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Welcome

My name is Yiting Ju. I am a graduate student at the University of California, Santa Barbara, focusing on GIS (Geographic Information Science) and Semantic Web. I am currently working with Dr. Krzysztof Janowicz at STKO (Space and Time Knowledge Organization) lab.

My current research involves ontology engineering for Life Cycle Assessment, place name disambiguation, and geographic linked data.

Before coming to UCSB, I achieved my Bachelor of Science degree in GIS from Penn State, where I also got a minor degree in IST (Information Science and Technology). I had been working as a research intern at GeoVISTA Center.


Projects

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Twitter Heatmap

A heatmap visualizing locations of real-time tweets powered by Java and OpenStreetMap

Zoomable Sunburst

A visualization of DBpedia's "Place" Ontology Hierarchy, using D3.js

Author Collaboration Map

A map visualizing the author collaboration of the Journal of Applied Ontology, highlighting the levels of collaboration between authors.

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Publications

Ju, Y., Adams, B., Janowicz, K. , Hu, Y., Yan, B., and McKenzie, G. (2016) Things and Strings: Improving Place Name Disambiguation from Short Texts by Combining Entity Co-Occurrence with Topic Modeling. 20th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW 2016), Bologna, Italy, 19-23 November 2016

Gao, S., Yan, B., Gong, L., Regalia, B., Ju, Y., & Hu, Y. (2015). Uncovering Digital Divide and Physical Divide in Senegal Using Mobile Phone Data. GeoComputation 15'.

Wallgrün, J. O., Hardisty, F., MacEachren, A. M., Karimzadeh, M., Ju, Y., & Pezanowski, S. (2014). Construction and First Analysis of a Corpus for the Evaluation and Training of Microblog/Twitter Geoparsers. 8th ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on Geographic Information Retrieval.



Presentations

Ju Y. 2016. Ontology Design Pattern for a Geographic Concepts. The 112 th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers. San Francisco, CA. May 5.

Ju Y. 2015. Visualization of Ontology Hierarchy and Evolution. SSSW 2015 Summer School on Ontology Engineering and the Semantic Web. Bertinoro, Italy. July 6.

Ju Y. 2013.Transportation Networks and Schematic Maps. The 109 th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers. Los Angeles, CA. April 8.

Ju Y., Brewer C. 2012. Transportation Networks and Schematic Maps. United States Geological Survey. Reston, VA. November 28.

Grumbly S., Ju Y., Liu S. 2012. Travelling Around the World to Study GIS and Mapping. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers-Middle States Division. Shippensburg, PA. November 3.

HONORS & AWARDS

2016    Most Innovative Award in 2016 California Chinese Startup Competition (team)

Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in Los Angeles / Southwestern Chinese Students and Scholars Association


2015 & 2016    Jack and laura Dangermond Travel Award Fund

Department of Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara


2016    People's Choice Award in Third Wave Ventures Boya Entrepreneur Contest (team)

Peking University Alumni Association Southern California


2014    Geography Alumni Scholars (Outstanding Student) Award

Department of Geography, Penn State University


2013    E. Willard Miller Award (Research Paper Competition)

Department of Geography, Penn State University


2013    G. D. Richardson and Kathy LaSauce Undergraduate Scholarship

Department of Geography, Penn State University


2013    Ronald F. Abler Award(Travel Award)

Department of Geography, Penn State University


2013    Matthew J. Wilson Honors Scholarship

College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, Penn State University


2013    Rodney Erickson Fund (Travel Award)     

Department of Geography, Penn State University


2012    Penn State Tuition Assistance Grant

Penn State University


2012    Matthew J. Wilson Honors Scholarship

College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, Penn State University

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Working Experience

Graduate Student Researcher (Jan. 2015 - Present)

University of California, Santa Barbara


Teaching Assistant (Oct. 2014 - Present)

University of California, Santa Barbara


IT Business Analyst Intern (May 2014 - Aug. 2014)

HighPoint Solutions


GIScience Research Intern (Jan. 2013 - May 2014)

GeoVISTA Center, Penn State University


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Services & Activities

Product Engineer and IT Management (2016)

MESSEGE


Chair of Extracurricular Activities Dept. (2015 - 2016)

UC Santa Barbara Chinese Students & Scholars Association (UCSB CSSA)


Web Coordinator (2012 - 2014)

Innovation & Interdisciplinary Collaboration Community


Personal Life

A.S. Roma

Roma Siamo Noi!


Soccer

Core member of UCSB CSSA soccer team


Shanghai

My hometown




My friends:

Get In Touch

Yiting Ju

  • Address

    4835 Ellison Hall
    University of California, Santa Barbara
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    United States
  • Email

    yiting.ju@gmail.com