Welcome

Who am I?

Hi, I am Junchuan Fan, a GIScience and computational social science researcher focusing on the study of human activities and mobility in space.
I am mostly interested in the study of human activity and movement in space, characteristics of places infused by human activities therein, and the dynamic interactions between place and people using big geospatial data computing approaches.

Check out my C.V. here.
Or, you can view C.V. in space time.

What I do?

Currently, I am working as a postdoc researcher in the University of Maryland. I rely heavily on big data computing tools to analyze massive spatial-temporal-social data (e.g., GPS trajectory, cellphone records, social media data), and extract knowledge that can inform decision-making in transportation planning, driving safety etc.
Most of data wrangling I do are carried out using python,java or scala.

Sometimes, I also work as a volunteer data scientist for DataKind.