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GearLab Members' Presentation in CAGIS&UCGIS 2024

The Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS) and the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) held a joint CaGIS and UCGIS symposium in Columbus, Ohio, on June 3-6, 2024. Our Gearlab, Mingzheng Yang and Dr. Zou participated and gave wonderful presentations in this conference.


About Dr. Zou's presentation (Expected the Unexpected: Empowering Climate Resilience and Sustainability through Responsible GIScience), he introduced in a world where natural disasters and health crises often catch us off guard, leading to unexpected catastrophic impacts, the need for a forward-thinking mindset has never been greater. embracing the philosophy of ‘Expect the Unexpected’ is no longer an optional addition but an absolute imperative for facilitating resilience and well-being, especially in marginalized communities. Spatial data science, driven by the burgeoning geospatial big data (e.g., data from social media, mobility, and crowdsourcing) and cutting-edge technologies (e.g., GeoAI, CyberGIS, and digital twins), provides us with a diverse array of tools and channels to accurately and comprehensively monitor and predict varied, unforeseen societal impacts and human needs during hazardous events.


For Mingzheng's presentation (Sleepless Cities under Social Isolation: Geographically and Temporally Revealing Circadian Rhythm Disorders through Social Media), he introduced that the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 caused worldwide social isolation, offering an opportunity to study the spatially and temporally evolving effect of social isolation on human circadian rhythm disorders. We can design circadian rhythm disorder metrics based on data collected from the X platform (Formerly Twitter). These metrics are utilized to uncover the spatial and temporal patterns of circadian rhythm disorders in the 50 major cities in the United States during the pre-, during and post-pandemic phases (2019-2021).


Dr. Zou's Presentation in CAGIS&UCGIS 2024
The Group Photo of Mingzheng and Dr. Zou in CAGIS&UCGIS 2024





Congratulations! We look forward to hearing more achievements from GEAR Lab! Gig'em!

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