Dr. Chaowei Phil Yang 中文简历

 

Co-Director, Center of Intelligent Spatial Computing for Water/Energy Sciences

Director, NSF Spatiotemporal Innovation Center

Professor, Department of Geography and GeoInformation Sciences, College of Science, George Mason University MS 6C3, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax, VA, 22030-4444, Phone: 7039934742 (O), 5712351827 (C) Email: chaowei.yang.1@gmail.com

Websites: http://cisc.gmu.edu/, http://swp.gmu.edu/sttc/, http://ggs.gmu.edu/

 

 

Chaowei Phil Yang received his Ph.D. from Peking University in 2000 and was recruited as a tenure track Assistant Professor of Geographic Information Science in 2003 by George Mason University. He was promoted as Associate Professor with tenure in 2009 and granted Full Professorship in 2014.

 

His research focuses on utilizing spatiotemporal principles to optimize computing infrastructure to support science discoveries and engineering development. He is leading GIScience computing by proposing several research frontiers including distributed geographic information processing, geospatial cyberinfrstructure, and spatial computing. These research directions are further consolidated through his research, publications, and workforce training activities. For example, he has been funded as PI by multiple resources such as NSF and NASA with over $5M expenditures. He also participated/participates in several large projects total over $20M. He published over 100 papers, edited three books and eight special issues for international journals. He is writing two books and editing two special issues. His publications have been among the top five cited and read papers of IJDE and CEUS. His PNAS spatial computing definition paper is captured by Nobel Intent Blog in 2011. The spatial computing direction was widely accepted by the computer science community in 2013.

 

He has led several teams who impact GIScience profoundly. For example, He led an 8-member team who developed one of the first WebGIS (which was awarded the 10 achievements of Chinese universities in 2000). The team members created 3 companies including the first Chinese GIS company trading in New York Stock Exchange. He led a 3-member team who developed GeoServNet at Univ. of Calgary for Dr.Vincent Tao. The software was evolved into the core of GeoTango, which was purchased by Microsoft as one of the origins of Virtual Earth/Bing Maps. 

 

He is proud of his advisees including over 10 Postdocs, 10 PhD students, and over 30 graduates and undergraduates. Five of his advisees serve as tenure line Professors in the U.S. and 10 of them serve as Associate or Full Professors in China including top geography departments such as Arizona State, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, and Wuhan Univ. He developed a number of GIS courses and programs including the Advanced GeoInformation Science Program (offered since 2006 with over 120 trainees from most provinces of China) and Executive advanced GeoInformation Management program (offered since 2012 as the highest level of geoinformation training ever hosted by a US institution for China). He shared with Dr. Michael Goodchild the first excellence in GIS education award in 2012 given by the international association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Science (CPGIS) because of his leadership contribution in GIScience education.

 

He also served in many public positions, such as the President of the CPGIS (2004-2005), the co-founding chair (2009-2010) of AAG Cyberinfrastructure Specialty Group (CISG), and the chair of UCGIS research committee (2012-2014). He received multiple national and international awards, such as the environment protection stewardship award in 2009 from President Obama. He founded the Center for Intelligent Spatial Computing (CISC), and the NSF I/UCRC for spatiotemporal thinking, computing and applications with a group of international leaders from UCSB, Harvard, and GMU. The spatiotemporal innovation center is projected to receive over $2M/year research funding in collaboration with agencies and industry. Through a 5-15 year investigation, the center is targeted to build the national and international spatiotemporal infrastructure to advance a) human intelligence through spatiotemporal thinking, b) computer software and tools through spatiotemporal computing, and c) human capability of responding to deep scientific questions and grand engineering challenges through spatiotemporal applications.

 

1. Background

 

1.1 Education

  • B.Sc., 1995. Major: Applied Physics, Minor: Electronic Engineering, Northeastern University, China.
  • M.Sc., 1997. Major: Superconductivity, Minor: Computer Science, Northeastern University, China.

·       Ph.D., 2000. Cartography and Geographic Information Sciences, CyberGIS Studio, Beijing University, China.

Dissertation: Theory, Techniques, and Implementation of WebGIS.

 

1.2 Research Interests

  • Geospatial sciences and applications, such as public health and climate change
  • Spatiotemporal thinking, computing and applications
  • Spatial web service, architecture, and portal
  • Spatial interoperability
  • Spatial computing, spatial cloud computing
  • Geospatial cyberinfrastructure

 

1.3 research and teaching Experience

1)     9.1997-7.2000: Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, Institute of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Sciences, Beijing University, China

2)     10.2000-9.2001: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Geomatics, University of Calgary, Canada

3)     College of Science (COS), George Mason University (GMU)

·       10.2001-8.2003: Research Scientist/GIS Specialist/Instructor, Center for Earth Observing & Space Research (CEOSR).

·       8.2003-8.2009: Assistant Professor, Geography and GeoInformation Sciences (GGS)

·       9.2009-present: Associate Professor, Geography and GeoInformation Sciences (GGS)

·       3.2006-8.2009: Director, Joint Center for Intelligent Spatial Computing (CISC)

·       9.2009-present: Co-Director, Joint Center for Intelligent Spatial Computing (CISC)

·       9.2013-present: Director, NSF I/UCRC for Spatiotemporal thinking, computing and applications, hosted by GMU, UCSB and Harvard, supported by NSF, NASA, USGS, Microsoft and other 20+ organizations.

4)     2005-2008: GeoInformation Scientist, NASA Geoscience Interoperability Office, Greenbelt, MD

5)     1.2009-8.2009: Director of IT and Visualization, Earth Water Global, Arlington, VA.

6)     4.2010-12.2011: Acting Chief Architect, Cloud Computing and Data as a Service (DaaS), NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD.

7)     4.2010-6.2012: Acting Chief Architect, NASA Climate@Home project.

8)     9.2010-5.2014: Chair, Research Committee, University Consortium of Geographic Information Science.

9)     9.2012-present: Chair, ISPRS WG IV/II: computing optimization for LBS and SDB.

10) 1.2014-present: Advisor BOD Member, US Congressional Cloud Computing Caucus

 

1.4 Jounral Editorship

1)     2005. Yang C., Wong D., Li B., special issue on Computing and Computational Issues of Distributed GIS, Annals of Geographic Information Sciences. 11(1). Taylor & Francis.

2)     2009. Yang C. and Raskin R., special issue on Distributed Geographic Information Processing, International Journal of Geographic Information Science. 23(5). Taylor and Francis.

3)     2010. Yang C. and Raskin R., special issue on Cyberinfrastructure, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems. 34(4). Elsevier.

4)     2010-present. Editorial Board member, Journal of Computers, Academy Publisher.

5)     2011-present. Action Editor, GeoInformatica, Springer

6)     2011. Yang C., Nebert D., Taylor Fraser, special issue on Geospatial Cyberinfrastructure for Polar Research, Computers & Geosciences. 37(11), Elsevier.

7)     2013. Yang C., Nebert D., Xu Y., special issue on Spatial Cloud Computing, International Journal of Digital Earth. 6(4). Taylor & Francis.

8)     2014. Chen X. and Yang C., special issue on Big Data, Annals of GIS, Taylor & Francis (in press).

9)     2014. Yang C., special issue on Cloud Computing and Big Data, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems. Elsevier. (in press).

