|Zhenlong Li, Ph.D.
Director, Geoinformation and Big Data Research Laboratory
Dr. Zhenlong Li is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Geography at the University of South Carolina, where he leads the Geoinformation and Big Data Research Laboratory. He received his B.S. degree in Geographic Information Systems from Wuhan University in 2006, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Earth Systems and Geoinformation Sciences from George Mason University in 2010 and 2015 respectively (Advisor: Chaowei Yang).
Dr. Li’s primary research field is GIScience with a focus on geospatial big data analytics, high performance computing, spatiotemporal anlaysis/modeling, and geospatial cyberinfrastructure/CyberGIS with applications to disaster management, climate analysis, and human mobility. He has more than 50 publications including over 35 peer-reviewed journal articles, over 20 book chapters/conference papers, and 2 books.
Currently, he sits on the Editorial Board of the ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information and PLOS ONE, serves as Vice Chair of the Association of American Geographers CyberInfrastructure Specialty Group , Co-Chair of the Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)‘s Cloud Computing Group , and the Board of Director of the International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Sciences(CPGIS).