Thompson Rivers University

Andrew Park

Name: Dr. Andrew Park
Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 250-828-5053

Research Interests

*Information Visualization and Visual Analytics on Big Data (Crime and Court Data)
*Virtual Environments for Social Science Research (Criminology and Gerontology)
*Human-Computer Interaction for Virtual Environments
*Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation (Crowd Simulation) for Counter-Terrorism
*Social Network Analysis and Visualization
*Computational Criminology (Fear of Crime and CPTED)


*Ph.D. (Interactive Arts and Technology) at Simon Fraser University under the supervision of Dr. Tom Calvert (Thesis title: Modeling the Role of Fear of Crime in Pedestrian Navigation)
*M.Sc. (Computer Science) at Loyola University Chicago
*B.Sc. (Mathematics) at Sogang University Seoul
*B.Sc. (Physics) at Sogang University Seoul


*A. J. Park and H. H. Tsang, "Detecting Key Players in Criminal Networks Using Dynalink." European Intelligence and Security Informatics 2013, Uppsala, Sweden(2013).
*E. Hwang, A. Park, A. Sixsmith, and G. Gutman, "The Virtual Environment in Communication of Age-Friendly Design." Technology for Active Aging, A. Sixsith, G. Gutman (eds). Springer, US. Vol. 9, pp. 155-168(2013).
*A. J. Park, H. H. Tsang, and P. L. Brantingham, "Dynalink: A Framework for Dynamic Criminal Network Visualization." European Intelligence and Security Informatics 2012, Odense, Denmark(2012).
*A. J. Park, H. H. Tsang, M. Sun, and U. Glasser, "An Agent-Based Model and Computational Framework for Counter-Terrorism and Public Safety Based on Swarm Intelligence." Journal of Security Informatics, Vol. 1, No. 1. pp. 1-9(2012).
*A. Park, J. Clare, V. Spicer, P.L. Brantingham, T. Calvert, and G. Jenion, "Examining context-specific perceptions of risk: exploring the utility of "human-in-the-loop" simulation models for criminology." Journal of Experimental Criminology, Vol. 8, No. 1. pp. 29-47(2012).
*A. J. Park, E. Hwang, V. Spicer, C. Cheng, P.L. Brantingham, and A. Sixsmith, "Testing Elderly People's Fear of Crime using a Virtual Environment." European Intelligence and Security Informatics 2011, Athens, Greece(2011).
*A. Park, J. Clare, V. Spicer, P. Brantingham, T. Calvert, and G. Jensen, "Virtual environments, decision-making, and fear of crime examining the interaction between cognition and criminology." Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis Symposium 2010, Brisbane, Queensland(2010).
*R. Frank, A. J. Park, P. L. Brantingham, J. Clare, K. Wuschke, and M. Vajihollahi, "Identifying High Risk Crime Areas using Topology." IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics 2010, Vancouver, BC(2010).
*H. H. Tsang, A. J. Park, M. Sun, and U. Glasser, "A Computational Modeling Framework for Counter-Terrorism Planning and Response." IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics 2010, Vancouver, BC(2010).
*A. J. Park, V. Spicer, M. Guterres, P. L. Brantingham, and G. Jenion, "Testing Perception of Crime in a Virtual Environment." IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics 2010, Vancouver, BC(2010).
*A. Park, H. Tsang, and E. Hwang, "Evacuation Simulation of Older Adults from High-Rise Buildings." Gerontechnology 2010;9(2)(2010).
*E. Hwang, A. Park, B. Lee, V. Spicer, and A. Sixsmith, "Spatial Behavior of Older Adults in Real and Virtual Environments." Gerontechnology 2010;9(2)(2010).
*A. Park & T. Calvert, "A Social Agent Pedestrian Model." Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, G. J. Kim, H. Qin, N. Magnenat-Thalmann (eds). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, West Sussex, UK. Vol. 19, Nos. 3-4. pp. 331-340 (2008).
*A. Park, T. Calvert, Patricia Brantingham and Paul Brantingham. "The Use of Virtual and Mixed Reality Environments for Urban Behavioural Studies." In Special Issue: Mixed Realities in the Urban Environment PsychNology Journal, R. McCall, G. Jacucci, & W. Broll (eds.) Vol. 6, No. 2. pp. 119-130(2008).
*A. Park, T. Calvert, Patricia Brantingham, & Paul Brantingham. "Pedestrian Navigation in Virtual Environments." presented in CHI 2008 Workshop Urban Mixed Realities: Technologies, Theories and Frontiers, Florence, Italy(2008).
*A. Park & T. Calvert. "Validating a Social Agent Model for Pedestrians with a Virtual Environment." In Computer Animation and Social Agents, F. Van Reeth, D. Thalmann, F. Di Fiore, N. Magnenat-Thalmann, S.Y. Shin, & T. Van Laerhoven (eds). Hasselt University, Belgium, pp. 11-17(2007).
*T. Donaldson, A. Park, & IL. Lin. "Emotional Pathfinding." In Advances in Artificial Intelligence, A.Y. Tawfik, S.D. Goodwin (eds). Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Springer: Berlin, pp. 31-43(2004).

Courses Taught

*Computer Programming I (COMP 1130)
*Introduction to Computer Systems (COMP 2130)
*Data Structure, Algorithm Analysis and Design (COMP 2230)
*Human-Computer Interaction Design (COMP 3450)
*Database Systems (COMP 3610)
*Computer Graphics and Visualization(COMP 3820)
*Multimedia (COMP 4830)
*Computer Animation (COMP 4980)
*Virtual Reality (COMP 4980)
*Introduction to Computing Science and Programming II
*Connecting with Computer Science (CSCI 101)
*Programming in Visual Basic 2008 (CMPT 110)
*Integrated Data Services and Networks (ITEC 224)
*Introduction to Information Theory (ITEC 223)
*Introduction to Programming (Java)
*Database Programming
*Advanced Java Programming
*Advanced C Programming
*Environmental Criminology (CRIM 352)

Professional Affiliations

*Senior Research Fellow at Institute for Canadian Urban Research Studies(ICURS)


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