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Curriculum Vita

In the sub-sections listed below, you can find information about my educational qualifications, my employment history, my ourtreach activities, my publication records, and my current scientific and research skills.
 
 
   

Education

 Ph.D.

 Natural Resource Policy. Purdue University, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA. Dissertation title: "Exploring Complex Dynamics in Multi Agent-Based Intelligent Systems: Theoretical and Experimental Approaches Using the Multi Agent-Based Behavioral Environmental landscape (MABEL) Model". Dissertation advisor: Dr. Bryan C. Pijanowski.

 2006

 B.S./M.S.

 Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Department of Agricultural Economics, School of Agriculture, College of Geotechnical Sciences, Thessaloniki, Greece. Thesis Title: "Theoretical and Experimental Analysis of Pesticide Ban Policies in Greece, 1965-1995". Thesis advisor: Dr. Evangelos Papanagiotou.

 2000

  


Employment

2013 - present Director, Institute for Geocomputational Analysis and Statistics (GeoCAS), University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. 
2010 - present Assistant Professor of Marine and Environmental Science, Center for Marine and Environmental Studies (CMES), University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.
2010 - present Assistant Professor, Department of Computational Sciences, College of Science and Mathematics, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.
2012 - 2013    
Acting Director, Center for Marine and Environmental Studies (CMES), Univesity of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.
2006 - 2009
Research Scientist, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Division of Sustainable Ecosystems (currently Ecosystem Sciences), Townsville, QLD, Australia.
2005 - 2006 PRF Fellow. Purdue University, Purdue Research Foundation and Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA.
2003 - 2005 Doctoral Research Assistant. Purdue University, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA.
2001 - 2003 Graduate Research Assistant. Michigan State University, Department of Zoology, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.
1999 - 2000 Agricultural Economist. Hellenic Cotton Organization, Regional Office, Greece.
1997 - 1999 Spatial Information Analyst. Hellenic Air Force, 131 Flight Squadron/ 113 Battle Group, Island of Lemnos and Thessaloniki, Greece.
  

