About Me

My name is Yingjie Hu. I am a PhD candidate at the Department of Geography of the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. My major area is in Geographic Information Science (GIScience). My research investigates the space, time, and semantics of geographic information, as well as the interactions among the three. Specifically, I apply my expertise to spatial data mining, spatial decision making, and spatial data infrastructures.

Besides actively contributing to academic research, I have also worked in industry during summers. I had two summer internships in Applications Prototype Lab in Esri Inc., where I designed and implemented prototypes for the next generation's GIS.

Before coming to the U.S., I was a master student at the Geography Department of East China Normal University, where I was involved in research on public participation GIS, geocollaboration, and geovisualization. I was also the main software engineer for three Web-based 3D GIS used by Shanghai government departments.

Research Interests

- GIScience

- Spatial Data Mining

- Information Value Measurement

- Spatial Data Infrastructures

- Geographic Information Retrieval

- Nighttime Light Remote Sensing

- Geo-ontology Engineering

- Public Participation GIS

Background

Education

- Ph.D.   9/2011-- present

Department of Geography, U.C. Santa Babara, USA
Major: Cartography and GIS (Geospatial Semantics)

- M.S.   9/2008-- 6/2011

Department of Geography, East China Normal University, China
Major: Cartography and GIS (3D Geovisualization and Web GIS)

- B.S.   9/2004-- 6/2008

Department of Geography, East China Normal University, China
Major: Cartography and GIS (GIS Software Engineering)

Skills

- Programming and Software Engineering

Java (major), C++, Python
JavaScript, HTML, CSS, JQuery, Bootstrap, ExtJS

- Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing

Classification and Clustering
Named Entity Recognition, Topic Modeling, Information Retrieval

- Geospatial Analysis and Data Processing

Vector and Raster Data Analysis

- Semantic Web technologies

W3C and OGC standards: RDF, SPARQL, OWL, GeoSPARQL
SPARQL Endpoint: Jena Fuseki, Parliament

Publications

- Peer-reviewed Journal Articles:

15.Zhu, R., Hu, Y., Janowicz, K., & McKenzie, G. (2016): Spatial signatures for geographic feature types: examining gazetteer ontologies using spatial statistics. Transactions in GIS, accepted.

14.Hu, Y., Janowicz, K., & Chen, Y. (2016): Task-oriented information value measurement based on space-time prisms, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 30(6), 1228-1249.

13.Hu, Y., Gao, S., Janowicz, K., Yu, B., Li, W., & Prasad, S. (2015): Extracting and understanding urban areas of interest using geotagged photos, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 54, 240-254.

12.Hu, Y., Janowicz, K., Prasad, S., & Gao S. (2015): Metadata topic harmonization and semantic search for Linked-Data-driven geoportals: a case study using ArcGIS Online, Transactions in GIS, 19(3), 398-416.

11.Chen, Z., Yu, B., Hu, Y., Huang, C., Shi, K., & Wu, J. (2015): Estimating house vacancy rate in metropolitan areas using NPP-VIIRS nighttime light composite data, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 8(5), 2188-2197.

10.Shi, K., Yu, B., Hu, Y., Huang, C., Chen, Y., Huang, Y., Chen, Z., & Wu J. (2015): Modeling and mapping total freight traffic in China using NPP-VIIRS nighttime light composite data, GIScience & Remote Sensing, 52(3), 274-289.

9. Yu, B., Shi, K., Hu, Y., Huang, C., Chen, Z., & Wu, J. (2015): Poverty evaluation using NPP-VIIRS nighttime light composite data at the county level in China, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 8(3), 1217-1229.

8. McKenzie, G., Janowicz, K., Gao, S., Yang, J., & Hu, Y. (2014): POI Pulse: a multi-granular, semantic signature–based information observatory for the interactive visualization of big geosocial data, Cartographica: The International Journal for Geographic Information and Geovisualization, 50(2), 71-85.

