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Academic Report: Visual Analytics for Urban Trajectory Data

Report Title: Visual Analytics for Urban Trajectory Data / Support Community-scale Intervention Initiatives by Visually Mining Social Media Trajectory Data

Reporter: Prof. Xinyue Ye (Kent State University, USA)

Time: 9:00-11:00am, July 24th, 2017

Room: 411, School of Geography Science



The major expertise of Prof Ye is on modelling the geographical perspective of socioeconomic inequality and human dynamics. He develops and implement new methods on spatiotemporal-social network analysis/modelling/simulation for different application domains such as economic development, disaster response, land use, public health, and urban crime. His work won the national first-place award of "research and analysis" from the US University Economic Development Association in 2011 and received the emerging scholar award from AAG’s Regional Development and Planning Specialty Group in 2012.

He is the founding director of Computational Social Science Lab at Kent State University since 2013. He was elected to Chair of AAG Regional Development and Planning Specialty Group (2014-15), Co-Chair of AAG Asian Geography Specialty Group (2015-17), and President of International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Science (2016-17). The experience in both Human Geography and GIS Communities has facilitated the development of interdisciplinary research network. Recent and current main federal research projects include University Center Program (Department of Commerce), Coastal Ohio Wind (Department of Energy), Comparative Space-Time Dynamics (National Science Foundation), Spatiotemporal Modeling of Human Dynamics Across Social Media and Social Networks (National Science Foundation), TrajAnalytics: A Cloud-based Visual Analytics Software System to Advance Transportation Studies Using Emerging Urban Trajectory Data (National Science Foundation), and Support Community-Scale Intervention Initiatives by Visually Mining Social Media Trajectory Data (National Science Foundation). Since 2011, he has been serving as Associate Editor of Stochastic Environmental Research & Risk Assessment, a leading SCI journal in spatial statistical modeling.