Publications

 Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Alexandridis, K. and Pijanowski, B.C. (2013). Spatially-Explicit Bayesian Information Entropy Metrics for Calibrating Landscape Transformation Models. Entropy, 15 (7), pp. 2480-2509. Web Link>>
  2. Alexandridis, K. and Maru, Y. (2012). Self-Organization of Semantic Networks in Natural Language Processing and Computational Social Science. Information Sciences, 200 (2012), pp. 1-21. Web Link>>
  3. Alexandridis, K., Coe, K., and Garnett, S. (2010). Semantic Analysis of Natural Language Processing in a Study of Nurse Mobility in the Northern Territory, Australia. Journal of Population Research, 27(1), pp. 15-42. Web Link>>
  4. Alexandridis, K., Maru, Y., Davies, J., Box, P., and Hueneke, H. (2009). Constructing Semantic Knowledge Networks from the Ground Up: livelihoods and employment outcomes in Anmatjere region, central Australia. In Anderssen, R. S., Braddock, R. D. and Newham, L. T. H. (Eds.), 18th World IMACS Congress and MODSIM09 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (pp. 2819-2825). Cairns, Australia, 13-17 July 2009: Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand and International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation. Web Link>> 
  5. Maru, Y., Alexandridis, K., and Perez, P. (2009). Taking 'participatory' in participatory modelling seriously. In Anderssen, R. S., Braddock, R. D. and Newham, L. T. H. (Eds.), 18th World IMACS Congress and MODSIM09 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (pp. 3011-3017). Cairns, Australia, 13-17 July 2009: Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand and International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation. Web Link>>
  6. Larson, S., and Alexandridis, K. (2009). Socio-Economic Profiling of Tropical Rivers. Canberra, ACT: Australian Government, Department of the Environment, Water, Herritage, and the Arts, Land and Water Australia, National Water Commission, Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge (TRaCK) Research Hub (ISBN: 978-1-921544-99-6). pp. 70. Link: Web Link>>
  7. Pijanowski, B. C., Olson, J. M., Washington-Ottombre, C., Campbell, D. J., Davis, A. Y., and Alexandridis, K. T. (2007). Pluralistic Modelling Approaches to Simulating Climate-Land Change Interactions in East Africa. In Oxley, L. and Kulasiri, D. (Eds.), MODSIM 2007 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (pp. 636-642). New Zealand: Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand. Web Link>>
  8. Alexandridis, K. T., and Pijanowski, B. C. (2007). Assessing Multiagent Parcelization Performance in the MABEL Simulation Model Using Monte Carlo Replication Experiments. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 34(2), 223-244. Web Link>>
  9. Alexandridis, K. T., and Measham, T. G. (2007). Modeling Grazing Livelihood Systems in the Australian Outback Using Participatory Bayesian Networks. In Oxley, L. and Kulasiri, D. (Eds.), MODSIM 2007 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (pp. 2680-2685). New Zealand: Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand. Web Link>>
  10. Pijanowski, B. C., Alexandridis, K. T., and Müller, D. (2006). Modelling Urbanization Patterns in Two Diverse Regions of the World. Journal of Land Use Science, 1(2-4), 83 - 108. Web Link>>
  11. Alexandridis, K. T. (2006). Exploring Complex Dynamics in Multi Agent-Based Intelligent Systems: Theoretical and Experimental Approaches Using the Multi Agent-based Behavioral Economic Landscape (MABEL) Model. Ph.D. Dissertation, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. ProQuest Information and Learning Company, UMI Dissertation Services (Source: DAI-B 67/09, p.4949, March 2007), pp. 261. Web Link>>
  12. Alexandridis, K. T., and Pijanowski, B. C. (2006). Modular Bayesian Inference and Learning of Decision Networks as Stand-Alone Mechanisms of the MABEL Model: Implications for Visualization, Comprehension, and Policy-Making. In Macal, C. M., North, M. J. and Sallach, D. L. (Eds.), Agent 2005 Conference on: Generative Social Processes, Models, and Mechanisms (pp. 419-438). Gleacher Center, Chicago IL, October 13-15, 2005: Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago. Web Link>>
  13. Pijanowski, B. C., Pithadia, S., Shellito, B. A., and Alexandridis, K. (2005). Calibrating a Neural Network-Based Urban Change Model for Two Metropolitan Areas of the Upper Midwest of the United States. International Journal of Geographical Information Sciences, 19(2), 197-215. Web Link>>
  14. Lei, Z., Pijanowski, B. C., and Alexandridis, K. T. (2005). Distributed Modeling Architecture of a Multi Agent-based Behavioral Economic Landscape (MABEL) Model. Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Modeling & Simulation International, 81(7), 503-515. Web Link>>
  15. Alexandridis, K. T., Pijanowski, B. C., and Lei, Z. (2005). The Use of Robust and Efficient Methodologies in Agent-Based Modeling: Case Studies Using Repeated Measures and Behavioral Components in the MABEL Simulation Model. Proceedings of the Agent 2004 Conference on: Social Dynamics, Interaction, Reflexivity, and Emergence, Gleacher Center, Chicago IL, October 7-9, 2004, pp. 127-158. Web Link>>
  16. Pijanowski, B. C., Shellito, B., Pithadia, S., and Alexandridis, K. (2002). Forecasting and assessing the impact of urban sprawl in coastal watersheds along eastern Lake Michigan. Lakes and Reservoirs: Research and Management, 7(3), 271-285. Web Link>>
  17. Papanagiotou, E., Alexandridis, K., and Melfou, K. (1994). Some implications of pesticide ban policies in Greece. In The economic consequences of a drastic reduction in pesticide use in the EU: revised papers of a workshop held in Tannenfelde (pp. 307-317). Kiel Germany: Wissenschaftsverlag Vauk Kiel KG.  

