Invited Speakers

Professor Shaowen Wang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Scalable Geocomputation Science

Biography: Shaowen Wang is an Associate Professor of Geography and Geographic Information Science (Primary), Computer Science, and Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), where he was named Helen Corley Petit Scholar for 2011-2012. 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 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 theories and methods in geographic information science,

2) cyberinfrastructure and data-intensive computational science, and

3) multi-scale geospatial problem solving and spatiotemporal synthesis.

  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 six other journals, book series and proceedings. 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.