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Wenwen Li

Wenwen Li

Assistant Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

wenwen@asu.edu

School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning
Arizona State University
PO Box 875302
Tempe, AZ 85287-5302

Titles

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Assistant Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Research Scientist, GeoDa Center for Geospatial Analysis and Computation, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning

Biography

Wenwen Li's research interest is geographic information science with a focus on cyberinfrastructure, big data, semantic interoperability, spatial information retrieval, and distributed geospatial information processing.

Li's research aims to develop integrated, sustainable and smart cyber-infrastructure to revolutionize knowledge discovery in data and computational intensive geographical sciences. Li hopes to utilize state-of-the-art semantic technology to improve the access, integration and spatiotemporal reasoning of distributed GIS data, analytical tools and models. She is also interested in developing analytical methods (e.g., spatial optimization) to support regional economic modeling.

Li's work has been applied in several scientific disciplines, including climatology, public health and hydrology. She is the chair of the Association of American Geographers' cyber-infrastructure specialty group from 2013-2014 and a member of the Spatial Decision Support Consortium at the University of the Redlands. Before joining Arizona State University, she worked at the Center for Spatial Studies at the University of California-Santa Barbara.

Education

  • PhD, Earth System and Geoinformation Science, George Mason University, 2010
  • MS, Signal and Information Processing, Institute of Remote Sensing Applications, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2007
  • BS, Computer Science, Beijing Normal University, 2004

Expertise

Journal Articles

2017

Fan, C., S. W. Myint, S. J. Rey and W. Li. 2017. Time series evaluation of landscape dynamics using annual Landsat imagery and spatial statistical modeling: Evidence from the Phoenix metropolitan region. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 58(Jun):12-25. DOI: 10.1016/j.jag.2017.01.009. (link )

Gao, S., L. Li, W. Li, K. Janowicz and Y. Zhang. 2017. Constructing gazetteers from volunteered Big Geo-Data based on Hadoop. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 61(Part B):172-186. DOI: 10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2014.02.004. (link )

2016

Church, R. L. and W. Li. 2016. Estimating spatial efficiency using cyber search, GIS, and spatial optimization: A case study of fire service deployment in Los Angeles County. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 30(3):535-553. DOI: 10.1080/13658816.2015.1083572. (link )

Li, W., K. Cao and R. L. Church. 2016. Cyberinfrastructure, GIS, and spatial optimization: Opportunities and challenges. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 30(3):427-431. DOI: 10.1080/13658816.2015.1112906. (link )

Li, W. and M. F. Goodchild. 2016. An optimization technique for addressing DEM misregistration in hilly terrain. Annals of GIS 22(1):43-55. DOI: 10.1080/19475683.2015.1085438. (link )

Li, X., W. Li, A. Middel, S. L. Harlan, A. J. Brazel and B. L. Turner II. 2016. Remote sensing of the surface urban heat island and land architecture in Phoenix, Arizona: Combined effects of land composition and configuration and cadastral-demographic-economic factors. Remote Sensing of Environment 174(March):233-243. DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2015.12.022. (link )

Song, M., W. Li, B. Zhou and T. Lei. 2016. Spatiotemporal data representation and its effect on the performance of spatial analysis in a cyberinfrastructure environment -- a case study with raster zonal analysis. Computers & Geosciences 87(February):11-21. DOI: 10.1016/j.cageo.2015.11.005. (link )

2015

Fan, C., W. Li, L. J. Wolf and S. W. Myint. 2015. A spatiotemporal compactness pattern analysis of Congressional districts to assess partisan gerrymandering: A case study with California and North Carolina. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 105(4):736-753. DOI: 10.1080/00045608.2015.1039109. (link )

Fan, C., W. Li, L. J. Wolf and S. W. Myint. 2015. A spatiotemporal compactness pattern analysis of Congressional districts to assess partisan gerrymandering: A case study with California and North Carolina. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 105(4):736-753. DOI: 10.1080/00045608.2015.1039109. (link )

Hu, Y., S. Gao, K. Janowicz, B. Yu, W. Li and S. Prasad. 2015. Extracting and understanding urban areas of interest using geotagged photos. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 54(November):240-254. DOI: 10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2015.09.001. (link )

Laura, J., W. Li, S. J. Rey and L. Anselin. 2015. Parallelization of a regionalization heuristic in distributed computing platforms – a case study with parallel-p-compact-regions problem. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 29(4):536-555. DOI: 10.1080/13658816.2014.987287. (link )

