Shaowen Wang

Professor and Centennial Scholar of Geography & Geographic Information Science

PhD, MS, BS, University of Iowa, Peking University, Tianjin University 2002, 1998, 1995

Room 265 Computing Applications Bldg 605 E Springfield Ave
Champaign IL 61820

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Shaowen Wang is a Professor of Geography and Geographic Information Science (Primary), Computer Science, Library and Information Science, and Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), where he is named a Centennial Scholar in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He is also Associate Director for CyberGIS and a Senior Research Scientist of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), and Founding Director of the CyberGIS Center for Advanced Digital and Spatial Studies and CyberInfrastructure and Geospatial Information Laboratory. He holds affiliate appointments within UIUC's Computational Science and Engineering Graduate Program and Illinois Informatics Institute. He received his BS in Computer Engineering from Tianjin University in 1995, MS in Geography from Peking University in 1998, and MS of Computer Science and PhD in Geography from the University of Iowa in 2002 and 2004 respectively. His research and teaching interests center on three interrelated themes: 1) computational and geographic information sciences; 2) advanced cyberinfrastructure, cyberGIS, and geospatial data science; and 3) multi-scale geospatial problem solving and spatiotemporal analytics. His research has been actively supported by multiple US government agencies and industry. He has published a number of peer-reviewed papers including articles in more than 15 journals. He has served as an Action Editor of GeoInformatica, and guest editor or editorial board member for seven other journals, book series and proceedings. He is serving as the President of the International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Sciences. He served on the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science Board of Directors from 2009 to 2012, and was appointed two terms as a Councilor of the Open Science Grid Consortium. He was a visiting scholar at Lund University sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2006 and NCSA Fellow in 2007, and received the NSF CAREER Award in 2009.

Ongoing Research Projects

Summary of Extramural Research Funding:

More than $10 million total grants and contracts for supporting Shaowen Wang’s research with more than $7.5 million funding received as Principal Investigator (PI). During 2007 – 2013 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, more than $9 million funding for directly supporting Wang's research program has been awarded by the U.S. NSF, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Protection Agency Shaowen Wang Page 5 of 37 November 2013 (EPA), and Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR); and the total amount of supercomputing resources awarded by NSF as PI is approximately 30 million normalized computing hours.

Current projects range from investigating computationally intensive spatial analysis and modeling for solving large-scale and/or multi-scale spatial problems in multiple application domains such as energy, public health, and sustainability science; developing national and global cyberinfrastructure capabilities (e.g., the Open Science Grid and NSF XSEDE); application- and user-level virtual organization services (e.g., resource monitoring, discovery, and scheduling) in the context of geospatial problem solving environments; middleware for cyberinfrastructure-based GIS (e.g. GISolve); parallel computing of geospatial visual analytics; to CyberGIS and computational science approaches to understanding complex geospatial dynamics.

Applications
Spatial Analysis and Modeling
CyberGIS
Cyberinfrastructure

Selected Publications

Padmanabhan, A., Wang, S., Cao, G., Hwang, M., Zhang, Z., Gao, Y., Soltani, K., and Liu, Y.Y. 2014. “FluMapper: A CyberGIS Application for Interactive Analysis of Massive Location-based Social Media.” Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cpe.3287

Cao, G., Yoo, E., and Wang, S. 2014. “A Statistical Framework of Data Fusion for Spatial Prediction of Categorical Variables.” Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, accepted

Liu, Y.Y., Padmanabhan, A., and Wang, S. 2014. “CyberGIS Gateway for Enabling Data-Rich Geospatial Research and Education.” Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cpe.3256

Liu, Y.Y. and Wang, S. 2014. “A Scalable Parallel Genetic Algorithm for the Generalized Assignment Problem.” Parallel Computing, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.parco.2014.04.008

Fan, Y., Liu, Y.Y., Wang, S., Tarboton, D., Yildirim, A., and Wilkins-Diehr, N. 2014. “Accelerating TauDEM as a Scalable Hydrological Terrain Analysis Service on XSEDE”. XSEDE 2014 Conference: Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment. July 13-18, Atlanta, GA. accepted