 Conference Papers, Reports and Presentations

  1. Engerman K., Alexandridis K., Drost D., Michailidis S., Ramsey L., Huggins D., Joseph C., Mercer D., and Brim T. (2013). The Use of Creative Problem Solving as Curriculum Enhancement to Improve Cognitive, Behavioral and Social Transformation in STEM Retention. Poster presented at the UVI Research Day 2013 Conference, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, USVI, April 6th, 2013.
  2. Engerman K., Alexandridis K., and Huggins D. (2013). Undergraduates Perceived Peer Academic Support. Poster Presented at the UVI Research Day 2013 Conference, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, USVI, April 6th, 2013.
  3. Huggins D., Alexandridis K., Engerman K. (2013). The Interrelationship between Time Perspectives, Motivational Factors and Perceived Familiar Support in Participants' Educational Experience. Poster presented at the UVI Research Day 2013 Conference, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, USVI, April 6th, 2013.
  4. Joseph C., Alexandridis K., Michailidis S., Engerman K., and Drost D. (2013). Regional Identity and its Relationship to Creative Ability. Poster presented at the UVI Research Day 2013 Conference, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, USVI, April 6th, 2013.
  5. Martin S., Engerman K., and Alexandridis K. (2013). An Observational Study of Gender and Peer Interactions. Poster presented at the UVI Research Day 2013 Conference, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, USVI, April 6th, 2013.
  6. Mercer D. H., Brim T. J., Alexandridis K., and Engerman K. (2013). The Necessary Relationship between Persistence and Institutional Satisfaction. Poster presented at the UVI Research Day 2013 Conference, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, USVI, April 6th, 2013.
  7. Ramsey L., Engerman K., and Alexandridis K. (2013). Perceived Family Support on College Persistence. Poster presented at the UVI Research Day 2013 Conference, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, USVI, April 6th, 2013.
  8. Webb A., and Alexandridis K. (2013). Community Perspectives on Sustainability and Resilience within a Social-Ecological Paradigm in St. Thomas, USVI. Poster presented at the UVI Research Day 2013 Conference, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, USVI, April 6th, 2013.
  9. Alexandridis K. (2013). The Role of Bayesian Probabilogic Inference in Assessing Human Dimensions in Coupled Social-Ecological Systems. Invited paper at the ISBA Regional Meeting and International Workshop/Conference on Bayesian Theory and Applications (IWCBTA), Banaras Hindu University, Varanassi, Uttar Pradesh, India, January 6-10, 2013. Download here.
  10. Alexandridis K, and Webb A. (2012). Navigating an Ocean of Complexity: Collective knowledge, resilient livelihoods, and social-ecological stewardship narratives in coastal Caribbean. Invited talk at the Kickoff Symposium "Creation and Sustainable Governance of New Commons through Formation of Integrated Local Environmental Knowledge". Research Institute for Humanities and Nature (RIHN), Kyoto, Japan, September 17, 2012. Download here.
  11. Alexandridis K., Engerman K., Drost D., Michailidis S., Ramsey L., Huggins D., Kobrinski E., Joseph C., Mercer D., Brim T. (2012). Associating Creativity, STEM Retention, and Cognitive, Social, Behavioral and Time Perspective Transformations in Higher Education. Poster at the 2012 NSF JAM12 Meeting - Broadening Participation Research, Washington, DC, June 12-15, 2012.
  12. Alexandridis, K., Engerman, K., Turner, T., and Kobrinski, E. (2012). The Role of Experiential Social Learning in Achieving Semantic Transformations in Community Attitudes, Beliefs and Behaviors Towards Coral Reef Resilience. Poster presented at the UVI Research Day 2012 Conference, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, USVI, April 14, 2012.
  13. Alexandridis, K., Turner, T., Engerman, K., and Kobrinski, E. (2012). Visualization and Aesthetic Perceptions in Assessing Caribbean Coral Reef Resilience: An Experimental Study. Poster presented at the UVI Research Day 2012 Conference, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, USVI, April 14, 2012.
  14. Alexandridis, K., Engerman, K., and Huggins, D. (2012). Studying Associations of Key Time Perspectives to Cognitive, Cultural, and Social Characteristics of College Student Performance: Early Evidence from a STEM Retention Study at the University of the Virgin Islands. Poster presented at the UVI Research Day 2012 Conference, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, USVI, April 14, 2012.
  15. Engerman, K., Alexandridis, K., Drost, D., Michailidis, S., Ramsey, L., Kobrinski, E., Joseph, C., Mercer, D., and Brim, T. (2012). Education Research Grant: The Use of Creative Problem Solving as Curriculum Enhancement to Improve Cognitive, Behavioral, and Social Transformation in STEM Retention. Poster presented at the UVI Research Day 2012 Conference, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, USVI, April 14, 2012
  16. Engerman, K., Alexandridis, K., and Ramsey, L. (2012). Relationship between Peer Academic Support and Creative Problem Solving Skills. Poster presented at the UVI Research Day 2012 Conference, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, USVI, April 14, 2012.
