University of Wisconsin–Madison

Guiming Zhang

Ph.D. candidate

Education

Ph.D. Geography, UW-Madison, expected May 2018
M.S. Computer Sciences, UW-Madison, December 2016
M.S. Cart/GIS, BNU, Beijing, China, July 2013
B.S. Cart/GIS, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China, July 2010

Research Areas

Geographic information science, volunteered geographic information, predictive mapping, geocomputing

Current Research

A representativeness directed approach to spatial bias mitigation in VGI for predictive mapping.

Courses Taught

1. LecturerGeography 579: GIS and Spatial Analysis [Online]. 2017 Summer Semester. Topics: digital terrain analysis, spatial autocorrelation, spatial interpolation, point pattern analysis. This is a course for the ONLINE Master's Program in GIS & Web Map Programming (GWMP).


2. Lecturer, Geography 576: Geospatial Web and Mobile Programming [Online]. 2017 Spring Semester. Topics: Java programming language, web and mobile application development for GIS. This is a course for the GWMP program.


3. Lecturer, Geography 579: GIS and Spatial Analysis [Online]. 2016 Fall Semester. Topics: topics as above. This is a course for the This is a course for the GWMP program.


4. Teaching Assistant, Geography 170: Our Digital Globe - An Overview of GIScience and its Technology [Online]. 2016 Summer Semester. Topics: GIS, GPS, remote sensing.


5. Lecturer, Geography 377: An Introduction to Geographic Information System. 2016 Spring Semester. Topics: spatial data representation, spatial database, spatial analysis, geovisualization, uncertainty. This is an in-classroom course with 78 students enrolled.


6. Teaching Assistant, Geography 578: GIS Applications. 2015 Spring and Fall Semester. Topics: GIS application to solve real-world geographic problems, problem conceptualization, technical implementation.


7. Teaching Assistant, Geography 377: An Introduction to Geographic Information System, 2014 Fall Semester. Topics: geo-referencing, digitalizing, geodatabase, spatial analysis.


8. Teaching Assistant, Geography 676: Web Spatial Database Development and Programming, 2014 Spring Semester. Topics: relational data model, spatial database, PostgreSQL/PostGIS, Java programming language, Java Server Page, JavaScript, HTML.


9. Teaching Assistant, Geography 578: GIS Applications. 2013 Fall Semester. Topics: topics as above.

Recent Publications

1. Zhang, G., A.X. Zhu, and Q. Huang. 2017. A GPU-accelerated adaptive kernel density estimation approach for efficient point pattern analysis on spatial big data. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 0(0): 0-30. doi: 10.1080/13658816.2017.1324975.


2. Zhang, G., Q. Huang, A.X. Zhu, and J. Keel. 2016. Enabling point pattern analysis on spatial big data using cloud computing: Optimizing and accelerating Ripley’s K function. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 30(11):2230–2252. doi: 10.1080/13658816.2016.1170836.


3. Zhu, A.X., G. Zhang (corresponding author), W. Wang, W. Xiao, Z.P. Huang, G.S. Dunzhu, G. Ren, C.Z. Qin, L. Yang, T. Pei, and S.T. Yang. 2015. A citizen data-based approach to predictive mapping of spatial variation of natural phenomena. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 29(10):1864–1886. doi: 10.1080/13658816.2015.1058387.


4. Jiang, J., A.X. Zhu, C.Z. Qin, T. Zhu, J. Liu, F. Du, J. Liu, G. Zhang, and Y. An. 2016. CyberSoLIM: A cyber platform for digital soil mapping. Geoderma 263(1):234–243. doi: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2015.04.018.


5. Guo, S., A.X. Zhu, L. Meng, J. Burt, F. Du, J. Liu, and G. Zhang. 2015. Unification of soil feedback patterns under different evaporation conditions to improve soil differentiation over flat area. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 49:126-137. doi: 10.1016/j.jag.2016.02.002.


6. Guo, S., L. Meng, A.X. Zhu, J. E. Burt, F. Du, J. Liu, and G. Zhang. 2015. Data-gap filling to understand the dynamic feedback pattern of soil. Remote Sensing 7:11801–11820. doi: 10.3390/rs70911801.


7. Zhang, G., A.X. Zhu, S. Yang, C.Z. Qin, W. Xiao, and S. K. Windels. 2013. Mapping wildlife habitat suitability using kernel density estimation. Acta Ecologica Sinica 33(23):7590–7600. doi: 10.5846/stxb201208221185.

Awards and Honors

1. Whitbeck Graduate Dissertator Award, Dept. of Geography, UW-Madison, 2017.

2. Trewartha Conference Travel Award, Dept. of Geography, UW-Madison, 2017

3. Campus-Wide Capstone Ph.D. Teaching Award, UW-Madison, 2016. Featured here and there.

4. First-Class Undergraduates Scholarship, Beijing Normal University, 2007, 2008

Other Activities

1. Graduate student representative in the search committee of GIS/Physical faculty hire, 2017 Spring


2. Third Place, ESRI Chinese College Students GIS Software Development Contest, 2009, 2010


3. Excellent Olympics Volunteer Award, Beijing Summer Olympics, 2008

Contact Information

Website: https://geography.wisc.edu/profile.php?p=1050

Mailing Address:

550 N. Park Street, Madison, WI53706

Email: gzhang45@wisc.edu