7. Shi, K., Yu, B., Huang, Y., Hu, Y., Yin, B., Chen, Z., Chen, L., & Wu, L. (2014): Evaluating the ability of NPP-VIIRS nighttime light data to estimate the gross domestic product and the electric power consumption of China at multiple scales: a comparison with DMSP-OLS data, Remote Sensing, 6 (2), 1705-1724.

6. Hu, Y., Lv, Z., Wu, J., Janowicz, K., Zhao, X., & Yu, B. (2013): A multistage collaborative 3D GIS to support public participation, International Journal of Digital Earth, 8(3), 212- 234.

5. Chen, Z., Yu, B., Huang, Y., Hu, Y., Lin, H., & Wu, J. (2013): Validation of total ozone column derived from OMPS using ground-based spectroradiometer measurements, Remote Sensing Letters, 4 (10), 937-945.

4. Lin, H., Yu, B., Chen, Z., Hu, Y., Huang, Y., Wu, J., Wu, B., & Ge, R. (2013): A geospatial web portal for sharing and analyzing greenhouse gas data derived from satellite remote sensing images, Frontiers of Earth Science, 7 (3), 295-309.

3. Yu, B., Liu, H., Wu, J., Hu, Y., & Zhang, L. (2010): Automated derivation of urban building density information using airborne LiDAR data and object-based method, Landscape and Urban Planning, 98 (3-4), 210-219.

2. Hu, Y. & Wu, J. (2010): Design of enterprise three-dimensional GIS based on skyline and ExtJS, Science of Surveying and Mapping, 35 (6), 247-249. (in Chinese)

1. Li, J., Wu, J., & Hu, Y. (2009): Development of three-dimensional urban scanning system using TerraExplorer Pro, Computer Technology and Development, 6, 66-68. (in Chinese)

- Peer-reviewed Book Chapters:

1.Hu, Y. & Janowicz, K. (2016): Enriching top-down geo-ontologies using bottom-up knowledge mined from Linked Data, in H. Onsrud & W. Kuhn (Eds), Advancing Geographic Information Science: The Past and Next Twenty Years, GSDI Association Press, 183-198.

- Peer-reviewed Conference Articles (Full Papers Only):

15.Janowicz, K., Hu, Y., McKenzie, G., Gao, S., Regalia, B., Mai, G., Zhu, R., Adams, B., & Taylor, K. (2016): Moon landing or safari? a study of systematic errors and their causes in geographic Linked Data, In: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience 2016), Sep. 27-30, Montreal, Canada.

14.Krisnadhi, A., Hu, Y., Janowicz, K., Hitzler, P., Arko, R., Carbotte, S., Chandler, C., Cheatham, M., Fils, D., Finin, T., Ji, P., Jones, M., Karima, N., Lehnert, K., Mickle, A., Narock, T., O'Brien, M., Raymond, L., Shepherd, A., Schildhauer, M., & Wiebe, P. (2015): The GeoLink modular oceanography ontology, In: Proceedings of the 14th International Semantic Web Conference, Oct. 11-15, 2015, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA.

13.Hu, Y., Janowicz, K., Prasad, S., & Gao, S. (2015): Enabling semantic search and knowledge discovery for ArcGIS Online: a Linked-Data-driven approach, In Proceedings of 18th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science, Jun. 9-12, Lisbon, Portugal .

12.Hu, Y., Janowicz, K., & Prasad, S. (2014): Improving Wikipedia-based place name disambiguation in short texts using structured data from DBpedia, In Proceedings of 8th ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on Geographic Information Retrieval, Nov. 4, 2014, Dallas, TX, USA .

11. Gao, S., Hu, Y., Janowicz, K., McKenzie, G. (2013): A spatiotemporal scientometrics framework for exploring the citation impact of publications and scientists, In Proceedings of the 21th International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, Nov. 5-8, 2013, Orlando, FL, USA.