  17. Kobrinski, E., and Alexandridis, K. (2012). Experiential Social Learning for Coral Reef Resilience. Poster presented at the UVI Research Day 2012 Conference, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, USVI, April 14, 2012.
  18. Ramsey, L., Engerman, K., and Alexandridis, K. (2012). College Student’s Time Perspectives and their Relationship to Academic Outcomes. Poster presented at the UVI Research Day 2012 Conference, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, USVI, April 14, 2012.
  19. Webb, A., and Alexandridis, K. (2012). Participatory Community Perspectives of Environmental Sustainability and Social-Ecological Resilience in US Virgin Islands. Poster presented at the UVI Research Day 2012 Conference, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, USVI, April 14, 2012.
  20. Ortiz, L., Alexandridis, K., and Pittman, S. (2011). From the Open Sea to a Pot of Kallalloo: the significance of the USVI fishery in identifying you. Paper presented at the 35th Scientific Conference of the Association of Marine Laboratories of the Caribbean (AMLC), San José, Costa Rica, 23-27 May 2011, Web Link>>
  21. Alexandridis K. (2011). Navigating Complexity of Interactions in Coupled Human-Natural Systems: From Theoretical to Empirical Knowledge. Seminar at the Santa Fe Institute (SFI), March 18, 2011. SFI Video PodCast>>
  22. Alexandridis, K. (2011). Identifying Social Community Resilience in Collective Semantic Knowledge Transformations. Paper presented at the Resilience 2011 - Resilience, Innovation and Sustainability: Navigating the Complexities of Global Change. Second International Science and Policy Conference, University of Arizona, Tempe, AZ, USA, March 11-16, 2011. Web Link>>
  23. Alexandridis, K., Ortiz, L., and Pittman, S. (2011). An Ethnoecological Investigation of Social Resilience and Adaptation Patterns in Caribbean/USVI Historical Fishing Community. Paper presented at the Resilience 2011 - Resilience, Innovation and Sustainability: Navigating the Complexities of Global Change. Second International Science and Policy Conference, University of Arizona, Tempe, AZ, USA, March 11-16, 2011. Web Link>>
  24. Alexandridis, K., and DeFreitas, D. (2011). Perceptions and Fallacies in Spatial Planning and Decision Making: Integrating environmental, social, and economic realities to marine ecosystem-based management. Paper presented at the ASLO 2011: Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Puerto Rico Convention Center, San Juan, PR, 13-18 February 2011. Web Link>>
  25. Engerman, K., Alexandridis, K., and Huggins, D. (2011). Undergraduates Perceived Peer Academic Support. Poster presented at the AAAS 2011: Annual Meeting of the American Association for Advancement of Science, Washington, DC, 17-21 February 2011, Web Link>>
  26. Huggins, D., Alexandridis, K., and Engerman, K. (2011). Studying Associations of Key Time Perspectives to Cognitive, Cultural, and Social Characteristics of College Student Performance: Early Evidence from a STEM Retention Study at the University of the Virgin Islands. Poster presented at the AAAS 2011: Annual Meeting of the American Association for Advancement of Science, Washington, DC, 17-21 February 2011, Web Link>>
  27. Alexandridis, K. (2010). Community Participation in Sustainable Development and Alternative Livelihoods Enterprises: thinking regionally and acting locally. Paper presented at the 2010 Annual VI-EPSCoR Conference: Integrating Science and Our Economy: A Model for Island Ecosystems, Frenchman's Reef Mariott, St. Thomas, USVI, December 12, 2010.
  28. Alexandridis, K. (2010). Bottom-up Community Participation in Fisheries Management: Challenges and future directions. Paper presented at the 63rd GCFI: Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1-5 November 2010. Web Link>>
  29. Alexandridis, K., Duffy, J., Tavernier, B., McCrae, K., and Ortiz, L. (2010). Studying the Historical Ethnoecology of the USVI - St. Thomas Fishing Community. Poster presented at the 63rd GCFI: Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1-5 November 2010., Web Link>>
  30. Ortiz, L., Alexandridis, K., and Pittman, S. (2010). Using LEK to Investigate the Historical Ecology and Cultural Heritage of the USVI Fishery. Poster presented at the 63rd GCFI: Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1-5 November 2010., Web Link>>
  31. Alexandridis, K. and Measham, T. (2009). Dynamic Livelihoods and Change: The interplay between choice and outcome. Paper presented at the 7th International Science Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change. IHDP Open Meeting 2009, 26-30 April, 2009, Bohn, Germany.
  32. Alexandridis, K. (2009). A Connectionist Perspective for Computational Social Science and Complex Systems Science (CSS2). Invited seminar lecture at the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe (IAMO), Halle, Germany, May 2009.
  33. Alexandridis, K. (2009). Modelling Indigenous Livelihoods in Regional Context: A CSIRO Focal Research Area. Invited seminar lecture at the Geomatics Institute, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, May 2009.
  34. Alexandridis, K. (2008). Self-Organization of Semantic Networks in Natural Language Processing and Computational Social Science. Paper presented at the Guided Self-Organization Workshop (GSO 2008), Macquarie University, Sydney, 24-27 November 2008.
