Wei Luo

Coor Hall 5515 School of Geographical Sciences & Urban
Lattie F. Coor Hall 975 S Myrtle Ave,
Tempe
Postdoc Research Associate
Post Doctoral Scholars
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5302
Postdoc Rsrch Assoc FSC 2008
Post Doctoral Scholars
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5302

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Research Interests

My research has two major focuses: visual analytics and high performance computational spatial and social science. I have very broad application domains including infectious disease transmission and control (e.g., influenza, HIV), climate change impacts, international trade, social media, as well as crime analysis.  

Publications

Refereed Journal Publications

  1. Luo W, Steptoe M, Chang Z, Link R, Clarke L, and Maciejewski R. The Impact of Spatial Scales on the Inter-Comparison of Climate Scenarios. 2017 IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications Special Issue: Geographic Data Science [doi]
  2. Luo W 2016 Visual Analytics of Geo-Social Interaction Patterns for Epidemic Control. International Journal of Health Geographics. 15(28). [doi]
  3. Zhang YF, Luo W, Mack AE, and Maciejewski R. 2016 Visualizing the Impact of Geographical Variations on Multivariate Clustering. Computer Graphics Forum 35(3). [doi]
  4. Peuquet DJ, Robinson AC, Stehle S, Hardisty F, and Luo W. 2015 A method for discovery and analysis of temporal patterns in complex event data. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 29(9). [doi]
  5. Luo W, Yin PF, Di Q, Hardisty F, and MacEachren AM. 2014 A Geovisual Analytic Approach to Understanding Spatial-Social Relationships in the International Trade Network. PLoS ONE 9(2): e88666. [doi]
  6. Luo W, MacEachren AM. 2014 Geo-Social Visual Analytics. Journal of Spatial Information Science. 8. [doi]
  7. Roth RE, Ross KS, Finch BG, Luo W, and MacEachren AM. 2013. Spatiotemporal crime analysis in U.S. law enforcement agencies: Current practices and unmet needs. Government Information Quarterly. [doi]
  8. Blanford JI, Kumar S, Luo W, and MacEachren AM. 2012. It's a long, long walk: accessibility to hospitals, maternity and integrated health centers in Niger. International Journal of Health Geographics. 11(24). [doi]
  9. Chen WL, Wu XS, Luo W, Yang XJ, and Zhao R. 2007. Risk Analysis of Land Use of large historic sites in the suburb—A case Study of Chang’an City of Han Dynasty. Resources Science. 29(3): 198-205. [link]

Book Chapters

  1. Luo W, Wang YL, Liu X, and Gao S (Accepted). Cities as Spatial and Social Networks: towards a Spatio-Socio-Semantic Analysis Framework. In: Ye XY and Liu XJ ed. Cities as Spatial and Social Networks.
  2. Gao S, Chen HZ, Luo W, Hu YJ, and Ye XY (Accepted). Spatiotemporal-Network Visualization for Exploring Human Activities and Interactions in Physical and Virtual Space. In: Shaw SL and Sui D ed. Human Dynamics Research in the Changing World.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  1. Luo KL, Xu, YF, Zhang Huili, Luo W. On-line Scheduling with a Monotonous Subsequence Constraint. In: FAW 2017: 11th International Frontiers of Algorithmics Workshop. [doi]
  2. Steptoe M, Krueger R, Zhang YF., Liang X, Garcia R, Kadambi S, Luo W, Ertl T, and Maciejewski R. 2015 VAST Challenge 2015: Grand Challenge - Team VADER/VIS Award for Outstanding Comprehensive Submission. In: 2015 IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST). Chicago, Illinois: Oct 25-30. [doi]
  3. Luo W, Chang Z, Kong LL, Link R, Hejazi M, Clarke L, and Maciejewski R. 2015 Web-Based Visualization of the Global Change Assessment Model. In: Proceedings of Visualization in Environmental Sciences (EnvirVis 2015), EuroVis 2015. Cagliari, Italy: May 25-26. [doi]
  4. Lukasczyk J, Liang X, Luo W, Ragan E, Middel A, Bliss N, White D, Hagen H, and Maciejewski R. 2015 A Collaborative Web-Based Environmental Data Visualization and Analysis Framework. In: Proceedings of Visualization in Environmental Sciences (EnvirVis 2015), EuroVis 2015. Cagliari, Italy: May 25-26. [doi]
  5. Lei T, Liang X, Mascaro G, Luo W, White D, Westerhoff P, and Maciejewski R. 2015 An Interactive Web-Based Geovisual Analytics Tool to Explore Water Scarcity in Niger River Basin. In: Proceedings of Visualization in Environmental Sciences (EnvirVis 2015), EuroVis 2015. Cagliari, Italy: May 25-26. [doi]
  6. Luo W, MacEachren AM, Yin PF, and Hardisty F. 2011. Spatial-Social Network Visualization for Exploratory Data Analysis. In: Proceedings of 3rd ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Location-Based Social Networks (LBSN 2011), 19th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2011). Illinois, Chicago: November 1-4. [doi]
  7. Savelyev, A, Janowicz, K, Thatcher, J, Xu, S, Mülligann, C, and Luo, W. 2011. Volunteered Geographic Services: Developing a Linked Data Driven Location-based Service. In: SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Spatial Semantics and Ontologies in conjunction with the ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2011). Illinois, Chicago: November 1-4. [doi]
  8. Thatcher, J, Mülligann, C, Luo, W, Xu, S, Guidero, E, and Janowicz, K. 2011.  Hidden ontologies - how mobile computing affects the conceptualization of geographic space. In: Proceedings of Workshop on Cognitive Engineering for Mobile, Conference on Spatial Information Theory: COSIT'11. Belfast, Maine: September 12-16. [link]
  9. Roth RE, Ross KS, Finch BG, Luo W, and MacEachren AM. 2010. A user-centered approach for designing and developing spatiotemporal crime analysis tools. In: Proceedings of GIScience 2010. Zurich, Switzerland: September 15. [link]

