Dr. Steven J. Steinberg is the Geographic Information Officer (GIO) for Los Angeles County California. In collaboration with a team of highly skilled GIS professionals, he guides the geospatial strategy for more than 10 million residents and 100,000 county employees across 37 departments. Dr. Steinberg, a self-titled “geospatial evangelist” is passionate about the use of technology to solve real problems of people and their environment (built or natural).
Prior to joining LA County he served as Principal Scientist and Department Head for Information Management and Analysis at the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority (SCCWRP). Dr. Steinberg was a Professor of Geospatial Science at Humboldt State University, California where he introduced hundreds of students to the power of geospatial technologies. During his tenure with the University he was honored as a Fulbright Distinguished Chair and a Fulbright Senior Scholar. He continues to serve as an Adjunct Professor and is actively involved in geospatial leadership positions with the California GIS Council and professional organizations including URISA, ASPRS, CGIA.
Dr. Steinberg has researched and presented extensively on the application of spatial analysis and web-based systems for modeling and visualization of spatial data in both human and natural environments. His work in geospatial science applications in both the natural and social sciences is highly published and co-authored two books with his wife, Dr. Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg:
- GIS Research Methods: Incorporating Spatial Perspectives (2015)
- GIS for the Social Sciences: Investigating Space and Place (2006)