Assistant Professor in GIScience
School of Geosciences
University of South Florida
My research areas include in spatio-temporal data modeling, visual analytics, geocomputation, disaster vulnerability and resilience, dynamic modeling of coupled natural and human (CNH) systems. I'm interested in developing innovative models, analytical frameworks and software tools to discover useful information and knowledge from a diversity of geospatial data.
Ph.D. in geography (2012), Ghent University
M.Sc. in GIS (2007), University of Edinburgh
B.Sc. in GIS (2006), Beijing Normal University,
Assistant Professor (2020 - present), School of Geosciences, University of South Florida
Assistant Professor (2017 - present), Dept. of Geography, University of Hawaii - Manoa
Research Associate (2016), Dept. of Geography, The Earth Lab, University of Colorado - Boulder
Postdoctoral researcher (2013 - 2016), Dept. of Environmental Sciences, Louisiana State University
Using visualization techniques for pattern detection and interactive exploration of multi-dimensional data.
Sensing human-environment interactions using big geospatial data.
Quantitatvie assessment and modeling of social vulnerability and resilience
Integrating GIS, data mining and simulation techniques to model dynamic processes of CNH systems.
An intermediate to advanced level GIS course, covering fundamental concepts in GIScience and GIS applications in solving real-world problems.
Using open-source Python packages to wrangle, visualize, and model large quantities of geospatial data.
Development of web-based GIS applications for sharing and visualizing geospatial data in the Internet.
Applications of GIS in various problems in social, natural, and environmental sciences.
USF School of Geosciences, 4202 E. Fowler Ave, NES 107, Tampa, FL 33620