  35. Alexandridis, K. (2008). Act local, think global: Human dimensions in participatory natural resource management and policy. Seminar presentation at the Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, Australian Research Council, James Cook University, Queensland, 20 November 2008.
  36. Bohensky, E. L., and Alexandridis, K. (2008). Palm Island Indigenous Livelihoods Visioning. Paper presented at the CSIRO Indigenous Livelihoods Science Workshop, Cairns, QLD, 20-22 May 2008.
  37. Alexandridis, K., and Thomas, C. (2008). TRaCK 1.1 - Bayesian Scenario Modelling: Overview and Network Modelling Methodology. Paper presented at the TRaCK 1.1 Modeller's Meeting, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT, 28-29 April 2008.
  38. Alexandridis, K., Heckbert, S., Maru, Y., and Box, P. (2008). Modelling Indigenous Livelihoods: pBLNs and other Micro-Simulation Methodologies. Paper presented at the CSIRO Indigenous Livelihoods Science Workshop, Cairns, QLD, 20-22 May 2008.
  39. Alexandridis, K. (2008). KISS Rule Revisited: How Complexity Interfaces with the Need for Simplicity? Paper presented at the CSIRO Complex Systems Science Annual Workshop 2008, Brisbane, QLD, 17-19 June 2008.
  40. Wang, X., and Alexandridis, K. (2007). A Review of Modelling in Urban and Regional Transitions. Proceedings of the Simulation and Modelling in Urban and Regional Sustainability, Transitions and Applications in Policy, Planning and Management (SMURT). CSIRO Science Workshop, Highet, Melbourne, VIC, 5-8 December 2007. Proceedings: Web Link>>
  41. Measham, T. G., Alexandridis, K., and Stone-Jovicitch, S. (2007). Heuristics, complexity and belief networks: a case study of an outback livelihood system. Paper presented at the 8th Asia-Pacific Complex Systems Conference (COMPLEX 07), Gold Coast, Australia, 2-5 July 2007, http://www.complex07.org/.
  42. Alexandridis, K. T., and Measham, T. G. (2007). Modelling Regional Grazing Viability in Outback Australia Using Bayesian Livelihood Networks (CSIRO Technical Report). Canberra, ACT: CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, pp. 65.
  43. Alexandridis, K., and Wang, X. (2007). SMURT Goals and Challenges: An Overview. Proceedings of the Simulation and Modelling in Urban and Regional Sustainability, Transitions and Applications in Policy, Planning and Management (SMURT). CSIRO Science Workshop, Highet, Melbourne, VIC, 5-8 December 2007.
  44. Alexandridis, K., and Schandl, H. (2007). Complexity of Urbanization Patterns and Resource Use in Sea Change Communities across Australia. Paper presented at the CSIRO Davies Laboratory Public Seminar Series, Townsville, QLD, 29 June 2007.
  45. Alexandridis, K., and Schandl, H. (2007). Complexity of Urbanization Patterns and Resource Use in Sea Change Communities Across Australia. Paper presented at the 8th Asia-Pacific Complex Systems Conference (COMPLEX 07), Gold Coast, Australia, 2-5 July 2007, http://www.complex07.org/.
  46. Alexandridis, K., and Schandl, H. (2007). Sprawl Patterns and Change Dynamics in Sea Change Communities across Australia. Proceedings of the Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia (SEGRA 2007): Sustainable Regional Development - Changing Regions: The Road to Success. Eleventh National Conference Wollongong, Illawarra Region, 17-19 September 2007.
  47. Alexandridis, K. (2007). Studying Regional Grazing Viability and Livelihoods in Outback Australia: Lessons from Upper Burdekin Region. Paper presented at the CSIRO Public Seminar Series - University of Queensland Natural Resource Management Course, CSIRO Davies Laboratory, Townsville QLD, 16 July 2007.
  48. Alexandridis, K. (2007). Participatory Bayesian Inference and Modelling in Coupled Human-Biophysical Complex Systems and Natural Resource Management. Paper presented at the 1st Meeting of Bayesian Network Modellers (MBNM 2007), Brisbane, University of Queensland, November 19-20, 2007, http://www.decisionbasedlearning.org/MBNM2007/.
  49. Pijanowski, B. C., and Alexandridis, K. T. (2005). Agents in Space: The Final Frontier? Proceedings of the Agent 2005 Conference on: Generative Social Processes, Models and Mechanisms, Gleacher Center, Chicago IL, October 13-15, 2005.
  50. Lei, Z., Pijanowski, B. C., and Alexandridis, K. T. (2003). Simulation and Distributed Architecture of Multi Agent-Based Behavioral Economic Landscape (MABEL) Model within SWARM. Proceedings of the Agent 2003 Conference on: Challenges in Social Simulation, Gleacher Center, Chicago IL, October 2-4, 2003, pp. 65-70.
  51. Alexandridis, K. T., Pijanowski, B. C., and Lei, Z. (2003). Simulating Land-Use Entelechy using Multi Agent-based Behavioral Economic Landscape (MABEL) Model. Proceedings of the Agent 2003 Conference on: Challenges in Social Simulation, Gleacher Center, Chicago, IL, October 2-4, 2003, pp. 567-572.
  52. Alexandridis, K. T., and Pijanowski, B. C. (2002). Multi Agent-Based Environmental Landscape (MABEL) - An Artificial Intelligence Simulation Model: Some Early Assessments (Staff Paper No. 2002-09). Lansing, MI: Department of Agricultural Economics, Michigan State University. Paper presented at AERE/EAERE: 2002 World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists, Monterey, California, June 24-27.

