Who am I?
Where am I?
My name is Rui Zhu, a third year Ph.D. student at the Department of Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara. My major is Geographic Information Science (GIS) with an emphasis on spatial analysis, geospatial semantics and geostatistics under the advise of Dr. Krzysztof Janowicz and Dr. Phaedon Kyriakidis. I am a member of Space and Time Knowledge Organization Lab（STKO) as well. My reseach focuses on using multiple-point geostatiscs to explore the spatial patterns of geographic field information, like the remotely sensed images and the output of cellular automata. The semantics of extracted patterns are furthur investigated in order to discover meaningful knowledge from the field information. Another research I am interested at is using spatial statistics to understand the semantics of geographic information; one potential question I am tring to answer is like "what do you mean by referring to 'Mountain'"?. To equip myself for studying these exciting topics, I am also pursuing a second degree (master) in Applied Statistics from the Department of Statistics, UCSB.
Before studying at UCSB, I got my master in Information Sciences from University of Pittsburgh. In Geoinformatics Laboratory, I involved in many projects and research topics, including the PAM (Personalized Accessible Maps), PNS (Pedestrian Navigation Services), and the selection of landmarks for navigation guidance. I also did some work related to information visulization and spatiotemporal data mining.[Curriculum Vitae]