifica-lo, Revista Brasileira de Estudios Regionais e Urbanos, 7 (1) 1-18
  25. Goetzke F, Gerike R, Páez A, Dugundji E (2015) Social interactions in transportation: analyzing groups and spatial networks, Transportation, 42 (5) 723-731
  26. Moniruzzaman M, Anna Chudyk, Páez A, Winters M, Sims-Gould J, McKay H (2015) Travel behavior of low income older adults and development of an accessibility calculator, Journal of Transportation and Health, 2 (2) 257-268 (doi:10.1016/j.jth.2015.02.006)
  27. Farber S, Ruiz M, Páez A (2015) Testing for spatial independence using similarity relationships, Geographical Analysis, 47 (2) 97-120
  28. Moniruzzaman M, Páez A, Scott DM, Morency C (2015) Multimodal trip generation of seniors with a focus on walking: Application of a trivariate ordered probit modeling approach, Environment and Planning A, 47(4) 957-976
  29. He L, Páez A, Liu D, Jiang S (2015) Temporal stability of model parameters in crime rate analysis: An empirical examination, Applied Geography, 58 141-152 (doi:10.1016/j.apgeog.2015.02.002)
  30. Roofigari-Esfahan N, Páez A, Razaavi S (2015) Location-Aware Scheduling and Control of Linear Projects: Introducing Space-Time Float Prisms, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 141 (1) 06014008 (doi: 1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000916)
  31. Neto RMS, Duarte G, Páez A (2015) Gender, Marital Status, and Commuting Time in São Paulo Metropolitan Region, Urban Studies, 52 (2) 298-313 (doi: 10.1177/0042098014528392)
  32. Poliou T, Elliott SJ, Páez A, Newbold KB (2014) Building obesity in Canada: understanding the individual- and neighbourhood-level determinants using a multi-level approach, Geospatial Health, 9 (1) 45-55
  33. Farber S, Bartholomew K, Li X, Páez A, Habib KMN (2014) Social Equity in Distance Based Transit Fares, Transportation Research A , 67 291-303 (doi: 1016/j.tra.2014.07.013)
  34. Wheeler DC, Páez A, Spinney J, Waller LA (2014) A Bayesian Approach to Hedonic Price Analysis, Papers in Regional Science, 93 (3) 663-683 (doi:10.1111/pirs.12003)
  35. Moniruzzaman M, Páez A, Morency C (2014) Compliance Potential Mapping: A Tool to Assess Potential Contributions of Walking Towards Physical Activity Guidelines, BMC Public Health, 14 (511)
  36. Reyes MF, Páez A, Morency C (2014) Walking Accessibility to Urban Parks by Children: A Case Study of Montreal, Landscape and Urban Planning, 125 38-47 (doi:10.1016/j.landurbplan.2014.02.002)
  37. Páez A, Moniruzzaman M, Bourbonnais PL, Morency C (2013) Developing a web-based accessibility calculator prototype for the Greater Montreal Area, Transportation Research A, 58 103-115 (doi: 1016/j.tra.2013.10.020)
  38. Lavery T, Páez A, Kanaroglou PS (2013) Driving out of choices: An investigation of transport modality in a university sample, Transportation Research A, 57 37-46 (doi: 1016/j.tra.2013.09.010)
  39. Páez A, Farber S, Mercado RG, Roorda M, Morency C (2013) Jobs and the Single-Parent: An Analysis of Accessibility to Employment in Toronto, Urban Geography, 34 (6) 815-842 (doi: 10.1080/02723638.2013.778600)
  40. Le Gallo J, Páez A (2013) Using synthetic variables in instrumental variable estimation of spatial series models, Environment and Planning A, 45 (9) 2227 – 2242
  41. Páez A, Esita J, Newbold KB, Heddle NM, Blake J (2013) Exploring resource allocation and alternate clinic accessibility landscapes for improved blood donor turnout, Applied Geography, 45 89-97 (
  42. Páez A, López FA, Ruiz M, Morency C (2013) Developing an indicator of spatial fit for discrete choice models, Transportation Research B, 56 217-233 (
  43. Scott DM, Dugundji ER, Páez A (2013) The Social Dimension of Activity, Travel and Location Choice Behavior, Journal of Transport Geography, 31 212-215 (
  44. Whalen K, Páez A, Carrasco JA (2013) Mode choice of university students commuting to school and the role of active travel, Journal of Transport Geography, 31 132–142 (doi: 1016/j.jtrangeo.2013.06.008)
  45. Moniruzzaman M, Páez A, Habib KMN, Morency C (2013) Mode use and trip length of seniors in Montreal, Journal of Transport Geography, 30 89-99 (doi: 1016/j.jtrangeo.2013.03.007)
  46. Páez A (2013) Mapping Travelers’ Attitudes: Does Space Matter? Journal of Transport Geography, 26 117-125 (doi: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2012.09.002)
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