Other Publications and Reports

  1. Savelyev A, MacEachren AM, Pezanowski S, Karimzadeh M, Luo W, Jonathan N, and Robinson, A.C. 2014: Report on New Methods for Representing and Interacting with Qualitative Geographic Information, Stage 2: Task Group 4: Message-focused use case. Report on New Methods for Representing and Interacting with Qualitative Geographic Information, Contract #: W912HZ-12-P-0334, University Park, PA: GeoVISTA Center, Department of Geography, The Pennsylvania State University. [link]
  2. MacEachren AM, Savelyev A, Luo W, Pezanowski S, Karimzadeh M, Robinson AC and Mitra P. 2014: Report on New Methods for Representing and Interacting with Qualitative Geographic Information, Stage 2: Task Group 3: Social-focused use case. Report on New Methods for Representing and Interacting with Qualitative Geographic Information, Contract #: W912HZ-12-P-0334, University Park, PA: GeoVISTA Center, Department of Geography, The Pennsylvania State University. [link]
  3. MacEachren AM, Karimzadeh M, Banerjee S, Luo W, Savelyev A, Pezanowski S, Robinson AC, and Mitra P. 2013: Report on New Methods for Representing and Interacting with Qualitative Geographic Information, Stage 2: Task Group 2: Tweeter-focused use case. Report on New Methods for Representing and Interacting with Qualitative Geographic Information, Contract #: W912HZ-12-P-0334, University Park, PA: GeoVISTA Center, Department of Geography, The Pennsylvania State University. [link]

Presentations

2014                    Instructor

                           Department of Geography, Penn State University

                           Geography 160 Web (Mapping Our Changing World one semester)

2013                    Laboratory Teaching Assistant

                            Department of Geography, Penn State University

                            Geography 160 (Mapping Our Changing World one semester)

2010-2012           Laboratory Teaching Assistant

                             Department of Geography, Penn State University

                             Geography 363 (Geographic Information Systemsfour semesters)

Invited Lectures

  1. Luo W. 2016. Introduction to Spatial Autocorrelation In: Geog 172: Intermediate geographical data analaysis, Santa Barbara, CA: Nov 2.
  2. Luo W. 2014. Career Module 1 In: ASU 101-FSE Tempe, AZ: Oct 16.
  3. Luo W. 2014. Exploratory Geovisualization EDA, ESDA, and Interacting with Data In: Geography 461W: Dynamic Cartographic Representation (geovisualization) University Park, PA: Feb 14.
  4. Luo W. 2013. Introduction to Geovisualization. In: Geography 160 (Mapping Our Changing World). University Park, PA.
  5. Luo W. 2012. Geovisualization. In: Geography 363 (Geographic Information Systems). University Park, PA. 