10) 2015. Yang C., Jiang J., Liang S., et al., special issue on Computing Optimization for Spatial Databases and Location Based Services, Journal of Location Based Services. (in preparation)

11) 2016. Yang C., Wu H., et al., Real time GIS, IJGIS. (in preparation)

 

1.5 selected Honors and Awards

1)     1993: Institute of An-Shan Energy Scholarship, Ministry of Metallurgy

2)     1995: Graduated with Honor

3)     1996: Northeastern University-Wei Yong Science Fellowship

4)     1997: Graduated with Honor

5)     1999: Extraordinary Student, Peking University

6)     2000: Graduated with Honor

7)     2000: Ten Research Advancements of Chinese Universities in 2000, Ministry of Education, China (member of team awarded)

8)     2002: Service Excellence Award, The international association of Chinese Professional of Geographic Information Sciences (CPGIS)

9)     2003: Extraordinary Ph.D. Dissertation, Peking University

10) 2003: GeoMedia Best Practice, Intergraph

11) 2005: Guest Professor, CyberGIS Studio, Peking University

12) 2007: Guest Professor, Northwest Agriculture & Forestry University

13) 2009: US Presidential Award for Environmental Protection Stewardship, The White House

14) 2009-: Who’s Who in America, Marquis

15) 2010-: Who’s Who in the World, Marquis

16) 2012: Excellence in GIScience Education, CPGIS

17) 2012: Technology Innovation Peer Award, NASA Goddard ITCD

18) 2012: Adjunct Professor, LEISMARS (GeoInformation National Lab) of Wuhan University

19) 2012: Nebula Cloud Test Award, NASA

 

2 Research

 

2.1 Grants (all funding rounded to $k or $.1M)

PI Funding Support (unless otherwise stated, Dr. Yang is sole PI):

1)     8/2003 7/2004: Earth Data Exchange Portal, NSF/Unidata, $11k.

2)     9/2003 – 9/2004: Creation of a Natural-Resource Communicating Web Portal, NPS/CUE (Phase I), $45k.

3)     9/2003 – 8/2004: Building an Interoperable Webmapping Portal for the Middle Atlantic Region, USGS/FGDC, $25k.

4)     9/2004 – 9/2005: Creation of a Natural-Resource Communicating Web Portal, NPS/CUE (Phase II), $43k.

5)     6/2005 – 9/2006, SURA Web System, Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA), $24k.

6)     9/2005 – 8/2006, Geoscience Interoperability, NASA, $76k (Phase I).

7)     9/2005 – 12/2006, Building transportation framework services using OGC Web Feature Services, Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC), $50k.

8)     9/2006 – 6/2007: Geoscience Interoperability, NASA, $81k  (Phase II).

9)     1/2007 – 1/2010: Joint Laboratory for Geosciences Interoperability Partnership, NASA, $1.7M.

10) 9/2008-8/2009: Metadata Training for Earth Science and Cyberinfrastructure Communities, FGDC, $25k.

11) 7/2009-9/2009: Semantic Web, Air Quality, and Portal testbeds, Earth Science Information Partnership, $15k.

12) 6/2009-6/2010: Utilizing GOS Map and Data Services for Geospatial Cyberinfrastructure and Earth Science Communities, FGDC, $39k.

13) 8/2009-10/2010: GeoNetwork Research and Development, FGDC, $45k.

14) 8/2009-1/2011: Utilizing Model Interoperability to advance dust storm forecasting, NASA, $45k (GMU portion). (PI Dr. Karl Benedict, UNM)

15) 4/2010-4/2011: Spatial Web Portal Initiative, NASA, $330k.

16) 9/2010-8/2011: GeoCloud Initiative, FGDC, $75k.

17) 9/2010-1/2012: NASA Spatial Cloud Computing, NASA, $250k.

18) 1/2012-1/2013: joint Laboratory for Spatiotemporal Thinking and Computing (LASTIC), NASA, $240k.

19) 9/1/2011-8/31/2014: Advancing data intensive science to enable dust storm forecasting, NSF, $425k. (PIs: Songqing Chen, CS, and Chaowei Yang, GeoInformation Science, funding equally shared).

20) 10/1/2011-5/31/2012: SilvaCarbon: Forest Carbon Tracking, USGS, $50k.

21) 10/1/2011-7/31/2012: Land Cover Change Modeling, USGS EGSC, $32k.

22) 5/1/2012-3/31/2013: I/UCRC planning grant for spatiotemporal thinking, computing, and applications, NSF, $16k.

23) 8/1/2012-8/2/2013: Building a geospatial cyberinfrastructure to support improving climate predictions, NASA, $91k.

24) 4/1/2013-3/31/2014: Spatial Cloud Computing Initiative, NASA & NSF, $47k.

25) 7/2012: Advanced Executive Certificate for GeoInformation Management, NASG, $72k.

26) 8/1/2012-7/31/2013: Advancing GEOSS Clearinghouse, FGDC, $39k.

27) 9-10/2012: Advanced Certificate for GeoInformation Sciences, NGCC, $75k.

28) 6-8/2013: Advanced Executive Certificate for GeoInformation Management, NASG, $60k.

29) 9-10/2013: Advanced Certificate for GeoInformation Sciences, NGCC/recommended, $70k.

30) 9.2013-8.2018: I/UCRC for spatiotemporal thinking, computing, and applications, NSF, ($1.2M 5-year operational support: $588k/GMU, $300k/Harvard, $300k/UCSB, projected to be $2M per year from industry and other agencies).

31) 8.2013-7.2018: FGDC sponsorship to the NSF spatiotemporal center, FGDC/recommended, ($225k for 5 years).

32) 9/15.2013-9/14/2015: Earth Cube Conceptual Design: Developing a Data-Oriented Human-centric Enterprise Architecture for EarthCube, NSF, $288k.

33) 9.1.2013-8.31.2015: Building an Effective Service-Oriented Cyberinfrastructure Portal to Support Sustained Polar Sciences, $145k (GMU portion), NSF, (PI: Wenwen Li/ASU).

 

Donations through GMU CISC Foundation Account (Dr. Yang is sole PI)

34) 5/2009. Earth Water Global Inc., $50k.

35) 4/2010. Microsoft Inc., $100k. (Bing Map EO).

36) 4/2011. Microsoft Inc., $100k. (GEOSS Clearinghouse).

37) 12/2012. Northrop Grumman Inc., $50k. (Spatial Cloud Computing).

 

Co-I Funding Support (Support spent in China)

38) 10/2002 – 9/2005: SIG-Framework Based Digital City Service System and Demonstration, National 863 project, Ministry of Science and Technology, China, $500k, PI: Q. Li (Beijing University).

39) 5/2006 – 5/2011, Earth Observing data, geospatial information, and knowledge transform mechanism, National 973 project, Ministry of Science and Technology, China, PI: J. Gong (Wuhan University), Q. Li (Peking University), $3.5M..

40) 6/10/2012-11/15/2015, TianDiTu Initiative, National Bureau of Foreign Experts, China, Part of the TianDiTu project, PIs: Z. Li & J. Jiang (NGCC), $10M.

41) 7/1/2012-6/31/2015, Food Security Surveillance System and Spatiotemporal Analyses, MOST, PI: B. Shao & J. Li (Beijing CDC), $10M.

 

Participated Projects with Major Funding

42) 9/2001 – 8/2005: Virginia Access-Mid-Atlantic Geospatial Information Consortium, NASA. PI: Kafatos, $5M.

43) 10/2001 – 5/2003: A study on using GIS to support NASA’s Commitment to Environmental Quality at Its Facilities within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, NASA, CEOSR PI: R.Yang, $198k.

44) 10/2006 – 9/2008: Global and Environmental Change: Hazards and Regional Impacts, NASA, PI: Kafatos, $1.7M.

 

Grants for Equipment, Software, and Technical Support (Dr. Yang is sole PI)

45) 11/2002 –present: GeoMedia Education Grant, Intergraph, with software and technical support worth over $2M.

46) 12/2002 – present: Team Geomedia Registered Research Laboratory, Intergraph, with software and technical support worth $100k/year.

47) 1/2003 – 12/2003: GeoMedia Research Grant for Interoperability, Intergraph, this Grant also put George Mason on the short list of “Centre of Excellence for Interoperability”, with software and technical support worth $60k.

