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May 19

Yuqin won NSF travel award

Yuqin Jiang won 2019 NSF travel award to attend AAG-UCGIS Summer School on Reproducible Problem Solving with CyberGIS and Geospatial Data Science in July.
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May 19

Join us on the ESIP Webinar: Cloud Computing Lightning Talks

Cloud Computing Lightning Talks Date: May 6th, 2019 Time: 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM ET Location: GoToMeeting: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/445841573 You can also dial in by phone: +1 (571) 317-3112, Access Code:...
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May 19

Second Call for Papers: Special Issue on “Big Data Computing for Geospatial Applications” in IJGI

Dear Colleagues, Earth observation systems and model simulations are generating massive volumes of disparate, dynamic, and geographically distributed geospatial data with increasingly finer spatiotemporal resolutions. Meanwhile, the propagation of smart...
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Apr 19

New article “SOVAS: A Scalable Online Visual Analytic System for Big Climate Data Analysis” is now available online

The article titled “SOVAS: A Scalable Online Visual Analytic System for Big Climate Data Analysis” is now available online at https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/NAcaP3wsNvAed7a5zzJD/full?target=10.1080/13658816.2019.1605073  
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Apr 19

We had another very successful AAG meeting at Washington DC

We had another very successful American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting at Washington DC, April 3-7, 2019. Sessions successfully organized on big data computing, urban computing, social sensing, and disaster...
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Apr 19

Huan Ning successfully defended his thesis titled “Prototyping A Social Media Flooding Photo Screening System Based On Deep Learning and Crowdsourcing”

Huan Ning successfully defended his thesis, "Prototyping A Social Media Flooding Photo Screening System Based On Deep Learning and Crowdsourcing". Many thanks to his committee members Dr. Michael Hodgson and...
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Apr 19

Yuqin Jiang was elected as the Student Board Director of the AAG Cyberinfrastructure Specialty Group

Yuqin Jiang was elected as the Student Board Director of the AAG Cyberinfrastructure Specialty Group.
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Apr 19

Paper accepted by the International Journal of Geographical Information Science (IJGIS)

A new article titled "SOVAS: A Scalable Online Visual Analytic System for Big Climate Data Analysis" has been accepted for publication in the GIScience flagship journal International Journal of Geographical...
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Apr 19

Xiao Huang won the second place of the 2019 AAG Robert Raskin Student Competition

Xiao Huang was selected as the second place winner of the 2019 AAG Robert Raskin Student Competition sponsored by the AAG Cyberinfrastructure Specialty Group. His paper title is "Identifying disaster...
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Mar 19

Xiao Huang received travel grants to attend the 2019 International Cartographic Conference in Japan

Xiao Huang received travel fund by U.S National Committee (USNC) and the  Japan Local Organizing Committee to attend the  bi-annual International Cartographic Conference in Tokio, Japan, 15–20 July 2019. Paper...
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Mar 19

The Cyberinfrastructure Specialty Group (CISG) of AAG is seeking nominations for the Board

Dear All: The Cyberinfrastructure Specialty Group (CISG) is seeking nominations for the following positions: Open Positions: Vice Chairperson (Faculty only): The vice chairperson will be elected for a two-year term. The first...
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Mar 19

Paper accepted by Social Network Analysis and Mining!

The paper entitled "Spatiotemporal Topic Modeling and Sentiment Analysis of Global Climate Change Tweets" co-authored by Biraj Dahal,  Sathish Kumar and Zhenlong Li has been accepted for publication in the journal Social Network...
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Feb 19

Paper accepted by the Annals of the American Association of Geographers!

"Social network, activity space, sentiment and evacuation: what can social media tell us?" authored by  Yuqin Jiang, Zhenlong Li, and Susan L. Cutter has been accepted by the Annals of the...
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Jan 19

Yuqin Jiang and Xiao Huang received SPARC research grants!

Our PhD students Yuqin Jiang and Xiao Huang received the 2018-2019 SPARC graduate research grants, a competitive merit-based award sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research, University...
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Dec 18

Call for Papers: Special Issue “Big Earth Data Analytics” in the journal of Big Earth Data

http://explore.tandfonline.com/cfp/est/tbed/2018-si4  Massive volumes of Earth data are being produced at an increasingly faster velocity from a variety of location-aware sensors and model simulations with increasing spatial, temporal, and spectral resolutions....
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Dec 18

AAG Cyberinfrastructure Specialty Group Publishes the 2018 Newsletter

Please check out the newsletter  here . The AAG Cyberinfrastructure Specialty Group (CISG) strives to enhance geographic research and scholarship on matters relating to cyberinfrastructure by: encouraging the exchange of ideas and...
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Nov 18

We have organized a series of sessions at AAG 2019

Dr. Zhenlong Li has co-organized a series of sessions on big data computing, smart cities and urban computing, and social sensing and disaster management at the 2019 American Association of...
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Nov 18

Dr. Zhenlong Li gave a colloquium talk at UNC Charlotte

Dr. Zhenlong Li  gave a colloquium talk on "Geospatial Big Data Analytics with High Performance Computing"at the Department of Geography & Earth Sciences,  University of North Carolina Charlotte.
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Nov 18

Join us on the GIS Day at USC (November 14, 2018)

Join us for a conversation with Distinguished Emeritus Professor David Cowen and campus GIS practitioners on the use of geospatial technologies in teaching and research. To be followed by a...
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Oct 18

