PhD (Geography, 2004)
Master of Computer Science (Systems and Networks, 2002)
The University of Iowa

MS (Geography, 1998)
Peking University

BS (Computer Engineering, 1995)
Tianjin University

Bio Sketch (NSF Style)

Curriculum Vitae



Professor and Department Head
Richard and Margaret Romano Professorial Scholar
      Geography & Geographic Information Science
Affiliate Professor
      Computer Science
      Information Sciences
      Urban & Regional Planning
      Computational Science & Engineering Graduate Program
      Informatics PhD Program
      National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)

Founder and Director
      CyberInfrastructure and Geospatial Information Laboratory (CIGI Laboratory)
      CyberGIS Center for Advanced Digital and Spatial Studies (CyberGIS Center)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

Selected Awards/Honors
Bullet item Centennial Scholar, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, UIUC, 2013-16
Bullet item Teacher Ranked as Excellent, UIUC, 2009, 2010, 2012
Bullet item Helen Corley Petit Scholar, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, UIUC, 2011-12
Bullet item NSF CAREER Award, 2009
Bullet item NCSA Fellowship, 2007
Bullet item Innovations in Instructional Computing Award, the University of Iowa, 2007
Bullet item The University of Iowa Improving Our Workplace Award, 2006
Bullet item Esri Scholarship, 2002