Current Position

  • Assistant Professor School of Environmental and Life Sciences, Kean University, New Jersey

Education

  • 2001 - 2005, Ph.D., Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Dissertation: On Geographic Knowledge Discovery: A Framework Based on Prototype Theory
    Minor: Computer Science
     
  • 1999 - 2001, M.S., Cartography and GIS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Thesis: A Data Mining Approach to Knowledge Discovery from Soil Maps
     
  • 1993 - 1997, B.S., Environmental Science, Peking University, China
    Thesis: The Effect of Sampling Design on Spatial Structure Analysis of Contaminated Soils

Employment

  • 2007- Assistant Professor, Kean University, New Jersey.
  • 2006 - 2007 Assistant Professor, University of Texas - San Antonio, Texas
  • 2004 - 2006 Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • 1999 - 2004 Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Selected Publications

Du, F., Zhu, A. X., Qi, F., 2012. Progressive geovisual analytics based on volume rendering for cluster detection in raster data. International Journal of Geographic Information Science. Under review.

Yang, L., Zhu, A. X., Qi, F., Qin, C. Li, B., and Pei, T., 2012, An integrative hierarchical stepwise sampling strategy for spatial sampling and its application in digital soil mapping. International Journal of Geographic Information Science. Accepted.

Qi, F. and Zhu, A. X., 2011, Comparing three methods for modeling uncertainty in knowledge discovery for soil classification. Computers and Geosciences, 37: 1425-1436.

P. Morreale, P., Qi, F., Croft, P., 2011, A Green Wireless Sensor Network for Environmental Monitoring and Risk Identification, International Journal of Sensor Networks, 10: 73-82.

Yang, L., Fahmy, S., Jiao, Y., Hann, S., Zhu, A.X., and Qi, F., 2011, Updating conventional soil maps using digital soil mapping techniques—a case study in New Brunswick, Canada. Soil Science Society of America Journal,75: 1044-1053.

Toney, J. H., Kaplowitz, H., Pu, R., Qi, F., and Chang, G., 2010, Human Rights Quarterly, 32: 1010-1019..

Zhu, A. X., Qi, F., Moore, A., and Burt, J. E., 2010, Prediction of Soil Properties Using Fuzzy Membership. Geoderma,158: 199-206.

Qi, F., 2010, Fuzziness vs. Probability in a Data Mining Application for Soil Classification. In Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery (Yantai, China, Aug. 2010), 2614-2618.

Morreale, P., Qi, F., Croft, P., Suleski, R., Sinnicke, B., and Kendall, F., 2010, Real-time Environmental Monitoring and Notification for Public Safety, IEEE Multimedia, 17(2): 4-11.

Zhu A. X., Liu, F., Li, B., Pei, T., Qin, C., Liu, G., Wang, Y., Chen, Y., Ma, X., Qi, F., and Zhou, C., 2010, Differentiation of Soil Conditions over Low Relief Areas Using Feedback Dynamic Patterns, Soil Science Society of America Journal, 74: 861-869.

Croft, P. J., Qi, F., Morreale, P., and Trzopek, A., 2010, UrbanNet: Urban Environmental Monitoring and Modeling with a Wireless Sensor Network, Proceedings of the 90th Annual American Meteorological Society (AMS) Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, January 17-21, 2010.

Qi, F., and Artigas, F., 2009, Animated and interactive visualization of highway air pollution. Proceedings of the 24th International Cartographic Conference, Santiago, Chile, Nov. 2009.

Morreale, P., Qi, F., Croft, P., Chang, G., Czarnik, J., Doell, N., Espin, J., and Suleski, R., 2009, Real-time Contextual Representation of Sensor Network Data for Environmental Trend Identification, Proceedings of the 23rd IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA ’09), Bradford, UK, May 2009, pp. 407-412.

Qi, F., Zhu, A. X., Pei, T., Qin, C., Wang, R., and Burt, J. E., 2008, Knowledge Discovery from Area-class Resource Maps: Capturing Prototype Effects. Cartography and GIS, 35(4) 223-237.

Qi, F., Zhu, A. X., and Harrower, M., 2006, Fuzzy soil mapping based on prototype category theory. Geoderma, 136(3-4), 774-787.