Papers in Review/Preparation

  1. Alexandridis, K. (2012, in prep.). Text Mining and Semantic Content Analysis in Climate Change Adaptation Responses. Planned for Ecology & Society special issue entitled: "Making sense of climate change, orientations to adaptation", Lynam T. and Walker, I. (eds).
  2. Alexandridis, K., Turner T., Engerman K. and Kobrinski E. (2012, in prep.). Visualization and Aesthetic Perceptions in Assessing Caribbean Coral Reef Resilience: An Experimental Study.
  3. Alexandridis, K., Maru Y., Davies J., Box P., and Hueneke H. (2009, in prep.). Semantic Knowledge Representation of Collective Social Structure: Aboriginal Livelihoods and Employment in Anmatjere Region, Central Australia. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation.
  4. Alexandridis, K., Thomas, C., and Gordon, I. (2009, in prep.). Bayesian Semantic Network approaches to developing participatory scenarios for the future of the Northern tropical rivers in Australia: the case of Mitchell river catchment in Northern Queensland.

Thesis Advising Publications

  1. Kobrinski, E. (2013). A Descriptive Cross-sectional Research Study of the U.S. and British Virgin Islands: a Closer Look at the Local Participation, Experiential Social Learning, and Survey Participant Demographics Relating to Attitudes About Coral Reefs and Nature After Visits to Coral Reefs with Local Ecotourism Businesses. Masters of Science MSc, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.
  2. Ortiz, L. A. (2013). The social structure of the USVI fishing community: A basis for reducing fishery ecosystem and resource vulnerabilities, while improving chances for sustainability. Masters of Science MSc, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.  
  3. Webb, A. W. (2013). Community Perspectives on Sustainability and Resilience in a Social-Ecological Paradigm. Masters of Science MSc, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.  
      
