Davis Hall, Room 120
I am a broadly trained Physical Geographer with an interdisciplinary perspective. I am interested in terrestrial and Martian geomorphology and GIS applications in various fields. The intellectual cores that are common to my research interests are space and time. I use advanced computational methods (GIS, remote sensing, computer modeling, statistics, and machine learning) and a systems approach to investigate various phenomena in which space or location plays an important role (e.g., watershed hydrologic responses to rainfall and access to health care). I also attempt to infer past processes that were interacting as a dynamic system based on present spatial forms or patterns (e.g., landform evolution, linguistic geography).
Web-based technology in enhancing the teaching and learning in classroom: e.g., WILSIM JavaApplet (http://www.niu.edu/landform/), MARS WebGIS (http://marsproject.niu.edu) and Stream Extraction Web Service in GeoBrain (http://geobrain.laits.gmu.edu)
For a complete list of my publications (some with PDF download) and courses I teach (with recent syllabi) click here http://www.niu.edu/landform/luo.htm