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On Monday 21 MAY 2024, prof. Mingshu WANG from Glasgow University visited the Department and gave a lecture on “Graph Convolutional Networks for Street Network Analysis”.

Prof Wang is a Senior Lecturer (Tenured Associate Professor) in Geospatial Data Science at the University of Glasgow. He is also a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS) and a visiting researcher at the University of Amsterdam. His research focuses on developing and applying GIScience methods and big data analytics to understand urban systems and development. Empirically, he investigates the relationship between urban structure and city performance at the macro-scale and the relationship between the built environment and collective human behavior at the micro-scale. He has received research grants from Dutch Research Council (NWO), Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Microsoft. He is an Editor of Asian Geographer and an Associate Editor of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, and Regional Studies, Regional Science.

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An extensive track record

In-depth quality research in a wide range of geographical disciplines.

Bachelor of Science in Geography and Geomatics/Master of Science in Geography and Geomatics.

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Research projects at various funding bodies at local, regional, national, European and international levels.

High-quality scientific output: several PhDs every year, a large number of international papers published in highly cited journals, and more.

Contributing at other courses, co-organising specific teacher training in geography and postgraduate training in hydrography.

Training with a future: a wide range of jobs due to increasing awareness of climate issues and sustainable development.

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