CURRICULUM  VITAE ( February 2017)

 

I.                 Dr.  MING-HSIANG TSOU                                                          

Professor, Department of Geography, San Diego State University.

Founding Director, the Center for Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age (HDMA).

Address: San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182-4493        

Telephone: (619)594-0205,   Fax: (619)594-4938

Email: mtsou@mail.sdsu.edu   Web: http://map.sdsu.edu/tsou    Twitter:  @mingtsou

 

Ming-Hsiang (Ming) Tsou is a Professor in the Department of Geography, San Diego State University (SDSU) and the Founding Director of the Center for Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age (HDMA) (http://humandynamics.sdsu.edu/).  He received a B.S. (1991) from National Taiwan University, an M.A. (1996) from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and a Ph.D. (2001) from the University of Colorado at Boulder, all in Geography. His research interests are in Human Dynamics, Social Media, Big Data, Visualization and Cartography, Web GIS, High Performance Computing (HPC), Mobile GIS, and K-12 GIS education. He is co-author of Internet GIS, a scholarly book published in 2003 by Wiley and served on the editorial boards of the Annals of GIS (2008-), Cartography and GIScience (2013-) and the Professional Geographers (2011-). Tsou was the Chair of the Cartographic Specialty Group (2007-2008), the Chair of Cyberinfrastructure Specialty Group (2012-2013) in the Association of American Geographers (AAG), and the co-chair of the NASA Earth Science Enterprise Data System Working Group (ESEDWG) Standard Process Group (SPG) from 2004 to 2007.  He has been served on two U.S. National Academy of Science Committees: “Research Priorities for the USGS Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science” (2006-2007) and “Geotargeted Alerts and Warnings: A Workshop on Current Knowledge and Research Gaps” (2012- 2013). In 2010, Tsou was awarded to a $1.3 million research grant funded by National Science Foundation and served as the Principal Investigator (PI) of, "Mapping ideas from Cyberspace to Realspace" (http://mappingideas.sdsu.edu/) research project (2010-2014). This NSF-CDI project integrates GIS, computational linguistics, web search engines, and social media APIs to track and analyze public-accessible websites and social media (tweets) for visualizing and analyzing the diffusion of information and ideas in cyberspace. In Spring 2014, Tsou established a new research center, Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age (HDMA), a transdisciplinary research area of excellence at San Diego State University to integrate research works from GIScience, Public Health, Social Science, Sociology, and Communication. Tsou is the founding director of the HDMA Center. In Fall 2014, Tsou received a NSF Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research (IBSS) award for “Spatiotemporal Modeling of Human Dynamics Across Social Media and Social Networks” (Award#1416509, $999,887, 2014-2018, http://socialmedia.sdsu.edu/ ). This large interdisciplinary research project studies human dynamics across social media and social networks, focusing on information diffusion modeling over time and space, and the connection between online activities and real world human behaviors (including disaster evacuation, vaccine exemption, etc). Tsou is also involved with several GIS education projects for K-12 and higher education. He has been served on the AP GIS&T course advisory board at AAG and a senior researcher in the National GeoTech Center, and the Geospatial Technology Coordinator in California Geographic Alliance to promote GIS education in universities, community colleges and high schools. Tsou conducted professional GIS training workshops for GIS teachers annually at San Diego State University during the last ten years (http://geoinfo.sdsu.edu/hightech/).

 

II.              EDUCATION

                Years

 Institution                                                     Attended             Degree             Major Field

 University of Colorado at Boulder            1996-2001           Ph.D.                                                              Geography

 State University of New York at Buffalo   1994-1996          M.A.                                            Geography

 National Taiwan University                       1987-1991           B.S.                                                              Geography

 

(Ph.D. Dissertation: A Dynamic Architecture for Distributing Geographic Information Services on the Internet.   Ph.D. Advisor: Dr. Barbara Buttenfield)

 

Research Interests

·       Big data analytics for human dynamics (communications, movements, activities, behaviors).

·       Big data visualization and knowledge discovery in cyberspace (KDC).

·       Surveillance of disease outbreaks and natural disasters (wildfires, flooding, earthquakes, etc.) using social media, crowd-sourcing, and GIS methods.

·       Web-based spatial decision support tools for disaster response and evacuation.

·       Agent-based models (ABS) with High Performance Computing (HPC).

·       Analyzing cancer disparities from a spatiotemporal perspective and developing visual analytic tools for cancer control and population science.

·       Mapping cyberspace and spatiotemporal diffusion of innovation.

·       Internet mapping and Web Geographic Information Services (Web GIS).

·       Mobile GIS and Location-based Services (LBS).

·       Web-enhanced geospatial technology education among K-12 schools, community colleges, and universities.

 

III.            TEACHING POSITIONS AND RANKS HELD

 

Institution                                                Rank                                Dates            Major Subject

San Diego State University           Professor                            2011 to present      Geography

San Diego State University           Associate Professor           2005 to 2011      Geography

San Diego State University           Assistant Professor           2000 to 2005      Geography

University of Colorado                 Teaching Assistant            1998 to 1999      Geography

 

IV.   AWARDS AND HONORS

 

Education/Teaching Awards

 

  • 2016: Excellence in Education Award, California Geographic Information Association (CGIA).
  • 2011:  The San Diego State University Senate Excellence in Teaching Award for 2010-2011 (the College Awardee).
  • 2010: Outstanding Faculty Award, San Diego State University.
  • 2004: Outstanding Faculty Award, San Diego State University.  (The Outstanding Faculty Awards are in recognition as the most influential university professor in the academic career of the Outstanding Graduating Senior).

 

 

 

Professional and Research Awards:

 

·       2015: The Best Methods Paper Award at the 2015 International Conference of Social Media and Society (July 27 – 29, 2015, Toronto, Canada). 

·       2012:  The President's Leadership Fund (PLF) Faculty and Staff Awards for Excellence, San Diego State University (Award funding: $5,000).

·       2009:  HI-TEC (education) Innovative Program award at the 2009 HI-TEC conference (National Science Foundation: High Impact Technology Exchange Conference) with Professor Kennth Yanow at Southwestern College.

 

V.    PROFESSIONAL GROWTH

 

Serving on U.S. National Academy of Science Committees:

·       2012- 2013: National Research Council of the National Academy of Science (NAS), Committee on Geotargeted Alerts and Warnings: A Workshop on Current Knowledge and Research Gaps. Committee member, 2012- 2013. (Research gap analysis for Department of Homeland Security and FEMA). http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18414

·       2006-2007: National Research Council of the National Academy of Science, Committee on Research Priorities for the USGS Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science, Committee member. 2006-2007. http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=12004

 
Serving on the editorial boards of referred journals:
·       Annals of GIS (2008- present)
·       Professional Geographers (2011- present). 

·       Cartography and Geographic Information Science (2013- present). 

 

Extramural Support (total funding amounts: $7,332,587)

 

2017    Co-I (Tsou). NIH U54 SDSU/UCSD Cancer Center Comprehensive Partnership Pilot FundIs it race, or place? Disentangling racial, socioeconomic and geographic disparities in the cancer burden of San Diego and Imperial counties”, $49,569. (2017). PI: Caroline A. Thompson, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Public Health.

 

2016-2019  PI (Tsou). National Science Foundation: Infrastructure Management and Extreme Events (IMEE) Award for “Integrated Stage-based Evacuation with Social Perception Analysis and Dynamic Population Estimation” (Award#: 1634641, Funding Amount: $449,202, 2016-2019, three years). Co-PIs: Dr. Atsushi Nara (Geography and GIS), Dr. Xianfeng Yang (Civil Engineering), and Dr.  Sahar Ghanipoor Machiani. Using Big Data-driven techniques, this project will integrate multiple data sources including social media, census survey, geographic information systems (GIS) data layers, volunteer suggestions, and remote sensing data to develop an integrated wildfire evacuation decision support system (IWEDSS). http://decisionsupport.sdsu.edu

 

2014-2019   PI (Tsou). National Science Foundation Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research (IBSS) Award for “Spatiotemporal Modeling of Human Dynamics Across Social Media and Social Networks” (Award#:1416509, Funding Amount: $999,887, 2014-2019). (http://socialmedia.sdsu.edu/). Collaborate with Drs. Jay Lee (Co-PI, Kent State), Ruoming Jin (Co-PI, Kent State), Xinyue Ye (Kent State), Brian Spitzberg (Co-PI, SDSU), Jean Marc Gawron (Co-PI, SDSU), Heather Corliss (SDSU), and Xuan Shi (U of Arkansas). This large interdisciplinary research project will study human dynamics across social media and social networks, focusing on information diffusion modeling over time and space, and the connection between online activities and real world human behaviors.

 

2015    PI (Tsou): GeoQuest Jumpstart: Professional Training Workshop for GIS teachers in High Schools. Funded by ESRI ConnectED program. $5000. Completed.

 

2013-2015   Senior Personnel (Tsou). GeoTech Center 2.0. National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technology Education (ATE) program. PI: Vincent A. DiNoto, Jr., Director of GeoTech Center, Jefferson Community and Technical College.  SDSU Sub-award: $54,895. (2013-2015). (http://www.geotechcenter.org/), Completed.

