Eric Delmelle

• Associate Professor • Geography M.A. Coordinator
McEniry 333
704-687-5991

Teaching and Research Interests

  • GIS Algorithms
  • Spatial Analysis and Modeling
  • Spatial Optimization
  • Geovisualization, Geostatistics

Recent Publications

 

Casas, I., Delmelle, E., and Delmelle, E. C. (2017). Potential versus revealed access to care during a dengue fever outbreak. Journal of Transport & Health, 4, 18-29.

 

Delmelle, E., *Desjardins, M. R., and *Deng, J. (2017). Designing spatially cohesive nature reserves with backup coverage. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 31(12), 2505-2523.

Kirby, R. S., Delmelle, E., and Eberth, J. M. (2017). Advances in spatial epidemiology and geographic information systems. Annals of epidemiology, 27(1), 1-9.

Racine E., Delmelle E, *Major E and C. Solomon. (In press) Accessibility Landscapes of SNAP-Authorized Stores. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Saule, E., Panchananam, D., *Hohl, A. , Tang, W., and Delmelle, E. (2017). Parallel Space-Time Kernel Density Estimation. arXiv preprint arXiv:1705.09366.

Chen, M., J.-C. Thill, and E. Delmelle (2018) “iGLASS: An Open Source SDSS for Public School Location-allocation” in Thill, J.-C., and S. Dragicevic (editors), GeoComputational Analysis and Modeling of Regional Systems, Springer, Cham, 325-353.

*Hohl, A., *Zheng, M., Tang, W., Delmelle, E. and Casas, I. (2017). Spatiotemporal point pattern analysis using Ripley’s K function, Geospatial Data Science Techniques and Applications, Edited by: Hassan A. Karimi, Bobak Karimi, Taylor & Francis. Pp: 155-175.

Owusu, C., Lan, Y., Zheng, M., Tang, W. and Delmelle, E. (In press). Geocoding fundamentals and associated challenges, Geospatial Data Science Techniques and Applications, Edited by: Hassan A. Karimi, Bobak Karimi, Taylor & Francis. Pp: 41-62.

Hohl,  A.,  Casas,  I.,  Delmelle,  E.M., Tang,  W., 2016,  Hybrid  indexing for parallel analysis of spatiotemporal point patterns. Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference  on  Geographic  Information  Science, Montreal, Canada, September 27-30, 2016.

Chen, M., J.-C. Thill, and E. Delmelle “iGLASS: An Open Source SDSS for Public School Location-allocation” in Thill, J.-C., and S. Dragicevic (editors), GeoComputational Analysis and Modeling of Regional Systems, Springer, in press.

Delmelle,  E. (2016). Using Statistics  to  Describe  and  Explore Spatial  Data. In: Key Methods  in  Geography,  edited  by T Clifford, N., Cope, M., French, S., & Gillespie, Sage.

Radcliff, E., Delmelle, E., Kirby, R. S., Laditka, S. B., Correia, J., & Cassell, C. H. (2016). Factors Associated with Travel Time and Distance to Access Hospital Care Among Infants with Spina Bifida. Maternal and child health journal, 20(1), 205-217.

Kirby, R. S., Delmelle, E., and Eberth, J.M. (2016). Advances in spatial epidemiology and geographic information systems. Annals of Epidemiology. In press

Hohl, A., Delmelle, E., Tang, W., & Casas, I. (2016). Accelerating the discovery of space-time patterns of infectious diseases using parallel computing. Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology, 19, 10-20.       

Eppes, M. C., B. Magi, B. Hallet, E. Delmelle, P. Mackenzie-Helnwein, K. Warren, and S. Swami (2016), Deciphering the role of solar-induced thermal stresses in rock weathering, Geological Society of America Bulletin, 128, 1315-1338, http://gsabulletin.gsapubs.org/content/128/9-10/1315.abstract

Delmelle, E.C., Thill, J-C., Wang, C. (2016) Spatial dynamics of urban neighborhood quality of life. The Annals of Regional Science 56, 687-705.

