Mike Worboys

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Michael Worboys (born April 6, 1947) is a British mathematician and computer scientist. He is professor of spatial informatics at the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Greenwich, London, England.

Worboys is mostly known for his research on the computational and mathematical foundations of Geographic Information Science (GIS). In 1993 he founded the GIS Research UK (GISRUK) conference series, which is still held annually. With Matt Duckham, he wrote the well-known textbook GIS: a computing perspective.


Worboys completed his studies in England. He received a B.Sc. in mathematics at the University of Reading in 1968, a M.Sc. in mathematical logic at the University of Bristol in 1969 and a Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Birmingham in 1980.

The Association for Computing Machinery awarded Worboys the title of Distinguished Scientist in 2006 and the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) presented the 2008 Research Award to him. Worboys also holds honorary professorships at the University of Melbourne and the University of Edinburgh.

Selected works[edit]

  • Worboys, Michael, and Matt Duckham (2004). GIS: a computing perspective (second edition). Boca Raton: CRC Press. ISBN 0-415-28375-2.

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