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    Research Awards and Proposals Funding

     Current and pending research awards

     2012 - 2013  Smith H., Alexandridis K., Ragster L. and Drayton N. Living on Earth III: Social-Ecological Systems Workshop 2012. NSF EPSCoR/OIA. Pending Support. ($199,123).
     2011 - 2013  Engerman K., Alexandridis K., and Drost D. Education Research Grant: The use of creative problem solving as curriculum enhancement to improve cognitive, behavioral and social transformation in STEM retention. NSF / ERP (Award no. 1036183). September 2011. ($511,692)
     2010 - 2011  Alexandridis K., Engerman K., and Turner T. The role of experiential social learning in achieving semantic transformations in community attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors toward coral reef resilience. NSF/ VI-EPSCoR Incubator grant no. 203058 ($56,494).
    2010 - 2011   Engerman K., and Alexandridis K. Assessing the use of creative problem solving as curricular enhancements to improve social, cognitive and behavioral transformation in STEM. NSF/ VI-EPSCoR Incubator grant no. 203056 ($52,565).

    Past research funding and awards

     2007 - 2009  Gordon I., Alexandridis K., Herr A. Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge - Project 1.1. - Scenarios for Tropical Rivers and Coasts: Integrating the TRaCK research team. TRaCK, Charles Darwin University, and CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Australia.
     2007 - 2009  Larson S., Alexandridis K. Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge - Project 3.1b - Socio-economic activity and use in the tropical rivers region: Socioeconomic profiles of tropical rivers. TRaCK, University of Western Australia, and CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Australia.
    2007 - 2009   Alexandridis K., Bohensky E. Indigenous Livelihoods: Palm Island Community Visioning for Sponge Farming. Australian Government - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Division of Sustainable Ecosystems, Australia.
     2008 - 2009  Alexandridis K., Maru, Y., et al. Indigenous Livelihoods: Modeling group. Australian Government - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Division of Sustainable Ecosystems, Australia.
     2008 - 2009  Alexandridis K., Foale S. Indigenous Livelihoods: Solomon Islands, Kia community livelihoods fo fisheries management. Collaborative pilot investigation between CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems and James Cook University, Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, Australa.
     2008 - 2009  Maru Y., Alexandridis K. Understanding Outback Livelihoods - Identifying and Linking key socioeconomc and cultural issues affecting the viability of Outback regions - Anmatjere case study, Central Australia. Desert Knowledge Corporate Research Center (DK-CRC), and CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Australia.
     2007 - 2008  Alexandridis K., Wang X. Simulation and Modeling of Urban and Regional Sustainability, Transitions & Applications in Policy, Planning and Management. Science Meeting. CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, and CSIRO Urban Systems Program, Australia.
     2006 - 2008  Alexandridis K., Herr A. Water for Healthy Country National Research Flagship - Bayesian Probability Modeling. Australia Government - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Division of Sustainable Ecosystems, Australia.
     2006 - 2008  Larson S., Alexandridis K. Water for Healthy Country National Research Flagship - Wellbeing and Livelihoods Project. Australia Government - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Division of Sustainable Ecosystems, Australia.
     2006 - 2007  Ross H., Lynam T., et al. Strategic Natural Resource Management and Land Use Planning (MTSRF project 4.9.7) - Program 9 - Sustainable use, planning and management of tropical rainforest landscapes. Marine and Tropical Research Facility, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Division of Sustainable Ecosystems, Australia.
     2005 - 2007  Measham T., Alexandridis K. Understanding Outback Livelihoods: Identifying and linking key socioeconomic and cultural issues affecting the viability of Outback regions - Burdekin case study, North Queensland. Tropical Savannas Corporate Research Center (TS-CRC) and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Division of Sustainable Ecosystems, Australia.