 

2010-2014   PI (Tsou). National Science Foundation (NSF) Award:CDI-Type II:  Mapping Cyberspace to Realspace: Visualizing and Understanding the Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Global Diffusion of Ideas and the Semantic Web.”  09/01/2010- 08/31/2014.  (48 months). Award # 1028177. (Co-PIs: Dipak K Gupta, Political Science, SDSU; Jean Marc Gawron, Linguistics, SDSU; Brian Spitzberg, Communication, SDSU, Senior Personnel: An Li, Geography). Funding Amount:                 $1,388,338.  (http://mappingideas.sdsu.edu/), Completed.

 

2012    PI (Tsou). GIS Mapping for Older Adult Services in San Diego.  San Diego Foundation.  $33,448. (Jan 2012 – Dec 2012). (Co-PI: Dr. Yawen Li, School of Social Work) (http://mappingideas.sdsu.edu/health/) Completed.

 

2011    Co-PI (Tsou). GIS Mapping for Older Adult Services in San Diego.  San Diego Foundation.  $28,000. (Jan 2011 – Sep 2011). (http://mappingideas.sdsu.edu/health/) Completed.

 

2011    PI (Tsou).  Connectory GIS Improvement Project.  San Diego East County Economic Development Council, $15,000. (Jan 2011 - August 2011). (http://geoinfo.sdsu.edu/connectory/index.html) Completed.

 

2010    Co-Investigator (Tsou). US Forest Services (USFS). FS Recovery Act Agreement No. 10-JV-11279701-10.  (PIs: Dr. Douglas A. Stow and Dr. Philip J. Riggan). “Airborne remote sensing to enable hazardous fuels reduction, forest health protection, rehabilitation and hazard mitigation activities on Federal lands. Time period: March 1sr, 2010 through December 31,  2014. Founding Amount: $459,380. Completed.

 

2009    Co-Investigator (Technology developer). Founding Agency: the San Diego Foundation.  MAPS (Metropolitan Area Pluralism Study).PI: Dr. Rebecca Moore, Department of Religious Studies, SDSU. $ 23,000 (2009 – 2010). Completed. (http://geoinfo.sdsu.edu/maps/)

 

2009    PI (Tsou). Bizarre Map Challenge (BMC): A Nationwide Map Design Competition, funded by the National GeoTech Center (NSF-supported). (Nine months, Dec 1, 2009 – August 31, 2010). $31,000. Completed. (http://bizarremap.sdsu.edu/)

 

2009    PI (Tsou). International Community Foundation.  Baja-Eco-Info Mapping Tool: Mapping Conservation and Threats for the Gulf of California”, (nine months, Jan 1, 2009 – August 31, 2009). $11,500. Completed. (http://geoinfo.sdsu.edu/baja/)

 

2008          PI (Tsou). San Diego County, Office of Education. “Geographic Information System for the Splash Station”, (1.5 months, July 15, 2008 – August 31, 2008). $3,784. Completed.

 

2008          Senior Personnel (Tsou), National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technology Education (ATE) program: National Geospatial Technology Center (GeoTech Center) Project Period: 09/1/08-2008/30/2012.  Total Funding Amount: $4,999,997.  PI: Dr. Philip Davis (Del Mar College, Texas). Tsou is the project manager for the SDSU Sub-award.   SDSU Sub-award: $180,000 (four years, 2008-2012). (http://www.geotechcenter.org/)

 

2006          PI (Tsou).  San Diego Coast Keeper.  “Multimedia GIS Research Project”. (seven months – Jan 10, 2006 – August 31, 2006). $9,125. Completed. (http://geoinfo.sdsu.edu/mediaGIS/).

 

2004    CO-PI (Tsou):  National Science Foundation, Advanced Technology Education Program (NSF-ATE) Award: “A Scalable Skills Certification Program in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)” PI: Dr. Kendra Jeffcoat at San Diego Mesa College.  Total Funding Amount: $749,847. (Tsou is the project director for the SDSU sub-award) (four years, 2004-2008, started from October 1, 2004). SDSU sub-award: $222,060 Completed. (http://geoinfo.sdsu.edu/hightech/).

 

2004    CO-PI (Tsou):  City of San Diego.  The San Diego Watershed Common Grounds Project”.  PI: Karen Henry at City of San Diego, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program.  Total funding amount: $1 million.. (30 months, started from July 1, 2004 to 2006). SDSU Funding Amount: $ 333,564. Completed. (http://www.sdbay.sdsu.edu/).

 

2004    CO-PI (Tsou):  South Coast Resource Conservation Development Council (State funding). “Development of a Web-based Tool for Non-Point Source Pollution in the Newport Bay and Tijuana River Watersheds”/ PI: Dr. Richard Wright. (20 months, started from November, 2004). Total funding amount: $123,589. Completed.

 

2003    CO-Investigator (Tsou):  NASA Research, Education and Applications Solution Network (REASoN) Project: “A Border Security Decision Support System Driven by Remotely Sensed Data Inputs”. PI: Dr. Douglas Stow. Funding Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). (Five years, 2003-2008).  $1,837,771. Completed.  (http://geoinfo.sdsu.edu/reason/).

 

2002    PI (Tsou): NASA ARC Project: “Integrated Mobile GIS and Wireless Internet Image Servers for Environmental Monitoring and Management”. Funding Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). $70,500 (12 months, completed).  (http://map.sdsu.edu/mobilegis/).

    

 2001   PI (Tsou): NASA ARC Project: “Web-based Geospatial Information Services For Natural Habitat Conservation and Management”.  $41,000 (12 months, completed).

             (http://map.sdsu.edu/arc/).

 

Intramural Support (San Diego State University)

 

2000    PI: Grant-In-Aid Award: “Software Agent Communication Mechanism for Distributing GIServices on the Internet”.  Funding Agency: San Diego State University Foundation.  Funding Amount: $8,000 (completed).  

 

2000    PI: Faculty Development Program Award.  Developing a Dynamic Architecture for Internet Mapping and Distributed GIServices”, Funding Agency: San Diego State University.  Funding Amount: $5,000 (completed).

 

 

PUBLICATIONS (one co-authored book, one co-edited book, two journal special issues, one NRC report, and 69 referred journal papers, book chapters, and conference proceedings).

 

Scholarly Books

 

  • Peng, Z.R. and Tsou, M. H. (2003). Internet GIS: distributed geographic information services for the Internet and wireless networks. (720 pages, publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.). This is a co-authored book.  My contribution is 50% (360 pages). This scholarly book has been widely cited by many researchers and become a major literature in the field of Internet/Web GIS. The Google Scholar index (cited by 747 articles)

(http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=Internet+GIS&hl=en&btnG=Search&as_sdt=2001&as_sdtp=on) 

 

Book or Encyclopedia Editors:

  • Tom Cova and Ming-Hsiang Tsou (Co-Editors): (In Press). Comprehensive Geographic Information Systems: Volume 1: GIS Principles and Technical Design of GIS, Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences. Elsevier (Total: 35 chapters).
  • Ming-Hsiang Tsou:  Section Editor in GIScience for the International Encyclopedia of Geography. Edited by Douglas Richardson, Noel Castree, Michael F. Goodchild, Audrey Kobayashi, Weidong Liu, and Richard A. Marston. DOI: 10.1002/9781118786352.wbieg0904., The American Association of Geographers.

 

Edited Special Issue in Refereed Journals

 

  1. Tsou, M. H. and Leitner, M. (guest editors) (March 2013 issue). Special Content Issue: Mapping Cyberspace and Social Media. Cartography and Geographic Information Science. 2013.
  2. Shih-Lung Shaw, Ming-Hsiang Tsou, Xinyue Ye  (guest editors) (2015-2016). Special Issue on “Human Dynamics in the Mobile and Big Data Era”, International Journal of Geographical Information Science (IJGIS), 2016.

 

National Research Council Report (2007): A Research Agenda for Geographic Information Science at the United States Geological Survey, The National Academies Press, Washington DC. Report by Committee on Research Priorities for the USGS Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science. Co-authors (committee members):  R.Denaro, K. BeardTisdale, C. Brewer, M. Domaratz, P.Gong, R. McMaster, M. Tsou, and J. Wilson. http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12004

 

 

Articles in Refereed Journals ( *: Served as Corresponding Author).

