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Posted on March 12, 2017

Invited Lecture: On February 16, 2017, I delivered the Erv Zube Lecture at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. The title of my talk was "The Uncertain Geographic Context Problem: Implications for Population and Health Research."

Publication: My co-authored article entitled "Individual exposure estimates may be erroneous when spatiotemporal variability of air pollution and human mobility are ignored" in Health & Place has been published. (Authors are Yoo Min Park and Mei-Po Kwan).


Posted on October 22, 2016

Invited Lecture: On October 20, 2016, I presented "The Uncertain Geographic Context Problem: Implications for Social Science and Geographic Research" in the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford, UK.


Posted on September 14, 2016

Conference Sessions: As a co-chair of the Scientific Committee, I am co-organizing the AAG 2017 Featured Theme on: "Uncertainty and Context in Geography and GIScience." Please see the call for papers here.


Posted on August 24, 2016

Conference Sessions: I am co-organizing with Tim Schwanen several sessions on the topic: "Advances in Analyzing Contextual Effects on Behavior, Practice and Experience" at the AAG 2017 annual meeting in Boston (April 5-9, 2017). The call for papers is available here.


Posted on April 5, 2016

Award: I am truly honored to be named a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The Guggenheim fellowships recognize innovative scholars and artists who have "demonstrated outstanding achievement and exceptional promise." [More Information]


Posted on April 2, 2016

Awards: I am honored to be presented with two awards at the AAG 2016 Awards Luncheon on April 2, 2016: (1) the E. Willard and Ruby S. Miller Award from the AAG [Citation] and (2) the Melinda S. Meade Distinguished Scholarship Award from the AAG Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group. Please see the previous two posts for more information about these two awards.


Posted on March 22, 2016

Award: I am very pleased to receive the 2016 Melinda S. Meade Distinguished Scholarship Award from the AAG Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group. The award recognizes me for my "outstanding record of research and teaching on health and medical geography, leadership in this area, and service to this community."


Posted on March 14, 2016

Award: I am very pleased to receive the 2016 AAG E. Willard and Ruby S. Miller Award from the American Association of Geographers. The award: “recognizes members of the Association who have made truly outstanding contributions to the geographic field due to their special competence in teaching or research.” [Citation]


Posted on March 6, 2016

Publication: The Annals of the American Association of Geographers special issue on the Geographies of Mobility has been published. It has 27 articles covering a wide range of topics. Co-Editors of the special issue are Mei-Po Kwan and Tim Schwanen.


Posted on February 10, 2016

Publication: My article entitled Algorithmic geographies: Big data, algorithmic uncertainty, and the production of geographic knowledge" in Annals of the American Association of Geographers has been published online.


Posted on January 30, 2016

Publication: My co-authored article entitled "Geographies of mobility" in Annals of the American Association of Geographers has been published online. (Authors are Mei-Po Kwan and Tim Schwanen).


Posted on January 12, 2016

Conference: As Chair of the International Geospatial Health Research Network, I am helping to organize the International Conference on Geographies of Health and Living in Cities: Making Cities Healthy for All (H-City). The conference will be held during June 21-24, 2016 in Hong Kong. Please visit the conference website for more information about the conference.


Posted on September 24, 2015

Conference: I am co-organizing an International Geography and Urban Health Symposium at the AAG 2016 annual meeting in San Francisco (March 29-April 2, 2016). The Symposium is jointly organized by the International Society for Urban Health (ISUH) and the Association of American Geographers (AAG). The flyer can be downloaded here.


Posted on September 10, 2015

Publication: My co-authored article entitled "Patterns of local segregation: Do they matter for neighborhood crime?" has been published in Social Science Research, 54: 303-318. (Authors are Lauren Krivo, Reginald A. Byron, Catherine A. Calder, Ruth D. Peterson, Christopher R. Browning, Mei-Po Kwan, and Jae Yong Lee).


