Dr. Mingshu Wang is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Geospatial Data Science at the School of Geographical & Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow, UK. He earned his BSc from Nanjing University (China), MSc, and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia (USA). Before joining the University of Glasgow, he was a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Geodata Science at the Faculty Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, the Netherlands.
His research focuses on developing and applying methods of GIScience (i.e., geographical information systems, remote sensing, and spatial analysis) and big data analytics (e.g., machine learning, artificial intelligence, and econometrics) to understand urban systems. He has two interconnected research lines of cities from the perspective of people. At a macro-scale, he quantifies the relationship between urban structure and urban/regional performance from fine-grained geospatial data via GIScience and econometrics methods. At a micro-scale, he examines human mobility issues regarding the built environment with crowdsourced geospatial information using machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques. He has received research grants from the World Bank, Dutch Research Council (NWO), Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Microsoft Azure Research Award.
Urban resilience is a key concept in sustainable urban systems. He is looking forward to collaborating with scholars from the 4TU Centre for Resilience Engineering to further explore issues regarding urban resilience at different scales.