48) 6/2003 – 7/2005: Higher Education Grant, Research, development and education on GIS algorithms, Land Cover/Land Use, Data Systems, Virtual Learning Systems Inc., with software and technical support worth $500k.

49) 9/2004: Prototype of a Grid for supporting scientific computing, GMU/ITU & Sun, with equipment worth $35k.

50) 7/20076/2008: Grid-enabling Chesapeake Bay Model, EPA & NASA (collaboration only)

 

2.2  Publications (     denotes advisees)

 

2.2.1 Refereed Publications

Books:

1)     Yang C., Wong D., Miao Q., Yang R., (eds.), 2010, Advanced GeoInformation Science, CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, 485p. ISBN: 978-1439810606.

2)     Yang C., Huang Q., Li Z., Xu C., Liu K., 2013, Spatial Cloud Computing: A Practical Approach, CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, 304p. ISBN: 978-1466593169.

3)     Shi X., Kindratenko V., Yang C., (eds.), 2013, Modern Accelerating Technologies for GIScience, Springer, 280p. ISBN-13: 978-1461487449.

4)     Yang C. and Huang Q., 2014, Introduction to Programming and GIS Algorithms with Python and ArcGIS, CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, 328p. ISBN: 978-1466510081, (in preparation).

5)     Yang C., and Wong D., 2015, Network GIS, Springer, (in preparation).

 

Journal Papers:

1)     Wang J., Duan Z., Yang C., 1997. AC losses of Bi2223/Ag tapes prepared by different process, Physica C, 282—287: 2603-2604.

2)     Yang C., Shan Y., Deng J., Wang J., 1997. AC losses of Ag-doped YBCO superconductors, Physica C, 282—287: 2647-2648.

3)     Yang C., Wong D., Yang R., and Kafatos M., Li Q., 2005. Performance improving techniques in WebGIS, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 19(3): 319-342.

4)     Yang C., Wong D., Li B., 2005. Introduction to computing and computational issues of distributed GIS, Annals of Geographic Information Science (editorial), 11(1): 1-3.

5)     Zhu Y., Yang C., Wong D., Kafatos M., 2005. A distributed GIS for managing shanghai landscape resources, Annals of Geographic Information Sciences, 11(1): 29-39.

6)     Chen M., Yang C., Chen S., 2005. Evolution and computing challenges of distributed GIS, Journal of Geographic Information Sciences, 11(1): 61-70.

7)     Yang C., Cao Y., Kafatos M., Evans J., Bambacus M., 2006. Interoperable web portal supporting spatial data infrastructure, Annals of Geographic Information Science, 12(1):38-43.

8)     Yang P., Evans J., Cole M., Alameh N., Marley S., and Bambacus M., 2007. The emerging concepts and applications of the spatial web portal, Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing, 73(6):691-698.

9)     Yang C., Cao Y., Evans J., 2007. WMS performance and client design principles, The Journal of GeoInformation Science and Remote Sensing, 44 (4):320-333.

10) Bambacus M., Yang P., Evans J., Cole M., Alameh N., Marley S., 2007. ESG: An interoperable portal for prototyping applications, URISA Journal, 19(2): 15-21.

11) Yang C., Li W., Xie J., and Zhou B., 2008. Distributed geospatial information processing: sharing earth science information to support Digital Earth, International Journal of Digital Earth,1(3): 259-278.

12) Cao Y., Yang C., Wong D., 2009. An interoperable spatiotemporal weather radar data disseminating system, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 30:1313-1326.

13) Li W., Yang C., and Sun D., 2009. Mining the correlations and rules of geophysical parameters’ contribution to tropical cyclones, Computers &Geosciences, 35(2): 309-316

14) Yang C., Raskin R., 2009. Introduction to Distributed geographic information processing research, International Journal of Geographic Information Science, 23(5): 553-560.

15) Sun D., Lau W., Kafatos M., Leptoukh G., Yang C., and Yang R., 2009. The impacts of African dust aerosols and the associated warm and dry air on numerical simulations of Atlantic tropical cyclone development, Journal of Climate, 22(23): 6230-6250.

16) Li W. and Yang C., Yang C.J., 2010. An active crawler for discovering geospatial Web services and their distribution pattern - A case study of OGC Web Map Service, International Journal of Geographic Information Science, 24(8):1127-1147.

17) J. Xie, C. Yang, B. Zhou, and Q. Huang, 2010. High performance computing for the simulation of dust storms. Computers, Environment, and Urban Systems, 34(4):278-290.

18) Yang C., Raskin R., Goodchild M.F., Gahegan M., 2010, Geospatial Cyberinfrastructure: Past, Present and Future, Computers, Environment, and Urban Systems, 34(4):264-277.

19) Li Z., Yang C., Wu H., Li W., Miao L., 2011, An optimized framework for OGC web service seamlessly integration to support Geospatial Sciences, International Journal of Geographic Information Science, 25(4): 595-613.

20) Huang Q., Yang C., 2011, Optimizing Grid Configuration to Support Geospatial Processing – an example with DEM interpolation, Computer & Geoscience, 37(2): 165-176.

21) Wu H., Li Z., Zhang H., Yang C., 2011. Quality of Service control for Web Map Service, Computer & Geoscience, 37(4): 485-494.

22) Yang C., Wu H., Li Z., Huang Q., Li J., 2011, Utilizing Spatial Principles to Optimize Distributed Computing for Enabling Physical Science Discoveries, Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, 108(14): 5498-5503.

23) Li J., Wu H., Yang C., Wong D., 2011, Visualizing dynamic geosciences phenomena using an octree-based view-dependent LOD strategy within virtual globes, Computer & Geoscience, 37(9):1295-1302.

24) Yang C., Goodchild M., Huang Q., Nebert D., Raskin R., Bambacus M., Xu Y., Fay D., 2011. Spatial Cloud Computing – How can geospatial sciences use and help to shape cloud computing, International Journal of Digital Earth. 4(4), 305-329.

25) Yang C., Nebert D., Taylor F., 2011. Establishing a sustainable and cross-boundary geospatial cyberinfrastructure to enable polar research, Computers & Geosciences, 37(11): 1721-1726.

26) Li W., Yang C., Nebert D., Raskin R., Houser P., Wu H., Li Z., 2011, Semantic-enabled Service Discovery and Chaining for Building an Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure, Computer & Geoscience, 37(11): 1752-1762.

27) Camelli F., Lien J.M., Shen D., Wong D.W., Rice M., Löhner R., Yang C., 2012. Generating seamless surfaces for transport and dispersion modeling in GIS, GeoInformatica, 16(2): 307-327.

28) Sun M., Li J., Yang C., Schmidt G.A., Bambacus M., Cahalan R., Huang Q., Xu C., Noble E.U., Li Z. A Web-Based Geovisual Analytical System for Climate Studies. Future Internet. 2012; 4(4):1069-1085.

29) Huang Q., Yang C., Benedict K., Xie J., Rezgui A., Xia J., and Chen S., 2013. Using spatiotemporal patterns and high end computing to enable dust storm forecasting, International Journal of Geographic Information Science, 27(4): 765-784.

30) Gui Z., Yang C., Xia J., Liu K., Xu C., Li J., Lostritto P., 2013. A performance, semantic and service quality enhanced distributed search engine for improving geospatial resource discovery, International Journal of Geographic Information Science. 27(6):1109-1132.

31) Huang Q., Yang C., Benedict K., Chen S., Xie J., Rezgui A., 2013. Utilize cloud computing to support dust storm forecasting, International Journal of Digital Earth, 6(4):338-355.

32) Yang C., Xu Y., Nebert D., 2013. Redefining the Possibility of Geosciences and Digital Earth with Spatial Cloud Computing, International Journal of Digital Earth. 6(4):297-312.

33) Xu C., Wong D., Yang C.,2013. Evaluating the “Geographical Awareness” of Individuals: An exploratory analysis of Twitter data, Cartography and Geographic Information Science. 40(2): 103-115.