Li, W., V. Bhatia and K. Cao. 2015. Intelligent polar cyberinfrastructure: Enabling semantic search in geospatial metadata catalogue to support polar data discovery. Earth Science Informatics 8(1):111-123. DOI: 10.1007/s12145-014-0185-z. (link )

Li, W., M. Song, B. Zhou, K. Cao and S. Cao. 2015. Performance improvement techniques for geospatial web services in a cyberinfrastructure environment -- a case study with a disaster management portal. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 54(November):314-325. DOI: 10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2015.04.003. (link )

Rey, S. J., L. Anselin, X. Li, R. Pahle, J. Laura, W. Li and J. Koschinsky. 2015. Open geospatial analytics with PySAL. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 4(2):815-836. DOI: 10.3390/ijgi4020815. (link )

Xue, W., K. Cao and W. Li. 2015. Municipal solid waste collection optimization in Singapore. Applied Geography 62(August):182-190. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2015.04.002. (link )

2014

Anselin, L., S. J. Rey and W. Li. 2014. Metadata and provenance for spatial analysis: The case of spatial weights. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 28(11):2261-2280. DOI: 10.1080/13658816.2014.917313. (link )

Anselin, L., S. J. Rey and W. Li. 2014. Metadata and provenance for spatial analysis: The case of spatial weights. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 28(11):2261-2280. DOI: 10.1080/13658816.2014.917313. (link )

Cao, K., B. Huang, M. Li and W. Li. 2014. Calibrating a cellular automata model for understanding rural-urban land conversion: A Pareto front-based multi-objective optimization approach. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 38(5):1028-1046. DOI: 10.1080/13658816.2013.851793. (link )

Liu, K., C. P. Yang, W. Li, Z. Gui, C. Xu and J. Xia. 2014. Using semantic search and knowledge reasoning to improve the discovery of earth science records: An example with the ESIP semantic testbed. International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research 5(2):44-58. DOI: 10.4018/ijagr.2014040104. (link )

Li, W., T. Chen, E. A. Wentz and C. Fan. 2014. NMMI: A mass compactness measure for spatial pattern analysis of areal features. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 104(6):1116-1133. DOI: 10.1080/00045608.2014.941732. (link )

Li, W., R. L. Church and M. F. Goodchild. 2014. An extendable heuristic framework to solve the p-compact-regions problem for urban economic modeling. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 43(January):1-13. DOI: 10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2013.10.002. (link )

Li, W., R. L. Church and M. F. Goodchild. 2014. The p-compact-regions problem. Geographical Analysis 46(3):250-273. DOI: 10.1111/gean.12038. (link )

Li, W., M. F. Goodchild and R. Raskin. 2014. Towards geospatial semantic search: Exploiting latent semantic relations in geospatial data. International Journal of Digital Earth 7(1):17-37. DOI: 10.1080/17538947.2012.674561. (link )

Widener, M. J. and W. Li. 2014. Using geolocated Twitter data to monitor the prevalance of health and unhealthy food references across the US. Applied Geography 54(October):189-197. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2014.07.017. (link )

Zhou, Z., Z. Cheng, K. Ning, W. Li and L. Zhang. 2014. A sub-chain ranking and recommendation mechanism for facilitating geospatial web service composition. International Journal of Web Services Research 11(3):52-75. DOI: 10.4018/ijwsr.2014070103. (link )

2013

Li, W., M. F. Goodchild and R. Church. 2013. An efficient measure of compactness for two-dimensional shapes and its application in regionalization problems. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 27(6):1227-1250. DOI: 10.1080/13658816.2012.752093. (link )

Li, W., L. Li, M. F. Goodchild and L. Anselin. 2013. A geospatial cyberinfrastructure for urban economic analysis and spatial decision-making. International Journal of Geo-Information 2(2):413-431. DOI: 10.3390/ijgi2020413. (link )

2012

Li, W., R. Raskin and M. F. Goodchild. 2012. Semantic similarity measurement based on knowledge mining: An artificial neural net approach. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 26(8):1415-1435. DOI: 10.1080/13658816.2011.635595. (link )

Zhou, B., C. Ye, W. Li and M. Song. 2012. General-purpose graphics processing unit based large-scale pulse compression for a Costas signal. Shandong Science 25(6):47-53 (in Chinese).