Honors/Awards

  1. Award for Outstanding Comprehensive Submission from VADER/VIS-Grand Challenge 2015. Nominated along with M Steptoe, R Krueger, YF. Zhang, X Liang, R Garcia, S Kadambi, W Luo, T Ertl, R Maciejewski.
  2. Best Presentation from National GeospatialIntelligence Agency (NGA) fall symposium 2013. Nominated along with DJ. Peuquet, S Stehle, F Hardisty, A Robinson, W Luo, Q Di, Jl Yang for the title: STempo:  An Integrated Statistical and Visualization Environment for Discovery and Analysis of Patterns in Complex Space-Time Event Data.
  3. Academic Enrichment Award from the Ruby S. Miller Endowment Fund 2012. Received for the title: Geovisual Analytics Approaches for the Integration of Geography and Social Network Contexts at VisWeek 2012. ($404.10)
  4. E. Willard Miller Award in Geography, PhD Level: 1st Place. 2012. Received for the title Geo-Social Visual Analytics. ($600)
  5. Academic Enrichment Award from the Ruby S. Miller Endowment Fund. 2011. Received for the title: Spatial-Social Network Visualization for Exploratory Data Analysis at the 19th Annual ACM SIGSPATIAL Conference. ($174)
  6. GIScience Best Paper Award: Finalist, Extended Abstract Category. 2010. One of four extended abstracts (of 98) nominated for best in category. Nominated along with KS Ross, BG Finch, W Luo, and AM MacEachren for the title "A user-centered approach for designing and developing spatiotemporal crime analysis tools" at GIScience 2010.
  7. University Scholarship. 2004-2006. Northwest University
  8. NSF Travel Grant 2016. Received for the title: Visual Analytics of Geo-Social Interaction Patterns for Epidemic Control at workshop on measuring and analyzing interactions among mobile entities at UT-Austin. ($750)
  9. NSF Travel Grant 2015. Received for the title: Visual Analytics for Climate Change and its Cascading Threats at CCS 2015. ($1000)
  10. NSF Travel Grant 2015. Received for the title: A Spatiotemporal visual analytics for event storytelling at AAG 2015. ($1000)
  11. VisWeek Travel Grant 2012. Received for the title: Geovisual Analytics Approaches for the Integration of Geography and Social Network Contexts at VisWeek 2012. ($1,517)
  12. NSF Travel Grant 2012. Received for the title: GeoSocialApp: A Visual Exploratory Data Analysis Tool for Spatial-Social Network at CyberGIS'12. ($800)
  13. NSF Travel Grant. 2011. Received for the title: Spatial-Social Network Visualization for Exploratory Data Analysis at the 19th Annual ACM SIGSPATIAL Conference. ($882.93)
  14. University Travel Grant. 2009. Received for the title: A Two-layer Scale-free Network for the Spread of Infectious Diseases at the 105th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers. ($250)

Editorships

Reviewing

  • International Journal of Geographical Information Science
  • Journal of Medical Internet Research
  • Cartography and Geographic Information Science
  • Journal of Medical Internet Research
  • Spatial Cognition and Computation: An Interdisciplinary Journal
  • Applied Geography
  • ACM SIGSPATIAL
  • ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information
  • Big Data & Society
  • EuroVis
  • PacificVis
  • Journal of Information Technology
  • Journal of Information Science and Engineering
  • Geographical Information Systems: Trends and Technologies
  • International Journal of Health Geographics
  • Algorithms
  • Annals of GIS
  • Journal of Spatial Information Science
  • Frontiers of Earth Science
  • Cities as Spatial and Social Networks

Professional Associations

2008- AAG (Association of American Geographers) 2008- CPGIS (The International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographical Information Sciences) 2011- ICA (International Cartographic Association) Commission on Cognitive Visualization

Service

External Service

2017                                   International Scientific Committee: International Workshop on Open Geographical Modeling and Simulation, NanJing, China 

2017                                   Sponsorship Committee: Facilitate SuperMap sponsorship to the 25TH International Conference on Geoinformatics, 2017, Buffalo, U.S. ($10,000)

2016                                   Election Committee: The International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographical Information Sciences CPGIS

2016                                   International Steering Committee: International Conference on Cartographic Visualization of Big Data for Early Warning and Disaster/Crisis Management (EW & CM): Methodology, Techniques and Applications

2016-                                 Research Committee: University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS)

2016-                                 Education Committee Chair: The International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographical Information Sciences CPGIS

2015-2017                          Board Members: CPGIS

2014-2016                          Program Committee: 7th, 8th, and 9th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Location-Based Social Networks

2014                                   Program Committee: IEEE Big Data on Spatial Connectivity

2014-                                  Health GIS Committee: CPGIS

2011- 2016                         Education Committee: CPGIS

 

Internal Service

2016-                                 UCSB Postdoc Union Stewards

2014                                  Global Program Orientation Leader

2012-2014                         President: Innovation Interdisciplinary Collaboration Community

2012                                  No)Boundaries Interdisciplinary Student Conference Committee

2011-2014                         Department Representative: EMS Graduate Student Council

2011-2013                         PSU Department of Geography Graduate School Mentor                                               Program

2010-2011                         Treasurer: Network Science Reading Group

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

Arizona State University Membership on Master's Committees 2014  2015 Zheng Chang, School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering