Yingjie Hu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at the University at Buffalo (UB) and the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA). His major research area is in GIScience and more specifically GeoAI. He holds a PhD from the Department of Geography at UC Santa Barbara. He received his MS and BS degrees from East China Normal University. He is the author of over 50 peer-reviewed articles in top international journals and conferences. He and his work received awards at international, national, and university levels, including Waldo-Tobler Young Researcher Award, GIScience 2018 Best Full Paper Award, Jack and Laura Dangermond GIS Graduate Fellow Award, Doctoral Scholarship from the Cartography and Geographic Information Society, National Award for Outstanding Chinese PhD Students Studying Abroad, AAG International Geographic Information Fund Award, and UCSB Geography Excellence in Research Award. His research was also covered by major media such as Reuters and VOA News. He is passionate about doing GIScience research, training the next generation’s GIS leaders, and serving the GIS community.
Ting Chang is a master student in GIS. Her research interests focus on the intersection between geographic information science and urban studies. She is interested in studying the interaction between human and environment within geo-computing and urban analysis methods. She completed her B.S. in Urban Planning at National Cheng Kung University.
Jimin Wang (MS in GIS, 2020. First position: GIS software engineer at Huawei)
Dale Sherman (BA in Geography, 2017. First position: GIS specialist at Apple)
Dylan Witucki (BA in Geography, 2017. First position: GIS Specialist at Oak Ridge National Lab)