Working | Research | Teaching | Education
— GIS Development Intern at
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Global Centre for Tech, Innovation & Sustainable Development
— Major Project: Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Dashboard Development
— Ph.D. in Geography (Cartography/GIS)
— Doctoral Minor in Computer Science
— Spatial Computing and Data Mining Lab
— UW Cartography Lab
— Lecturing Course: Cartography (Summer 2021 and 2022)
— TA Courses: GIS, Geo-computing, GIS Applications, Cartography, Intro GIScience
— Advisor: Prof. Qunying Huang
— Current GPA: 3.7/4.0
I am a Ph.D. student in Geography (cartography / GIS) with minor in Computer Science, Spatial Computing and Data Mining Lab, UW-Madison. With general interests in GIScience and cartography, my research direction includes spatiotemporal analytics, cartographic visualization, social media text mining, and natural disaster management, devoted to bridging geospatial data science, cartography and social good.
After acquiring my doctoral degree, I am willing to work in geospatial-cartographic companies or organizations, trying to combine the essential value of spatial science, cartographic visualization, and emerging techniques in computer science, statistics, and artificial intelligence to provide more comprehensive and intelligent geographic information services and cartographic narratives.
I come from Zibo, a historical city in eastern China. In the recent decades, I used to live in Jinan, Zhuhai, Taipei, Guangzhou, Athens (GA), Madison, Middleton (WI), and currently in Athens (GA). As a geography person (an "Atlas"), I keep learning from not only our books, but also the nature and our society. I believe technology should provide insights in understanding geographic world and serving the society.
I love explorations and really enjoy my hobbies:
Collecting interesting maps has always been my hobby since childhood. So far I have got a great collection of hundreds of maps, globes and atlases.
I love both Chinese and English calligraphy, especially Zhuanke (seal-engraving), which is carving stone seals with ancient Chinese characters (seal script).
Traveling is geographers' common hobby. It is of great fun to use my lens to play with the light and composition, enjoying the beauty of our dynamic globe.
I love Chinese and Irish/Celtic traditional music. I was the tin/low whistle and Gugin player in the ensemble of Asian Musical Instrument Community.