Faculty

Yi Qiang

Dr. Yi Qiang is an Assistant Professor at the School of Geosciences, University of South Florida. He also serves as an Affiliate Graduate Faculty at Department of Geography and Environment at University of Hawaii at Manoa.  Dr. Qiang's primary research area is in GIScience and spatial data science, with focuses on spatio-temporal modeling, geocomputation/visualization, disaster resilience assessment, and coupled natural and human (CNH) systems. His current projects cover topics on multi-scale spatio-temporal data modeling, community and infrastructure resilience assessment, sustainable agriculture, and climate/disaster-driven human migration. His research projects are funded by NSF, USDA, NOAA and State of Florida.

Current Students

Jinwen Xu

Research Assistant
PhD candidate in Geography and Environmental Science and Policy
Research areas: Disaster resilience, big data analytics, nighttime light remote sensing.

Xiang Li

Research Assistant
PhD student in Geography and Environmental Science and Policy

Cong Ma

Research Assistant
PhD student in Geography and Environmental Science and Policy

Radhika Bhandari

Teaching Assistant
Master student in Geography

Megan Grove

Master student in Geography
Research areas: green gentrification,  social disparities of solar facilities 

Linbo Han

Master student in Geography
Research: public health

Collaborators

Meridian Lab, University of Colorado at Boulder

Algorithms and Parallel Computing Group, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

GEAR Lab, Texas A&M University

RSGIS Lab, Louisiana State University