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University of California, Santa Barbara
Department of Geography
environmental systems, urban infrastructure and service conservation, large scale modeling


Richard Church is a Professor of Geography at UCSB. He specializes in the analysis of problems defined over space and time, including logistics and transportation, location theory, water resource systems, and urban and environmental systems using and developing new techniques in Operations Research, GIS, Decision Theory, and Heuristics. He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Systems Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Church has taught courses in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Management Science and Geography. Prof. Church has published over 180 papers and research reports in a variety of fields, including Geography, Transportation, Location Science, Environmental Engineering, Operations Research, and Water Resources.