My research is focused on geospatial computing, which is situated at the intersection of geographic information science and computational science, with particular emphasis in the areas of cyberGIS, data-intensive spatio-temporal analytics and modeling, and social media data analytics. Overall, my research aims to advance geospatial computing through foundational research, which is then leveraged in novel applications ranging from research in human origins to analyzing risk perception of disease outbreak and extreme weather events using social media. I teach in the areas of geographic information science, geospatial computing, and cyberGIS.
Assistant Professor, Geography, Environment, and Society
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