10. Hu, Y., Janowicz, K., McKenzie, G., Sengupta, K., & Hitzler, P. (2013): A Linked-Data-driven and semantically-enabled journal portal for scientometrics, In Proceedings of the 12th International Semantic Web Conference, Oct. 21-25, 2013, Sydney, Australia, pp. 114-129.

9.Hu, Y., Janowicz, K., Carral, D., Scheider, S., Kuhn, W., Berg-Cross, G., Hitzler, P., Dean, M., & Kolas, D. (2013): A geo-ontology design pattern for semantic trajectories, In Proceedings of the 2013 Conference On Spatial Information Theory, Sept. 2 - 6, 2013, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK.

8.Lin, H., Hu, L., Hu, Y., Wu, J., & Yu, B. (2011): An integrated framework for retrieving and analyzing geographic information in Web pages, In Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Geoinformatics, Jun. 24-26, 2011, Shanghai, China.

7.Hu, Y., Wu, J., Zhong, H., Lv, Z., & Yu, B. (2010): An approach for integrating geospatial processing services into three-dimensional GIS, In Proceedings of the International Conference on Web Information Systems and Mining, Oct. 23-24, 2010, Sanya, Hainan, China, pp 154-161.

6.Lv, Z., Hu, Y., Zhong, H., Wu, J., Li, B., Zhao, H. (2010): Parallel k-means clustering of remote sensing images based on MapReduce, In Proceedings of the International Conference on Web Information Systems and Mining, Oct. 23-24, 2010, Sanya, Hainan, China, pp 162-170.

5.Zhong, H., Wu, J., Li, L., Lv, Z., Hu, Y., & Yu, B. (2010): Mobile and wireless GIS based upon independent development, In Proceedings of 2010 International Conference on Electrical and Control Engineering, Jun. 25-27, 2010, Wuhan, Hubei, China

4.Hu, Y., Wu, J., Lv, Z., Zhong, H., & Yu, B. (2010): A method for representing thematic data in three-dimensional GIS, In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Geoinformatics, Jun. 18-21, 2010, Beijing, China.

3.Lv, Z.,Hu, Y., Zhong, H., Yu, B., Wu, J., Li, B., & Zhao, H (2010): Spatial indexing of global geographical data with HTM, In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Geoinformatics, Jun. 18-21, 2010, Beijing, China.

2.Zhong, H., Li, P., Hu, Y., Lv, Z., Yin, J., Yu, B., & Wu, J. (2010): A solution for the data collection in the field survey based on mobile and wireless GIS, In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Geoinformatics, Jun. 18-21, 2010, Beijing, China.

1.Yin, J., Xu, S., Wang, J., Zhong, H., Hu, Y., Yin, Z., Wang, K., & Zhang, X. (2010): Vulnerability assessment of combined impacts of sea level rise and coastal flooding for China's coastal region using remote sensing and GIS, In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Geoinformatics, Jun. 18-21, 2010, Beijing, China.

- Peer-reviewed Short Papers or Extended Abstracts:

11.Hu, Y., Janowicz, K., Hitzler, P., & Sengupta, K. (2015): The Semantic Web Journal as Linked Data, In: Proceedings of 2015 International Semantic Web Conference (demos and posters track), Oct. 11-15, 2015, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA.

10.Janowicz, K., Krisnadhi, A., Hu, Y., Suh, S., Weidema, B., Rivela, B., Tivander, J., Meyer, D., Berg-Cross, G., Hitzler, P., Ingwersen, W., Kuczenski, B., Vardeman, C., Ju, Y., & Cheatham, M. (2015): A Minimal Ontology Pattern for Life Cycle Assessment Data, In: Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Ontology and Semantic Web Patterns at 2015 International Semantic Web Conference, Oct. 11-15, 2015, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA.