AAG 2019 CFP – “GeoAI and Deep Learning Symposium: Big data and GeoAI for natural hazards”

GeoAI and Deep Learning Symposium: Big data and GeoAI for natural hazards Recently, we have unfortunately witnessed a series of deadly hurricane events (e.g., Harvey, and Florence) and Northern California wildfires....
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Oct 18

AAG 2019 CFP – “Symposium on Human Dynamics Research in the Age of Smart/Intelligent Systems: Smart Cities and Urban Computing”

AAG 2019 CFP – "Smart Cities and Urban Computing" Symposium on Human Dynamics Research in the Age of Smart/Intelligent Systems American Association of Geographers' Annual Meeting, April 3-7, 2019, Washington,...
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Oct 18

Dr. Zhenlong Li was invited to give a talk at the Harvard University Center for Geographical Analyses

Dr. Zhenlong Li gave a presentation "Social Sensing and Big Data Computing for Disaster Management: What can social media tell us about Hurricane evacuation?" at the New Generation GIS workshop. The...
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Oct 18

AAG 2019 CFP – “Symposium on Frontiers in Geospatial Data Science: Big Data Computing for Geospatial Applications”

Symposium on Frontiers in Geospatial Data Science at AAG 2019: Big Data Computing for Geospatial Applications   Aims and Scope: Earth observation systems and model simulations are generating massive volumes of...
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Oct 18

Paper Accepted by ACM SIGSPATIAL

Our paper Measuring Inter-City Network Using Digital Footprints from Twitter Users has been accepted by the ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on Prediction of Human Mobility (PredictGIS), which will be held in Seattle, WA, November, 2018....
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Sep 18

Call for Submissions: 2019 AAG Robert Raskin Student Competition

AAG CISG 2019 Robert Raskin Student Competition We are pleased to announce the "2019 Robert Raskin Student Competition", which will take place during the AAG Annual Meeting in Washington, DC April...
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Sep 18

Paper accepted by International Journal of Digital Earth

Our paper entitled "A visual-textual fused approach to automated tagging of flood-related tweets during a flood event" has been accepted by the International Journal of Digital Earth. Taking the Houston Flood...
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Jun 18

IJGI Special Issue “Big Data Computing for Geospatial Applications”

Call for papers A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964). Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019 More Information: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijgi/special_issues/Big_Data_Geospatial_Applications
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May 18

Paper accepted by the Cartography and Geographic Information Science

Our paper entitled "A graph-based approach to detect the tourist movement pattern using social media data" has been accepted by Cartography and Geographic Information Science. This paper introduces a graph-based...
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May 18

Yuqin won the 2018 Department of Geography Teaching Assistant Award

Yuqin Jiang received the 2018 Department of Geography Teaching Assistant Award for her TA work in Fall 2017 semester. Yuqin worked for Dr. Cuizhen (Susan) Wang as lab instructor for...
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May 18

Paper accepted by IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing

Paper authored by Xiao Huang, Cuizhen (Susan) Wang, and Zhenlong Li entitled Reconstructing Flood Inundation Probability by Enhancing Near Real-Time Imagery with Real-Time Gauges and Tweets has been accepted for publication...
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Apr 18

Zhenlong Li co-organized a series of Big Data sessions in AAG 2018 Annual Meeting

Dr. Zhenlong Li co-organized a series of sessions at AAG 2018 Annual Meeting (with Drs. Qunying Huang, Xinyue Ye, Shaowen Wang, Wenwu Tang, and Eric Shook). These sessions aimed to capture...
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Apr 18

Yuqin Jiang won 3rd place in the 2018 AAG Robert Raskin Competition

Yuqin Jiang won 3rd place in the 2018 AAG Robert Raskin Student Paper Competition Award among a group of highly competitive students for her paper titled "Social Network, Activity Space,...
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Apr 18

Zhenlong Li is elected as the Vice Chair of the AAG Cyberinfrastructure Specialty Group

Dr. Zhenlong Li is elected as the Vice Chair of the Cyberinfrastructure Specialty Group(CISG) of the Association of American Geographers(AAG) for  year of 2018-2019. He will assume the Chair role...
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Mar 18

Huan Ning wins the USGIF/NVIDIA GPU Essay Challenge

Organized by the US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation and open to the 14 GEOINT accredited universities, the challenge asked applicants to describe which problem they would choose to solve if given...
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Jan 18

CFP: Special Issue on “Social Sensing and Big Data Computing for Disaster Management” in International Journal of Digital Earth(IJDE)

Open Call for Submissions Special Issue on “Social Sensing and Big Data Computing for Disaster Management” in International Journal of Digital Earth(IJDE) http://explore.tandfonline.com/cfp/est/ijde/si-5 Guest Editors Zhenlong Li, Department of Geography, University...
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Oct 17

Dr. Zhenlong Li’s research is highlighted in Charleston City Paper

Dr. Zhenlong Li's research on using social media for flood mapping is highlighted in Charleston City Paper. Full story can be found here: (more…)
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Sep 17

Dr. Zhenlong Li and Yuqin Jiang’s research featured on local ABC broadcast

Dr. Zhenlong Li and his student Yuqin Jiang's research on the use of Twitter data to track solar-eclipse viewing in South Carolina was featured on the local ABC broadcast affiliate.
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Nov 16

Zhenlong Li’s research was highlighted in WSPA COLUMBIA, S.C.

"Researchers also looked at the use of social media during and after the floods. Zhenlong Li studied the use of Twitter for quickly mapping the flood based on what people...
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