 

  1. Kim, Ick-Hoi, Chen-Chieh Feng, Yi-Chen Wang, Brian Spitzberg, Ming-Hsiang Tsou* (Accepted, In Press). Exploratory Spatiotemporal Analysis in Risk Communication during the MERS Outbreak in South Korea. The Professional Geographer. (Impact Factor: 1.41).
  2. Wang, Yandong, Teng Wang, Ming-Hsiang Tsou, Hao Li, Wei Jiang, and Fengqin Guo. (2016). "Mapping Dynamic Urban Land Use Patterns with Crowdsourced Geo-Tagged Social Media (Sina-Weibo) and Commercial Points of Interest Collections in Beijing, China." Sustainability 8, no. 11 (2016): 1202. (Impact Factor: 1.34).
  3. Biggerstaff, M., Alper, D., Dredze, M., Fox, S., Fung, I.C.H., Hickmann, K.S., Lewis, B., Rosenfeld, R., Shaman, J., Tsou, M.H. and Velardi, P., 2016. Results from the centers for disease control and prevention’s predict the 2013–2014 Influenza Season Challenge. BMC Infectious Diseases, 16(1), p.357.  (Impact Factor: 2.69).
  4. Allen C, Tsou MH*, Aslam A, Nagel A, Gawron JM (2016) Applying GIS and Machine Learning Methods to Twitter Data for Multiscale Surveillance of Influenza. PLoS ONE 11(7): e0157734. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0157734. (Impact Factor: 3.05).
  5. Yang, Jiue-An, Ming-Hsiang Tsou*, Chin-Te Jung, Christopher Allen, Brian H. Spitzberg, Jean Mark Gawron, and Su-Yeon Han. (2016) "Social media analytics and research testbed (SMART): Exploring spatiotemporal patterns of human dynamics with geo-targeted social media messages." Big Data & Society 3, no. 1 (2016): doi:2053951716652914.
  6. Shih-Lung Shaw, Ming-Hsiang Tsou & Xinyue Ye (2016) Editorial: human dynamics in the mobile and big data era, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 30:9, 1687-1693, DOI: 10.1080/13658816.2016.1164317. (Impact Factor: 2.06).
  7. Wang, Zheye, Xinyue Ye, and Ming-Hsiang Tsou. (2016). Spatial, temporal, and content analysis of Twitter for wildfire hazards. Natural Hazards: 1-18. DOI: 10.1007/s11069-016-2329-6. (Impact Factor: 1.74).
  8. An, Li, MingHsiang Tsou, Brian H. Spitzberg, Dipak K. Gupta, and J. Mark Gawron. (2016). Latent trajectory models for spacetime analysis: An application in deciphering spatial panel data. Geographical Analysis. DOI: 10.1111/gean.12097. (Impact Factor: 1.57).
  9. Dara E. Seidl, Piotr Jankowski & Ming-Hsiang Tsou (2015): Privacy and spatial pattern preservation in masked GPS trajectory data, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, DOI: 10.1080/13658816.2015.1101767.  (Impact Factor: 2.06).
  10. Jiang W, Wang Y, Tsou M-H, Fu X (2015). Using Social Media to Detect Outdoor Air Pollution and Monitor Air Quality Index (AQI): A Geo-Targeted Spatiotemporal Analysis Framework with Sina Weibo (Chinese Twitter). PLoS ONE 10(10): e0141185. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0141185 (Impact Factor: 3.05).
  11. Tsou, M. H. (2015). Research challenges and opportunities in mapping social media and Big Data. Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 42:sup1, 70-74. doi: 10.1080/15230406.2015.1059251. (Impact Factor: 2.224).
  12. Li, A., Tsou, M. H., Crook, S., Chun, Y., Spitzberg, B., Gawron, J. M., & Gupta, D. (2015). Space–time analysis: Concepts, quantitative methods, and future directions. Annals of the Association of American Geographers. doi: 10.1080/00045608.2015.1064510.  (Impact Factor: 2.76).
  13. Han, S. Y., Tsou, M. H. *, & Clarke, K. C. (2015). Do Global Cities Enable Global Views? Using Twitter to Quantify the Level of Geographical Awareness of US Cities. PLoS ONE, 10(7), e0132464. URL: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0132464 (Impact Factor: 3.05).
  14. Saltenberger, Joseph, Yawen Li, Ming-Hsiang Tsou, and Saima Bahramzi. (2015). Web GIS as a useful tool for the health and social service sector.  International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management. 15, no. 1 (2015): 58-72.  URL: http://www.inderscienceonline.com/doi/abs/10.1504/IJHTM.2015.070520  DOI: 10.1504/IJHTM.2015.070520
  15. Kim, Ick-Hoi, Tsou, Ming-Hsiang, & Feng, Chen-Chieh (2015) Design and implementation strategy of a parallel agent-based Schelling model. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 49, 30–41. DOI: 10.1504/IJHTM.2015.070520

16.  Aslam AA, Tsou MH*, Spitzberg BH, An Li, Gawron JM, Gupta DK, Peddecord KM, Nagel AC, Allen C, Yang JA, Lindsay S. (2014). The Reliability of Tweets as a Supplementary Method of Seasonal Influenza Surveillance,  J Med Internet Res 2014;16(11):e250   URL: http://www.jmir.org/2014/11/e250/,  doi:10.2196/jmir.3532 (Impact Factor: 4.53).

  1. Tsou, Ming-Hsiang*, Jiue-An Yang , Daniel Lusher , Su Han , Brian Spitzberg , Jean Mark Gawron , Dipak Gupta & Li An (2013) Mapping social activities and concepts with social media (Twitter) and web search engines (Yahoo and Bing): a case study in 2012 US Presidential Election, Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 40:4, 337-348, DOI: 10.1080/15230406.2013.799738. (Impact Factor: 2.224).
  2. Tsou, M. H. and Leitner, M. (2013). Editorial: Visualization of Social Media: Seeing a Mirage or a Message? In Special Content Issue: “Mapping Cyberspace and Social Media”. Cartography and Geographic Information Science. 40(2), pp. 55-60. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15230406.2013.776754#.U_ICBvldW0I (Impact Factor: 2.224).
  3. Tsou, Ming-Hsiang*, Ick-Hoi Kim, Sarah Wandersee, Daniel Lusher , Li An, Brian Spitzberg, Dipak Gupta, Jean Gawron, Jennifer Smith , Jiue-An Yang, Su Yeon Han (2013). Mapping Ideas from Cyberspace to Realspace:  Visualizing the Spatial Context of Keywords from Web Page Search Results. International Journal of Digital Earth, 2013. 7:4, 316-335.
  4. Ick-Hoi Kim and Ming-Hsiang Tsou* (2013). Enabling Digital Earth simulation models using cloud computing or grid computing: two approaches supporting high-performance GIS simulation frameworks. International Journal of Digital Earth, 2013. 6:4, 383-403.
  5. Nagel AC, Tsou MH*, Spitzberg BH, An Li, Gawron JM, Gupta DK, Yang JA, Han Su, Peddecord KM, Lindsay S, Sawyer MH, (2013). The Complex Relationship of Realspace Events and Messages in Cyberspace: Case Study of Influenza and Pertussis Using Tweets, J Med Internet Res 2013;15(10):e237. (Impact Factor: 4.53).
  6. Brian H. Spitzberg, Ming-Hsiang Tsou, Dipak K. Gupta, Li An, Jean Mark Gawron, Daniel Lusher, (2013).  The Map is Not Which Territory?: Speculating on the Geo-Spatial Diffusion of Ideas in the Arab Spring of 2011.  Studies in Media and Communication. Vol 1(1). 2013, pp. 101-115.
  7. Tsou, M. H. (2011). Revisiting Web Cartography in the United States: the Rise of User-Centered Design. Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 38 (3), 249- 256. LINK (PDF) (Impact Factor: 2.224).
  8. Tsou, M. H. *and Yanow, K. (2010). Enhancing General Education with Geographic Information Science and Spatial Reasoning.  Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) Journal, Special Issue on Geospatial Education and Training. 22(2), 45-54.  LINK (PDF)
  9. Tsou, M.-H. *and Kim, I. H. (2010). Increasing Spatial Awareness by Integrating Internet Geographic Information Services (GIServices) with Real Time Wireless Mobile GIS Applications.  International Journal of Strategic Information Technology and Applications (IJSITA), 1(4), 42-54. LINK
  10. Kawabata, Mizuki, Thapa, Rajesh, Oguchi, Takashi, and Tsou, Ming-Hsiang (2010) Multidisciplinary Cooperation in GIS Education: A Case Study of US Colleges and Universities, The Journal of Geography in Higher Education. 34(4), 493- 509. LINK (PDF).
  11. Zhang, T., Tsou, M.-H. *, Qiao, Q., and Hu, B. (2010). Designing Integrated High Performance Web Portals for GIScience Research. Journal of Internet Technology. 11(6), 809-820.
  12. Zhang, T. and Tsou, M.-H. * (2009). Developing a grid-enabled spatial Web portal for Internet GIServices and geospatial cyberinfrastructure, International Journal of Geographical Information Science. 23(5), pp.605-630. LINK (PDF).
  13. Jankowski, P., Tsou M.-H., and Wright, R.D. (2007). Applying Internet Geographic Information System for Water Quality Monitoring. Geography Compass 1/6 (2007): 1315–1337. LINK (PDF)
  14. Zhang, T. and Tsou, M.-H. * (2005) The Integration of Grid-enabled Internet GIServices and Geographic Semantic Web Technologies. In Special Issue on Distributed GIS, Geographic Information Science (the former journal of Annals of GIS), 11 (1), pp. 15-23. LINK (PDF).
  15. Tsou, M.-H. *, Guo, L., and Howser, T. (2005). A Web-based Java Framework for Cross-Platform Mobile GIS and Remote Sensing Applications.  GIScience & Remote Sensing. 42(4).pp. 278-302. LINK (PDF).
  16. Tsou, M.-H. (2004). Integrated Mobile GIS and Wireless Internet Map Servers for Environmental Monitoring and Management, (the Special Issue on Mobile Mapping and Geographic Information Systems) in Cartography and Geographic Information Science. 31(3), pp. 153-165. LINK (PDF).
  17. Tsou, M.-H. (2004). Integrating Web-based GIS and On-line Remote Sensing Facilities for Environmental Monitoring and Management.  In special issue on the potential of Web-based GIS, the Journal of Geographical Systems. 6(2), pp. 155-174.  LINK (PDF).
  18. Tsou, M.-H. *, Guo L., and Stow D. (2003). Web-based Remote Sensing Applications and Java Tools for Environmental Monitoring, Online Journal of Space Communication, No. 3,  http://spacejournal.ohio.edu/issue3/abst_tsou.html
  19. Tsou, M. H. *and Buttenfield, B. P. (2002). A Dynamic Architecture for Distributing Geographic Information Services.  Transactions in GIS, 6(4), pp. 355-381. LINK (PDF).