Posted on August 24, 2015

Publication: My article entitled "Critical visualization in landscape and urban planning: Making the invisible visible" in Landscape and Urban Planning has been published online. (DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2015.07.011)


Posted on July 22, 2015

Publication: My co-authored article entitled "Contextual uncertainties, human mobility, and perceived food environment: The uncertain geographic context problem in food access research" in American Journal of Public Health has been published online (DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2015.302792)


Posted on June 6, 2015

Publication: My co-authored article entitled "Ageing in place and ageing with migration in the transitional context of urban China: A case study of ageing communities in Guanzhou" has been published in Habitat International, 49: 177-186 (Authors are Suhong Zhou, Miao Xie, and Mei-Po Kwan).


Posted on April 20, 2015

Publication: My co-authored article entitled "Replication of scientific research: Addressing geoprivacy, confidentiality, and data sharing challenges in geospatial research" in Annals of GIS has been published on Taylor & Francis Online. (DOI: 10.1080/19475683.2015.1027792)


Posted on April 4, 2015

Conference: The program and schedule of an exciting 57-session "Symposium on International Geospatial Health Research" at the AAG 2015 annual meeting are now available. With about 300 paper/panel presentations, the 4-day Symposium will run on four concurrent tracks from Wednesday (April 22) to Saturday (April 25). Please see details here and download a copy of the schedule here.

Publication: My co-authored article entitled "Social and spatial differentiation of high and low income groups' out-of-home activities in Guangzhou, China" has been published in Cities, 45: 81-90 (Authors are Suhong Zhou, Lifang Deng, Mei-Po Kwan and Ruogu Yan)

Publication: My co-authored article entitled "Risk perceptions of smokeless tobacco among adolescent and adult users and nonusers" in Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives has been published on Taylor & Francis Online. (DOI: 10.1080/10810730.2015.1012237)


Posted on January 8, 2015

Keynote Address: On January 7, I delivered a keynote address entitled "Geoinformatics for Healthy Urban Living" at the Second International Conference on Sustainable Urbanization (ICSU 2015) in Hong Kong. More information about my recent presentations can be found here.


Posted on January 6, 2015

Keynote Address: On January 4, I delivered a keynote address at the joint Big Data and Space-time Behavior and Planning Workshop and the 10th Conference on Spatial Behavior Research and Planning in Shanghai, China.

Conference: As Chair of the Conference Committee, I am working on organizing the 23rd International Conference on Geoinformatics (Geoinformatics 2015), which will be held in Wuhan, China in June 2015. Please see details here.

Publication: My co-authored article entitled "Space-time measures of demand for service: Bridging location modeling and accessibility studies through a time-geographic framework" has been published in Geografiska Annaler B, 96(4): 329-344 (Authors are Fang Ren, Daoqin Tong and Mei-Po Kwan). This is a ground-breaking paper that seeks to bridge conventional location modeling and individual space-time accessibility research.


Posted on December 8, 2014

Presentation: On November 19, 2014, I presented a paper entitled "The Uncertain Geographic Context Problem: Implications for Environmental Health Research" at the 142th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association in New Orleans, Louisiana.


Posted on November 2, 2014

Award: I receive the Outstanding Service Award from the AAG Spatial Analysis and Modeling (SAM) Specialty Group. The award will be presented at the Award Luncheon of the AAG 2015 annual meeting in Chicago.

New book: My new book Space-Time Integration in Geography and GIScience: Research Frontiers in the US and China has been published.

Conference: I am organizing an International Geospatial Health Research Symposium at the AAG 2015 annual meeting in Chicago (April 21-25, 2015). Please see details here.

Conference: I am organizing a Symposium on Space-Time Behavior and Planning in Urban China at the AAG 2015 annual meeting in Chicago (April 21-25, 2015). Please see details here.

Service: On November 1, 2014 I began to serve as President of the International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Sciences (CPGIS).

Service: In October 2014, I began to serve as an editorial board member of the International Journal of Geographical Information Science.

Service: In the summer of 2014, I began to serve as Chair of the Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group of the AAG.

Presentations: I have given several keynote addresses and invited lectures in China, Hong Kong, Malta, Sweden, Taiwan, the Netherlands and the USA in recent months. More information about my recent presentations can be found here.



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