9. Yan, B., Hu, Y., Kuczenski, B., Janowicz, K., Ballatore, A., Krisnadhi, A., Ju, Y., Hitzler, P., Suh, S., & Ingwersen, W. (2015): An ontology for Specifying Spatiotemporal Scopes in Life Cycle Assessment, In: Proceedings of the Diversity++ Workshop at 2015 International Semantic Web Conference, Oct. 11-15, 2015, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA.

8. Gao, S., Yang, J., Yan, B., Hu, Y., Janowicz, K., & McKenzie, G. (2014): Detecting origin-destination mobility flows from geotagged Tweets in Greater Los Angeles Area, In Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Geographic Information Science, Sep. 24-26, 2014, Vienna, Austria.

7. Gao, S., Yang, J., Janowicz, K., Hu, Y.,, Yan B., & McKenzie, G. (2014): TrajAnalyst: matching data to trajectory analysis modules via a conceptual framework, In Proceedings of Workshop on Analysis of Movement Data, Sep. 23, 2014, Vienna, Austria.

6. Hu, Y., McKenzie, G., Yang, J., Gao, S., Abdalla, A., & Janowicz, K. (2014): A Linked-Data-driven Web portal for Learning analytics: data enrichment, interactive visualization, and knowledge discovery, in Proceedings of the Workshops at the Learning Analytics and Knowledge 2014 Conference, Mar. 24-28, 2014, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

5. Abdalla, A., Hu, Y., Carral, D., Li, N., & Janowicz, K. (2014): An ontology design pattern for activity reasoning, In Proceedings of 5th Workshop on Ontology and Semantic Web Patterns, Oct. 18, 2014, Riva del Garda, Trentino, Italy.

4. McKenzie, G., Janowicz, K., Hu, Y., Sengupta, K., & Hitzler, P. (2013): Linked scientometrics: designing interactive scientometrics with Linked Data and Semantic Web reasoning, In Proceedings of the 12th International Semantic Web Conference, Oct. 21-25, 2013, Sydney, Australia.

3.Hu, Y. & Janowicz, K. (2012): Improving personal information management by integrating activities in the physical world with the semantic desktop, In Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, Nov. 6-9, 2012, Redondo Beach, California, USA, pp. 578-581.

2.Hu, Y., Li, W., Janowicz, K., Deutsch, K., McKenzie, G., & Goulias, K. (2012): Using spatial-temporal signatures to infer human activities from personal trajectories on location-enabled mobile devices, In Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Geographic Information Science, Sep.19-21, 2012, Columbus, Ohio, USA.

1.Deutsch, K., McKenzie, G., Janowicz, K., Li, W., Hu, Y., & Goulias, K. (2012): Examining the use of smartphones for travel behavior data collection, In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Travel Behavior Research, Jul. 15-20, 2012, Toronto, Canada.

- Professional Presentations:

14. Oral presentation (2015): Metadata topic harmonization and semantic search for Linked-Data-driven geoportals: a case study using ArcGIS Online, in 2015 Esri User Conference: GIScience Research Session, Jul 20-24, 2015, San Diego, California, USA.

13. Oral presentation (2015): Enriching top-down geo-ontologies using bottom-up knowledge mined from Linked Open Data, in Advancing Geographic Information Science: The Past and Next Twenty Years, Jun 29-Jul 3, 2015, Bar Harbor, Maine, USA.

12. Oral presentation (2015): Enabling semantic search and knowledge discovery for ArcGIS Online: a Linked-Data-driven approach, in the 18th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science, June 9-12, 2015, Lisbon, Portugal.

11. Poster presentation (2015): Metadata topic harmonization and semantic search for Linked-Data-driven geoportals: a case study using ArcGIS Online, in NSF EarthCube All-Hands Meeting, May 27-29, 2015, Arlington, Virginia, USA.

10. Oral presentation (2015): Extracting and understanding urban areas of interest using geotagged photos, in 2015 Annual Meeting of AAG, April 21-25, 2015, Chicago, Illinoise, USA.

