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Linwang Yuan Professor

Research Interests: 
GIS Theory and Methods

Educational Background

PhD, Physical Geography, Nanjing Normal University, 2001.

MA, Remote sensing, Nanjing Normal University, 1998.

BA, Geography, Nanjing Normal University, 1995.



Research Interests

  1. GIS Theory and Methods

Research Projects

  1. NSFC Distinguished Young Scientist Scholars, Geographical Information System(41625004), 2017-2021, Host.
  2. Tensor level modeling and analysis mothods with high-dimension spatial and temporal data, National Natural Science Foundation of China, (41471319), 2015 – 2018, Host.
  3. Multi-dimensional unified spatial relationship computaion modeling and parallelized method based on Geometric algebra, National Natural Science Foundation of China, (41171300), 2012 – 2015, Host.
  4. Research on key technologies of unified spatial and temporal data modeling based on Clifford Algebra, National High-tech R&D Program of China, (2009AA12Z205), 2009 – 2010, Host.
  5. Ecological protection technologies and demonstration of coastal beach area, National Key Technology Research and Development Program of theMinistry of Science and Technology of China, (2012BAC07B01), 2012-2015, Host sub-project.
  6. Sensing monitoring system between video GIS and public emergencies, National Key Technology Research and Development Program of theMinistry of Science and Technology of China, (2012BAH35B02), 2012- 2015, Host sub-project.
  7. Unified spatial and temporal data modeling construction theory and method based on Geometric and Algebra, State Key Program of National Natural Science of China, (41231173), 2013 – 2017.
  8. rogram for New Century Excellent Talents in University of Ministry of Education of China, (NCET-12-0735), 2012 – 2015, Host.
  9. Jiangsu Province Qing Lan Project, 2012- 2015, Host.
  10. One hundred school personnel training program leader, 2012 – 2015, Host.

