Active transportation (cycling and walking); Big data (GPS); Bike share; Geographic information science (GIS); Sustainable transportation; Travel behaviour
Dr. Darren Scott is an Associate Director and Professor in the School of Geography & Earth Sciences at McMaster University where he teaches courses in geographic information science and transportation. Dr. Scott was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Geosciences at the University of Louisville between 1999 and 2002, and held a Visiting Research Professor position at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Zurich) in 2008. Dr. Scott's undergraduate degree is in geography (BA. Honors and Co-op, 1991), with graduate degrees also in geography from the University of Western Ontario (MA, 1994) and McMaster University (PhD, 2000). Dr. Scott has published over seventy refereed journal articles in leading transportation, regional science, and urban studies journals. Dr. Scott's research program has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation of the United States (NSF), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and Geomatics for Informed Decisions (GEOIDE), among other funding agencies. In 2008, Dr. Scott established a research lab - TransLAB - in the School of Geography and Earth Sciences where advanced transportation research is conducted by students working under his supervision.