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Yingjie Hu

必威 www.chuanhutai.com Assistant Professor of Geography
University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

GIScience, spatial analysis, natural language processing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data mining, big data

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Yingjie Hu is an expert on geographic information science (GIScience) and data mining.

His research uses machine learning, spatial analysis and natural language processing to extract useful information from data, with the goal of aiding disaster response, urban planning and other geospatial applications.

Much of Hu’s work focuses on data that has both a geographic and textual information component. For example, his team used geotagged housing ads to identify names that people use to refer to neighborhoods, landmarks, streets, organizations and other local places, revealing colloquial place names that are not catalogued through traditional maps or other resources.

CONTACT:

Yingjie Hu, PhD
Assistant Professor of Geography
University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences

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