Anthony Stefanidis


Dr. Anthony Stefanidis received his Dipl. Eng. from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. Prior to joining George Mason University in 2007, Dr. Stefanidis was with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (1993 – 1995) and the University of Maine (1996 – 2006).

Dr. Stefanidis’ areas of expertise include the analysis of digital imagery and video, spatiotemporal information modeling and analysis,  geosensor networks, and the harvesting of geospatial intelligence from social media feeds. His current and past research activities include projects funded by NGA, IARPA, Draper Lab, NSF, NASA, USGS, and the European Union. In addition to his research, he is teaching courses in digital image analysis, geospatial intelligence, and spatial statistics.

Dr. Stefanidis has co-edited three books, one on image analysis for GIS applications, and two on geosensor networks. He has also edited a journal special issue, and authored or co-authored numerous articles in journals and fully refereed conference proceedings.


recent funded Research activities

GeoSocial Analysis of Social Media Feeds

Hierarchical Multiscale Structure of Spatiotemporal Neighborhoods in Human Terrain

Feature Ontology Alignment Through Scene Analysis


SELECTED publications

  1. Bullet#Earthquake: Twitter as a Distributed Sensor System

  2. BulletSocial Media and the Emergence of Open-Source Geospatial Intelligence

  3. BulletSpatial Content-Based Scene Similarity Assessment


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