2011

Li, W., C. P. Yang, D. Nebert, R. Raskin, P. Houser, H. Wu and Z. Li. 2011. Semantic-based web service discovery and chaining for building an Arctic spatial data infrastructure. Computers & Geosciences 37(11):1752-1762. DOI: 10.1016/j.cageo.2011.06.024. (link )

Li, Z., C. P. Yang, H. Wu, W. Li and L. Miao. 2011. An optimized framework for seamliessly integrating OGC Web Services to support geospatial sciences. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 24(4):595-613. DOI: 10.1080/13658816.2010.484811. (link )

2010

Li, W., C. P. Yang and C. Yang. 2010. An active crawler for discovering geospatial Web services and their distribution pattern -- a case study of OGC Web Map Service. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 24(8):1127-1147. DOI: 10.1080/13658810903514172. (link )

2009

Li, W., C. P. Yang and D. Sun. 2009. Mining geophysical parameters through decision-tree analysis to determine correlation with tropical cyclone development. Computers & Geosciences 35(2):309-316. DOI: 10.1016/j.cageo.2008.02.032. (link )

2008

Ren, Y., W. Li and C. Yang. 2008. Multi-scale line model for progressive transmission. Computer Engineering 34(8):25-28 (in Chinese).

Yang, C. P., W. Li, J. Xie and B. Zhou. 2008. Distributed geospatial information processing: Sharing distributed geospatial resources to support Digital Earth. International Journal of Digital Earth 1(3):259-278. DOI: 10.1080/17538940802037954. (link )

2007

Zhou, B., X. Wang, Y. Peng and W. Li. 2007. The design of reconfigurable high speed data transmission in real-time image processing system. Control & Automation 23(2):15-17 (in Chinese).

2004

Zhou, L., Y. Zhang and W. Li. 2004. Adaptive tracking filter with input signal. Chinese Journal of Radio Science 19(3):354-356 (in Chinese).

Book Chapters

In Press

Wentz, E. A. and W. Li. Shape. The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology. American Association of Geographers.

2016

Li, W., H. Shao, S. Wang, X. Zhou and S. Wu. 2016. A cloud-based, service-oriented geospatial cyberinfrastructure to support atmospheric research. In: Vance, T., N. Merati, C. P. Yang and M. Yuan eds., Cloud Computing in Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences. Academic Press. ISBN: 9780128031926.

2013

Zhou, B., C. Yeh, W. Li and W. Zhang. 2013. Large-scale pulse compression for Costas Signal with GPGPU. Pp. 133-143 In: Shi, X., V. Kindratenko and C. P. Yang eds., Modern Accelerator Technologies for Geographic Information Science. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-8745-6_10. ISBN: 978-1-4614-8744-9. (link )

2012

Li, W., M. F. Goodchild, R. L. Church and B. Zhou. 2012. Geospatial data mining on the web: Discovering locations of emergency service facilities. Pp. 552-563 In: Zhou, S., S. Zhang and G. Karypis eds., Advanced Data Mining and Applications. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-35527-1_46. ISBN: 978-3-642-35526-4. (link )

2011

Yang, C. P., H. Wu, Q. Huang, Z. Li, J. Li, W. Li, L. Miao and M. Sun. 2011. WebGIS performance issues and solutions. Pp. 121-138 In: Li, S., S. Dragicevic and B. Veenendaal eds., Advances in Web-based GIS, Mapping Services and Applications. CRC Press. ISBN: 978-0415804837.

2010

Foote, K., M. Bambacus, Q. Miao, H. Wu, W. Li, J. Li, J. Tan, Y. Tang, M. Sun and H. Yu. 2010. Vision for geoinformation science. Pp. 415-452 In: Yang, C. P., D. Wong, Q. Miao and R. Yang eds., Advanced Geoinformation Science. ISBN: 978-1439810606.

Huang, Q., C. P. Yang, W. Li, H. Wu, J. Xie and Y. Cao. 2010. Geoinformation computing platforms. Pp. 79-126 In: Yang, C. P., D. Wong, Q. Miao and R. Yang eds., Advanced Geoinformation Science. CRC Press. ISBN: 978-1439810606.

Raskin, R., N. Zhou and W. Li. 2010. Geoinformation knowledge representation and applications. Pp. 275-302 In: Yang, C. P., D. Wong, Q. Miao and R. Yang eds., Adavnced Geoinformation Science. CRC Press.

Shi, X., D. Nebert, C. Zhang, H. Yang, H. Wu, P. Zhao, Z. Li, L. Di, Q. Huang, J. Li, W. Li, M. Sun and G. Yu. 2010. Geoinformation infrastructure (GII). Pp. 205-274 In: Yang, C. P., D. Wong, Q. Miao and R. Yang eds., Advanced Geoinformation Science. CRC Press. ISBN: 978-1439810606.