9. Oral presentation (2014): Improving Wikipedia-based place name disambiguation in short texts using structured data from DBpedia, in the 8th ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on Geographic Information Retrieval, Nov. 4, 2014, Dallas, Texas, USA.

8. Oral presentation (2014): A Linked-Data-driven Web portal for Learning analytics: data enrichment, interactive visualization, and knowledge discovery, 2nd Prize Award, in the LAK Challenge at the Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference, Mar. 24-28, 2014, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

7. Oral presentation (2013): Citation Map: visualizing the spread of scientific ideas through space and time, in 2013 Robert Raskin mashup competition at the annual meeting of AAG, April 9-13, 2013, Los Angeles, California, USA.

6. Oral presentation (2013): A geo-ontology design pattern for semantic trajectories, in the 2013 Conference On Spatial Information Theory, Sept. 2 - 6, 2013, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK.

5. Demo presentation (2012): Improving personal information management by integrating activities in the physical world with the semantic desktop, in the 20th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference, Nov. 6-9, 2012, Redondo Beach, California, USA.

4. Oral presentation (2012): Using spatial-temporal signatures to infer human activities from personal trajectories on location-enabled mobile devices, in the 7th International Conference on Geographic Information Science, Sep.19-21, 2012, Columbus, Ohio, USA.

3. Poster presentation (2010): An approach for integrating geospatial processing services into three-dimensional GIS, in the International Conference on Web Information Systems and Mining, Oct. 23-24, 2010, Sanya, Hainan, China.

2. Oral presentation (2010): A method for representing thematic data in three-dimensional GIS, in the 18th International Conference on Geoinformatics, Jun. 18-21, 2010, Beijing, China.

1. Poster presentation (2009): Design of enterprise three-dimensional GIS based on skyline and ExtJS, in the 6th International Symposium on Digital Earth, Sept. 8-12, 2009, Beijing, China.

Projects

Information Value Measurement

Related paper

While we are having more and more data, the newly invented mobile devices, such as smartwatches, often only have small screens. The limited display space restricts the number of information items that can be displayed at one time. Which information items should be shown first? Should it be the weather info, traffic conjestions, flight arrival info, meeting schedule, or some others? This work proposes a framework for quantifying the value of information based on space-time prisms.

Role: Main researcher

NSF EarthCube GeoLink

Related paper

GeoLink is a building block project in the NSF EarthCube program. It leverages the Semantic Web technologies to harmonize and link separate data repositories in geoscience. Seven data repositories (e.g., BCO-DMO and DataONE) have joined this project so far. Modular ontologies have been developed to link the heterogenous data, and a map-based user interface has been designed to visualize and explore the data.

Role: Ontology engineer and user interface designer
URL: http://map.geolink.org/

Metadata Topic Harmonization

Related paper

Harmonizing heterogenous metadata topics using the ISO 19115 standard. A natural language processing model, Labeled Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LLDA), has been trained based on the metadata from data.gov. The trained LLDA model is then applied to the user-contributed ArcGIS Online data to harmonize the heterogenous metadata. Multiples tabs have been designed which can display the results in each topic.

Role: Main developer
URL: http://stko-exp.geog.ucsb.edu/linkedportal/

Place Name Disambiguation

Related paper

This project aims at improving the accuracy of place name disambiguation in short texts. Wikipedia is a data source that has often been employed as ground truth descriptions. However, Wikipedia articles do not emphasize the terms which represent important entities. We combine the entities from DBpedia (the semantic web version of Wikipedia) and designed a co-occurance model to improve the disambiguation result.

Role: Main developer
Code: https://github.com/YingjieHu/Place-Disambiguation

Urban Areas of Interest

Related paper

Using Flickr data to discover the interesting areas within a city. Flickr data from six different cities and in the past 10 years have been used for this study. Clusters have been identified at locations where most people took photos. We detect clusters using DBSCAN, and construct polygons using chi-shape algorithm. In order to understand the extracted AOIs, we also extract the distinctive tags and representative photos within these areas.