Qi, F., and Zhu, A. X., 2006, Modeling Uncertainty in Knowledge Discovery for Classifying Geographic Entities with Fuzzy Boundaries. In Progress in Spatial Data Handling:12th International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling, eds. A. Riedl, W. Kainz, and G.Elmes. Springer, Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

Qi, F., Zhu, A. X., Burt, J. E., Pei, T., Qin, C., Li, B. and Zhou. C., 2005, Fuzzy logic and Prototype-based inference in soil mapping. Fuzzy Logic, Soft Computing and Computational Intelligence, Vol. II: Proceedings 11th International Fuzzy Systems Association World Congress, Springer&Tsinghua University Press, Beijing, China.

Qi, F., 2004, Knowledge discovery from 'area-class' resource maps: data preprocessing for noise reduction. Transactions in Geographical Information Science, 8 (3), 297-308.

Shi, X., Zhu, A. X., Burt, J. E., Qi, F., and Simonson, D., 2004, A Case-based Reasoning Approach to Fuzzy Soil Mapping. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 68, 885-894.

Qi, F., and Zhu, A. X., 2003, Knowledge discovery from soil maps using inductive learning. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 17 (8), 771-795.

Qi, F., and Wang, X. J., 2000, Sampling methods in environmental spatial analysis and their effects on spatial continuity display. Acta Scientiae Circumstantiae, 20 (3), 207-212.

Qi, F., and Wang, X. J., 1999, Application of remote sensing techniques in monitoring and assessing inland water quality. Advances in Environmental Science, 7(3), 90-99.

Qi, F., and Wang, X. J., 1999, Application of environmental spatial structure analysis with simulated data sets. Environmental Science, 20(6), 34-37.

Wang, X. J., and Qi, F., 1998, The effects of sampling design on spatial structure analysis of contaminated soil. The Science of The Total Environment, 224, 29-41.

Grants

  • 2011 A novel visualization of the globalized world: implications for infectious disease transmission, Funded by Kean University through the Presidential Scholars Challenge Award, PI, $39,268.
  • 2010-2012    Influenza transmission: exploratory visualization and knowledge discovery of individual space-time behavioral patterns, National Insitute of Health (NIH), PI. $151,268.
  • 2010 Community Environmental Networks for Risk Identification and Management, Funded by Kean University through the Presidential Scholars Challenge Award, Co-PI, $49,746.
  • 2009-2010 Fog Occurrence using GIS: Predicting Areal & Point Estimation by Regression. Funded by Kean University through New Research Initiatives, Co-PI, $15,000.
  • 2009-2010 Modeling and Visualizing Uncertainty in Geographic Knowledge Discovery. Funded by Kean University Untenured Faculty Research Initiative (UFRI), PI.
  • 2009 UrbanNet: Urban Environment Monitoring and Modeling with a Wireless Sensor Network. Funded by Kean University New Research Initiatives, Co-PI, $15,000. 
  • 2008-2009 Visualizing Highway Air Pollution: Design and Assessment of a Geo-visualization Tool to Support Geographic Knowledge Discovery and Public Communication. Funded by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC), PI. $33,959.
  • 2008-2009 Analysis and visualization of spatiotemporal changes of urban landscape pattern in Union County, NJ. Funded by Kean University Students Partnering with Faculty (SPF) 2008, PI. $ 16,160.
  • 2008-2009 Integrating Geo-visualization with Spatial Data Mining: a Case Study on Spatial Temporal Modeling of High Way Air Quality. Funded by Kean University Untenured Faculty Research Initiative (UFRI), PI.