Delmelle, E., Hagenlocher, M., Kienberger, S., & Casas, I. (2016). A spatial model of socioeconomic and environmental determinants of dengue fever in Cali, Colombia.Acta tropica, 164, 169-176.

Casas, I., Delmelle, E., & Yates, J. (2016). Geographic characteristics of a network interdiction problem.GeoJournal, 81(1), 37-53.

Casas, I., Delmelle, E., Delmelle, E.C. Potential versus revealed access to care during a dengue fever outbreak.  Journal of Transport and Health In Press. (Available online: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214140516302328)

Delmelle,  E., Jia,  M.,  Dony,  C.,  Casas,  I., Tang,  W.,  2015,  Space-time  visualization  of  dengue  fever  outbreaks. Spatial Analysis in Health Geography, edited by Kanaroglou, P., Delmelle, E., Paez, A., Ashgate, Surrey, UK. pp. 85-100.

Eppes, M., Warren, K., Hallet, B., Magi, B., Delmelle, E., Swami, S., Mackenzie, P., (In press) High antecedent, solar-induced thermal stress leads to weather-actuated cracking in surface rocks of humid mid-latitudes.

Dony, C., Delmelle, E., Delmelle, E.C. (2015) Re-conceptualizing accessibility to parks in multi-modal cities: A variable-width floating catchment area (VFCA) approach. Landscape and Urban Planning143, 90-99.

Zhou, Y., Dao, T. H. D., Thill, J. C., & Delmelle, E. (2015). Enhanced 3D visualization techniques in support of indoor location planning. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 50, 15-29.

Radcliff, E., Delmelle, E., Kirby, R. S., Laditka, S. B., Correia, J., &  Cassell,  C.  H. (In Press).  Factors Associated with Travel Time and Distance to Access Hospital Care Among Infants with Spina Bifida. Maternal and child health journal.

Kanaroglou P., Delmelle, E. and A. Paez (eds). Spatial Analysis in Health Geography. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2015.

Casas, I., Delmelle, E., & Yates, J. 2014. Geographic characteristics of a network interdiction problem. GeoJournal, 1-17.

Delmelle, E. M., Thill, J. C., Peeters, D., & Thomas, I. 2014. A multi-period capacitated school location problem with modular equipment and closest assignment considerations. Journal of Geographical Systems, 1-24.

Delmelle, E.M., Zhu, H., Tang, W., and Cacas, I., 2014, A webbased geospatial toolkit for the monitoring of dengue fever, Applied Geography, 52: 144-152.

Delmelle, E., Dony, C., Casas, I., Jia, M., Tang, W., 2014, Visualizing the impact of space-time uncertainties on Dengue Fever patterns. Submitted to: International Journal of Geographical Information Science. 28(5): 1107-1127.

Eastin, M. D., E. Delmelle, I. Casas, J. Wexler, and C. Self, 2014: Intra- and inter-seasonal autoregressive prediction of dengue outbreaks using local weather and regional climate for a tropical environment in Colombia. American Journal Tropical Medicine Hygiene, 91(3), 598-610.

Sagl, G., Delmelle E.M. and E.C. Delmelle (In Press). Mapping collective human activity in an urban environment based on mobile phone data. Cartography and Geographic Information Science.

Kienberger, S., M Hagenlocher, E Delmelle, I Casas. (2013) A WebGIS tool for visualizing and exploring socioeconomic vulnerability to dengue fever in Cali, Colombia, Geospatial health 8 (1), 313-316.

Delmelle, E. (2014). Spatial Sampling. Handbook of Regional Science, pp 1385-1399 (Nijkamp and Fischer).

Delmelle, EM, CH Cassell, C Dony, E Radcliff, JP Tanner, C Siffel, RS Kirby. (2013) Modeling travel impedance to medical care for children with birth defects using Geographic Information Systems. Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology 97, 673-684.

