GSCI Friday Seminar Series - Big Data and Geospatial Technologies for Smart Cities Research

1:00pm - 2:00pm
LTC / Zoom

The rapid development and widespread use of advanced geospatial technologies such as GPS, remote sensing, mobile sensing, and location-aware devices in recent years have greatly facilitated the acquisition of enormous amounts of high-resolution space-time data. To build smart and healthy cities, we need to integrate these multi-source geospatial big data acquired by earth observation technologies and mobile sensing technologies to provide more accurate assessments of individual exposures to environmental or social risk factors and to develop planning policies to improve health for all. We also need to develop innovative geospatial big data analytical methods to provide solutions for forming effective and targeted intervention measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this presentation, I will discuss how these new developments can provide new insights into the relationships between people’s mobility, health behaviors, and the complex spatiotemporal dynamics of environmental influences. 

Event Format
Speakers / Performers:
Professor Kwan Mei-Po
Director of the Institute of Space and Earth Information Science

Professor Kwan Mei-Po is Director of the Institute of Space and Earth Information Science and Choh-Ming Li Professor of Geography and Resource Management of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Prof. Kwan is a Fellow of the United Kingdom Academy of Social Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Royal Geographical Society, and the American Association of Geographers. She was awarded many Outstanding Academic Achievement Awards by the American Association of Geographers, including the Distinguished Scholarship Honors, the Wilbanks Prize for Transformational Research in Geography, the Stanley Brunn Award for Creativity in Geography, the Edward L. Ullman Award for Outstanding Contributions to Transportation Geography, and the Melinda Meade Award for Outstanding Contributions to Health and Medical Research. Kwan has received over US$58 million in funding support as PI or co-PI and has delivered over 240 keynote addresses and invited lectures in more than 20 countries. More information can be found at:

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Faculty and staff
General public
HKUST Family
PG students
UG students
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