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Miguel A. Pavon

Miguel A. Pavon

Adjunct Professor of Public Affairs


Contact Info

SRH 3.281

Miguel A Pavon is the Administrator of the Borderlands Information Center (BIC), an administrative section of the Texas Water Development Board's Texas Natural Resources Information System (TNRIS). Mr. Pavon is a native of Mexico City. His undergraduate degree is in Physical Oceanography from the State University of Baja California, and he holds an MS degree in Environmental Engineering with a specialty in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from Monterrey Tech. Mr. Pavon is a Certified Floodplain Manager and is working towards a P.E. license.

While at TNRIS Mr Pavon has been the lead investigator for the development of a regional, integrated, trans-boundary data sets, 2008-2010 he has been project manager for LiDAR acquisitions for the State of Texas. Mr. Pavon is currently an Industry Advisory Board member (chair) under the Texas Skill Standards Board (TSSB) for GIS Technician degree program.

Pavon’s current research interests are Geographic Information Systems applied to Public Affairs, U.S. - Mexico relationships and environmental cooperation, environmental health, obesity, water quality and quantity issues and sustainable development.

Education

MS degree in Environmental Engineering with a specialty in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from Monterrey Tech, 1995.

Bachelor’s  degree is in Physical Oceanography from the State University of Baja California,1989.

Mr. Pavon has 18 years experience with commercial remote sensing and geographic information software and one year of experience with scientific visualization software.

Mr. Pavon is fluent in Spanish and English.

Current Positions

Adjunct Professor at the LBJ school of Public Affairs Spring 2012-Present,

Industry Advisory Board member (chair) under the Texas Skill Standards Board (TSSB) for GIS Technician degree program in Texas 2008-Present,

Administrator of the Texas/Mexico Borderlands Information System 1996-Present.

Previous Positions

HAZUS (Hazards U.S.) technical lead for Texas 2009-2010. Researcher Engineer at UT Austin 1996-2008.

Research Associate at the Center for Strategic Studies at Monterrey Tech 1995-1996.

Research Assistant at the Geographic Information Systems Lab at Monterey Tech,  Center for Sustainable Development 1992-1995.

1. Co Author, in preparation: “New Maps of Adult Obesity Prevalence Across U.S. Counties: What the CDC Maps Don’t Show” Paul von Hippel, and Miguel A. Pavon

2. Co-Author, Developing a Regional Plan for Emergency Medical Services in Austin, in this book, GIS is used extensively to analyze EMS data geographically and find spatial and temporal patterns. This analysis of the demand and performance hopes to be helpful on the improvement of EMS services in Austin and Travis County. University of Texas at Austin, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs © 2003 The University of Texas at Austin, 161 pp. Austin, Tx., 2003

3. Author, “Environmental Data for Public Policy Decision Making and Transboundary Waters Management” published in the proceedings of the First International Symposium on Transboundary Waters Management. Monterrey, N.L. Mexico, November , 2002.