About me

I am a Geospatial Data Scientist and Computational Geographer studying Complex Geospatial Problems and Multi-scale Urban Dynamics. Currently, I am a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate studying Geographical Information Science under the amazing Dr. Shaowen Wang at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. And I also joined CyberGIS Center for Advanced Digital and Spatial Studies and CyberInfrastructure and Geospatial Information Laboratory since 2018.

I got my B.E. in Computer Engineering from the University of Hong Kong in 2018. After undergrad, my interest in maps and spatial analysis brought me to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where I got my MSc in Geography and Geographical Information Science in 2021.

My research aims to advance cyberGIS and geospatial data science for solving complex geospatial problems and understanding multi-scale urban dynamics. Specifically, my research work focuses on 1) geospatial data science for understanding urban dynamics; 2) scalable spatial algorithms for solving complex geospatial problems; and 3) democratization of cyberGIS for data-intensive geographic research. In particular, a common thread in my research is in understanding geospatial problems in urban dynamics, health, and related fields with large geospatial data, remote sensing data, complexity science, and high-performance computing. Another line of my work focuses on remote sensing feature extraction and designing computational solutions with parallel computing and backend advanced infrastructure to approach traditional geospatial problems, including drainage network analysis, spatiotemporal analysis, etc.