 

Chapters in Refereed Books  ( *: Served as Corresponding Author).

  1. Armstrong, M.P., Tsou, M.-H., and Seidl, D. GeoPrivacy. In Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences. Elsevier, 2017, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780124095489096299.
  2. Tsou, Ming-Hsiang*, Chin-Te Jung, Christopher Allen, Jiue-An Yang,  Su Yeon Han, Brian H. Spitzberg, and Jessica Dozier (Accepted, In Press). Building A Real-Time Geo-targeted Event Observation (Geo) Viewer for Disaster Management and Situation Awareness. In Advances in Cartography and GIScience, Edited by Michael P. Peterson. Springer.
  3. Yang, Jiue-An, Ming-Hsiang Tsou*, Brian Spitzberg, Li An, Jean Mark Gawron, Dipak Gupta (Accepted, In Press). Mapping Spatial Information Landscape in Cyberspace with Social Media. In CyberGIS for Geospatial Discovery and Innovation, edited by Shaowen Wang and Michael F. Goodchild, Springer.
  4. Dipak Gupta, Brian Spitzberg, Ming-Hsiang Tsou, Mark Gawron, An Li. (in Press). Chapter 3: Of Mining and Mine Fields: Revolution in Paradigms of Data Analysis and Interpretation. In L. Fenstermacher (ed) Countering Violent Extremism: A Multidisciplinary Perspective. Air University Press.
  5. Tsou, M. H. and Kim, I. H. (2011) Creating GIS simulation models on a TeraGrid-enabled Geospatial Web Portal: A Demonstration of Geospatial Cyberinfrastructure. In Advances in Web-based GIS, Mapping Services and Applications (Volume in ISPRS Book Series). Edited by Songnian Li, Suzana Dragicevic and Bert Veenendaal.  LINK (PDF).
  6. Tsou, Ming-Hsiang (2009). Chapter 48: The Integration of Internet GIS and Wireless Mobile GIS. In Manual of Geographic Information Systems, edited by Marguerite Madden, published by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), Bethesda, MD.  pp. 923-933. LINK (PDF).
  7. Chang, Kuo-Chen and Tsou, Ming-Hsiang (2008). Chapter 6. New Approaches for Integrating GIS layers and Remote Sensing Imagery for Online Mapping Services. In International Perspectives on Maps and the Internet. (edited by M. P Peterson). Berlin: Springer. pp. 91- 102.  LINK (PDF).
  8. Tsou, Ming-Hsiang and Curran, Judd M. (2008). Chapter 20. User-Centered Design Approaches for Web Mapping Applications: A Case Study with USGS Hydrological Data in the United States. In International Perspectives on Maps and the Internet. (edited by M. P Peterson). Berlin: Springer., pp. 301-321. LINK (PDF).
  9. Tsou, Ming-Hsiang and Sun, Chin-Hong. (2007). Mobile GIServices Applications in Disaster Management, Book chapter in Dynamic and Mobile GIS: Investigating Change in Space and Time. (edited by Drummond, J, Billen, R., Forrest, D. and Joao, Ed. 2007. London: CRC Press (Taylor & Francis).  (Innovations in GIS book series), pp. 213-236. LINK (PDF).
  10. Tsou, Ming-Hsiang. (2006). Bridging the Gap:  Connecting Internet-based Spatial Decision Support Systems to the Field-based Personnel with Real time Wireless Mobile GIS applications. Book chapter in Collaborative Geographic Information Systems (Edited by Shivanand Balram and Suzana Dragicevic). Hershey, Pennsylvania: Idea Group, Inc., pp. 316-339. LINK (PDF).
  11. Tsou, Ming-Hsiang (2003). Chapter 14: An Intelligent Software Agent Architecture for Distributed Cartographic Knowledge Bases and Internet Mapping Services.  In Maps and the Internet, M. Peterson (ed), Oxford: Elsevier Press, pp. 229-243. (published on behalf of the International Cartographic Association). LINK (PDF).
  12. Tsou, Ming-Hsiang (2002). An Operational Metadata Framework for Searching, Indexing, and Retrieving Distributed Geographic Information Services on the Internet.  In Geographic Information Science - Second International Conference GIScience 2002, M. Egenhofer and D. Mark (eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol. 2478, Berlin: Springer. pp. 312-333. LINK (PDF).
  13. Tsou, Ming-Hsiang and Buttenfield, Barbara P. (1997). A Direct Manipulation Interface for Geographical Information Processing. In: Kraak, M.J. and Melenaar, M. (eds.) Advances in GIS Research II.  Taylor & Francis, London, U.K., pp. 905-915.  LINK (PDF).

 

Encyclopedia Entries

  1. Ming-Hsiang Tsou and Jiue-An Yang. (2016). Spatial social networks.  In the International Encyclopedia of Geography. Edited by Douglas Richardson, Noel Castree, Michael F. Goodchild, Audrey Kobayashi, Weidong Liu, and Richard A. Marston. DOI: 10.1002/9781118786352.wbieg0904.
  2. Tsou, M.H. (2008). Data Warehouse.  In Karen Kemp (editor).  Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science. London: SAGE. (pp 94-95).
  3. Tsou, M.H. (2008). Distributed GIS.  In Karen Kemp (editor).  Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science. London: SAGE. (pp 115-118).
  4. Tsou, M.H. (2008). Spatial Data Server.  In Karen Kemp (editor).  Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science. London: SAGE. (pp 404-406).
  5. Tsou, M.H. (2008). Web Services.  In Karen Kemp (editor).  Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science. London: SAGE. (pp 513-514).
  6. Tsou, M.H. (2010).  Mobile GIS.   In  Barney Warf (editor).  Encyclopedia of Geography. SAGE: Thousand Oaks. vol. 4, pages 19181921.
  7. Tsou, M.H. (2010).  Internet GIS.   In  Barney Warf (editor).  Encyclopedia of Geography. SAGE: Thousand Oaks. vol. 3, pages 16201623.
  8. Tsou, M.H. (2010).  Distributed Computing.   In  Barney Warf (editor).  Encyclopedia of Geography. SAGE: Thousand Oaks, vol. 2, pages 776778.

 

Articles in Refereed Proceedings

57.  Jiang, W., Wang Y., Tsou, M.H., Fu, X. (2016).  Using geo-targeted social media data to detect outdoor air pollution. Extended Abstract in the Proceeding of the XXIII ISPRS Congress, Prague, Czech Republic, July 12th – 19, 2016.

