Daniel Sui

Professor, ASC Distinguished Professor


Professor Sui is currently on IPA assignment to serve as Division Director for Social and Economic Sciences (SES) at the U.S. National Science Foundation.  For NSF-related business, please contact him at NSF using information posted here

Current CV: Download (PDF)

Interests: GIScience, Social Media, Volunteered Geographic Information, Health, and Security Implications of Climate Change

Current Research: My current research focuses on four areas: 1. GIS-based spatial analysis and synthesis for urban, environmental, and public health applications; 2. Volunteered geographic information and the use of social media as a new data source for geographic research; 3. Legal and ethical issues of using geospatial technologies in society; 4. Coupling of human and natural systems and security implications of climate change.

Courses Taught:

Geography 8200 - Frontiers in GIScience
Geography 8501 - Seminar on Spatial Organization of Cities
Geography 5224 - Emerging Topics in GIScience
Geography 5191 - Professional Development Seminar

Select Publications:

Kong, H. and D.Z. Sui, 2016.  Integrating the normative with the positive dimension of the new science for cities: A geodesign-based framework for CA modeling.  Environment and Planning B (forthcoming).

Wu, B.S. and D.Z. Sui, 2016.  Modeling impacts of globalization on Desakota regions: A case study of Taipei metropolitan area.  Environment and Planning B (forthcoming, available on-line - DOI: 10.1177/0265813515605216)

Sui, D.Z., J. Caverlee, and D. Rudesill, 2015.  The Deep Web and the Darknet: A look inside the Internet’s massive black box.  Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C., 2015 policy brief series.

Sui, D.Z., 2015. Emerging GIS themes and the six senses of the new mind: Is GIS becoming a liberation technology?  Annals of GIS 21(1): 1-13.

Kay, S., B. Zhao, and D.Z. Sui, 2015. Can social media clear the air? A case study of the air pollution problem in Beijing.  The Professional Geographer 67(3): 351-363.

Sui, D.Z., 2014. Opportunities and impediments in open GIS.  Transactions in GIS 18(1): 1-24.


You can download Professor Sui’s most publications here.


Areas of Expertise
  • GIScience
  • Social Media
  • Volunteered Geographic Information
  • Geography of Health
  • Security Implications of Climate Change
  • Ph.D ., 1993 Geography, University of Georgia
  • M.S., 1989 Institute of Remote Sensing & GIS, Peking University
  • B.S. (with high honor), 1986 Department of Geography, Peking University

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