The GeoAI Lab currently consists of the following members:
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 in geospatial artificial intelligence (GeoAI). He develops and applies spatial analysis, data mining, machine learning, and deep learning methods to address various geospatial problems in disaster response, public health, urban planning, and digital humanities. 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 with a focus on GIS software engineering. 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.
Dale Sherman (Undergraduate; Summer 2017; Now a GIS technician at Apple via Apex Systems)
Dylan Witucki (Undergraduate; Summer 2017; Now a GIS Specialist at Oak Ridge National Lab)