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Urban Geospatial Analytics Lab

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Our Mission - The UrGA research lab is dedicated to investigating cities and human dynamics in urban environments. We develop and apply cutting-edge geospatial techniques, machine learning/artificial intelligence, network science, and visual analytical methods in the pursuit of a deeper understanding of the interactions between human dynamics and the intricate fabric of urban social, infrastructural, and public health subsystems. The UrGA research leverages a diverse array of location-based big data sources, complemented by traditional GIS and RS data products, to examine spatial patterns and relationships and to develop predictive models based on complex relationships.


Our Projects

• Human mobility and spatial interactions 

• E-mobility – developing a smart and scalable network of EV charging stations 

• Spatiotemporal patterns 

• Public health and the association with geographic context factors 

• Measuring health disparity


Related Courses

● Geog4370/6370 Intro to GIScience 

● Geog4470/6470 Spatial Statistics 

● Geog4595/6595 Intro to Machine Learning 

● Geog 4380/6380 Transportation Modeling and GIS 

● Geog 8350 Seminar in GeoAI 

● Geog 8572 Seminar in Urban Data Science


Contact Information

UrGA Director: Dr. Angela Yao



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