Delmelle, E., C Kim, N Xiao, W Chen. (2013) Methods for Space-Time Analysis and Modeling: An Overview International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research (IJAGR) 4 (4), 1-18.

Delmelle, E. I Casas, JH Rojas Spatio-Temporal Patterns of Dengue Fever in Cali, Colombia, A Varela. International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research (IJAGR) 4 (4), 58-75.

Delmelle E. M, J.-C. Thill, D. Peeters, I. Thomas (2014). A multi-period capacitated school location problem with modular equipment and closest assignment considerations, Journal of Geographical Systems. (In Press)

Delmelle E.M., Dony C., Casas I., Jia M. and W. Tang (2014). Visualizing the impact of space-time uncertainties on dengue fever patterns. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. (In Press

Hagenlocher, M., E Delmelle, I Casas, S Kienberger . (2013) Assessing socioeconomic vulnerability to dengue fever in Cali, Colombia: statistical vs expert-based modeling. International journal of health geographics 12 (1), 36.

Yan S., Delmelle E. and M. Duncan (2012). Impact of a Light Rail on Single Family Property Values in Charlotte. Journal of Transportation and Land Use, vol. 5.

Dao, T.H.D., Y. Zhou, J.-C. Thill, E. Delmelle. “Spatio-temporal Location Modeling of AEDs as Emergency Medical Devices in a 3D Indoor Environment,” International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 26, 2012, 469-494.

Delmelle E. (2012). Model-based criteria for second-phase spatial sampling in Mateu, J. and Muller, W.G. (Eds). Spatio-Temporal Design, Wiley: 54-71.

Delmelle E. (In press). Spatial Sampling. In: M. Fischer and P. Nijkamp (Eds). Handbook of Regional Science, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. Proofs available. For Population, Space and Place, Forthcoming 2013

Delmelle E., S. Li and A. Murray (2012). Identifying Bus Stop Redundancy: A GIS-based Spatial Optimization Approach. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, vol. 36: 445-455.

Dao D., Zhou Y., Thill J.-C. and Delmelle E.. Spatio-Temporal Location Modeling of AEDs as Emergency Medical Devices in a 3D Indoor Environment.  International Journal of Geographical Information Science. (In press.)

Delmelle E., Delmelle E.C., I. Casas and T. Barto. (2011). H.E.L.P: a GIS-based Health Exploratory AnaLysis tool for Practitioners. Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, vol. 4(2): 113-137.

Jensen J., Humes K., Vierling L., Hudak A. and E. Delmelle. Evaluation of the MODIS LAI product using independent lidar-derived LAI:  a case study in mixed conifer forest. Remote Sensing of the Environment, vol. 115:3625-3639.

Delmelle E. and E.C. Delmelle. Spatio-Temporal Commuting Patterns in a University Environment,  Transport Policy. (In press.)

Akella M.; Delmelle E.; Batta R.; Rogerson P. and A. Blatt (2010). Optimal Adaptive Facility Location Using Geostatistics. Geographical Analysis, vol. 42: 227-244.

Casas I.; Delmelle E. and A. Varela (2010). A space-time approach to dffusion of health service provision information, International Regional Science Review, vol. 33: 134-156.

Delmelle E., Delmelle E.C., I. Casas and T. Barto. (2010). H.E.L.P: a GIS-based Health Exploratory Analysis tool for Practitioners. Applied Spatial Analysis.

Delmelle E. (2010). Spatial Optimization. In: In B. Wharf (ed). Encyclopedia of Human Geography.

Recent Grant Awards

 

Access to Health Care, Timeliness of Services, and Costs among Children (2010-2011) with Birth Defects. with Dr. Cassell,  March of Dimes Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Research Award.

 

Improving Geographic Knowledge Discovery and Spatial Reasoning with Mobile and Web-based Geographical Information Systems. with W. Tang and L. Garo. Center for Teaching and Learning.