34) Liu K., Yang C., Li W., Gui Z., Xu C., Xia J., 2013. Using ontology and similarity calculations to rank Earth science data searching results, International Journal of Geospatial Information Applications. (in press)

35) Gui Z., Yang C., Xia J., Li J., Rezgui A., Sun M., Xu Y., Fay D., 2013. An interactive graphical user interface for discovering, exploring and utilizing geospatial resources, Annals of GIS. 19(2): 109-121.

36) Li J., Jiang Y., Yang C., Huang Q., Rice M., 2013. Utilizing GPU and CPU for accelerating visualization pipeline, Computers & Geosciences. 59(9):78-89.

37) Huang Q., Yang C., Liu K., Xia J., Xu C., J. Li, Gui Z., M. Sun, Li Z., 2013. Comparing Open Source Cloud Computing Solutions for Geosciences, Computers & Geosciences. 59(9):41-52.

38) Xia J., Yang C., Gui Z., Liu K., Li Z., 2014. Using spatiotemporal patterns to optimizing index for supporting the operation of the GEOSS clearinghouse, International Journal of Geographic Information Science. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13658816.2014.894195.

39) Li Z., Yang C., Liu K., Sun M., et al., 2014. MaaS: Model as a Service, CEUS (in press)

40) Gui Z., Yang C., et al., A Service Brokering and Recommendation Mechanism for Better Selecting Cloud Services, PLOS ONE. (in press)

41) Xia J., Yang C., et. al., 2014. Adopting Cloud Computing to Optimize Spatial Web Portal. International Journal of Digital Earth. (in press)

 

Submitted Journal Papers:

42) Zhou B., Yang C., Huang Q., Xie J., Cao Y., Sun M., An Effective Middleware for Fine-Grained Near Real-Time Geospatial Applications, Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience.

43) Jiang Y., Li J., Yang C., Huang Q., Visualizing 5D environmental data, CEUS.

44) Yang C., Huang Q., Xia J., Liu K., Li J., Rezgui A., Xu C., Sun M., Lostritto P.L., Bambacus M., Xu Y., Fay D., Cloud Readiness for Geospatial Sciences, International Journal of Geographic Information Science.

45) Dias S., Yang C., Stefanidis A., Rice M., 2014. Mashuping up geoinformation to support disaster response, Annals of GIS.

46) Li Z., Yang C., Liu K., Autoscaling Hadoop Cluster to Process on-demand Geoprocessing. GeoInformatica.

47) Liu K., Yang C., et al., Spatially optimizing volunteered computing and virtualization to support climate studies, IJGIS.

48) Xia J., Yang C., et al., Developing a spatiotemporal model to forecasting global performance of GISciences, IJGIS.

 

2.2.2 Refereed Book Chapters & Sections

1)     Yang C., Tao V., 2005. Chapter 5: Distributed Geospatial Information Service, Frontiers of Geographic Information Technology, Sanjay Rana and Jayant Sharma (Eds), London: Springer, pages 113-130.

2)     Yang C., Kafatos M., Wong D., Yang R., 2006. Network GIS, in Earth Systems and Remote Sensing Tools, Qu, Gao, Kafatos, Murphy and Solomonson (Eds), Springer-Verlag and Tsinghua University Press, Vol. 2, pages 293-312.

3)     Zhu H. and Yang C., 2008. Data Compression in Network GIS, in Encyclopedia of GIS, Bin Xiong and Shashi Shekehar (Eds), Springer-Verlag, pp.209-213.

4)     Li W., Yang C., and Zhou B., 2008. Geospatial Information Retrieval, in Encyclopedia of GIS, Bin Xiong and Shashi Shekehar (Eds), Springer-Verlag, pp.596-599.

5)     Yang C. and Evans J., 2008. Network GIS Performance, in Encyclopedia of GIS, Bin Xiong and Shashi Shekehar (Eds), Springer-Verlag, pp.787-790.

6)     Yang C., 2008. Distributed Geospatial Computing, in Encyclopedia of GIS, Bin Xiong and Shashi Shekehar (Eds), Springer-Verlag, pp.246-249.

7)     Yang C., Wong D., and Yang R., 2010. Advanced Geoinformation Science: An Overview. Advanced GeoInformation Science, C. Yang, D. Wong, Q. Miao, and R. Yang (Eds.), CRC Press, pp. 1-16.

8)     Huang Q., Yang C., Li W., Wu H., Xie J., and Cao Y., 2010. Geoinformation Computing Platforms. Advanced GeoInformation Science, C. Yang, D. Wong, Q. Miao, and R. Yang (Eds.), CRC Press, pp. 79-126.

9)     Wang F., Wong D., Luzzadder-Beach S., Aron J.L., Jackson L.E., Sun M., Susanke G., Washburn E., White J., Yang C., and Young S., 2010. Environmental and Related Applications. Advanced GeoInformation Science, C. Yang, D. Wong, Q. Miao, and R. Yang (Eds.),  CRC Press, pp. 303-350.

10) Deng M., Liu Z., Miao Q., Pan Q., Zhang M.,  Chiu L.S., Di L., Kempler S., Milich L., Rui H., Tan J., Tang Y., Teng W., Yang R., Yu H., and Yang C., 2010. Other Applications. Advanced GeoInformation Science, C. Yang, D. Wong, Q. Miao, and R. Yang (Eds.), CRC Press, pp. 351-414.

11) Yang C., H. Wu, Q. Huang, Z. Li, J. Li, W. Li, L. Miao, M. Sun, 2011. WebGIS Performance Issues and Solutions, in Advances in Web-based GIS, Mapping Services and Applications, Li S., Dragicevic S., and Veenendaal B. (Eds.), Taylor and Francis. pp.121-138.

12) Yang, C., Y. Xu and D. Fay (2011). Environmental Informatics: Advancing Data Intensive Sciences to Solve Environmental Problems. In Geospatial Techniques for Managing Environmental Resources. J. K. Thakur, Singh, S.K., Ramanathan, A., Prasad, M.B.K., Gossel, W. Heidelberg (Eds.), Germany, Springer and Capital publication: pp.1 - 14.

13) Yang C., Sun M., Liu K., Huang Q., Li Z., Gui Z., Jiang Y., Xia J., Yu M., Xu C., Lostritto P., Zhou N., 2014. Contemporary Computing Technologies for Processing Big Spatiotemporal Data, in Space-Time Integration in Geography and GIScience: Research Frontiers in the U.S. and China. Mei-Po Kwan, Douglas Richardson, Donggen Wang and Chenghu Zhou (Eds), Dordrecht: Springer (in press).

14) Yang C., Fu P., Goodchild M., Xu C., 2014. Mashingup for Building New Geoscience Applications, in CyberGIS. S.W. Wang, M. Goodchild (Eds), Springer, (in press).

15) Yang C., Liu K., Nebert D., Li Z., Li W., Wu H., Li J., Sun M., Miao L., Huang Q., Xu Y., Fay D., 2014. GEOSS Clearinghouse - Integrating Geospatial Resources to Support the Global Earth Observation System of Systems, Big Data: Techniques and Technologies in Geoinformatics. Hassan A. Karimi (Ed), CRC Press, 320p. (in press).

 

2.2.3 Refereed Chinese Journal Paper:

1)     Wang J., Yang J., He Y., Yang C., 1999. Study on AC losses of high T-c superconductors in 50 Hz applied magnetic field, Journal of Physics, 44(1):140-147.

2)     Yang C., Li Q., Li H., 1999. Spatial Data Warehouse in Digital Earth, Chinese Journal of Image and Graphics, 4(Special Issue):54-59.

3)     Yi S., Li Q., Yang C., 1999. Information Fusion of Spatial Database, Chinese Journal of Image and Graphics, 4(Special Issue):16-19.

