Associate professor of geography, Penn State, State College, Pa.
Anthony Robinson is director of online geospatial education programs at Penn State and leads the school's online postbaccalaureate GIS certificate and master of geographic information systems programs in the John A. Dutton e-Education Institute. He is the past-president of the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS), and chair of the International Cartographic Association (ICA) Commission on Visual Analytics. He teaches a Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) on Coursera and Futurelearn called Maps and the Geospatial Revolution, which has drawn over 125,000 students from 200 countries to date.
Robinson's research focuses broadly on designing and evaluating geovisualization tools to improve geographic information utility and usability. He's done work in epidemiology, crisis management, national security, and higher education domains. His research efforts have involved studying the use of visualization tools using eye-tracking, exploring issues related to map symbol standardization in the context of emergency management, and analyzing the design elements of viral maps.