Dr. Zhenlong Li is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Li received his Ph.D. in Earth Systems and Geoinformation Sciences from George Mason University in 2015. His primary research field is GIScience with a focus on big data processing and analytics, spatial computing, and geospatial cyberinfrastructure with applications to disaster management, climate data analysis, and human mobility.
Dr. Michael E. Hodgson is a Professor of Geography in the Department of Geography at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Hodgson’s research interests are broadly in geographical information science with particular interest in the use of remote sensing approaches (e.g. LiDAR and airborne drones) for environmental problems. He conducts field and GISscience-based research on environmental and historical problems in the United States and Italy.
Dr. Susan(Cuizhen) Wang is a Professor in the Department of Geography with strong expertise in bio-environmental remote sensing, and more than 20 years of experiences in image analysis, modeling and application for environmental changes and, specifically, marsh habitat assessment of coastal wetlands in recent years. Dr. Wang is a Subject Matter Expert in Remote Sensing & Image Analysis of the USGIF, and has built into international research network via collaborative activities in China, Thailand, and Japan.
Yuqin Jiang is a Ph.D. student at the Department of Geography, USC. Yuqin received M.S. degree in Geography from University of South Carolina and B.A. in Geography with specialization in GIS from University at Buffalo. Her research field is GIScience with a focus on spatial network, geo-spatial big data analytics and visualization, cyberGIS with applications to disaster management, human dynamics, and transportation. (Advisor: Li)
|Huan Ning joined the Geoinformation and Big Data Research lab as a Master student at the Department of Geography, USC in Fall, 2017. His research interests are remote sensing image processing and objects extraction with big data computing and deep learning.(Advisor: Li)|
|Xiao Huang is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree with the University of South Carolina. His research interests include the application of remote sensing, geographic information science, and the technical development of rapid response to natural disasters incorporating social media.(Advisor: Wang)|
|Grayson Morgan is a Master student at the Department of Geography, USC. He received his B.S. from BYU in Geography with an emphasis in geographic information science. Research interests include GIScience, sUAS remote sensing techniques and applications, and computer science. (Advisor: Hodgson)|
|Dong Xu joins the Geoinformation and Big Data Research lab as a visiting Ph.D. student in February, 2019. His primary research interests include indoor evacuation planning based on individual-level simulation and big data computing. (Advisor: Li)|
|Ishrat Singh is a freshman in the South Carolina Honors College. A Carolina Scholar, he is studying mathematics and computer science. He is interested in researching human dynamics and public health by applying big data mining technologies.|
|Mattie Hibbs is a junior in the South Carolina Honors College. She is interested in creating personalized atlas to map weather patterns and social connections over the past four years at USC.|
|Daniel Newsome is an undergraduate student at the University of South Carolina Honors College (Statistics). He worked on a Magellan Scholar project investigating the celebration patterns of popular U.S. holidays by analyzing billions of geotagged tweets.|
|Mary Windsor, Graduated M.S. Student(2016-2017), Her research topic was related to a GIS-based watershed decision support system which will help decision-makers develop comprehensive watershed plans. (Research paper title: A Web-based Decision Support Platform for Community Engagement in Water Resources Planning)|
|Caroline Garris, Desktop Analyst at Esri. Research Assistant from 01/2016 to 05/2016. Assisting in developing web-based maps for mapping the 2015 South Carolina floods.|
|Parisa Bozorgi, Ph.D. student at the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health. Research Assistant from 02/2016 to 07/2016. Assisting on a research project on Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Flood Impact by Integrating Satellite, VGI and Social Media Data.|