Wei Luo

Hi, I'm Wei Luo, a GIScientist and Data Visualizer. 

I believe spatial thinking is the most fundamental approach to understand the earth and visualization is the most straightforward approach to reveal the earth.

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow of Geography Department at University of California, Santa Barbara. I work with Susan Cassels. I was a Postdoctoral Research Assistant of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering at Arizona State University. I work with Dr. Ross Maciejewski in his VADER research lab. I received my Ph.D. from Geography Department at Penn State University. I used to be a research assistant in the GeoVISTA Center with my Ph.D advisor Dr. Alan M.Maceachren. I used to work with Dr. Bian Ling for my Master Study at Geography Department at University at Buffalo. Since the college year, my interests are always on GIScience. My Ph.D research area is framed within a new interdisciplinary field: geovisual analytics. Specifically, my research focuses on developing new geo-social visual analytical methods that combine geovisualization and visual analytics with spatial analysis, social analysis, and epidemic models to take advantage of human intuition,  decision-making ability and computational power with such traditional methods to facilitate, and enable insight gaining process, as well as aid decision-making in related applications. More information can be found in my CV or by sending me an email.