People

Qunying Huang

Associate Professor

As a researcher, my passion is to bridge the gap between Geography and Computer Science.
As an instructor, my passion is to help my students become fast, effective, and efficient learners, cultivate their problem-solving skills, and equip them with geospatial techniques for their future careers.
As a mentor, my passion is to help my advisees discover their passions, become independent, creative spatial thinkers, and avoid the detours, pitfalls, and mistakes that I have made during my early life.
As a human being, I love my family, friends, traveling, reading, recycling…..and so much more.
“Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” — Forrest Gump
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Bo Peng

Ph.D. Student

I am a Ph.D. student in Geographic Information Science with a doctoral minor in ECE Machine Learning at University of Wisconsin – Madison. I received the M.Sc. in ECE (Machine Learning track) from UW-Madison, the M.Sc. in Geographic Information System from Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the B.Eng. in Remote Sensing from Wuhan University.
My research interests span remote sensing, computer vision, machine learning, and disaster response.
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Chenxiao (Atlas) Guo

Ph.D. Student

My name is Chenxiao Guo and I go by “Atlas”. I am a Geography Ph.D. student (Cartography and GIS subarea) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a doctoral minor in Computer Science. I received my M.S. in Geography from the University of Georgia (Athens, GA), and B.S. in Geographic Information Systems from Sun Yat-Sen University (Guangzhou, China).

With general interests in GIScience and cartography, my research direction includes spatiotemporal analytics, cartographic visualization, social media text mining, and disaster management, devoted to bridging geospatial data science and social good.

As an “Atlas”, collecting maps is deservedly my biggest hobby. Apart from a map geek, I also love English and Chinese calligraphy, stone seal carving (Zhuanke), as well as musical instruments like Guqin and tin whistle.

Xinyi Liu

Ph.D. Student
I am a Ph.D. student in Geographic Information Science at UW-Madison, with a study focus on geospatial data mining, spatiotemporal visualization, and citywide human mobility. Previously, I earned a MS in GIS/Cartography from UW-Madison and a BS in Earth Science from Sun Yat-Sen University, China. I’ve been developing Web GIS and computer graphics for years in research and industrial work. My current interest and goal is to uncover human movement behavior patterns using spatiotemporal and geographic datasets with optimized algorithms and effective GIS framework.

Jirapa (Jamp) Vongkusolkit

M.S. Student

I am pursuing my Master’s degree in GIS. I received my B.S. degree in Environmental Sciences in 2019 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I am interested in applying geospatial analysis and spatial modeling to environmental issues and natural disasters. My current research focuses on image processing and analysis techniques for satellite imagery.

Yuehan Qin

Undergraduate, Computer Science

Data Science, Machine Learning, Computer Vision

Lab Alumni

Zidong Zhang

(M.S., Cartography/GIS, 2014 – 2016)

Senior Software Engineer, Facebook

Chris Scheele

(M.S., Cartography/GIS, 2015 – 2017)

Data Analytics Engineer, Arity

Meiliu Wu

Meiliu Wu (M.S.)

(M.S., Cartography/GIS, 2017 – 2019)

Data Scientist, Beijing Digital Union Network Technology Co., Ltd

Zonglin Meng

(Undergraduate, Computer Science Department, 2017 – 2019)

Ph.D, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University