4)     Chen A., Li Q., Yang C., 1999. Research on Geo-Spatial Markup Language-GML, Chinese Journal of Images and Graphics, 4(Special Issue): 9-15.

5)     Li Q., Yang C., Wang J., 1999. Research on WebGIS, Chinese Journal of Image and Graphics, 4(Special Issue):102-107.

6)     Li Q., Yang C., Chen A., 1999. Research on Geo-Spatial Database Model in WebGIS, Chinese Journal of Image and Graphics, 5(2):119-123.

7)     Yang C., Li Q., 1999. Research on Distribution of Spatial Object Relation Computation, Chinese Journal of Image and Graphics, 4(4):331-335.

8)     Li Q., Yang C., Yi S., 1999. Architecture of Digital Earth, Chinese Journal of Remote Sensing, 3(4):281-287.

9)     Li Q., Yang C., 1999. Building Digital Earth-Constructing Information Living Space for People, Electronic Science & Technology Review, 4(5): 6-9.

10) Li Q., Chen A., Yang C., 1999. Solution of Information Sharing on Spatial Information of Digital Earth, Electronic Science & Technology Review, 11(5):15-19.

11) Li Q., Yang C., 1999. Spatial Data Warehouse and Construction Strategies, Chinese Journal of Image and Graphics, 4(11):984-990.

12) Yang C., Li Q., Cheng C., 2000. Research and Implementation on Web Publishing of Remotely Sense Image, Chinese Journal of Remote Sensing, 4(1):71-75.

13) Yang C., Li Q., 2001. Research on Web Publishing of Spatial Information, ACTA SCIENTIARUM NATURALIUM UNIVERSITATIS PEKINENSIS, 37(3): 413-420.

14) Miao, L., Wu, L. and Li, Z., Yang, C., 2010. Service Integration and Interoperability of CSW and WMS from Multiple Sources, Geography and Geo-Information Science, 26(3):11-14.

15) Miao L., Li Z., Yang C., 2012. An OPeNDAP-based System to Implement Earth Science Data Sharing, Journal of Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (Natural Science), 32(1):84-88.

 

2.2.4 Chinese Chapters or Sections

1)     Li Q., Yang C., Wang J., 1999. Prototype of Digital Earth-Design and Implementation of WebGIS, Digital Earth, Cui W., eds., Environmental Scientific Press, Beijing, China, pp.20-36.

2)     Yang C., 1999. 100 Questions on Digital Earth, Cheng Shupeng (Eds), Chinese Scientific Press, Beijing, China.

 

2.2.5 Refereed Conference Papers

1)     Yang C., Kafatos M., Wong D., Yang R., Cao Y., 2004. GridGIS: A next generation GIS, CITSA 2004, Jul. 21-25, Orlando, FL, pp.22-27.

2)     Li, W., Yang, C., Raskin, R., 2008. A semantic enhanced search for spatial Web portals, AAAI Spring Symposium - Technical Report SS-08-05, pp. 47-50.

3)     Huang Q., Yang C., Nebert D., Liu K., Wu H., 2010. Cloud computing for geosciences: deployment of GEOSS clearinghouse on Amazon's EC2, Proceedings of the ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on High Performance and Distributed Geographic Information Systems, pp.35-38.

4)     Xu C., Yang C., Li J., Xia J., Qu X., Sun M., Xu Y., Fay D., and Bambacus M.. 2011. A service visualization tool for spatial web portal. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computing for Geospatial Research & Applications (COM.Geo '11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 31. Doi: 10.1145/1999320.1999351.

5)     Bhaduri B., Melick B., Yang C., Montgomery K., Hogan P., 2011. NSDI: Tower of Babel aspiring to lingua franca, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computing for Geospatial Research & Applications (COM.Geo '11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 77. Doi:10.1145/1999320.1999400.

6)     Li J., Jiang Y., Yang C., Huang Q., 2012. Visualizing 3D/4D Environmental Big Data Using Many-core Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA) and Multi-core Central Processing Unit (CPUs), MAT4GIS workshop, The 7th GIScience International Conference, Columbus, Ohio, USA, Sept.18-21, 2012.

7)     Huang Q., Xia J., Yang C., Liu K., Li J., Gui Z., Hassan M., Chen S., 2012. An Experimental Study of Open-Source Cloud Solutions for Dust Storm Forecasting, ACM GIS. DOI: 10.1145/2424321.2424408.

8)     Li Z., Yang C., Sun M., Xu C., Liu K., 2013. A high performance Web based information system for climate studies, W2GIS, Proceeding W2GIS'13 Proceedings of the 12th international conference on Web and Wireless Geographical Information Systems, 190-198pp.

9)     Rezgui A, Malik Z, Xia J, Liu K, C Yang, 2013. Data-intensive Spatial Indexing on the Clouds, Procedia Computer Science, 18: 2615-2618.

10) Rezgui, A., Malik, Z., & Yang, C., 2013. High-resolution spatial interpolation on cloud platforms. In Proceedings of the 28th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, pp.377-382.

 

 2.2.6 Conference Papers Refereed based-on Abstracts:

1)     He F, Feng Y., Wang JX, Zhang PX, Deng JN, Yang C., Ji P., Wu XZ, Zhou L., 1998. AC losses in YBa2Cu3Oy and Y1-xMxBa2Cu3Oy superconductors, Proceedings of the International Workshop, Critical Currents in Superconductors for Practical Applications, 1998, pp.181-184

2)     Kafatos M., El-Askary H., Chiu L., Gomez R., Hegazy M., Kinser J., Liu X., Liu Y., Liu Z., McManus J., Nie Y., Qu J., Salem F., Sarkar S., Shen S., Taylor G., Wolf H., Wong D., Yang C., Yang K., Yang R., 2002. Remote sensing and GIS for regional environmental applications, Proceedings of The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), 2002, pp.1-10.

3)     Yang C., Kafatos M., Wong D., 2006. Implementing Performance Improving Techniques for Accelerating WebGIS, Geoinformatics 2006: GNSS and Integrated Geospatial Applications; Deren Li, Linyuan Xia; Eds., p64181C.

4)     Yang P., Li W., Xiao, D., Raskin R., Bambacus M., 2007. Earth information exchange - Sharing earth science information through interoperable approach and cyber infrastructure, Geoinformatics 2007, the SPIE Proceedings, p675321.

5)     Yang C., Li Q., 1999. Spatial Data Warehouse in Digital Earth, Geoinformatics’99, Ann Arbor, Michigan, June 19-21.

6)     Li Q., Yang C., 1999. Prototype of Digital Earth—the Design and Implementation of WebGIS, Geoinformatics’99, Ann Arbor, Michigan, June 19-21, 1999.

7)     Yang C., Li Q., 1999. Web Publishing of Spatial Information, ISDE’99, Nov.29-Dec.2, Beijing: China.

8)     Li Q., Yang C., 1999. Data Warehouse of Spatial Information, ISDE’99, Nov.29-Dec.2, Beijing, China.

9)     Yang C., Kafatos M., Wong D., Yang R., and Tao V., 2002. Geographic Information Service Environment, GeoInformatics’2002, Jun.1-3, 2002, Nanjing, China, CD Proceeding.

10) Yang C., Kafatos M., Tao V., and Yang R., 2002. A Universal Geographic Information Data Model, The XXII FIG 2002 Congress and the ACSM Annual Conference, Washington DC, April, 19-April,26, 2002 CD Proceeding.

11) Yang R., Yang C., Kafatos M., 2002. A distributed framework and its application in supporting automatic cooperative work in NASA environmental research, Nov.10-14, Denver, CO, USA, Proceeding of Integrated Remote Sensing at the Global, Regional and Local Scale: 293-297.