 

Presentations
Delmelle, E., *M. Desjardins and R. Kirby. (2017) "Evaluating the impact of residential mobility on health care accessibility for children with birth defects." Geomed Conference, Porto (Portugal), September. Delmelle, E., *A. Whiteman, *M. Desjardins and I. Casas. (2017) "Zika in Colombia: space-time signatures of an epidemic on the move". Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, Boston MA April. Delmelle, E., *A. Whiteman, *M. Desjardins and Irene Casas. (2017) Zika In Colombia: Space-Time Signatures Of An Epidemic On The Move. Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Division of the American Association of Geographers, .Starkville, MS, November. *Desjardins, M., *A. Hohl, *A. Griffith and E. Delmelle (2017) "Fine-scale visualization of pollen concentrations across the Eastern United States: A space-time parallel approach". Gecomputation Conference, Leeds (UK), September. *Desjardins, M., *A. Hohl, *A. Griffith and E. Delmelle (2017) "Visualizing space-time patterns of pollen across the Eastern United States in a 3D environment: A parallel approach". Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, Boston MA, April. Kirby, R. and E. Delmelle. (2017) "From Theory to Practice: Integrating Spatial Statistics with Epidemiologic Methods to Advance the Study of Population Health". Geomed Conference, Porto (Portugal), September. Delmelle, E.M., Kirby R. and *M. Desjardins. (2017) "Where have you been? Evaluating the impact of residential mobility on health care accessibility for children with birth defects." Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, Boston MA, April. Lan, Y., Tang, W., Delmelle, E. and *Owusu, C. (2017). Fusion of multiple Web-based geocoding services for improved address matching. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, Boston, MA, USA. April 4-9, 2017. *Owusu, C., Delmelle, E., Tang, W., Lan, Y., Major, G., Shi, J., Silverman, G. and Dye, S. (2017). Hybrid Geocoding and Text Matching: A Multi-stage Process to Improve Geocoding Accuracy and Match Rate of Historical Records. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, Boston, MA, USA. April 4-9. Racine, E., E. Delmelle, C.A. Solomon and *E. Major. (2017) "Accessibility Landscapes to SNAP Authorized Stores". American Public Health Association Meeting, Atlanta. Saule, E., D. Panchananam, A. Hohl*, W. Tang and E. Delmelle. (2017) "Parallel Space-Time Kernel Density Estimation" International Conference on Parallel Processing, Bristol, UK. Owusu,   C.,   Delmelle,   E., Tang,   W.,   Lan,   Y.,   Major,  E.,   Shi,   J., Silverman,  G.,  Dye,  S.,  2016,  Improving  geocoding  accuracy  of  private water  wells  in  Gaston  County,  NC  using  a  context-based  approach,  The 71st  Annual  SEDAAG  (South Eastern  Division  of  the  Association of American Geographers) Meeting, Columbia, SC, November 20-22, 2016 (contributor)  Nilsson, I., E. Delmelle. Transit Investment and Neighborhood Change: On the Likelihood, Timing and Stability of Change, presenter, 63rd Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, 11/9-12/2016, Minneapolis, MN. Hohl  A.,  Casas  I.,  Delmelle  E. and W.  Tang. Hybrid Indexing for Parallel Analysis of Spatiotemporal Point Patterns, GIScience meeting, Montreal, Canada, September 2016. Hohl A., Delmelle E., Tang W. and I.  Casas. and J.  Deng. Spatiotemporal Domain Decomposition and Indexing for Discovery of Disease    Patterns    Using    Parallel    Computing. Meeting    of the Southeastern Division of the American Association of  Geographers, Colombia, SC, November 2016. Delmelle E., Visualizing   the   dynamics   of   health-related   tweets opportunities and computational challenges, Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, San Francisco, CA, April 2016. Deng J. and E. Delmelle, An Interactive Approach to Detect Space-Time   Patterns   of   Landscape   Change, Meeting   of the   American Association of Geographers, San Francisco, CA, April 2016. Desjardins M., Delmelle E.  and J.  