Awards and Honors

  • 2011 Travel Award, Full travel support to attend the Fourth Biannual Colloqium on Climate and Health. National Center for Atmospheric Research.
  • 2011 Presidential Scholars Challenge Award, PI, Kean University
  • 2010 Presidential Scholars Challenge Award, Co-PI, Kean Unviersity
  • 2009 International Cartographic Conference Travel Award, International Cartographic Association
  • 2009 Oustanding Student Research Achievement Awards, Advisor, Kean University
  • 2005 University Distinguished Graduate Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 2004 Outstanding Publication Award, Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin - Madison.
  • 2003 Best Student Paper Prize, Transactions in GIS journal, awarded at the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) Summer Assembly, Monterey, CA.
  • 2003 Student Scholarship Award, International Geographic Information Foundation (IGIF), awarded at the 99th AAG Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
  • 2003 Student Travel Award, UCGIS Summer Assembly, Monterey, CA.
  • 2003 RS/GIS/Cartography Student Illustrated Paper Competition 3rd Prize, 99th AAG Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
  • 2003 Excellent Presentation Award, Spatial Information and Analysis Consortium (SIAC) spring seminar series, University of Wisconsin - Madison.
  • 2000 Graduate Achievement Award, Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin - Madison.
  • 1997 Title of "Outstanding graduate", Peking University, China.
  • 1996 Huikai Fellowship, Peking University, China.
  • 1996 Huangjinfu Fellowship, Peking University, China.
  • 1995 Jiudingxuan Fellowship, Peking University, China.
  • 1993 2nd Prize, The 9th National Student Olympic Competition in Chemistry, Hebei Province, China.
  • 1992 3rd Prize, The 9th National Student Olympic Competition in Physics, Hebei Province, China.

Teaching

  • 2012 Intro to Earth and Geog Systems, Kean University, Instructor
  • 2012 Visualization and Exploratory Data Analyses, Kean University, Instructor
  • 2011 GIS in Geoscience, Kean University, Instructor
  • 2011 World Geography, Kean University, Instructor
  • 2011 Observing the Earth, Kean University, Instructor
  • 2010 GIS in Geoscience, Kean University, Instructor
  • 2010 World Geography, Kean University, Instructor
  • 2010 Observing the Earth, Kean University, Instructor
  • 2009 GIS in Geosciences, Kean University, Instructor
  • 2009 Observing the Earth, Kean University, Instructor
  • 2008 GIS in Geoscience, Kean University, Instructor
  • 2008 World Geography, Kean University, Instructor
  • 2007 Observing the Earth, Kean University, Instructor
  • 2007 World Geography, Kean University, Instructor
  • 2007 Introduction to Physical Geography, UTSA, Instructor.
  • 2007 Design and Management of Geographical Information Systems, UTSA, Instructor.
  • 2006 Introduction to Physical Geography, UTSA, Instructor.
  • 2006 Introduction to Geographical Information Systems, UTSA, Instructor.
  • 2005 Physical Systems of the Environment, UW-Madison, Laboratory instructor.
  • 2004 Physical Systems of the Environment,UW-Madison, Laboratory instructor.
  • 2004 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems, UW-Madison, Guest lecturer.
  • 2003 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems, UW-Madison, Lecturer substitute.
  • 2003 3dMapper™ software training workshop at USDA Soil Survey Center, Lincoln, NE. Instructor.

Service

  • 2011-2012 Writing Emphasis Committee, Faculty Senate, Kean University
  • 2010-2012 Research Committee, Faculty Senate, Kean University
  • 2010-2012 Tenure Track Faculty Network Steering Committee, Kean University
  • 2009-2010 Planning Committee, Sustainability Science Program, Kean University
  • 2009-2010 Science and Human Rights Committee, Kean University
  • 2009-2011 Distance Leraning Committee, Kean University
  • 2008-2010 University Appeals Board, Kean University
  • 2007-2009 Steering Committee, Institute of Urban Ecosystem Studies, Kean University
  • 2007-2010 Curriculum Committee, College of Natural Applied and Health Sciences, Kean University
  • 2006- 2007 GIS lab coordinator, Department of Political Science and Geography, University of Texas-San Antonio (UTSA)
  • 2006-2007 Faculty advisor, Lab of Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics, UTSA
  • 2006- 2007 Graduate catalog revision committee, UTSA
  • 2005-2006 Board of Directors, International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Sciences (CPGIS).
  • 2004-2005 Editor in Chief, Newsletter of the CPGIS.
  • 2004-2005 Budget Committee, Deparrtment of Geography, UW-Madison
  • 2003-2004 Speakers Committee, Department of Geography, UW-Madison.
  • 2001-2002 Student Mentor of new graduate students, Department of Geography, UW-Madison.
  • 1994-1997 Vice-president, Student Association of Environment and Development, Beijing, China.
  • 1995-1997 Executive secretary, Student Union, Department of Geography, Peking University, China.


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