12) Kafatos M., Yang R., Yang C., Gomez R., Boybeyi Z., 2002. Utilizing remote sensed data in a quick response system, Nov.10-14, Denver, CO, USA, Proceeding of Integrated Remote Sensing at the Global, Regional and Local Scale. Available online at: http://www.isprs.org/commission1/proceedings02/paper/00107.pdf.

13) Kafatos, M., El-Askary, H., Chiu, L., Gomez, R., Hegazy, M., Kinser, J., Liu, X., Liu, Y., Liu, Z., McManus, J., Nie, Y., Qu, J., Salem, F., Sarkar, S., Shen, S., Taylor, G., Wolf, H., Wong, D., Yang, C., Yang, K.-S., Yang, R., 2002. Remote sensing and GIS for regional environmental applications, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 4886, pp. 1-10.

14) Yang, C.P., Wong, D., Kafatos, M., Yang, R., 2006. Implementing computing techniques to accelerate network GIS, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 6418, art. no. 64181C.

15) Li, W., Zhou, B., Yang, C., Yang, C., Ren, Y., Yuan, L., 2006. Design and implementation of an Integrated WMS Service Portal, International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), art. no. 4241385, pp. 924-927

16) Yang C., Cao Y., Kafatos M., 2006. An Interoperable Transportation Framework Service Framework, Proceeding of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) IGARSS’2006, Volume I, pp.233-236.

17) Yang, P., Li, W., Xiao, D., Raskin, R., Bambacus, M., 2007. Earth information exchange - Sharing earth science information through interoperable approach and cyber infrastructure, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 6753 (PART 2), art. no. 675321.

18) Bambacus, M., Yang, C., Evans, J., Li, Z., Li, W., Huang, Q., 2008. Sharing earth science information to support the global earth observing system of systems (geoss), International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 1 (1), art. no. 4778813, pp. I141-I144.

19) Xie, J., Yang, C., Huang, Q., Cao, Y., Kafatos, M., 2008. Utilizing grid computing to support near real-time geospatial applications, International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 2 (1), art. no. 4779239, pp. II1290-II1293.

20) Li, W., Yang, C., 2008. A semantic search engine for Spatial Web Portals, International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 2 (1), art. no. 4779236, pp. II1278-II1281.

21) Li, W., Yang, C., Raskin, R., 2009. A semantic-enabled meta-catalogue for intelligent geospatial information discovery, 17th International Conference on Geoinformatics, art.no.5293439.

22) Li, J., Wu, H., Yang, C., Xie, J., Huang, Q., 2009. Using progressive transmission of 3D/4D geospatial information over the internet to facilitate geo-visualization in world wind, 17th International Conference on Geoinformatics, art. no. 5293460.

23) Miao, L., Houser, P., Yang, C., Wu, H., 2010. Earth Science Data Records sharing supported by the Spatial Web Portal. International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), art. no. 5653745, pp. 4749-4752.

24) Xu C., Yang C., Li J., Xia J., Qu X., Sun M., Xu Y., Fay D., Bambacus M., 2011. A service visualization tool for spatial web portal, COM.Geo '11 Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computing for Geospatial Research & Applications, doi: 10.1145/1999320.1999351.

25) Xin Qu, Min Sun, Chen Xu, Jing Li, Kai Liu, Jizhe Xia, Qunying Huang, Myra Bambacus, Yan Xu, and Dan Fay, Yang C. 2011. A spatial web service client based on Microsoft Bing Maps. The 19th International Conference on Geoinformatics, June 24-26, 2011, Shanghai, China.

26) Liu K., Yang C., Li W., Li Z., Wu H., Rezgui A., Xia J., 2011. The GEOSS Clearinghouse High Performance Search Engine. The 19th International Conference on Geoinformatics, June 24-26, 2011, Shanghai, China.

27) Yang C., 2011. Thinking and Computing Spatiotemporally to Enable Cloud Computing and Science Discoveries, The 19th International Conference on Geoinformatics, June 24-26, 2011, Shanghai, China.

28) Fu P., Goodchild M., Yang C., 2011. Geospatial Mashup: Technologies, Challenges, and Opportunities, The 19th International Conference on Geoinformatics, June 24-26, 2011, Shanghai, China.

 

2.4 Software Prototype and patent

1)     Yang C., Zhang Y., Li J., Liu C., Xia S., Xue W., Qi R., Wang J., Huang L., and Yu S., Li Q., Wu S., 1999. WebGIS: the Kernel of a project entitled Chinese National Spatial Information Infrastructure, which is awarded Ten Achievements of Chinese Universities in 2000.

2)     Yang C., Yuan S., Wang Q., Tao V., 2001. GeoServNet: for building interoperable online GIS Services, commercialized at GeoTangoTM, Canada; and purchased by Microsoft as part of Virtual Earth/Bing Maps.

3)     Yang C., 2003. Cyber-GIS: A high performance Web-based GIS, U.S. patent 20050165788.

4)     Yang C., Cao Y., Zhou B., and Xie J., 2007. Real-Time routing system, US patent 8,103,435.

5)     Zhou B. and Yang C., 2008. A meta scheduler for near real time applications, patent-pending and under commercializing.

6)     Yang C., Jiang Y., Li J., and Huang Q., 2011. A 5D visualization technology, patent-pending and under commercializing.

 

2.5  Key notes FOR INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

1)     Spatial Cloud Computing, GeoInformatics’2011. June 24, 2011, Shanghai, China.

2)     Spatial Cloud Computing and Digital Earth, the 7th International Symposium on Digital Earth. August 25, 2011, Perth, Australia.

3)     Cloud Computing and Geospatial Sciences, Cloud Computing Forum, National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and GeoInformation, Jul.23, 2012, Beijing China.

4)     Spatial Cloud Computing, FutureGov Summit 2013, Oct. 22-25, 2013, Phuket, Thailand.

 

2.6  Invited talks or Panel FOR INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

5)     Portal and CI for DE, Digital Earth Panel (organized by M. Goodchild), GIScience’2008, Sept.23-26, 2008, Park City, UT.

6)     Support Big Environmental Data Sharing and Analyses with Advanced Computing Technologies, 2012 Microsoft eScience Workshop, Oct.8-9, 2012, Chicago, IL.

7)     Building an Interactive Interface for the GEOSS Clearinghouse, Microsoft Open Data for Open Science, Jul.23, 2012, Beijing, China.

8)     Computational Challenges of the Spatiotemporal Issues, Spatiotemporal Panel (organized by M. Kwan and M. Yuan), GIScience’2012, Sept., 2012, Columbus, OH.

 

2.7  OTHER INVITED PRESENTATIONS AND REGULAR PRESENTAIONS (about 30 invited and over 100 regular presentations at visiting hosts and conferences)

 

3 TEAChing

 

3.1 Courses developed

1)     EOS772/GEOG590: Distributed GIS, spring, 2003

2)     EOS771/CSI 759: Algorithm and Modeling in GIS, fall, 2003

3)     EOS650/EOS771: Introduction to GIS programming and algorithm, fall, 2005

 

3.2 Courses taught

1)     Introduction to Spatial Data Structure and Database, Fall & Winter, taught part of the course and graded as Teaching Assistant, 1998

2)     Digital Earth, Spring & Summer, taught part of the course and graded as Teaching Assistant, 1999

3)     EOS 772/GEOG590/GGS772: Distributed GIS, spring, 2003 and fall, 2004, fall 2006; spring 2007; spring 2010, spring 2011.

4)     EOS 771/CSI759: Algorithms and Modeling in GIS, fall, 2003 and summer, 2004 (NGA), fall, 2007.

5)     EOS 650/EOS771/GGS650: Introduction to GIS programming, fall, 2005; fall, 2008; fall, 2009; fall, 2010, fall 2011, fall 2012 (co-teach with Qunying Huang), fall 2013

6)     GEOG 563: Advanced GIScience, spring, 2008.

7)     GGS 311: Introduction to GIS, spring, 2010.