Posters

2016

Fan, C., S. J. Rey, S. W. Myint and W. Li. 2016. A continuous approach to evaluating vegetation and built-up dynamics in a fast growing desert city. Poster presented at the Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Eighteenth Annual All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 15 January 2016, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

Conference Papers

2014

Li, W., S. Rey and L. Anselin. 2014. SAM: A provenance model for spatial analytical methods. Pp. 126-131 Extended Abstract Proceedings of the GIScience 2014. GIScience 2014: Eighth International Conference on Geographic Information Systems. Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria. (link )

Li, X., W. Li, L. Anselin, S. J. Rey and J. Koschinsky. 2014. A MapReduce algorithm to create contiguity weights for spatial analysis of big data. Pp. 50-53 Proceedings of the 3rd ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Analytics for Big Geospatial Data. 3rd ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Analytics for Big Geospatial Data. New York, NY. (link )

2013

Gai, Y., B. Zhou, Y. Sun, Y. Zhou and W. Li. 2013. Study on extraction methods of ocean surface oil spill using HJ-CCD data. Pp. 756-759 Proceedings of the International Conference on Remote Sensing, Environment and Transportation Engineering, RSETE 2013. 2013 International Conference on Remote Sensing, Environment and Transportation Engineering, RSETE 2013. Nanjing, China.

Sun, Y., B. Zhou, Y. Gai, Y. Zhou and W. Li. 2013. The extraction algorithm of ocean surface oil spill in Gulf of Mexico based on MODIS data. Pp. 827-830 Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Remote Sensing, Environment and Transportation Engineering. 2013 International Conference on Remote Sensing, Environment and Transportation Engineering. Nanjing, China.

2011

Liu, K., C. P. Yang, W. Li and Z. Li. 2011. The GEOSS clearinghouse high performance search engine. Pp. 1-4 Proceedings of the 2011 19th International Conference on Geoinformatics. 2011 19th International Conference on Geoinformatics. Shanghai, China. (link )

2009

Li, W., C. P. Yang and R. Raskin. 2009. A semantic-enabled meta-catalogue for intelligent geospatial information discovery. Pp. 1-5 Proceedings of the 2009 17th International Conference on Geoinformatics. 2009 17th International Conference on Geoinformatics. Fairfax, VA. (link )

Zhou, Z., B. Zhou, W. Li, B. Griglak, C. Caiseda and Q. Huang. 2009. Evaluating query performance on object-relational spatial databases. Pp. 489-492 Proceedings of the 2009 2nd IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology. 2009 2nd IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology(ICCSIT 2009). Beijing, China. (link )

2008

Bambacus, M., C. P. Yang, J. Evans, Z. Li, W. Li and Q. Huang. 2008. Sharing earth science information to support the Global Earth Observing System of Systems (GEOSS). Pp. I-141-)-144 Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. IGARSS 2008 - 2008 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. Boston, MA. (link )

Li, W. and C. P. Yang. 2008. A semantic search engine for spatial web portals. Pp. II-1278-II-1281 Proceedings of 2008 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. IGARSS 2008 - 2008 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. Boston, MA. (link )

Li, W., C. P. Yang and R. Raskin. 2008. A semantic enhanced search for spatial web portals. Pp. 47-50 AAAI Spring Symposium - Techical Report. 2008 AAAI Spring Symposium. Stanford, CA. (link )

2007

Yang, P., W. Li, D. Xiao, R. Raskin and M. Bambacus. 2007. Earth information exchange: Sharing earth science information through interoperable apporach and cyber infrastructure. Pp. 675321-1-675321-9 Proceedings of SPIE, Geoinformatics 2007. Geoinformatics 2007: Geospatial Information Science. (link )

2006

Li, W., C. P. Yang, B. Zhou and Y. Ren. 2006. Design and implementation of an integrated WMS service portal. Pp. 924-927 Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE International Symposium on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. 2006 IEEE International Symposium on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. Denver, CO. (link )

Yuan, L., Q. Zhang, W. Li and L. Zou. 2006. Debris flow hazard assessment based on support vector machine. Pp. 4221-4224 Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE International Symposium on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. 2006 IEEE International Symposium on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. Denver, CO. (link )

Yuan, L., Q. Zhou, Q. Zhang, W. Li and W. Jiang. 2006. DEM-based watershed topographic attributes extraction and analysis. Pp. 911-913 Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE International Symposium on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. 2006 IEEE International Symposium on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. Denver, CO. (link )