Deng. Designing  Spatially Cohesive  Nature  Reserves  with  Backup  Coverage, Meeting  of the Southeastern  Division  of  the  American  Association  of  Geographers, Colombia, SC, November 2016. Hohl,  A., Delmelle,  E.,  Tang  W. and I.  Casas.  Accelerating the detection  of   space-time  clusters   for  vector-borne  diseases. Geomed, Florence, Italy (presenter), September 2015.  Marsh, D., Delmelle E. and C. Dony. Evaluating travel impedance agreement among  online  road  network  data  providers.  International Conference on  Location-Based  Social  Media,  Athens,  GA  (presenter), March 2015. Delmelle, E., and I Casas, 2015, Dynamics of Dengue Fever Outbreals at Different   Space-Time   Granularities.   3D   domain   decomposition   for parallel processing of massive spatiotemporal geographic data, The 110thAnnual   Meeting   of   AAG,   April   21-25,   2015,   Chicago,   IL,   USA.  Hohl,   A.,   Delmelle,   E.,   and   Tang,   W.,   2015,   3D   domain decomposition    for    parallel    processing    of    massive    spatiotemporal geographic  data, The  110th  Annual  Meeting  of  AAG,  April  21-25,  2015, Chicago, IL, USA.  Hohl,  A.,  Delmelle,  E.,  and  Tang,  W.,  2015,  Spatiotemporal  domain decomposition  for  massive  parallel  computation  of  space-time kernel density,    The    First    International    Symposium    on    Spatiotemporal Computing,   July   13-15,   2015,   George   Mason   University,   Fairfax, Virginia, USA.  Delmelle, E., Marsh, D. and C.  Dony.  Can Open Street Map be trusted for Modeling Travel? Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers, Pensacola, FL, November 2015. Delmelle, E.M.; Dony, C.; Casas, I; Jia, M. and W. Tang. Visualizing the impact of space-time uncertainties on dengue fever patterns Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Tampa, FL, April 2014. Delmelle E.M and R. Kirby (2013). Role of GIS and Estimating Travel to Hospitals for Infants with Spina Bifida. URISA, Miami. Casas, I., Delmelle, E., Delmelle, E.C. Access to health facilities during a Dengue Fever outbreak in Cali, Colombia. North American Regional Science Meeting, November 2013 Atlanta, GA. Delmelle E. (2012). Space-time densities for the visualization of infectious diseases (extended abstract – poster). GISscience meeting, Colombus, Ohio. Delmelle E., Thill J.-C., D. Peeters and I. Thomas. A multi-period capacitated school location problem with modular equipments and age restrictions. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographer, February 2012, NY. Dony C., Delmelle E. et al. Modelling Accessibility to Specialty Clinics for Children with Birth Defects in Florida, 1998-2008. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographer, February 2012, NY. Casas I., Delmelle E. and J. Wexler. GIS for Modeling Spatial, Temporal and Spatio-Temporal Patterns of Dengue Fever Occurrence in Cali, Colombia for 2010. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographer, February 2012, NY. Delmelle E. and C. Dony: Presentation at the Centers for Disease Controls Birth Defects Branch, August 2012 (cfr. March of Dimes grant). Peeters D., Amaya J., Delmelle E., Thomas I., J.-C. Thill and P. Uribe (2012). Two Problems Related to School Planning. ISOLDE meeting, Japan. Dony, C.; Delmelle E. et al. (2012): Using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to Determine Travel Distance and Travel Time to Hospitals for Infants with Spina Bifida in Florida, 1998-2007. Presented at GIS day both at UNCC and at CDC. Chen M., Thill. J.-C. and E. Delmelle (2012). School facility location-allocation problems: modeling challenges, algorithmic development and visualization. 59th North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, Ottawa, Canada.