We Feature Our Visiting Scholars, Xiang Li, Hong Yi, Wei Su, Sandro Jerônimo and Lisa Bhungalia:
Dr. Xiang Li is Professor at the Key Lab of Geographical Information Science, East China Normal University (ECNU), Shanghai, China. He is also associate dean of School of Geographic Sciences at ECNU. Dr. Li received his Bachelor's degree in Economic Geography and Urban Planning and Master's degree in Cartography and GIS from Nanjing University, and Ph.D. degree in GIS from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He also has a Minor in Computer Application from Nanjing University. Before joining ECNU in 2007, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow with Naval Academy Research Institute in France, and the University of Memphis, TN.
Dr. Li's research interests include geographical information systems, application of GIS in urban planning, and spatial operational research and its applications in urban environment, geographical information systems for transportation (GIS-T). His research has been funded by the National High Technology Research and Development Program of China, and the National Natural Science Foundation of China, in fields such as GIS-T and spatial optimization, and their applications in traffic study and emergency services. Details about Dr. Li's work and publications can be found at his personal website (www.mapfuture.org).
Dr. Li will be a visiting professor at OSU from August 2014 to August 2015. During his visit, he will work with faculty members at OSU on big data analysis and application based on vehicle trajectory data. Dr. Li's office is 1124 Derby Hall. Please feel free to stop by and have a chat.