  1. Tsou, M. H., Jung, C. T., Allen, C., Yang, J. A., Gawron, J. M., Spitzberg, B. H., & Han, S. (2015, July). Social media analytics and research test-bed (SMART dashboard). In Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Social Media & Society (p. 2). ACM. URL: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2789196  (Receiving the Best Method Paper Award).
  2. Tsou, M. H., & Lusher, D. Mapping Web Pages by Internet Protocol (IP) addresses: Analyzing Spatial and Temporal Characteristics of Web Search Engine Results. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Cartography in Internet and Ubiquitous Environments 2015, 17th - 19th March, Tokyo.
  3. Jung, CT, Tsou, MH, & Issa, E. 2015. Developing a real-time situation awareness viewer for monitoring disaster impacts using location-based social media messages in Twitter. International Conference on Location-Based Social Media Data, Athens, GA, U.S.A. March 12-14, 2015.
  4. Tsou, MH, Woodruff, SI, Spitzberg, B, Reed, M, Moran, M., Gawron, M, Allen, C., Yang, J. (2014). Using GIS and Geo-targeted Social Media (Twitter) to Track Illicit Drug Use Trends in Space and Over Time.  GIScience 2014 Conference, Vienna, September 23-26.  Extended Refereed Abstract.
  5. Ming-Hsiang Tsou, Brian H. Spitzberg, Chris Allen, Anoshé Aslam, and Anna Nagel, Geo-Targeted Social Media Analytics for Tracking Disease Outbreaks and Public Opinion at the Municipal Scale.  2014 National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media, Atlanta, Georgia. August 19-21, 2014. https://nphic.confex.com/cdc/nphic14/webprogram/Paper35448.html
  6. Tsou, M.-H., & Yang, J.-A. (2012). Spatial Analysis of Social Media Content (Tweets) during the 2012 US Republican Presidential Primaries. GIScience 2012 Conference, Columbus, Ohio, 18-21 September 2012.  URL: http://www.giscience.org/past/2012/proceedings/abstracts/giscience2012_paper_77.pdf.
  7. Jean Mark Gawron, Dipak Gupta, Kellen Stephens, Ming-Hsiang Tsou, Brian Spitzberg and Li An. (2012). Using Group Membership Markers for Group Identification, Proceedings of the Sixth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, p.467- 470.
  8. Tsou, Ming-Hsiang (2011). Mapping Cyberspace: Tracking the Spread of Ideas on the Internet. Refereed Proceedings of the 25th International Cartographic conference, July 3-8, 2011, Paris, France.  http://icaci.org/documents/ICC_proceedings/ICC2011/Oral%20Presentations%20PDF/D3-Internet,%20web%20services%20and%20web%20mapping/CO-354.pdf
  9. Tsou, Ming-Hsiang, Zhang, Tong, and Kaiser, John (2007)  Internet GIServices for Homeland Security,  Geoinformatics 2007 Conference (17–18 May 2007) http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2007GE/finalprogram/abstract_122039.htm .
  10. Tong Zhang, Ming-Hsiang Tsou, Qinghua Qiao, and Lin Xu (2006). Building an intelligent geospatial cyberinfrastructure: an analytical problem solving approach, Proc. SPIE, Vol. 6420, 64200A (2006); doi:10.1117/12.712656.   Conference Title: Geoinformatics 2006: Geospatial Information Science.
  11. Tsou, M.H. and Buttenfield, B.P. (1998). Client/Server Components and Metadata Objects for Distributed Geographic Information Services. Proceedings, GIS/LIS '98, Fort Worth, TX, November, 1998: 590-599. LINK (PDF).
  12. Tsou, M.H. and Buttenfield, B.P. (1998). An Agent-based, Global User Interface for Distributed Geographic Information Services. Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling, Vancouver, British Columbia, July, 1998: 603-612. LINK (PDF).

 

Refereed Poster Presentations or Oral Presentations (Selective)

  • 2016, September 13, Ming-Hsiang Tsou, Ph.D.; Su Yeon Han, M.S.; Atsushi Nara, Ph.D.; Joseph Gibbons, Ph.D.; Caroline A. Thompson, Ph.D., San Diego State University. “An Interactive Web Mapping Tool for Visualizing Cancer Disparities with Socioeconomic Variables”, Conference on Geospatial Approaches to Cancer Control and Population Sciences, September 12-14, 2016, Natcher Conference Center, NIH Campus, Bethesda MD. URL: http://epi.grants.cancer.gov/events/geospatial/#
  • 2016, September 14, Sindana Ilango, Katy Torres, Vaishali Doshi, Chelsea Obrochta, Ming-Hsiang Tsou, Atsushi Nara, Joseph Gibbons, Su Han, Scarlett Gomez, Salma Shariff-Marco, Caroline A. Thompson (2016). A systematic review of research utilizing geospatial analytic approaches to describe and understand the burden of screening-detectable cancers in the United States. Refereed Poster Session at the Conference on Geospatial Approaches to Cancer Control and Population Sciences, September 12-14, 2016, Natcher Conference Center, NIH Campus, Bethesda MD. URL: http://epi.grants.cancer.gov/events/geospatial/#.
  • 2016, July 13, Jiang, W., Yang, Y., Tsou, M.H., Fu, X. (2016). Using geo-targeted social media data to detect outdoor air pollution. In the Oral Presentation at the 2016 ISPRS Congress, July 12-19, 2016, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • 2016, October. Buhi, E., Peddecord, M., Tsou, M.H., Jung, C. (2016). Syndromic surveillance and disease tracking: An application of the Social Media and the Social Media Analysis & Research Testbed (SMART) dashboard. Oral Presentation at the APHA 2016 Annual Meeting & Expo (Oct. 29 - Nov. 2, 2016) in Denver, Colorado.
  • 2016, July. Tsou, M-H., Jung, C-T., Allen, C., Yang, J-A., Han, S., Spitzberg, B. H., & Dozier, J. (2016, July). Geo-targeted Event Observation (GEO) Viewer for situation awareness with advanced mapping and visualization functions. Poster presentation, SMSociety16 Conference, London, England.
  • 2016, June 30, Ming-Hsiang Tsou. Oral paper presentation: “Tracking Disease Outbreaks using Geotargeted Social Media and Big Data”, 2016 ESRI International User Conference, San Diego, California.

 

White Papers:

·       Ming-Hsiang Tsou and Jennifer Smith (2011). Free and Open Source Software for GIS education , GeoTech Center.  LINK (PDF)

 

Book Review

  • Tsou, Ming-Hsiang (2014). Book Review: Big data: techniques and technologies in geoinformatics. Annals of GIS, 20(4), 295-296.
  • Tsou, Ming-Hsiang (2008). Book Review: Map-based Mobile Services: Theories, Methods, and Implementations by Liqui Meng, Alexander Zipf, and Tumasch Reichenbacher (Eds.). Annals of GIS. 15(1), p. 73. (http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a916953862~frm=titlelink)

 

Invited Articles in Major GIS Professional Magazines and Newsletters

 

  • Tsou, M.H., Stow, D., and J. Kaiser. (2006). Spatial Decision Support Services Enhance Homeland Security. GeosIntelligence, Mar/Apr 2006. pp. 18-23. LINK (PDF).

 

 

 

  • Tsou, M. H. (2004). Tracking the 2003 San Diego Wildfire.  CSU Geospatial Review. Spring 2004, Vol. 2(1). Pp.1.

 


SYNERGISTIC ACTIVITIES

 

  • Founding Director of the Center for Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age at San Diego State University (http://humandynamics.sdsu.edu/), a transdisciplinary research center of excellence to facilitate integrated research efforts and projects from GIScience, Public Health, Social Science, Sociology, and Communication.
·       The Co-Chair of the NASA Earth Science Data System Working Group (ESDSWG) Standard Process Group (SPG) from 2004 to 2007.  Elected by the SPG members during the NASA ESDSWG annual meeting at Orlando, Florida, January 2004.  (Website of SPG: http://spg.gsfc.nasa.gov/ )
  • The Chair of the Cartographic Specialty Group (CSG) (2007 – 2008) in the Association of American Geographers. 
  • The Chair of the Cyberinfrastructure Specialty Group (2012-2013) in the Association of American Geographers.

·       Invited to serve on the Scientific Boards for GIS PLANET 2005 (International GIS Conference), GIScience 2008/2010/2012/2014/2016 International Conference, (Reviewing conference paper submissions).

·       Invited to serve on the Scientific Committee of WebMGS 2010 and WebMGS2011  (ISPRS: 1st International Workshop on Pervasive Web Mapping, Geoprocessing and Services, the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing) (Reviewing conference paper submissions).

·       Invited to serve on the Program Committee of ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on High Performance and Distributed Geographic Information Systems (HPDGIS) 2010 (http://www.cigi.illinois.edu/hpdgis10/committee.php) (Reviewing conference paper submissions).

  • Invited to create a Webinar workshop for the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) for the ASPRS certification program, June 10, 2010 and March 15, 2011. 
  • Invited as an international research proposal reviewer for several scientific research foundations in North America, Europe, and Asia.

·       Invited as a research program proposal review panelist for National Science Foundation and as a research proposal external reviewer for National Science Foundation, NASA, and U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation (2007 - 2017)

·       External reviewer for tenured faculty promotion and non-tenured faculty promotion.

 

2000-2001      Faculty Fellowship (1/4 salary), the Education Center on Computational Science and Engineering (ECCSE) at San Diego State University.  The ECCSE is part of the Education, Outreach, & Training Thrust of the National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure (NPACI) and San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) Partnerships.

 

Manuscript Reviewer for Academic Refereed Journals

 

·       Annals of GIS

·       Annals of the Association of American Geographers.

