Andrew Marx

Andrew Marx

Associate Professor
Institute for Creative Technologies

Associate Professor
Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences: Spatial Sciences Institute

Andrew J. Marx is an associate professor of the practice of Spatial Sciences at the Spatial Sciences Institute of the University of Southern California Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Throughout his academic and professional career, he has focused on improving the uses of satellite imagery to inform domestic and international public policy. His research interests include the interdisciplinary geospatial and remote sensing analysis informing environmental and public policy; digital image processing of satellite, aerial and UAS (unmanned aerial system) imagery and algorithm development in ENVI IDL and Esri ArcPy; and spatial data analysis and visualization of spatiotemporal “big” data in Python and IDL programming environments. He works on the development of remote sensing methods and techniques for time-series analysis of urban watershed/forestry management, conflict monitoring, and urbanization. Before joining the USC Spatial Sciences Institute, Marx was an assistant professor of geographic information systems at Claremont Graduate University’s Center for Information Systems and Technology. He previously served as a foreign affairs analyst at the U.S. Department of State, a research fellow at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for the Prevention of Genocide, and an officer in the U.S. Air Force.