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Tsou, M. H., Jung, C. T., Allen, C., Yang, J. A., Gawron, J. M., Spitzberg, B. H., & Han, S. (2015, July). Social media analytics and research test-bed (SMART dashboard). In Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Social Media & Society (p. 2). ACM.

Han, S. Y., Tsou, M. H., & Clarke, K. C. (2015). Do Global Cities Enable Global Views? Using Twitter to Quantify the Level of Geographical Awareness of US Cities. PloS one, 10(7), e0132464.

Hausken, K., & Gupta, D. K. (2015). Government protection against terrorism and crime. Global Crime, 16(2), 59-80  (link to PDF).

Kim, Ick-Hoi, Tsou, Ming-Hsiang, & Feng, Chen-Chieh (2015) Design and implementation strategy of a parallel agent-based Schelling model. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 49, 30–41.

Joseph Saltenberger, Yawen Li, Ming-Hsiang Tsou, Saima Bahramzi (accepted). Web GIS as a Useful Tool for the Health and Social Service Sector. The International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management.


Yuan, M., Nara, A., and Bothwell, J. (2014). “Space-Time Representation and Analytics.” Annals of GIS, 20(1), pp.1-9.

Aslam AA, Tsou MH, Spitzberg BH, An Li, Gawron JM, Gupta DK, Peddecord KM, Nagel AC, Allen C, Yang JA, Lindsay S. The Reliability of Tweets as a Supplementary Method of Seasonal Influenza Surveillance, J Med Internet Res 2014;16(11):e250 URL:, doi:10.2196/jmir.3532

Spitzberg, B. H. (2014). Toward a model of meme diffusion (M3D). Communication Theory, 24(3), 311-339.

Tsou, MH, Woodruff, SI, Spitzberg, B, Reed, M, Moran, M., Gawron, M, Allen, C., Yang, J. (2014). Using GIS and Geo-targeted Social Media (Twitter) to Track Illicit Drug Use Trends in Space and Over Time.  GIScience 2014 Conference.  Extended Refereed Abstract accepted.

Ming-Hsiang Tsou, Brian H. Spitzberg, Chris Allen, Anoshé Aslam, and Anna Nagel, Geo-Targeted Social Media Analytics for Tracking Disease Outbreaks and Public Opinion at the Municipal Scale.  2014 National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media, Atlanta, Georgia. August 19-21, 2014.

Dipak Gupta, Brian Spitzberg, Ming-Hsiang Tsou, Mark Gawron, An Li. (in Press). Chapter 3: Of Mining and Mine Fields: Revolution in Paradigms of Data Analysis and Interpretation. In L. Fenstermacher (ed) Countering Violent Extremism: A Multidisciplinary Perspective. Air University Press.

Spitzberg, B. H. (in press). Toward a model of meme diffusion (M3D). Communication Theory. [accepted for publication, 7-Feb-2014).


Nagel AC, Tsou MH, Spitzberg BH, An Li, Gawron JM, Gupta DK, Yang JA, Han Su, Peddecord KM, Lindsay S, Sawyer MH, The Complex Relationship of Realspace Events and Messages in Cyberspace: Case Study of Influenza and Pertussis Using Tweets, J Med Internet Res 2013;15(10):e237.(link)

Brian H. Spitzberg, Ming-Hsiang Tsou, Dipak K. Gupta, Li An, Jean Mark Gawron, Daniel Lusher, 2013.  The Map is Not Which Territory?: Speculating on the Geo-Spatial Diffusion of Ideas in the Arab Spring of 2011.  Studies in Media and Communication. Vol 1(1). 2013, pp. 101-115.(link)

Tsou, M-H.,  Yang, J-A., Lusher, D., Su, H., Spitzberg, B., Gawron, J. M., Gupta, D., An, L. (2013, May). Mapping social activities and concepts with social media (Twitter) and web search engines (Yahoo and Bing): a case study in 2012 US Presidential Election, Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 2013 (link)

Ming-Hsiang Tsou, Michael Leitner (2013, April). Visualization of social media: seeing a mirage or a message?,  Cartography and Geographic Information Science  Vol. 40, Iss. 2, 2013 (link)

Tsou, Ming-Hsiang,  Ick-Hoi Kim, Sarah Wandersee, Daniel Lusher , Li An, Brian Spitzberg, Dipak Gupta, Jean Gawron, Jennifer Smith , Jiue-An Yang, Su Yeon Han. Mapping Ideas from Cyberspace to Realspace:  Visualizing the Spatial Context of Keywords from Web Page Search ResultsInternational Journal of Digital Earth, 2013 (link)

