Active travel and physical activity; Activity-based approaches to travel analysis and modeling; Built environment; Geographic information systems for transportation (GIS-T); Global positioning system (GPS) for travel data acquisition; Integrated land-use and transportation models; Microsimulation; Spatial analytical issues; Sustainable transportation; Time geography.
Dr. Darren Scott is an Associate 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). A transportation geographer by training, Dr. Scott's fields of expertise include travel behavior analysis and modeling, sustainable transportation (congestion, emissions, and aging populations), time geography, geographic information science, active transportation, and integrated land-use and transportation models. Dr. Scott has published over forty 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 Science 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 & Earth Sciences where advanced transportation research is conducted by students working under his supervision.
Research interests include Active travel and physical activity, activity-based approaches to travel analysis and modeling, built environment, geographic information systems for transportation (GIS-T), global positioning system (GPS) for travel data acquisition, integrated land-use and transportation models, microsimulation, spatial analytical issues, sustainable transportation, time geography
New England University Transportation Center (NEUTC), Using Network Disruptions to Measure System Robustness, No. DTRS99-G-0001, September 2006 - August 2008, PI: David C. Novak, Co-PIs: Darren M. Scott, Lisa Aultman-Hall
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Social Influence on Travel Behavior: A Case Study of the Decision to Telecommute, No. 410-2005-1981, April 2005 - March 2008, PI: Antonio Paez, Co-PIs: Darren M. Scott, Robert Wilton
Geomatics for Informed Decisions (GEOIDE), MUSCAMAGS: Multi-scale, Multi-agent Geo-simulation to Support Decision Making in Multi-actor Dynamic Spatial Situations, No. TDM-DSD#08, April 2005 - March 2009, PI: Bernard Moulin, Other Investigators: Darren M. Scott, Yvan Bedard, Sean Doherty, Rob Harrap, Marius Theriault
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), Atlantic Innovations Fund (AIF), Geomatics Development for Collection and Analysis of Time-Space Activity Data, No. 181930, December 2004 - February 2008, PI: Andrew Harvey, Other investigators: Darren M. Scott, Pavlos Kanaroglou, Martin Lee-Gosselin, Clarke Wilson
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Spatial Aggregation in Activity-Based Travel Demand Models: Exploration, Understanding and Solutions, No. 261850, April 2003 - March 2007, PI: Darren M. Scott
Geomatics for Informed Decisions (GEOIDE), Transportation Implications of Canada's Aging Population, No. DEC#SCO, February 2003 - March 2005, PI: Darren M. Scott, Other Investigators: Pavlos Kanaroglou, Eric Miller, K. Bruce Newbold, Antonio Paez, Clarence Woudsma
National Science Foundation (NSF), Aggregation Issues in Activity-Based Travel Demand Models: Exploration, Understanding and Solutions, No. 0136818, July 2002 - December 2005, PI: Darren M. Scott