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Portland State University’s College of Education and the Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) are excited to reprise this 2nd annual interdisciplinary summit. We invite disability specialists, urban planners, engineers, transportation professionals, students, and community members to discuss the nexus between design, innovation, technology, and access. Themes will examine technological innovations that improve accessibility and wayfinding; smart cities; interdisciplinary approaches for intersections; unequal access to safe roads for those with disabilities who are persons of color; and opportunities for regional coordination across adjacent metropolitan areas, with an emphasis on the Cascadia region.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER - Questions? Contact us at omsummit@pdx.eduIf you’re having trouble reading the program, please contact us or access a print version here: https://mobilitymatters2019.sched.com/print
General Admission: $130
Students: $45
Refund Policy: All refunds closed Feb 18th, substitutions accepted at no charge.

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Martin Swobodzinski

Portland State University
Assistant Professor
Portland, Oregon
Dr. Swobodzinski in an assistant professor in the department of geography at Portland State University with a specialization in geographic information science. He is also a collaborator on the Digital City Testbed Center (DCTC) and the past director of the Center for Spatial Analysis and Research (CSAR) at PSU. Dr. Swobodzinski perceives his work as a continuation of the tradition of behavioral geography which inquires into the workings of differences in knowledge, abilities, preferences, experiences, attitudes, values, beliefs, and motivations at the disaggregate level of the individual human being. He is particularly interested in unpacking the intricate ways in which spatial technologies intersect with the reasoning and decision making of individual human beings. In addition, his substantial training in applied computer science provides for a strong focus on methodological, analytical, and computational aspects in his work on human-computer interaction, geovisualization, and spatial cognition.

Over the last few years Dr. Swobodzinski has been a core member of a steadily growing community of virtual-reality researchers within geography and geographic information science. His related professional activities include presentations on VR and emotion during national conferences, the pursuit of federal and non-federal funding opportunities, and the exploration of new research collaborations. Dr. Swobodzinski currently has two funded research projects underway, one on the effects of exposure to different media on human emotion in the context of companion animals and one on mobile wayfinding aids in the context of blindness, visual impairment, and deaf-blindness.