  • Applied Geography
  • Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy

·       Big Data and Society

·       Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment

  • CANCER EPIDEMIOLOGY, BIOMARKERS, & PREVENTION

·       Cartographica

·       Cartography and Geographic Information Science (CaGIS)

·       Computers & Geosciences

·       Computers, Environment and Urban Systems

·       Environmental Earth Sciences

·       Frontiers of Earth Science

·       Geographical Analysis

·       GeoJournal

·       Geomatica

·       IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications

·       IEEE Internet Computing

·       International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research (IJAGR)

·       International Journal of Digital Earth

·       International Journal of Disaster Risk Science

·       ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information

·       International Journal of Geographical Information Science (IJGIS)

·       Journal of Environmental Management

·       Journal of Environmental Management

·       Journal of Spatial Science

·       Journal of Geographic Information Science

·       Journal of Geographical Systems

·       Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR)

·       Journal of Location-Based Services

·       Journal of Maps

·       Landscape and Urban Planning

·       ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

·       Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB)

·       PLOSONE

·       Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing,

·       Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)

·       Professional Geographers

·       Royal Society Open Science

·       The Cartographic Journal

·       The Internet Encyclopedia (published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.)

·       The Professional Geographer

·       Transactions in GIS

 

Membership in Professional Organizations

 

·       Association of American Geographers  (1999 – present)

·       American Congress on Surveying and Mapping and Cartography and Geographic Information Science Community (2000 – present)

·       The International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Science (CPGIS) (2013 – present, live member)

·       Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (2003-2005)

·       The North American Cartographic Information Society (2009 – 2011)

 

Academic Colloquia, Speeches, and Keynotes (invited):

 

·       2016, July 18. Ming-Hsiang Tsou: Keynote Speech at the 2016 ISPRS Congress. “Sensing the Invisible and Mapping the Future: Use Social Media and Big Data to Monitor Human Dynamics”. XXIII International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Congress, July 12-19, 2016, Prague, Czech Republic. http://slideslive.com/38897729/sensing-the-invisible-and-mapping-the-future

·       2016, July 8.  Ming-Hsiang Tsou. Invited Colloquium Speech. “Big Data and Human Dynamics: A Human-Centered Approach to Analyze Human Activities and Movements with Social Media and GIS data”, Chadwick Building 102, University College London, London, UK.

·       2016, July 15. Ming-Hsiang Tsou. Invited Seminar Lecture at the Health Data Exploration Summer Institute 2016, Cal(IT)2, UC San Diego. Big Data and Human Dynamics: Integrating Personal Health Data with Social Media and GIS.

·       2016, June 03. Ming-Hsiang Tosu. Invited Talk at the NCDR, Taiwan. Improve Disaster Communication Using Social Media (Twitter) with Spatial, Temporal, and Content Analysis: Case Studies for 2014 San Diego Wildfires and 2015 Nepal Earthquake.

·       2016, July 03, 2016. Ming-Hsiang Tsou. Invited Seminar Talk at the Geography Department, National Taiwan University. A New Paradigm Shift in Higher Education: 
Big Data, Hackathons, Startups, and Active Team-based Learning Platforms.

·       2016, June 02. Ming-Hsiang Tsou. Seminar Talk at Department of Electrical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University. Taiwan. Analyzing and Visualizing Big Data from a Spatiotemporal Perspective with Web-based Analytic Tools and Social Media.

·       2016, April 17. Ming-Hsiang Tsou. SDSU Statistics Seminar: Analyzing Big Data from a Spatiotemporal Perspective with Web-based Analytic Tools and Social Media. Department of Math and Statistics. San Diego State University.

·       2015, 11/11. University of Redland / ESRI campus Colloquium. “Using Social Media (Twitter) and Big Data to Build Real-Time Spatiotemporal Analytics (Case Studies in Tracking Disaster Responses and Disease Outbreaks)”.

·       2015, 8/21. Invited keynote speaker in Transformation, Innovation, and Impact in Social Work Research Workshop, College of Social Work, The Ohio State University. Presentation Title: “Using Social Media (Twitter) and Big Data to Create Real-Time Spatiotemporal Analytics for Social Work”.

·       2015, 7/13. NIH Big Data Workshop: Harnessing “Big Data” to Stop HIV.  Invited Presentation, “Twitter & Social Media in Public Health Research”.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wY81zlBoqE

·       2014, 6/26.  2014  Keynote speaker, TGIS Geoinformatics UGIS Joint International Conference, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. “Knowledge Discovery in Big Data:  A Research Frontier of GIScience”. 

·       2014, 5/24, Taiwan Geography Conference Keynote Speaker: “Visualizing and Mapping Big Data: A New Research Frontier in GIS and A New Opportunity for Geography Education.” National Taiwan Normal University.

·       2014, 5/23, Invited Speech at Taiwan National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction. “Using Big data and social media for disaster warning, evacuation, and recovery.”

·       2014, 6/02   Beijing Union University Colloquium : “Building Smarter Cities with Big Data and Social Media.”

·       2014, 5/30  Beijing Forest University Colloquium: “Using Big Data and GIS for Forest Resource Management.”

·       2014, 5/29  China Geological Info Key Lab Seminar: “The Future of Internet GIS: Linking Cloud Computing and Mobile Technology.”

·       2014, 5/27  Taiwan Feng-Chia University. Colloquium  GIS Research Opportunities in Big Data and Social Media Analytics.”

·       2014, 5/26  National Taiwan Ocean University Colloquium: “Using Big Data for  Environmental Monitoring and Fishery Resource Management.”

·       2013, September 18. University of Redlands, Colloquium: “Golden Opportunity: Mining Big Data and Social Media with GIS and Spatial Analytics.”  at the Center for Business GIS and Spatial Analysis.

·       March 29, 2012.  Invited Colloquium at National Taiwan University.  Department of Geography. "Rediscovering Geography with Internet GIS and Virtual Globes: Case studies in Disaster Management and GIS Education".

·       March 17, 2012. Keynote Speech at the 8th Taipei International Digital Earth Symposium TIDES 2012 ,  May 14th ~ 18th, 2012 ,  Taipei, Taiwan. Conference Theme:  Digital Earth : The Next Generation. "Mapping Social Media and Diffusion of Innovations on Digital Earth: Revealing the Invisible World". http://deconf.pccu.edu.tw/2012TIDES/en-speech-highlight-ks.html

·       March 16, 2012. Invited speech at Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan. "Research Challenges and Opportunities for Mapping Cyberspace and Social Networks",  In Novel Geospatial Information Architecture and Services Workshop, Taipei, Taiwan.

·       March 4, 2010. Invited speech at TELDAP International Conference, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan (ROC), “Developing Geospatial Cyberinfrastructure to Archive and Share Spatial Knowledge Digitally”.

·       March 1, 2010. Colloquium at the GIS Center, Feng Chia University, Taiwan. “Using Web 2.0 and Mobile GIS to Promote Geospatial Technology Education and GIScience Research”.

·       May 21, 2009. Invited keynote speech at FORMOSAT-2 5th Anniversary Conference, National Space Office Program (NSPO), Hsinchu, Taiwan (ROC), “The Integration of FORMOSAT-2 and NASA Imagery for San Diego Wildfire Emergency Responses and Web GIS Education”.

·       April 2, 2009.  Colloquium at the Department of Geography, University of Tennessee. “New Research Directions of Internet GIS and Web-based Spatial Decision Support Systems for Disaster Management.”

·       March  29, 2008. The GeoVisualization Colloquium Series, Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. Title: “New Research Directions of Internet GIS, and Web-based GeoVisualization for the San Diego 2007 Wildfires.”

·       March  11, 2008. Invited keynote speech at the Japan’s “Curricula for Geographic Information Science” conference, the University of Tokyo, Japan. Title: “Integrating Web-based GIS, On-line Videos, and Collaborative Tools for GIS education”. (http://curricula.csis.u-tokyo.ac.jp/activity/t0311.php).

·       January 17, 2008, Colloquium at the Department of Geography, UC Santa Barbara. “New Research Directions of Internet GIS and Web Mapping Services and Lessons Learned from the San Diego 2007 Wildfires.

·       March  5, 2008, Colloquium at the Department of Geography, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan.  Title: “Future Research Directions of Internet GIS and Web Mapping Services and Lessons Learned from the San Diego 2007 Wildfires

·       March  14, 2008, Colloquium at the Institute of Space and Earth Information Science, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Title: “New Research Directions of Internet GIS and Web Mapping Services and Lessons Learned from the San Diego 2007 Wildfires.”

·       March  17, 2008, Colloquium at the Department of Geography, National University of Singapore.  Title: “New Research Directions of Internet GIS and Disaster Management and Lessons Learned from the San Diego 2007 Wildfires”.

·       March  21, 2008, Colloquium at the Department of Geography, National Taiwan University.  Title: “Rediscovering Geography with Internet GIS and Virtual Globes: Case studies in Disaster Management and GIS Education”.

·       June 8th, 2005, Colloquium at Department of Geography, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan.  “Internet GIS and Geospatial Information Technology”.

·       June 19th, 2005, Colloquium at National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. Web-based Geospatial Technology.

·       June 14th, 2005 .Colloquium at the Electronic Engineering Department, National Cheng Kung University.  The Impact of Internet GIS.