8)     GGS 664: Spatial Data Structure, Fall, 2010, fall 2013.

 

3.3 Students GRaduated

Served as (co-)advisor and/or committee chair:

1)     Jizhe Xia, 2012, Msc. of Cartographic and Geographic Sciences, GMU

2)     Jing Li, 2012, Ph.D. of Earth Systems and GeoInformation Science (ESGS), GMU (Co-advised with Dr. D. Wong), Assistant Professor, University of Denver.

3)     John Kalimon, Msc. of Cartographic and Geographic Sciences, GMU

4)     Qunying Huang, 2011. Ph.D. of ESGS, GMU, Assistant Professor, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison.

5)     Wenwen Li, Ph.D. of ESGS, GMU, 2010, Assistant Professor, Arizona State University.

6)     Robert Mehler, Msc of Geography, GGS, GMU, 2010

7)     Zhenlong Li, Msc of Earth System Science, GGS, GMU, 2009.

8)     Ying Cao, Ph.D. of ESGS, GMU, 2008. GIS Manager at Tetra Tech Inc.

9)     Ying Cao, Msc of Computational Science & Informatics, CDS, GMU, 2007.

10) Wenwen Li, Msc of Signal Processing, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2007 (co-advised with Prof. Chongjun Yang at Chinese Academy of Sciences).

11) Patrick Schwarz, Remote Sensing Graduate Certificate, GGS, GMU, 2007.

 

Served as committee member:

12) Huilin Wang, Ph.D. of ESGS, COS, GMU, 2013

13) Brett Blythe, Msc., Geographic and Cartographic Sciences, GGS, COS, GMU, 2013

14) Balehager Ayalew, Ph.D. of ESGS, COS, GMU, 2013

15) Baoxin Zhao, Ph.D. of Computer Science, IT&E, GMU, 2012.

16) Mukul Sonwalker, Ph.D. of ESGS, COS, GMU, 2012.

17) Patrick C. Caulfield, Msc. of GECA, COS, GMU, 2011.

18) Roz MacCracken, Ph.D. of ESGS, COS, GMU, 2010.

19) Rafael Ferraro, Msc of Geography, GGS, GMU, 2010.

20) Dongyu Liu, Ph.D. of Computer Science, IT&E, GMU, 2009.

21) George Lu, Ph.D. of ESGS, ESGS, GMU, 2007.

22) Yingqi Tang, Msc, Earth System Science, ESGS, GMU, 2006.

 

3.4 graduate students in-progress

23) Yunfeng Jiang, 8/2013-present: Msc. student of GECA, GMU.

24) Jizhe Xia, 9/2012-present: Ph.D. student of ESGS, GMU.

25) Manzhu Yu, 9/2012-present: Ph.D. student of ESGS, GMU.

26) Zhenlong Li, 9/2012-present: Ph.D. student of ESGS, GMU.

27) Kai Liu, 9/2012-present: Msc. and Ph.D. student of ESGS, GMU.

28) Min Sun, 1/2012-present: Ph.D. student of ESGS, GMU (co-advisor).

29) Yang Liu, 1/2006-present: Ph.D. student of ESGS, GMU (committee member).

30) Tracy Zhou, 8/2011-present: Ph.D. student of Operations Research, IT&E, GMU (committee member).

31) Christina Lehnertz, 2012-present: Ph.D. student of Computational and Data Sciences, GMU (committee member).

32) Ahmad Aburiza, 2013-present: Ph.D. student of ESGS, GMU (committee member).

33) Kelly Vanderb, 9/2011-present: Ph.D. student of ESGS, GMU.

 

3.5 Postdocs and Other scholars/STUDENTS funded/supervised

34) Bockhwa Kim, 2004, graduate student, ESGS, COS, GMU

35) Yue Zhu, 2005, graduate student, ESGS, COS, GMU

36) Jing Xing, 2005, graduate student, IT, IT&E, GMU

37) Qingfeng Zhang, 2006-2007, visiting scholar, current: Professor at Northwest Agriculture and Forest University

38) Danqing Xiao, 2006-2007, graduate student, ESGS, COS, GMU

39) Haijun Zhu, 7/2006-6/2008, postdoctoral research fellow, current: Amazon Inc.

40) Bin Zhou, 8/2006-8/2008, visiting scholar, current: Associate Professor at Tsingdao Institute for Ocean Research.

41) Jibo Xie, 2/2007-2/2009, postdoctoral research fellow, current: Associate Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

42) Ran Ji, 6/2007-6/2008, visiting scholar, current: Research scientist at Peking University

43) Fuming Lin, 7/2007-7/2008, visiting scholar, current: Project Manager at HeiLongJiang Bureau of Surveying and Mapping (HLJBSM)

44) Xiaotang Zhou, 7/2007-7/2008, visiting scholar, current: Division Deputy Director at HLJBSM

45) Zhenlong Li, 7/2007-2010, visiting scholar

46) Kevin Huang, 2008, 2009, summer, high school student

47) Fischer Xiao, 2008 summer, high school student

48) Kai Liu, 1/2010-2012, visiting scholar

49) Jing Li, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 summer

50) Min Sun, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 summer

51)  Xin Qu, 2010.5-2011.5, visiting scholar, current: HLJBSM

52)  Huayi Wu, 2008-2010, research associate professor, Yangtze River Scholar and Professor, Wuhan University.

53) Abdelmounaam Rezgui, 2010-2012, research associate professor, Assistant Professor, New Mexico Tech.

54) Chen Xu, 2010 – 2014, postdoc, Assistant Professor, Univ. of Wyoming

55) Wen Cao, 2011 Summer, research staff

56) Baoxuan Jin, 2013.2-2014.1, postdoctoral research fellow, Director of Geomatics Center of Yunnan Province

57) Rui Li, 2013.3-2014.2, visiting scholar, Associate Professor at Wuhan University.

58) Zhipeng Gui, 2011-2013, postdoctoral research fellow, current: Assistant Professor at Wuhan University.

59) Xuezhi Wang, 6.2014-9.2014, visiting scholar, Chinese Academy of Sciences

60) Xi Li, 7.2014-6.2015, visiting scholar, Wuhan University

61) Mei Li, 8.2014-7.2015, visiting scholar, Peking University

 

3.6 International EDUCATION Programs

1)     7/2006 – 8/2006, Advanced Certificate of GeoInformation Sciences Education Program, HLJBSM, Organized and Coordinated the Program for 21 International Professionals.

2)     6/2007 – 8/2007: Advanced Certificate of GeoInformation Sciences Education Program, HLJBSM, Organized and Coordinated the Program for 23 International Professionals.

3)     6/2008 – 8/2008, Advanced Certificate of GeoInformation Sciences Education Program, HLJBSM, Organized and Coordinated the Program for 21 International Professionals.

4)     6/2009 – 8/2009: Advanced Certificate of GeoInformation Sciences Education Program, HLJBSM, Organized and Coordinated the Program for 18 International Professionals.

5)     3/2011-4/2011: Advanced Certificate of GeoInformation Sciences Education Program, NGCC, Organized and Coordinated the Program for 17 International Professionals.

6)     7/2012: Advanced Certificate of Executive GeoInformation Management, NASG, Organized and Coordinated the Program for 21 Senior Executives.

7)     9/2012-10/2012: Advanced Certificate of GeoInformation Sciences Education Program, NGCC, Organized and Coordinated the Program for 23 International Professionals.

8)     7-8/2013: Advanced Certificate of Executive GeoInformation Management, NASG, Organized and Coordinated the Program for 13 Senior Executives.

9)     9/2013-10/2013: Advanced Certificate of GeoInformation Sciences Education Program, NGCC, Organizing and Coordinating the Program for 19 International Professionals.

 

IV. Service, outreach, and academic entrepreneurship

 

4.1 GMU SERVICES

4.1.1 Departmental

1)     2006: member, ad hoc search committee, ESGS, COS, GMU.