Ick-Hoi Kim and Ming-Hsiang Tsou. Enabling Digital Earth simulation models using cloud computing or grid computing: two approaches supporting high-performance GIS simulation frameworksInternational Journal of Digital Earth, 2013.(link)

2012 :

Ming-Hsiang Tsou and Jiue-An Yang (2012) Spatial Analysis of Social Media Content (Tweets) during the 2012 U.S. Republican Presidential Primaries, extended abstract, seventh international conference on Geographic Information Science, 2012 (link to PDF).

Tsou, M-H., Lusher, D., Yang, J-A., Gupta, D., Gawron, J. M., Spitzberg, B. H., An, L., & Wandersee, S. (2012, September). Mapping social activities and concepts with social media (Twitter) and web search engines (Yahoo and Bing): A case study in 2012 U.S. presidential election. In Sarah Battersby edited, AutoCarto International Symposium on Automated Cartography Proceedings (Columbus, OH):  Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, Cartography and Geographic Information Society (link to PDF).

Gupta, D. (2012). Leadership in the psychological process and the consequent organizational evolution. In Updesh Kumar and Manas Mandal (eds.) Countering Terrorism: Psycho-social Strategies. Sage (forthcoming).

Gupta, D. (2012). Structural Factors as Determinants of Terrorism. In Richard Jackson and S. Justin Sinclair (ed.) Contemporary Debates in Terrorism. Routledge. 107-113. (link to PDF).

Gupta, D. (2012). World After 9/11: What Have We Learned? India Quarterly. 1-16.

Gupta D. , Hausken K. (2012) Capital versus Criminal Mercenaries as Funders of Terrorist Organizations. Submitted for publication.

Spitzberg, B. H., Tsou, M-H., An, L., Gupta, D. K., & Gawron, J. M. (2012, May). The map is not which territory?: Speculating on the geo-spatial diffusion of ideas in the Arab Spring of 2011. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference, Phoenix, AZ. (May 24-28). (link to PDF).

Gupta, D. (2012). The World After 9/11: What Have We Learned. India Quarterly, 68(1), 1-16. (link to PDF).

Gupta, D., Spitzberg, B., Tsou, M., Gawron, M., An, L (2012). Revolution in Social Science Methodology and Pitfalls. (link to PDF).

Cited (2012). Neurobiological & Cognitive Science Insights on Radicalization and Mobilization to Violence: A Review. Strategic Multilayer Assessment. NSI (link to PDF).

2011 :

Gupta, D., Spitzberg, B. H., Tsou, M-H., An, L., & Gawron, J. M. (2011, Sept.). Tracking the spread of violent extremism. In L. Fenstermacher & S. Canna (Eds.), Countering violent extremism: Scientific methods & strategies, (Topical strategic multi-layer assessment [SMA] multi-agency and Air Force Research Laboratory multi-disciplinary white papers in support of counter-terrorism and counter-WMD; pp. 47-58). (link to PDF).


NSF-CDI Specialist Meeting Report (2011). Mapping Ideas: Discovering and Information Landscape

6/29/2011 – 6/30/2011, San Diego State University (link to PDF)

Tsou, M. H. (2011). Revisiting Web Cartography in the United States: the Rise of User-Centered Design. Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 38 (3), 249- 256.

Tsou, M, An, L. AAG 2011 Annual Meeting (Paper Abstract: 250 words), Visualizing and Analyzing the Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Global Diffusion of Ideas in Cyberspace.
April 12-16, 2011, Seattle, Washington.
(link to Abstract). (link to Presentation Slides).

Gupta, D. (2011). Waves of International Terrorism: An Explanation of the Process by Which Ideas Flood the World. In J. Rosenfeld (2011, ed), Terrorism, Legitimacy, and Identity: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (pp. 30-41). Routledge. (link to PDF).

Tsou, M. ICC 2011 Annual Meeting, Mapping Cyberspace: Tracking the Spread of Ideas on the Internet. Refereed Proceeding of the 25th International Cartographic conference, July 3-8, 2011, Paris, France. (link to PDF).

Gupta, D. (2011). Terrorism, History and Historians: A View from a Social Scientist. The Journal of American History, 98(1), 95-100. (link to PDF).

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