Ming Tsou

Ming-Hsiang (Ming) Tsou is Professor in the Department of Geography, San Diego State University. He received a B.S. from National Taiwan University in 1991, an M.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1996, and a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2001, all in Geography. His research interests are in Mapping Cyberspace, Internet mapping and distributed GIS applications, mobile GIS and wireless communication, multimedia cartography and user interface design, and cyberinfrastructure with GRID computing technology. He has applied his research interests in applications such as wildfire mapping, environmental monitoring and management, habitat conservation, K-12 education, and homeland border security. He is co-author of the book, Internet GIS, published in 2003 and served on the editorial boards of the Annals of GIS (2008-) and the Professional Geographers (2011-). Tsou was the co-chair of the NASA Earth Science Enterprise Data System Working Group (ESEDWG) Standard Process Group (SPG) from 2004 to 2007 and the 2007-2008 Chair of the Cartographic Specialty Group in the Association of American Geographers (AAG). He is the Webmaster for the Geographic Information Science and System (GISS) Specialty Group in AAG since 2006. Tsou received the 2004 and 2010 Outstanding Faculty Award at San Diego State University, and his name was listed in Marquis Publishing Who's Who in America in 2006, 2007, and 2008. Tsou was appointed by the National Academy of Science in 2006 to serve on the committee on “Research Priorities for the USGS Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science”. In 2007, he created and maintained an interactive Web-based mapping services for San Diego Wildfires 2007 ( http://map.sdsu.edu) and his efforts have been recognized by the AAG newsletters and the San Diego Union Tribune (newspaper). In 2008, Tsou served as a senior researcher in the GeoTech Center ( http://www.geotechcenter.org/). In 2010, Tsou served as the Principle Investigator (PI) of a NSF-CDI project," Mapping ideas from Cyberspace to Realspace", funded by National Science Foundation, Division of Computer and Network Systems, NSF Program CDI-Type II Award # 1028177. http://mappingideas.sdsu.edu/ . He also initiated an open web mapping project in 2011, called "We Help Each Other" (WHEO), http://mappingideas.sdsu.edu/wheo/ .

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CDI Project Accomplishment Matrix (2010 – 2014)

CDI Project Accomplishment Matrix (2010 – 2014): Research Publications Student Dissertations and Theses Supports: Specialist Meetings, Keynote Speeches, Presentations, and Outreach Activities Software and Tool Developments Refereed Journal Papers: 11 published, 2 under-review, 3 in preparation.   Ph.D. Dissertations: 2 graduated (Dr. Kim, 2012. Dr. Wang 2013). 3 in-progress (Yang, Han, Allen). 3 CDI Summer …

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Permanent link to this article: http://mappingideas.sdsu.edu/2014/08/01/cdi-project-accomplishment-matrix-2010-2014/

Congratulations to Anoshe’s successful thesis defense: “The Reliability of Tweets as a Supplementary Method of Seasonal Influenza Surveillance”

Congratulations to Anoshé Aslam! She successfully defended her thesis  on April 24, 2014. (Master of Public Health). Her thesis title is “The Reliability of Tweets as a Supplementary Method of Seasonal Influenza Surveillance”. Her Thesis Committee Members are: Dr. Suzanne Lindsay (Chair) (Public Health) Dr. Mike Peddecord (Public Health) Dr. Ming-Hsiang Tsou (Geography). Short Bio about Dr. Lindsay …

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Permanent link to this article: http://mappingideas.sdsu.edu/2014/04/28/congratulations-to-anoshes-successful-thesis-defense-the-reliability-of-tweets-as-a-supplementary-method-of-seasonal-influenza-surveillance/

Using Tweets to Track and Monitor Flu Outbreaks in U.S. Cities

The methodology we are using to form our flu outbreak tracking and prediction models depends on Twitter and the collection of tweets that include the keyword “flu” in their tweet texts.  Tweets are collected continuously that contain the keyword “flu” using the Twitter Search API from different cities across the United States (chosen based on …

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Permanent link to this article: http://mappingideas.sdsu.edu/2014/02/17/using-tweets-to-track-and-monitor-flu-outbreaks-in-u-s-cities/

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