 

 

VI.   TEACHING AND EDUCATION INNOVATIONS:

 

·       Hosting the Big Data Hackathon for San Diego (2015 themes: water drought and conservation, disaster response and assistance, crime monitor and prevention, 2017 theme: public health).  The 2017 Big Data Hackathon for San Diego aims to promote Data Science and Big Data Analytics for both students and educators and demonstrate possible technological applications to solve PUBLIC HEALTH issues for San Diegans. Website: http://bigdataforsandiego.github.io/

·       Big Data Science and Analytics Platform (GEOG594): http://map.sdsu.edu/bigdata/ This course (first taught in Fall 2016) introduces state-of-the-art computational platforms, tools, and skills for big data science and big data analytics with numerous real-world case studies.  The big data field provides untapped potential for discovering and analyzing complex problems faced by humankind, including business analytics, disease outbreaks, traffic patterns, urban dynamics, and environmental changes.  This class will introduce big data platforms (Amazon EC2, Google Engine, and Windows Azure) and key concepts (cloud computing, virtualization, information privacy, and crowd sourcing). Students will learn to how to use Google Fusion Table, R, Gephi, ArcGIS Online, and Tableau to conduct big data analytics.  The course will provide basic introduction to big database management related to NOSQL databases, Hadoop and MongoDB. This course will have both the hands-on training of analytics tools and computer skills, as well as the fundamental concepts for big data science with critical thinking. Students will have opportunity to create their own big data platform on Amazon EC2 virtual servers, manage their own databases in MongoDB, and access and collect big data from their interested applications (e.g. Twitter data and business datasets).

·       The GIS iBook development: the "Introduction to GIScience" Collaborative Textbook Project for iPad devices. Editors: Ming-Hsiang Tsou, Yi-ting Chung (graduate student) and Cynthia Paloma (graduate student). Many younger students today prefer interactive digital textbooks to print versions, and have access to iPads in K-12. The Introduction to GIScience textbook project provides students with a collaborative opportunity to learn and engage GIScience content with a free interactive digital textbook formatted on iPads. URL:  http://mappingideas.sdsu.edu/ibook/   

·       GIS Career and Education Awareness website and online learning modules: http://geoinfo.sdsu.edu/hightech/

·       Geospatial Technology Summer Workshops for community college teachers and high school teachers (2009 – 2016): http://geoinfo.sdsu.edu/hightech/GISWorkshop2012.htm

·       GIS Class Web Sites (San Diego State University) : (including lecture notes, on-line forum, and web-based exercises). 

1.     GEOG 104 (Geographic Information Science and Spatial Reasoning):  http://map.sdsu.edu/geog104

2.     GEOG 381 (Computerized Map Design): http://map.sdsu.edu/geog381/

3.     GEOG 484 (Introduction to Geographic Information Systems): http://map.sdsu.edu/geog484/

4.     GEOG 583 (Internet Mapping and Distributed GIServices):  http://map.sdsu.edu/geog583/

5.     GEOG 581 (Cartographic Design):  http://map.sdsu.edu/geog581/

6.     Wireless mobile GIS: GEOG  789 Seminar (Spring 2010 Seminar:):  http://map.sdsu.edu/GEOG780-mobileGIS-syllabus2010-final.pdf

7.     Web Mapping and Social Media: GEOG 780 Seminar: (Fall 2012) http://map.sdsu.edu/GEOG780-2015-Web-Mapping-and-Social-Media.pdf

 

·       Social Networking Media (Facebook) for Teaching Aids: a Facebook Page for the introduction of Geospatial Technology. (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Geospatial-Technology-at-SDSU-GEOG104-GEOG381-GEOG583/129010146571?ref=mf).

·       YouTube Channel for Geospatial Technology: 

        URL:  http://geoinfo.sdsu.edu/hightech/GISVideos.htm

        HDMA YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKiEJPhr3vRgNgFi5aD49VA

 

 

VII.     SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY AND THE COMMUNITY

 

  • Elected Board of Directors (elected by the University Senates), San Diego State University Research Foundation (2014 – present).
  • Founding Director of the Center for Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age (only four selected clusters from total 28 proposals submitted via the call in the SDSU strategic plan in 2014).

 

Service to the Community

 

2007 and 2003     Established interactive Web-based mapping services for San Diego Wildfire 2003 and 2007  HTTP://MAP.SDSU.EDU.  This Web site (http://map.sdsu.edu) was created immediately on October 27, 2003 (Monday morning) to provide Web mapping services for helping our local community.  This site was updated daily and provides maps of the San Diego wildfires with various live ArcIMS Web mapping services, static maps, and research articles.  This Web site became an important resource for the local GIS community at San Diego during the wildfire incident.  Many local governments (City of San Diego, County of San Diego) and related agencies (San Bernardino Joint Information Center, USDA Forest Service, Southern California Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team) and on-line news media (www.signonsandiego.com) refer to this website as one of the major resources for mapping San Diego wildfire. 

                              

                               Numerous e-mails are flooding in to thank SDSU for creating the site. Among them:

“I have been keeping track of the fires. My daughter is a sophomore and living in El Cajon. The maps from your department are fantastic! Thanks for putting them out there.”
 –a very worried parent

Thanks for the map. It is very helpful in understanding what went on in San Diego.”
-Anonymous, Long Island, New York

I want to congratulate you and your colleagues on the magnificent Web site you created for the recent fires.
-Economics professor at UCSD

                              

                               More information about this Web site can be found at the November 17 issue of SDSUniverse  (http://www.sdsuniverse.info/story.asp?id=11596)  and the 360 Magazine (Spring 2004) page 8. 

 

                               On October 21, 2007.  This website was activated again. Tsou was leading the San Diego GIS force group, a volunteer group of SDSU faculty and students to established interactive Web-based mapping services for the new San Diego Wildfire 2007 for helping local San Diego community.  Based on the Web server transaction logs, 236,693 unique visitors visited the Web site during the first week of wildfires in 2007.  The City of San Diego, the Southern California Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team, and the County’s emergency fire information center created Web links from their wildfire pages to the website.

 

 

TV-News Interview:

 

2014, October 20, CBS8News - SDSU professor to use Twitter to alert San Diegans

 

2014, October 15, KPBS – San Diego, SDSU Professor Selecting 'Tweeters' To Spread Emergency Messages

 

 2014, January 31, ABC10News – San Diego, ‘SDSU researcher: Using Twitter to track the flu could save lives’ 

 

 2013, November 08, KPBS Interview: Social Media Analysis and the San Diego Mayor's Race.

 

2013, December 3, Union Tribune San Diego, Researcher to Test if Twitter can help spot flu trends.

 

2013, November 21, HuffPost, ‘Twittter Could Tell You Where Flu is Ramping Up, Study Suggests’ 

2013, November 19, ScienceDaily, ‘Hashtag Health’ 

2013, November 9,  News Center, ‘Hashtag Health’ 

 

2012, November 15, KPBS, ‘Using Twitter To Predict Elections—Or The Flu’. Tsou and Dipak Gupta, both San Diego State University professors, are part of a project called Mapping Ideas. The idea is to track and analyze publicly-accessible websites, as well as social media like Twitter and Facebook, for key words and phrases and then track their spread. The project tracked the frequency of mentions of “Obama” and “Romney” on Twitter the week before the election. Remarkably, its results closely resemble the polls taken during that last week.  Click here to see this video on Youtube.

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2012/nov/15/using-twitter-predict-elections-or-flu

 

November 30, 2005   KUSI/News (Morning News) interview.  Introducing the recent wildfire research with GIS and remote sensing technologies with Dr. Stow.

 

June 20, 2002       KUSI/News (Morning News) interview.  “The introduction of mobile GIS applications and related GIS/Remote Sensing research activity in geography department, SDSU” with Dr. Stow. (on-line archive: http://advancement.sdsu.edu/marcomm/news/clips/Archive/Jun2002/062002/062002rod-geog2.mpg)

 

San Diego Chinese American Science and Engineering Association (SDCASEA):

 

President (2017), Board of Directors (2002 - 2004, 2012 - present) – nominated and elected in December 2016 as the President of the San Diego Chinese-American Science and Engineering Association (SDCASEA). SDCASEA is one of the major Chinese-American associations in San Diego area (290 members).  The goal of this association is to facilitate the understanding of Chinese/Taiwanese culture and to provide student scholarships and community services to San Diego local communities.

Webmaster --        2002-2004.  Design and maintain the web site of San Diego Chinese American Science and Engineering Association.  (http://www.sdcasea.com).

 

Coordinate both Patrick Henry High School students (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) and Helix High School students (2006, 2007, 2008) visits to the GIS computer laboratory with half day tours (including one hour Web GIS demo by Tsou, one hour GPS treasure hunting, and one hour SDSU campus tour).

 

Exhibitor for Patrick Henry High School Engineering Academic Career Exploration Fair, 2009 and 2010.  Introduce GIS technology for students as potential career paths.

 

Served on the Kyoto Scholarship Judging Committee (for high school students), 2005 and 2006.  The Kyoto Laureate Symposium Gala.  Coordinated by the San Diego Foundation.

 

 

VIII.  STUDENT ADVISING

 

Ph.D. student advising (committee chair/advisor at San Diego State University):

 

1.     Christopher Allen (Ph.D. in Geography, in progress). Understanding Livability in Urban Areas using Social Media, Remote Imagery, and GIS Data.