    Teaching and Education

     Courses Taught

    • Human Dimensions in Natural Resource Management and Policy (MES 565): Graduate level course that provides a comprehensive and integrative or transdisciplinary overview of a range of human dimensions areas involved in environmental and natural resource management and policy. The course content is complemented with a parallel group research project development that aims to builds graduate student skills and competencies in addressing coupled or linked social-ecological systems and their need for close integration. 4 credits, Fall semesters. More information>>
    • Scientific Computing Applications (CSC 239): Undergraduate level course open to all UVI students, from all colleges and schools. The course aims to provide the content and context of using computers and computational principles in advancing scientific exploration and investigation. It further provides a general overview of the types of scientific computing applications, and the important of computational sciences and approaches to advancing knowledge and technology in our modern societies. 3 credits, Fall semesters. More information>>
    • Mathematical Modeling (MAT 352): Undergraduate level course open to upper-level UVI students of the College of Science and Mathematics. It provides a comprehensive review of mathematical modeling applications, from working with random variables and data structures, probability calculus, distributions and probabilistic modeling, game-theoretical modeling, graph-theoretic and network (including social networks and Bayesian networks) modeling, and introduction to agent-based modeling techniques. The students obtain skills in multiple modeling software and modeling tools. 3 credits, Fall Semester of odd years. More information>>

    Mentoring and advising

    1. Graduate student major advisor (chair of graduate committee):
      • Alex Webb (UVI Masters of Marine and Environmental Studies)
      • Elena Kobrinski (UVI Masters of Marine and Environmental Studies)
      • Lia A. Ortiz (UVI Masters of Marine and Environmental Studies) - expected graduation May 2012
    2. Graduate student advising and committee member:
      • Latisha Ramsey (UV, Masters in Psychology)
      • Kristen Maize (Duke MS - Nicholas School of Environment)
      • Davril Huggins (UVI, Masters of Psychology)
    3. Other graduate students working in my research portfolio:
      • Jeffrey Renchen (UVI Masters of Marine and Environmental Studies) - graduated Summer 2011.
    4. Undergraduate student advising (formal and informal) and research employment:
      • Jemica Gumbs (UVI Mathematics)
      • Nichole Etienne (UVI Computer Science)
      • Deepa Punjabi (UVI Computer Science)
      • Kyvonn Morton (UVI Marine Biology)
      • Antonio Farchette (UVI Marine Biology)
      • Keturah McKrae (UVI Biology)
      • Jeremiah Duffy (UVI Biology)


    Professional Development, Engagement and Outreach

    Scholarly and Synergistic Activities

    • Member of the Editorial Board, journal Environmental Modeling & Software. Elsevier Publications, and International Environmental Modeling and Software Society.
    • Co-organizer for session H1: "Participatory Modeling in Indigenous Communities and Landscapes", 18th IMACS Congress and MODSIM09 International Congress on Modeling and Simulation, Australia, 13-17 July 2009.

    Awards

    • Outstanding Reviewer Award (2008-2009): Journal of Environmental Modelling and Software. Awarded by the editorial committee of the Journal Environmental Modelling and Software (Elsevier publications) for the high quality reviews provided in 2008. The award recognizes exceptional efforts and valuable contribution to EMS. See also: Jakeman, A. J., Rizzoli, A. E., and Voinov, A. A. (2009). Outstanding reviewers for environmental modelling and software in 2008. Environmental Modelling and Software, 24(10), 1137-1138
    • PRF Fellowship (2005-2006): Purdue University, Purdue Research Foundation, Lafayette, Indiana, USA. Faculty Research Grant for support of graduate students engaged in dissertation research for their Ph.D. The fund was awarded by the Purdue Division of Research and Scholarly Activities, following recommendations from the Deans of the College of Agriculture, through a set of annual grant competitions coordinated by the Purdue University Sponsored Program Services Office of Research Administration. 
    • MSU Land Use Forum Award (2003): Michigan State University Extension - Victor Institute. Best Graduate Poster Award ($500), for poster presentation entitled: MABEL in Action: an Audio-Visual Poster. 
    • Gerondelis Graduate Scholarship Fund (2001): Gerondelis Foundation Inc., Lynn, Massachuchets, USA. Awarded financial support scholarship grant for graduate education in Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural Economics. 

    Present and Past Professional Organization Membership

    • World Futures Society (WFS)
    • International Association for Landscape Ecology – U.S. Regional Association (US-IALE)
    • American Planning Association (APA) – Indiana Chapter
    • The Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS)
    • North American Association for Computational Social & Organization Science (NAACSOS)
    • The European Social Simulation Association (ESSA)
    • American Geophysical Union (AGU)
    • American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA)
    • Geotechnical Chamber of Greece (GEOTEE)