2)     2006-2007: member, ad hoc search committee, ESGS, COS, GMU.

3)     2007: member, ad hoc search committee for assistant professor, ESGS, COS, GMU.

4)     2008-present: coordinator, Global Environment Change B.S. degree, GGS, COS, GMU.

5)     2008-present: associate coordinator, Geographic Information Science Graduate Certificate, GGS, COS, GMU.

6)     2009-2010: member, ad hoc GMU junior faculty renewal committee, GGS, COS, GMU.

7)     2008-2011, curriculum committee, GGS, COS, GMU.

8)     2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, ad hoc student award committee, GGS, COS, GMU.

9)     2011-2013, graduate admission committee chair, GGS, COS, GMU.

10) 2011-present, chair advisory committee, GGS, COS, GMU.

11) 2012: faculty promotion and tenure committee, GGS, COS, GMU.

12) 2013: chair of a faculty promotion & tenure committee, GGS, COS, GMU

 

4.1.2 College

13) 2006-2008: Liaison, MOU between GMU COS and the Institute of Remote Sensing Application, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

14) 2006-present: (Co-) Director, Joint Center for Intelligent Spatial Computing, COS, GMU.

15) 2010-present, Liaison, MOU between NGCC (National Geomatics Center of China) and COS, GMU

16) 2013-present, Curriculum committee, COS, GMU

 

4.1.3 University

17) 2002-2010: Liaison, MOU between Beijing Univ. and GMU

18) 2004-2012: GMU Representative for SURA Grid.

19) 2005-2010: Liaison, MOU between GMU and HeiLongJiang Bureau of Surveying and Mapping.

20) 2012-present: Planning Director (2012-2013) & Director (2013-present), NSF I/UCRC for Spatiotemporal Thinking, Computing and Applications, (with Harvard and UCSB), supported by NSF, NASA, USGS, Microsoft and other 20+ agencies and companies.

21) 2011-present: Liaison, MOU between GMU and NASG.

 

4.2 Exernal PROFESSIONAL Services

22) 2000-2010, CPGIS:

·       11/2000-10/2001: President Assistant

·       11/2001-10/2010: member of Board of Directors

·       11/2001-10/2004: Chair of Web Development and Telecommunication Committee

·       11/2002-10/2003: Vice President

·       11/2003-10/2004: President Elect

·       11/2004-10/2005: President

·       7/2006-present: Professional Training committee chair

23) 2002-2005: Advisory Member, the U.S. National Digital Elevation Program, FGDC

24) 2005-2008: InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS)/L1 NASA alternate representative

25) 2005-2008: ESIP NASA Geosciences Interoperability Office representative

26) 2009-2010: Co-Founding Chair, AAG Cyberinfrastruture Specialty Group (CISG)

27) 2010-2012, Vice Chair, research committee, UCGIS

28) 2012-present, Chair, research committee, UCGIS

29) 2010-2012, Governance Committee, SURAgrid, Southeastern Universities Research Association

30) 2012-present, Founding Chair, Computing Optimization for SDB and LBS working group, ISPRS II/IV

 

4.3 Conferences/sessions/Workshops organized

31) 2002: Program Committee member, and Chair of the Distributed GIS Session I, Geoinformatics’2002, Jun.1-3, 2002, Nanjing, China.

32) 2005: Organizer and Co-Chair, oral and poster sessions of “Transforming Geoscience Access Through Standards Implementation” AGU winter meeting, Dec.5–9, 2005, San Francisco, CA, USA

33) 2005: Programming Committee Co-Chair, Geoinformatics’2005, Aug.17-19, 2005, Toronto, Canada.

34) 2005: Lead Organizer and Chair, distributed GIS sessions, AAG annual meeting, Apr.5-9 2005, Denver CO

35) 2006: Lead Organizer for Internet GIS sessions, AAG annual meeting, Mar.7-11 2006, Chicago, IL

36) 2007: Lead Organizer for session series of Distributed Geospatial Information Processing: CyberInfrastructure, Interoperability, and Spatial Web Portal,  AAG annual meeting, April 17-21, 2007, San Francisco, CA

37) 2007: Chair, Web and Virtual GIS, Government GIS, GeoInformatics’2007, May 28-30, Nanjing, China

38) 2007: Earth Information Exchange, ESIP summer meeting, July 17-21, 2007, Madison, WI.

39) 2008-2012: ESIP Summer Meeting and ESIP Winter Meeting

40) 2008-2012: AAG Annual Meeting (average 5 sessions per year)

41) 2005-2012: CPGIS Annual Meeting (average 2 sessions per year)

42) 2011: Two Spatial Cloud Computing Sessions, ESIP Winter Meeting, Washington D.C., Jan.4-7, 2012.

43) 2012: UCGIS Summer Symposium, Washington DC, May 29-June 1, 2012.

44) 2012: Three Cloud Computing Sessions, ESIP Summer Meeting, Madison, WI, July 10-14, 2012.

45) 2012: The 1st international conference for space, time, and CyberGIS, UIUC, Aug.4-8, 2012.

46) 2012: NSF I/UCRC for Spatiotemporal Thinking, Computing, and Applications planning meeting. (leading organizer)

47) 2013: UCGIS Summer Symposium, Fairfax, VA, May 20-23, 2013.

48) 2013: GeoComputation’2013, Wuhan Univ., China, May 26-28, 2013.

49) 2013: Three Cloud Computing Sessions, ESIP Summer Meeting, Chapel Hill, NC, July 9-12, 2013.

50) 2013: 1st international conference for GREEN technologies, Wuhan Univ., China, Oct.31-Nov.1, 2013.

51) 2013: 13 Spatiotemporal Sessions, AAG, Los Angles, CA, Apr. 8-13, 2013.

52) 2013: Semantics for Big Data Workshop, AAAI 2013 Fall Symposium; Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, Virginia, November 15-17, 2013.

53) 2013: NSF Workshop on Cyberinfrastructure for Polar Sciences, Sept.10-12, 2013, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

 

4.4 Peer Review

4.2.1 Proposal Review

1)     2004, 2008: USGS/FGDC Cooperative Agreement Program Panel

2)     2004-2005: NSF Science Engineering Informatics and Information Integration Panel

3)     2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013: NSF Geography and Spatial Sciences Program (ad hoc reviewer)

4)     2006, 2013: NSF Polar Program (ad hoc reviewer)

5)     2011: NSF OCI Panel

6)     2012: NSF GEO Program

 

4.2.3 Manuscript Review

7)     1999-2000: Chinese Journal of Images & Graphics

8)     1999-2000: Journal of Remote Sensing

9)     2004: Earth Science Satellite Remote Sensing, book chapter review

10) 2004: International Conference on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Systems and Applications

11) 2004-present: International Journal of Geographic Information Sciences

12) 2004-present: Computers & Geosciences

13) 2004-present: Journal/Annals of Geographic Information Sciences

14) 2008: 2008 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)

15) 2007-2008: ISCRAM 2008 GIScience Session

16) 2008-present: Computer, Environment and Urban Systems

17) 2008-present: Transactions on GIS

18) 2009-present: Journal of Location Based Service

19) 2010-present: Journal of Computers

20) 2010-present: Atmospheric Environment

21) 2010-present: Applied Geography

 

4.7 CAREER/specialist meeting

1)     NSF funded Geography Faculty Development Alliance, Jun.3-9, 2005, Department of Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

2)     National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) funded NCGIA Spatial Web Specialist Meeting, Dec.2-5, 2004, National Center for Geospatial Information Analysis, University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

 

4.8 Memberships

1)     1999-present: Member, the American Association for the Advancement of Science

2)     2000-present: Lifetime member, the International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Sciences

3)     2003-present: Member, the American Association of Geographers

4)     2004-present: Member, the American Geophysical Union