2.     Jiue-An (Jay) Yang (Ph.D. in Geography, graduated January 2017). Spatial-Temporal Analysis of Information Diffusion Patterns with User-generated Geo-Social Contents from Social Media.

3.     Su Yeon Han (Ph.D. in Geography, graduated August 2016).  Discovering Spatial Relationships between Cyberspace and Real Space and Re-examining Theories in Geography with Social Media and Big Data.

4.     Ick Hoi (Rick) Kim (Ph.D. in Geography, graduated August 2012). Developing High Performance GIS Simulation Models on Geospatial Cyberinfrastructure: A Case Study of Population Change Models with Grid Computing and Cloud Computing Technologies. (Visiting Fellow at National University of Singapore, 2013).

5.     Justin Shepard (Ph.D. in Geography, taking leave in Fall 2010). VGI Credibility of Natural Disaster Response Reporting. (Full time GIS analyst at the U.S. Department of Agriculture)

6.     Tong Zhang (Ph.D. in Geography, graduated December 2007). Developing Grid-enabled Internet GIService Portals to Support Geospatial Cyberinfrastructure: A Pilot Study in Accessibility. (Current position: Associate Professor at the National Key Laboratory for Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing (LIESMARS), Wuhan University, P.R. China).

 

Ph.D. student advising (committee member at San Diego State University):

 

1.        Nana Luo (Ph.D. student, Geography, San Diego State University).

2.        Nicole Simons (Ph.D. graduated 2013, San Diego State University). Knowledge-based rapid assessment decision support tool for wildfire events.

3.        Christopher D. Lippitt (Ph.D. graduated 2012, San Diego State University). Science on the Fast Track: Real-Time Remote Sensing for Earth Science and Environmental Management.

4.        John Ryan (Ph.D. in Geography, graduated May 2004, San Diego State University). Using Spatial Updating Bias to Explore the Robustness of a Collaborative Geovisualization Model.

 

Ph.D. student external committee member (outside SDSU):

 

1.     Wei Huang (graduated September 2016, Department of Civil Engineering, Ryerson University). Dissertation Title: Modelling Intra-Urban Human Activity Patterns using Crowdsourcing and Geosocial Media Data

 

Master student advising (committee chair/advisor):

 

1.     Stefany Pickett (M.S. in GIScience, in progress).

2.     Hao Zhang (M.S. in GIScience, in progress).

3.     Alejanadra Coronado (M.S. in GIScience, in progress).

4.     Qinyun Zhang (M.S. in GIScience, in progress).

5.     Joey Lee (M.S. in GIScience, in progress).

6.     Cynthia Paloma (M.S. in GIScience, graduated in July 2016) Developing a Collaborative Multimedia Learning Platform for GIScience Education: A Case Study in Designing an Interactive Textbook for iPad.

7.     Jessica Dozier (M.S. in GIScience, graduated in May 2016). Improve Disaster Communication in Online and Offline Communities Using Social Media (Twitter) and Big Data.

8.     Elias Issa (M.S. in GIScience, graduated in May 2016). Understanding the Spatio-Temporal Characteristics of Twitter Data with Geo-tagged and Non Geo-tagged Content: Two Case Studies with the Topic of Flu and Ted (Movie).

9.     Lesley Handa (M.S. in GIScience, graduated in December 2015). Examining the Past, Present and Future Conservation of the Wintering Waterbirds in Mission Bay using GIS Field Methods and Climate Change Modeling.

10.  Yi-Ting Chung (M.S. graduated in May 2015) Utilizing Mobile Technology in GIS Education:  A Case Study of Using iPad and iBook in Fieldwork and Location Based Exercise.

11.  Philip Elder (M.S. in GIScience, graduated in May 2013) Designing and Implementing a Web Mapping Service with User-Centered Design and the Sensor Web: A Case Study in the San Diego River Watershed.

12.  Daniel Lusher (M.S. in GIScience, graduating in May 2013) IP Addresses: Exploring the nature of the geographic data and the patterns that can be extracted.

13.  Nicole Stotz (M.S. in GIScience, graduating in May 2015) Usability Evaluation of Google Fusion Table for the Display of Very Large Datasets.

  1. John Urata (M.S. in GIScience, , graduated in December 2012). Examining Mobile Phone Locational Privacy with Twitter’s Social Networking Application.

15.  Jennifer Smith (M.S. in GIScience, graduated in August 2011) Effective Animation Techniques for 3D visualizations of urban landscapes with a spatial and temporal dimension.

  1. Jeremy Hamm (M.S. in GIScience, graduated in December 2010). The Optimization of a Street Network Model for Emergency Response Analysis within a Geographic Information System.

17.  Diana Smith (M.S. in GIScience, graduated in May 2010). Formalizing and Evaluating Principles of Web-Based Animated Cartography Using Arctic Sea Ice Examples.

18.  Justin H. Shepard (M.S. in GIScience, graduated in August 2009). Web-based GIS modeling in an adaptive management framework: A case study of the Carlsbad Habitat Management Plan.

  1. Lynn Ford (M.S. in GIScience, graduated in August 2009) An Open Source Approach To Develop Web-Based Remote Sensing Tools for Clementine Lunar Imagery Analysis and 3D Visualization.
  2. Kenneth Garner Smith Jr. (M.S. in GIScience, graduated in May 2009). Geovisualization and Spatial Statistical Analysis of Demographic Characteristics and Auto Collision Frequency.
  3. Charles Adler (M.S. in GIScience, graduated in May 2008). Designing an Informationally Supportive Three-Dimensional Web Mapping Application for Urban Planning: A Case Study for Centre City Development Corporation (CCDC), a Redevelopment Agency.
  4. Kimberly Dodson (M.S. in GIScience, graduated in August 2008).  Designing Web-based Mapping Tools for Transportation Decision Making: A Case Study of Traffic Census in San Diego.
  5. Ting-Hwan Lee (M.S. in GIScience, graduated in August 2008).  Visualizing Web-based Information Dissemination and Diffusion Patterns: A Case Study for San Diego Wildfire 2003.

24.  Nathan G. Mendenhall (M.S. in GIScience, graduated in 2007). Applying User-Centered Design Method for the Development of Web-based Mapping Services: Case Study with Biology and Environmental Planning.

25.  Jung Eun (Jesse) Hong (M.S. in GIScience, graduated in 2007). Integrating a Real-Time Mobile Geographic Information System and a Web-Based Mapping Application for Campus Safety: A Case Study at San Diego State University.

26.  Jing-Yi Chen (M.S. in GIScience, graduated in 2006). Web-Based GIS for High School Teachers and Students:  A New Approach to Teaching and Learning with GIS.

  1. Andy Gordon (M.S. in GIScience, graduated in 2006). Accommodating Hypsometrically Tinted Maps for Color-Vision.
  2. David Palomino (M.S. in GIScience, graduated in 2005) Geographic Visualizations within a Web-based Mapping Environment for Water Resource Management.

29.  Judd M. Curran (M.A. in Geography, graduated in 2005) Web-based Geospatial Information Services and Analytical Tools for Management of Real-time Surface Water Hydrology.

30.  Susmita Panchal (M.S. in GIScience, graduated in 2005) Intranet-based GIS for Environmental Compliance Management in a Gas and Electric Utility (Geography).

  1. Yuying Li (M.A. in Geography graduated in 2003) Software Agent-based Intelligent Data Processing System for Environmental Models.

32.  Rasmus H. Larsen (M.A. in Geography, graduated in 2003) Distributed Cartographic Knowledge Bases:  An Intelligent Software Agent Approach (Geography).

  1. Liang Guo (M.A. in Geography, graduated in 2003) Web-based Geospatial Information Services and Analytical Tools for Natural Habitat Conservation and Management.

 

Master student advising (second reader or third committee member):

 

  1. Anoshe Aslam (MPH in Public Health, graduated in 2014). The Reliability of Tweets as a Supplementary Method of Seasonal Influenza Surveillance.
  2. Anna Nagel (MPH in Public Health, graduated in 2013). The complex relationship of real-space events and messages in cyberspace: A case study of influenza and pertussis using tweets.
  3. Marilyn Stowell (M.S. in GIScience, graduated in 2014).  Examining a Knowledge Domain:  Interactive Visualization of the Geographic Information Science and Technology Body of Knowledge.
  4. Joseph Saltenberger (M.S. in GIScience, graduated in 2011). An Interactive Web-Based Atlas for the Spokane Valley-Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer.
  5. Bahador Nosrat (M.S. in GIScience, graduated in 2010) Identifying Spatial Relationships Between Microbial Metabolism and Human Impact.
  6. Leigh Schwartz (M.A. Geography, graduated in 2004) The Digital Ground Beneath Our Feet: Cultural Geography in the Suikoden Video Game Series.

7.     Mark T. Cunningham (M.A. Geography, graduated in 2001) The San Diego Bay Marine Information System:  The Application of a Real-time Geographical Information System to Maritime Operational Decision Making.