Youn, C., Nandigam, V., Phan, M., Tarboton, D., Wilkins-Diehr, N., Baru, C., Crosby, C., Padmanabhan, A., and Wang, S. 2014. “Leveraging XSEDE HPC resources to address computational challenges with high-resolution topography data”. XSEDE 2014 Conference: Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment. July 13-18, Atlanta, GA. accepted

Riteau, P., Hwang, M, Padmanabhan, A., Gao, Y., Liu, Y.Y., Keahey, K., Wang, S. 2014. “A Cloud Computing Approach to On-Demand and Scalable CyberGIS Analytics”. ScienceCloud 2014, June 23, 2014, Vancouver, BC, Canada. accepted

Wang, S. “CyberGIS: Blueprint for Integrated and Scalable Geospatial Software Ecosystems.” International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 27(11): 2119-2121

Wang, S. (Editor) “Special Issue on CyberGIS: Blueprint for Integrated and Scalable Geospatial Software Ecosystems.” International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 27(11)

Leetaru, K., Wang, S., Cao, G., Padmanabhan, A., Shook, E. 2013. “Mapping the Global Twitter Heartbeat: The Geography of Twitter.” First Monday, 18(5), DOI:10.5210/fm.v18i5.4366

Wang, S., Anselin, L., Bhaduri, B., Crosby, C., Goodchild, M. F., Liu, Y., and Nyerges, T. L. “CyberGIS Software: A Synthetic Review and Integration Roadmap.” International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 27(11): 2122-2145 (This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article [copyright Taylor & Francis], available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13658816.2013.776049)

Shook, E., Wang, S., and Tang, W. “A Communication-Aware Framework for Parallel Spatially Explicit Agent-Based Models.” International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 27(11): 2160-2181 (This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article [copyright Taylor & Francis], available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13658816.2013.771740

Zhao, Y., Padmanabhan, A., and Wang, S. 2013. “A Parallel Computing Approach to Viewshed Analysis of Large Terrain Data Using Graphics Processing Units.” International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 27 (2): 363-384. PDF (This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article [copyright Taylor & Francis], available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13658816.2012.692372

Wang, S., Cao, G., Zhang, Z., Zhao, Y., and Padmanabhan, A. 2012. “A CyberGIS Environment for Analysis of Location-Based Social Media Data.” In: Location-Based Computing and Services, 2nd Edition, ed. A. K. Hassan and H. Amin, CRC Press, pages: 187-205

Hwang, M., Wang, S., Cao, G., Padmanabhan, A., Zhang, Z. 2013. “Spatiotemporal Transformation of Social Media Geostreams: A Case Study of Twitter for Flu Risk Analysis.” In: Proceedings of the 4th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on GeoStreaming (IWGS), November 5 2013, Orlando, Florida, USA

Liu, Y., Padmanabhan, A., and Wang S. 2013. “CyberGIS Gateway for Enabling Data-Rich Geospatial Research and Education”. In: Proceedings of Science Gateway Institute Workshop (IEEE Cluster 2013), September 27, 2013, Indianapolis, Indiana, in press. PDF

Padmanabhan, A., Wang, S., Cao, G., Hwang, M., Zhao, Y., Zhang, Z., and Gao, Y. 2013. “FluMapper: An Interactive CyberGIS Environment for Massive Location-based Social Media Data Analysis.” In: Proceedings of XSEDE 2013: Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment: Gateway to Discovery, Jul 22-25 2013, San Diego, CA, USA.

Padmanabhan, A., Youn, C., Hwang, M., Liu, Y., Wang, S., Wilkins-Diehr, N., and Crosby, C. 2013. “Integration of Science Gateways: A Case Study with CyberGIS and OpenTopography.” In: Proceedings of XSEDE 2013: Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment: Gateway to Discovery, Jul 22-25 2013, San Diego, CA, USA.

Liu, Y. Y., Guo M., Wang, S. 2013. “Large-scale Land Use Optimization by Enhancing a Scalable Parallel Genetic Algorithm Library.” In: Proceedings of XSEDE 2013: Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment: Gateway to Discovery, Jul 22-25 2013, San Diego, CA, USA.

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