Shaowen Wang is trained as both a geographer and computer scientist. His research interests center on three interrelated themes: 1) computational and geographic information sciences; 2) advanced cyberinfrastructure, cyberGIS, and geospatial data science; and 3) multi-scale geospatial problem solving and spatiotemporal analytics. He has published numerous peer-reviewed papers including articles in more than 30 journals (e.g., Annals of the American Association of Geographers, BioScience, Computers and Geosciences, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, Parallel Computing, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences). He led the development of the Open Science Grid Generic Information Provider that has been widely used. He has also led several multi-institution projects to advance cyberGIS, geospatial data science, and related scientific problem solving. Wang invented and has been leading the research and development of the GISolve Toolkit that represents cutting-edge software for cyberGIS integration and applications (e.g., in agriculture, bioenergy, emergency management, geography and social sciences, geosciences, and public health). He was the founding manager of the Grid Research and educatiOn group @ ioWa (GROW) to foster computational science research and education by a multidisciplinary team within several Iowa higher education institutions. Currently, he is the founding director of the CyberInfrastructure and Geospatial Information Laboratory (CIGI Laboratory) and CyberGIS Center for Advanced Digital and Spatial Studies (CyberGIS Center) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Summary of Extramural Research Funding (received from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and industry): Principal Investigator (PI) for more than $15 million competitive research grants; PI for tens of millions of normalized computing hours of NSF supercomputing resources; and Co-PI and investigator for contributing to sponsored research with tens of millions of U.S. dollars.

Selected Publications (A Comprehensive List @ Google Scholar)

Wang, S. and Goodchild, M.F. (2018) CyberGIS for Geospatial Innovation and Discovery. Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands, DOI: 10.1007/978-94-024-1531-5

Xu, Z., Guan, K., Casler, N., Peng, B., and Wang, S. (2018) A 3D convolutional neural network method for land cover classification using LiDAR and multi-temporal Landsat imagery. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 144: 423-434

Hu, H., Lin, T., Wang, S., and Rodriguez, L. (2017) A cyberGIS approach to uncertainty and sensitivity analysis in biomass supply chain optimization. Applied Energy, 203: 26-40

Wang, S. (2016) CyberGIS and spatial data science. GeoJournal, 81(6): 965-968

Wang, S., Liu, Y., and Padmanabhan, A. (2016) Open cyberGIS software for geospatial research and education in the big data era. SoftwareX, 5: 1-5

Cao, G., Wang, S., Hwang, M., Padmanabhan, A., Zhang, Z., and Soltani, K. (2015) A scalable framework for spatiotemporal analysis of location-based social media data. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 51: 70-82

McGrath, J. M., Betzelberger, A. M., Wang, S., Shook, E., Zhu, X., Long, S. P., and Ainsworth, E. (2015) An analysis of ozone damage to historical maize and soybean yields in the United States. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(46): 14390-14395

Shook, E. and Wang, S. (2015) Investigating the influence of spatial and temporal granularities on agent-based modeling. Geographical Analysis, 47(4): 321-348

Wang, S., Anselin, L., Bhaduri, B., Crosby, C., Goodchild, M.F., Liu, Y., and Nyerges, T.L. (2013) CyberGIS software: A synthetic review and integration roadmap. International Journal of Geographical Information Science (IJGIS), 27(11): 2122-2145

Wright, D. J. and Wang, S. (2011) The emergence of spatial cyberinfrastructure. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108(14): 5488–5491

Wang, S. (2010) A cyberGIS framework for the synthesis of cyberinfrastructure, GIS, and spatial analysis. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 100(3): 535-557

Wang, S. and Armstrong, M.P. (2009) A theoretical approach to the use of cyberinfrastructure in geographical analysis. IJGIS, 23(2): 169-193

Wang, S., and Liu, Y. (2009) TeraGrid GIScience Gateway: Bridging cyberinfrastructure and GIScience. IJGIS, 23(5): 631-656

Wang, S., Liu, Y., Wilkins-Diehr, N., and Martin, S. (2009) SimpleGrid Toolkit: Enabling geosciences gateways to cyberinfrastructure. Computers and Geosciences, 35: 2283-2294

Wang, S., and Zhu, X-G. (2008) Coupling cyberinfrastructure and geographic information systems to empower ecological and environmental research. BioScience, 58(2): 94-95