Senior Research Scientist and Team Leader
Phone: (865) 574-5430
Fax: (865) 241-6261
MS, Geography, University of Tennessee (1982)
BA, Geography, University of Tennessee, magna cum laude (1980)
Research Experience and Interests
Eddie is a Senior Research Scientist and leads the Population Distribution and Dynamics team. His is a remote sensing and GIS Specialist, with 30 years of experience in computational analysis, application programming, imagery analysis, data visualization, spatial modeling, and Geographic Information Systems.
Eddie is the Project Leader and developer of ORNL's LandScan Population Distribution Program. LandScan, a high-resolution global population distribution database, is the standard database used by the Department of Defense for estimating population at risk. In addition, he is the developer of LandScan USA, a very high-resolution population database for the U.S. including diurnal and demographic variations.
Previously Eddie served as a principal contributor to the development and implementation of NOAA's Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP). He has developed a number of projects emphasizing the fusion of disparate geospatial datasets.