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May Yuan (BS 1987 National Taiwan University; MS 1992 and Ph.D. 1994 State University of New York at Buffalo) is Ashbel Smith Professor of Geospatial Information Sciences in the School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas. Before she joined UT-Dallas in August 2014, she was Brandt Professor and Edith Kinney Gaylord Presidential Professor and Director of Center for Spatial Analysis at the University of Oklahoma (1994-2014).

She studies temporal GIS and its applications to geographic dynamics. Over the last 20 years, her research has developed new approaches to represent geographic processes and events in GIS databases to support space-time query, analytics and knowledge discovery. Her publications (75+) span fundamental and applied GIScience by developing new GIS data models and analysis methods to address environmental, ecological, and social problems, such as wildfire risk, tornado hazard, air pollution, species distribution, trophic dynamics, infectious disease, hazardous waste transport, historical narratives, and offender monitoring. Her recent work expands to cyber GIS and spatial big data. Her research has been supported by NSF, NASA, DoD, DHS, DoJ, DoE, NOAA, USGS, state government agencies, and the industry. She currently serves as the Associate Editor of the International Journal of Geographical Information Science, member of the editorial boards of Annals of American Association of Geographers and Cartography and Geographical Information Science, and member of the academic committee of United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation. She also served on Mapping Science Committee at the National Research Council (2009-2014) and President of University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (2011-2012).

Some of her publications are available via Research Gate at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/May_Yuan.


contact info

E-mail: [email protected]
Home Page: www.utdallas.edu/epps/faculty/may-yuan
Office Phone: (972) 883-6284
Office: GR 3.108 (Green Hall)
Mail Address:
Dr. May Yuan
School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences
The University of Texas at Dallas
800 W. Campbell Road
Richardson, Texas 75080-3021