Matthew Adams

Matthew Adams

Assistant Professor, GIS Program Director
Geography, Geomatics and Environment

My Research Interests

My research focuses on individuals’ exposure to air contaminants in the urban environment. Research outputs cross between the social and natural sciences, leveraging and advancing spatial analysis; while helping to understand social science problems, such as examining the relationship of human behaviour and the built environment on exposure. We are currently emphasizing children’s exposure and air pollution conditions at the school, space-time modelling, and urban pollution effects of disruptive and sustainable transportation.

I participate in the following research clusters:

Geospatial Systems & Geomatics
Urbanization, Transportation & Health

Graduate Student Recruitment

I am accepting qualified MSc and Ph.D. students with interests in the spatial analysis of air pollution exposure and environmental pollution modelling. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in GIS, spatial analysis, and statistics. As well, experience with programming (R and Python) or a willingness to learn.

Students will work in my research lab at the University of Toronto Mississauga Campus. Check out more information about our research on my website and twitter feed.

Selected Publications

Adams, Matthew D., and Pavlos S. Kanaroglou. "Mapping real-time air pollution health risk for environmental management: Combining mobile and stationary air pollution monitoring with neural network models." Journal of environmental management 168 (2016): 133-141.

Adams, Matthew D. "Air pollution in Ontario, Canada during the COVID-19 State of Emergency." Science of the Total Environment 742 (2020): 140516.

Adams, Matthew D., Nikolaos Yiannakoulias, and Pavlos S. Kanaroglou. "Air pollution exposure: An activity pattern approach for active transportation." Atmospheric environment 140 (2016): 52-59.

Ph.D., McMaster University