Xi Gong


Dr. Xi Gong


Assistant Professor


Geography and Environmental Studies

Describe your research in about 200 words.

His research interests include: Geographic Information Science, Big Data Science and Analytics, Spatio-Temporal Data Mining, Health and the Environment, GIS-Based Modeling, etc. His current research focuses on Geospatial Data Science, which is an emerging interdisciplinary field intersecting GIScience, computational sciences, and mathematical-statistical sciences. On the theoretical side, his research develops and implements novel spatial-temporal data mining algorithms, environmental exposure assessment methods, and visual analytics approaches for high-dimensional data. On the practical side, his work includes exploring associations between environment risk factors and health effects in spatial big data, discovering knowledge from human trajectory data at different scales, and investigating patterns from social media big data.

What’s the most interesting thing you have learned from a student?

I enjoy working with students and help them apply the knowledge and skills they learned from the class to their own research.