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Mingzheng Yang was awarded John Odland Award in AAG 2024

The Spatial Analysis and Modeling (SAM) Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers (AAG) is sponsoring the John Odland Award (SAM student paper competition) at the 2024 AAG Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii. During the competition, he won the second place and awarded by 400$.

Mingzheng Yang's research is about Sleepless Cities under Social Isolation: Geographically and Temporally Revealing Circadian Rhythm Disorders through Social Media. This research developed circadian rhythm disorder metrics based on data collected from X. Employing these metrics, the study delineates the spatial-temporal patterns and variations of circadian rhythms across 50 major cities in the United States during the pre-pandemic norm (2019), in-pandemic isolation (2020), and post-pandemic recovery (2021) phases. The proposed framework provides valuable insights into revealing the pattern of circadian rhythm disorders based on social sensing and inform experimental biology.

Congratulations to Mingzheng! We look forward to hearing more about the research activities and achievements from GEAR Lab! Gig'em!



Geospatial Exploration and Resolution (GEAR) Lab

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