Role: Main developer
URL: http://stko-exp.geog.ucsb.edu/urbanAOIs/index.html

Semantic Search for ArcGIS Online

Related paper

We enable semantic search for maps by expanding an input query with related thematic concepts and geographic terms. Related thematic concepts are identified using Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA) and WordNet. Related geographic entities are found using a gazetteer Geonames.

Role: Main developer
URL: http://stko-exp.geog.ucsb.edu/linkedarcgis/
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38ssyXaP7v0

This project celebrates the 25th birthday of Web. We use the publication data from the WWW conference, and develop three major modules for this portal. The timeline module shows the major topics in the past 10 years. The geographic map module visualizes the spatial distribution of these topics. The self-organization map shows the hierachical relations between research topics and visualizes them using a map metaphor.

Role: Main developer
URL: http://stko-exp.geog.ucsb.edu/web25portal/index.html

Point of Interest (POI) Pulse

Related paper

This project reclassifies the categories of Point of Interest (POIs) from Foursquare using support vector machine. One POI has been classified into multiple categories based on its spatial, temporal, and thematic characteristics. We visualize a large amount of POI data using HTML5 and javascript, and discovered a tipping point to switch between vector and raster representations.

Role: Group member
URL: http://stko-poi.geog.ucsb.edu/prod/lapulse/

Scientometrics Portal for LAK

Related paper

This is a project developed for the Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK) challenge. We make use of the LAK community's publication data, and visualize the geographic collaboration patterns, coauthor networks, and citation distributions of academic papers. We have also designed a tool for reviewer recommendation. We won the second prize.

Role: Group member
URL: http://stko-exp.geog.ucsb.edu/lak/
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_Bsm_fEJkA

Semantic Web Journal Portal

Related paper

A project for the Semantic Web Journal to improve the analysis of the journal’s publication data, including the number of publications, citations for each author. Analysis results are then visualized using techniques such as D3.

Role: Main developer
URL: http://semantic-web-journal.com/SWJPortal/
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPWVfLaC6Co

Citation Map

Related paper

A project for the AAG Mashup Competition that visualizes the citation data on a global scale map. This application locates the first author of a paper, and then searches all researchers who have cited this paper in their work. Finally, the locations of these researchers are visualized on a map. We won the finalist award.

Role: Main developer
URL: http://stko-work.geog.ucsb.edu:8080/map/
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eC309dGdJM0

Spatio-temporal File Management System

Related paper

This project proposes to attach spatiotemporal contexts to digital files that we use everyday on laptops and mobile devices. Such addtional indexes allow users to search files based on not only the traditional folder hierachies but also the spatiotemporal contexts in which the files have been used. For example, finding the files I have opened during the conference I attended last month.

Role: Main developer
Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFhPhj5gObI

3D GIS for Public Participation

Related paper

This system accomodates the needs of the participants in different stages of collaborative decision making (e.g., urban planning). Participants can not only provide comments and feedbacks to existing plans, but also engage in intensive discussions and real-time design. This system helps answer the "what if" questions, which are commonly encountered in geodesign applications.

Role: Main developer
Code: https://github.com/YingjieHu/PPGIS

Chongming Agricultural 3D GIS

A 3D GI system developed for Chongming, Shanghai, China. This system has been designed to help farmers get easier access to agricultural information and better manage their lands and crops.

Role: Main developer
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LifF-0Rghtg

3D GIS for Pollution Mornitoring

A 3D GI system developed for pollution mornitoring in Shanghai, China. This system was designed for Shanghai Environment Protection Agency which needs to manage the information about the electricity factories and water sewage factories. This system will provide alert when real-time pollution level has exceeded a certain level.

