Welcome to the academic website of Dr. Michael Widener. I am an assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto.

I am primarily interested in topics related to health, transportation, and urban geography and use a number of methods to explore research problems in these areas, including spatial analysis, agent-based modeling, parallel geocomputation, optimization modeling, complex systems science, and spatial statistics. Check out my teaching and research pages for more information about what I am currently working on.

Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree under my direction are encouraged to check out my research page and contact me at michael.widener [at] utoronto.ca about potential thesis and dissertation projects.

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