Journal Articles

  1. Yuan Linwang, Yu Zhaoyuan, Luo Wen, et al. A Hierarchical Tensor-Based Approach to Compressing, Updating and Querying Geospatial Data. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 2015(SCI)
  2. Yuan Linwang, Yu Zhaoyuan, Luo Wen, et al. Multidimensional-unified topological relations computation: a hierarchical geometric algebra-based approach. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 2014(SSCI,SCI)
  3. Yuan Linwang, Yu Zhaoyuan, Yi Lin, et al. Multiscale Spatial Decomposition for Skew-Distributed Data with Parallel Spatial Kernel Smoothing, Environment and Planning B :Planning and Design, 2014, 41: 613-636(SSCI)
  4. Yuan Linwang, Yu Zhaoyuan, Luo Wen, et al. Clifford Algebra Method for Network Expression, Computation and Algorithm Construction. Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences , 2014, 37(10): 1428–1435. (SSCI,SCI)
  5. Yuan Linwang, Yu Zhaoyuan, Luo Wen, et al. Geometric Algebra for Multidimension-Unified Geographical Information System. Advances in Applied Clifford Algebras, 2013, 23(2) : 497–518.(SSCI,SCI)
  6. Yuan Linwang, Yu Zhaoyuan, Luo Wen, et al. Pattern Forced Geophysical Vector Field Segmentation based on Clifford FFT. Computers & Geosciences, 2013, 60: 63–69. (SCI)
  7. Yuan Linwang, Lv Guonian, Luo Wen, et al. Geometric Algebra Method for Unified GIS Multidimensional Computation. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2012, 57(7): 802–811.(SCI)
  8. Yuan Linwang, Yu Zhaoyuan, Luo Wen, et al. A 3D GIS spatial data model based on conformal geometric algebra. Science China Earth Sciences, 2011, 54(1): 101–112. (SCI)
  9. Yuan linwang, Yu Zhaoyuan, Chen Shaofei, et al. CAUSTA: Clifford Algebra based Unified Spatio- Temporal Analysis, Transactions in GIS, 2010 (SSCI)
  10. Yuan Linwang, Yu Zhaoyuan, Xie Zhiren, et al. ENSO signals and their spatial-temporal variation characteristics recorded by the sea-level changes in the northwest Pacific margin during 1965-2005. Science China Earth Sciences, 2009, 52(6): 869–882. (SCI)
  11. Yu Zhaoyuan, Luo Wen, Hu Yong, Yuan Linwang*, Zhu A-Xing & Lv Guonian, Change detection for 3D vector data: a CGA-based Delaunay–TIN intersection approach, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 2015,29(12), 2328–2347(SCI)
  12. Yu Zhaoyuan, Luo Wen, Yuan Linwang *, Hu Yong, Zhu A-xing and Lv Guonian, Geometric Algebra Model for Geometry-oriented Topological Relation Computation, Transactions in GIS, 2015(SSCI,online)
  13. Yu Zhaoyuan, Luo Wen, Yi lin, Hu Yong,Yuan Linwang*, Clifford algebra-based structure filtering analysis for geophysical vector fields,Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics,2013(SCI)
  14. Lu Yuqi*, Yuan Linwang* & Zhong Yexi, Evolutionary model of the central place hierarchical system,Science China Earth Sciences, 2011(SSCI,SCI)
  15. Luo wen, Yuan linwang*,Yu Zhaoyuan, et al. Regional sea level change in Northwestern Pacific: Process, characteristic and prediction, Journal of Geographical Sciences,2011(SCI)
  16. YU Zhao-Yuan, YUAN Lin-Wang, LV Guo-Nian, LUO Wen, XIE Zhi-Ren .2011.Coupling characteristics of zonal and meridional sea level change revealed by satellite altimetry data and their response to ENSO events.Chinese Journal Geophysics,54(8): 1972-1982,doi: 10.3969/j.issn.0001-5733.2011.08.004
  17. ZONG Zhen;YUAN Linwang;LUO Wen;YU Zhaoyuan;HU Yong, Triangulation Intersection Algorithm Based on Conformal Geometric Algebra, Acta Geodaetica et Cartographica Sinica, 2014.
  18. LI Runchao, YUAN Linwang, LI Shuo,et al. A Vector Field Template Matching Method of DEM Slope Extraction[J]. Acta Geodaeticaet Cartographica Sinica, 2013, 42(6):922-928.
  19. FENG Lin-yao, YUAN Lin-wang, LUO Wen, LI Run-chao, YU Zhao-yuan. Geometric Algebra-Based Algorithm for Solving Nodes Constrained Shortest Path. Chinese Journal of Electronics, 2014, 42(5): 846-851.
  20. LUO Wen,YUAN Linwang,YU Zhaoyuan,Lü Guonian, Principal Tensor-based Spatial-Temporal Structure Linkage Visualization, Journal of Basic Science and Engineering, 2013.
  21. LUO Wen, YUAN Lin-wang, YU Zhao-yuan, YI Lin, SHENG Ye-hua, LÜ Guo-nian. Geometric algebra-based unified characteristic parameters computation method of multi-dimensional vector field. Systems Engineering - Theory & Practice, 2013, 33(9): 2390-2396.
  22. YU Zhao-Yuan, YUAN Lin-Wang,  LUO Wen, HU Yong, LÜ Guo-Nian, Boundary Restricted Non-Overlapping Sphere Tree for Unified Multidimensional Solid Object Index, Journal of Software, 2012.
  23. LUO Wen, YUAN Lin-wang, YU Zhao-yuan, YI Lin, LÜ Guo-nian. Adaptive Template Matching Method for Convergence and Divergence Characteristics of Multi-Dimensional Vector Fields. Chinese Journal of Electronics, 2012, 40(9): 1729-1734.
  24. YI Lin, YUAN Linwang, SHENG Yehua, LI Runchao. V-Neighborhood Interation-Constrained Structure-Preserving Spatial Interpolation Method[J]. Geomatics and Information Science of Wuhan University, 2015, 40(6): 823-828.
  25. LUO Wen,YUAN Linwang,YI Lin,LV Guonian. Geometric Algebra-based Multi-criteria Constrained Maximal Flow Analysis. GEOMATICS AND INFORMATION SCIENCE OF WUHAN UNIVERS, 2013, 38(7): 862-868.
  26. YI Lin , YUAN Linwang , LUO Wen , YU Zhaoyuan . V-Neighbor Structure Based Spatial Interpolation Algorithm. GEOMATICS AND INFORMATION SCIENCE OF WUHAN UNIVERS, 2012, 37(11): 1285-1288.
  27. YU Zhaoyuan, YUAN Linwang, LUO Wen, YI Lin. Design and Implementation of GIS Temporal Spatial Analysis System Based on Clifford Algebra. GEOMATICS AND INFORMATION SCIENCE OF WUHAN UNIVERS, 2011, 36(12): 1397-1401.





  1. Research on unified muliti-dimensional GIS data model based on Geometric and Algebra: Theory, Algrithm, Application. Yuan Linwang, Lv Guonian, Yu Zhaoyuan, Science Press, 2012.
  2. Sea - Ground System Change: Monitoring, reconstruction, evaluation. Science Press, Xie Zhiren, Yuan Linwang, Lv Guonian, 2012.​


Honors and Awards

  1. Program for New Century Excellent Talents In National Education Administration.
  2. Jiangsu Provincial Foundation for Leaders of Disciplines in Science, China;
  3. Third Jiangsu Province Youth Science and Technology Award for Geography.
  4. Jiangsu Province outstanding teaching achievement prize


Academic Title

  1. Deputy director of the China Institute of Geography Youth Committee
  2. Jiangsu Province remote sensing and geographic information systems Geographic Society for Information Science and Technology Commission
  3. Executive Director of the Jiangsu Provincial Geographic Information Resources Development and Utilization Collaborative Innovation Center
  4. Key Laboratory of Virtual Geographic Environment, Ministry of Education Deputy Director