Who am I?
Hi, I am Junchuan Fan, a GIScience and computational social science researcher interested in human activity and movement, and human place interactions.
My current research mostly focus on using big spatiotemporal data analytics to uncover human activity and mobility pattern in space, analyze semantic characteristics of places infused by human activities therein, and model the dynamic interactions between human and places.
What I do?
Currently, I am an assistant research professor at the Center for Geospatial Information Science in the University of Maryland, College Park.
I teach courses on GIS programming, advanced spatial analytics, and web mapping.
I also work on federally funded research projects that develop effective computing solutions to integrate and analyze massive spatial-temporal-social data (e.g., GPS trajectory, cellphone records, social media data) for transportation-related applications.
Most of data crunching I do are carried out using python, R and scala.
Sometimes, I also work as a volunteer data scientist for DataKind.