Author: Steven P. Frysinger

Steve Frysinger is a Professor at James Madison University, where he has a joint appointment in both the Integrated Science and Technology Department and the Computer Science Department. He is also a Guest Professor at the University of Applied Science in Saarbrücken, Germany. Prior to joining JMU in 1995 Steve was a Principal Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories and AT&T.

Steve has a diverse educational background:

  • B.A. in Environmental Studies/Physics (William Paterson College)

  • M.S. in Computer Science (Stevens Institute of Technology)

  • M.S. in Applied Psychology/Human Factors (Stevens Institute of Technology): Pattern Recognition in Auditory Data Representation

  • Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences (Rutgers University): Environmental Decision Support Systems: An Interdisciplinary Approach for Risk-based Environmental Management

One of the original researchers in Auditory Data Representation, Steve's work in interactive systems research and design started in 1980 while he was employed by Exxon Research and Engineering company, continued at Bell Labs, and now largely manifests itself in the context of highly interactive Environmental Decision Support Systems.


Publication period start: 2003
Number of co-authors: 23


Number of publications with favourite co-authors
R.C. Morrison
J.J. Mezrich
Sara A. Bly

Productive Colleagues

Most productive colleagues in number of publications
D. Lunney
Sara A. Bly
Bill Buxton


Frysinger, Steven P. (2001): An Integrated Environmental Information System (IEIS) for Corporate Environmental Manageme. In Advances in Environmental Research, 5 (4) pp. 361-367.

Frysinger, Steven P. (1995): An Open Architecture for Environmental Decision Support. In International Journal of Microcomputers in Civil Engineering, 10 (0) pp. 123-130.

Frysinger, Steven P. (1992). User Interfaces for Geographic Information Systems. National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis

Buxton, Bill, Bly, Sara A., Frysinger, Steven P., Lunney, David, Mansur, Douglass L., Mezrich, Joseph J., Morrison, Robert C. (1985): Communicating with Sound. In: Borman, Lorraine, Curtis, Bill (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 85 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 14-18, 1985, San Francisco, California. pp. 115-119.

Mezrich, J. J., Frysinger, Steven P., Slivjanovski, R. (1984): Dynamic Representation of Multivariate Time Series Data. In Journal of the American Statistical Association, 79 (385) pp. 34-40.

Frysinger, Steven P. (1983): Data Representation: Getting Information from the Numbers. In: National Radio Science Meeting January, 1983, Boulder, Colorado, USA.

Frysinger, Steven P., Mezrich, J. J. (1983): Dynamic Visual and Auditory Representation of Multivariate Time Series. In: Lynch, M. (eds.) New Graphical Methods in Statistics - Special Session of the 1983 Conference of the National Computer Graphics Association June, 1983, .

Bly, Sara A., Foulke, E., Frysinger, Steven P., Maure, D., Mezrich, J.J. (1984): Effective Interfaces for Visually Impaired Computer Users. In: Lunney, D., Morrison, R. C., Sowell, D. C. (eds.) Proceedings of the 1984 ACM Southeast Regional Conference April, 1984, .

Bly, Sara A., Frysinger, Steven P., Lunney, D., Mansur, D.L., Mezrich, J.J., Morrison, R.C. (1985): Communication with Sound. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI85 , 1985, .

Frysinger, Steven P. (1990): Applied Research in Auditory Data Representation. In: Farrell, E. J. (eds.) Proceedings of the SPIE-SPSE Symposium on Electronic Imaging February, 1990, .

Heger, A. S., Duran, F. A., Frysinger, Steven P., Cox, R. G. (1992): Treatment of Human-Computer Interface in a Decision Support System. In: IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics October, 1992, .

Frysinger, Steven P. (1992): Interactive GIS for Environmental Decision Support. In: Bresnahan, P., Corwin, E., Cowen, D. (eds.) Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling , 1992, Charleston, S.C., USA. pp. 454-459.

Frysinger, Steven P. (1993): Auditory Data Representation: A Review with Applications to Spatial Information Processing. In: Dorn, J. (eds.) Summer Workshop of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists August, 1993, Palm Springs, CA, USA.

Carver, S., Frysinger, Steven P., Reitsma, R. (1996): Environmental Modeling and Collaborative Spatial Decision-Making: Some Thoughts and Experi. In: Third International Conference and Workshop on Integrating GIS and Environmental Modeling January 21-25, 1996, Sante Fe, NM, USA.

Frysinger, Steven P. (eds.) Proceedings of ICAD96 International Conference on Auditory Display November 4-6, 1996, Palo Alto, CA, USA.

VanHorn, A., Gonzalo, A., Frysinger, Steven P., Deaton, M., Kirk, M. (2004): Hazardous Materials Decision Support System. In: International Symposium on Environmental Software Systems 2004 Environmental Risk and Emergency Response May, 2004, Harrisonburg, VA, USA.

Frysinger, Steven P. (2004): Cognitive Considerations in Environmental Decision Support. In: International Symposium on Environmental Software Systems 2005 May, 2004, Sesimbra, Portugal.

Frysinger, Steven P. (2005): A Brief History of Auditory Data Representation to the 1980s. In: First International Symposium on Auditory Graphs July, 2005, Limerick, Ireland.

Frysinger, Steven P. (2003): Human Factors of Environmental Decision Support Systems. In: The International Symposium on Environmental Software Systems ISESS 2003 Conference on Integration in Environmental Information Systems May 27-30, 2003, Semmering, Austria.