My research interests center on computational geography for understanding the geospatial complexity in spatial human-urban environment interactions. I focus on geospatial Big Data analytics for studying urban dynamics concerning urban mobility, accessibility, and sustainability. I am keen to incorporate state-of-the-art methodologies into my research, such as advanced data mining and machine learning, geovisual-analytics, and high-performance computing to delineate the spatiotemporal geography with spatial Big Data.
As a GIScientist, I am interested in understanding different interplay between human activities and the geospatial settings of urban environment. I look into human mobility patterns and its applications for understanding dynamic urban structures, with research questions addressing whether urban mobility is shaped by the underlying urban structure or the real-world human interactions actually delineate the image of a city.
Postdoc in GIScience, 2016
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D in Spatial Information Science, 2013
Dublin Institute of Technology
In terms of teaching interests and experience, I expect to teach fundamental courses in spatial analysis and GIS. In addition, I will deliver more advanced computational geography courses for utilizing (high-performance) computational approaches to solving real-world geospatial processes and problems. A list of courses that I have developed is shown below, including workshops and short courses:
2016 - GEOG 479: Advanced Topics in GIS – CyberGIS, Spring, 2016, Lecturer, Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science, UIUC
2015 - Parallel Databases, workshop/short course series, CyberGIS Center, UIUC
2015 - Interactive Visualization of Large-scale Movement Data using Apache Spark, Summer school series, CyberGIS Center, UIUC
2015 - Introducing the CyberGIS Toolkit in high performance computing environment, workshop/short course series, CyberGIS Center, UIUC
2015 - Taming with geospatial Big Data with Hadoop, workshop/short course series, CyberGIS Center, UIUC
2014 - Getting to know CyberGIS, workshop/short course series, CyberGIS Center, UIUC