# Takeshi Shirabe

## ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

### Details

### Researcher

## About me

Ph.D, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Master of City and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Engineering, Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan

Prior to joining KTH’s Department of Urban Planning and Environment in 2010, Takeshi was Assistant Professor in the Department of Geoinformation and Cartography at the Vienna University of Technology, Austria (2003-2010) where he received his Habilitation in Geoinformation.

Takeshi has served as a committee member for a number of conferences on Geographic Information Science including the International Conferences on Geographic Information Science (since 2006) and the AGILE International Conferences on Geographic Information Science (since 2007).

### Research Interests

- Combinatorial optimization in geography
- Spatial decision support
- Computer-aided spatial planning and design
- GeoDesign
- Computational methods for addressing indecisiveness in spatial decision making
- Route planning and improvisation (Download the
**Space Time Alarm Clock**at http://people.kth.se/~shirabe/SpaceTimeAlarmClock/STAC.html)

### Selected Publications

- Seegmiller, L. and
**Shirabe, T.**, 2023. A method for finding a least-cost corridor on an ordinal-scaled raster cost surface,*Annals of GIS*29 (2), pp. 205-225. - Seegmiller, L. and
**Shirabe, T.**, 2022. A method for finding least‐cost corridors in three‐dimensional raster space,*Transactions in GIS*26(2), pp. 1098-1115. - Murekatete, R. M. and
**Shirabe, T.**, 2021. On the effects of spatial resolution on effective distance measurement in digital landscapes,*Ecological Processes*10(1), pp. 1-19. - Seegmiller, L.,
**Shirabe, T.**, Tomlin, C. D., 2021. A method for finding least-cost corridors with reduced distortion in raster space,*International Journal of Geographical Information Science*35 (8), pp. 1570-1591. - Murekatete, R. M. and
**Shirabe, T.**, 2020. An experimental analysis of least-cost path models on ordinal-scaled raster surfaces,*International Journal of Geographical Information Science*35(8), pp. 1545-1569. - Murekatete, R. M. and
**Shirabe, T**., 2018, A Spatial and Statistical Analysis of the Impact of Transformation of Raster Cost Surfaces on the Variation of Least-Cost Paths,*International Journal of Geographic Information Science*32(11), pp. 2169-2188. **Shirabe, T.**, 2018, Buffered or bundled, least-cost paths are not least-cost corridors: Computational experiments on path-based and wide-path-based models for conservation corridor design and effective distance estimation,*Ecological Informatics*44, pp. 109-116.- Murekatete, R. M. and
**Shirabe, T.**, 2018, A Spatial and Statistical Analysis of the Impact of Transformation of Raster Cost Surfaces on the Variation of Least-Cost Paths,*International Journal of Geographic Information Science*32(11), pp. 2169-2188. **Shirabe, T**., 2016, A Method for Finding a Least-cost Wide Path in Raster Space,*International Journal of Geographic Information Science*30(8), pp. 1469-1485.**Shirabe, T**., 2014, A Path that Buys Time to Decide Where to Go,*International Journal of Geographic Information Science*28(2) pp.314-325.**Shirabe, T.**, 2012, Prescriptive Modeling with Map Algebra for Multi-Zone Allocation with Size Constraints,*Computers, Environment and Urban Systems*36(5), pp. 456-469.**Shirabe, T.**, 2011, A Heuristic for the Maximum Value Region Problem in Raster Space,*International Journal of Geographic Information Science*25(7), pp. 1097-1116.**Shirabe, T.**, 2009, Districting Modeling with Exact Contiguity Constraints,*Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design*36(6), pp. 1053-1066.**Shirabe, T.**, 2008, Minimum Work Paths in Elevated Networks,*Networks*52(2), pp. 88-97.- Benkert, M., Wolff, A., Widmann, F., and
**Shirabe, T.**, 2006, The Minimum Manhattan Network Problem: Approximations and Exact Solution,*Computational Geometry: Theory and Applications*35(3), pp. 188-208. **Shirabe, T.**, 2005, A Model of Contiguity for Spatial Unit Allocation,*Geographical Analysis*37(1), pp. 2-16.**Shirabe, T.**, 2005, Classification of Spatial Properties for Spatial Allocation Modeling,*GeoInformatica*9(3), pp. 269-287.- Caro, F.,
**Shirabe, T.**, Guignard, M., and Weintraub, A., 2004, School Redistricting: Embedding GIS Tools with Integer Programming.*Journal of the Operational Research Society*55(8), pp. 836-849.

## Courses

Computational Methods and Algorithms in GIS (FAG3102), examiner, course responsible | Course web

Degree Project in Built Environment, First Cycle (AG134X), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web

Degree Project in Geoinformatics, Second Cycle (AG243X), course responsible | Course web

Degree Project in the Built Environment, First Cycle (AG111X), teacher | Course web

GIS Architecture and Algorithms (AG2411), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web

GIS and Surveying (AG1314), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web

GIS for the Built Environment (AG1323), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web

Geovisualisation (AG2412), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web

Network Analysis (FAG3103), examiner | Course web

Research Methodology and Communication Skills (AH2178), teacher | Course web

Seminar on Geographic Information Science (FAG3101), examiner | Course web

Spatial Planning with GIS (AG2422), examiner | Course web

Visualization of Geoinformation (FAG3109), examiner | Course web