Role: Main developer
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiuJLIOrXqI

Vegetation Planning 3D System

A 3D GI system developed for vegetation planning in Shanghai, China. This system employs the concept of geodesign, and aims at answering the what if question. Thus, it allows users to plan the vegetations as they want and visualize the possible result to the users.

Role: Main developer
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATphYE3NPQQ

Teaching

Geog 176A:
Introduction to GIS

Quarter: 2015 Summer
Teaching Instructor


Lectures:

Chapter 1: What is a GIS?
Chapter 2: GIS's Roots in Cartography
Chapter 3: Maps as Numbers
Chapter 4: Getting the Map Into the Computer
Chapter 5: What is Where?



Chapter 6: Why is it There?
Chapter 7: Terrain Analysis
Chapter 8: Making Maps With GIS
Chapter 9: How to Pick a GIS?
Chapter 10: GIS in Action
Chapter 11: The Future of GIS

Geog 176C:
GIS Application

Quarter: 2012 Spring
Teaching Assistant
Work with Dr. Michael F. Goodchild


Services and Awards

Services

- Peer Reviewer

International Journal of Geographical Information Science
Transactions in GIS
Cartography and Geographic Information Science
International Journal of Digital Earth
ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information
Computers, Environment and Urban Systems
Journal of Spatial Information Science
International Journal of Remote Sensing
Remote Sensing
Semantic Web Journal
Applied Ontologies
Computers and Electronics in Agriculture

- Conference Program Committee Members

WOP 2016: 7th Workshop on Ontology and Semantic Web Patterns
WOP 2015: 6th Workshop on Ontology and Semantic Web Patterns
AAAI 2015: 29th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence
EKAW 2014: 19th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management

- Student Volunteers

ACM GIS 2012: 20th International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems
Geoinformatics 2011: 19th International Conference on Geoinformatics

Fellowships and Awards

- National Award for Outstanding Chinese PhD Students Studying Abroad, 2016

- Graduate Scholarship from Chinese-American Engineers and Scientists Association of Southern California, 2016

- Doctoral Scholarship from the Cartography and Geographic Information Society, 2016

- UCSB Affiliates dissertation fellowship, 2015

- UCSB Graduate dissertation fellowship, 2015

- AAG International Geographic Information Fund award, 2015

- 2nd prize award for Learning Analytics and Knowledge Data Challenge, 2014

- Jack Dangermond fellowship for outstanding PhD students in GIS, 2013

- Finalist award for AAG Robert Raskin Mashup Mapping Competition, 2013

- UCSB Geography Doctoral Scholars fellowship, 2011.

- Excellent Master Thesis, 2011.

- Scholarship for excellent graduate students, 2009- 2011.

- Excellent Graduate Student of East China Normal University, 2009 - 2011.

- Excellent Graduate of Shanghai municipality, 2008.

- Excellent Bachelor Thesis, 2008.

- Scholarship for excellent undergraduate students, 2005- 2007.

- Excellent Undergraduate Student of East China Normal University, 2005- 2008.

Travel Grants

- UCSB Graduate Division travel award, 2015

- UCSB Graduate Student Association travel award, 2015

- Jack Dangermond travel grant for Vespucci Institute, 2015

- Jack Dangermond travel grant for AGILE 205 conference, 2015

- NSF EarthCube Early Career Scholar travel award, 2015

- Jack Dangermond travel grant for LAK 2014 conference, 2014

- NSF travel grant for the 20th ACM GIS conference, 2012.

- Jack Dangermond travel grant for the 7th GIScience conference, 2012.

- NSF travel grant for the 6th RR Conference, 2012.

Contact

Yingjie Hu

4829 Ellison Hall
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA
Email: yingjiehu@geog.ucsb.edu

Yingjie Hu Yingjie Hu 1985-11-20 yingjiehu@geog.ucsb.edu PhD Candidate Male Yingjie Hu is a graduate student in the Department of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara.