Ph.D. Students

Tarini Shukla

Tarini Shukla has a baccalareate degree in Electrical Engineering, and Masters in Quality Management. She has twelve years of professional experience in defense applications, including but not limited to construction and maintenance of civil infrastructure, management of GIS based substations and developing customized geospatial solutions. She practically dealt with the multi-domain applied engineering applications.

Tianyang Chen

PhD Advisor: Dr. Wenwu Tang

MS Geographic information science and cartography, Eastern Michigan University

BS Geomatics, Hebei University of Engineering


Research Interests:

Geographic Information Science & Technology

Deep Learning in Geography

Land Cover Change and Ecology


PhD in Geographic information system
Advisor: Dr. Wenwu Tang

Research Direction:
space-time modelling & Analysis
Deep learning application on GIS

Michael Howe

Frostburg State University (2010 – 2014), Frostburg, MD

Bachelor of Science Awarded 2014


Research Interests:


- Applications of GIS related to predictability and suitability modeling

- Land Use / Land Cover analysis

- Web GIS

- Cartography




Dr. Wenwu Tang

Claudio Owusu

PhD Advisor: Dr. Eric Delmelle

MA Geography, Western Michigan University

BS Geomatic Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Ghana


Research Interests:

Geographic Information Science & Technology

Health & Medical Geography

Spatial Analysis & Modeling

Huifang Zuo


  • May 2016 Ph.D. Research Method in Education at UNC-Charlotte
  • Jan  2016 M.S.   Geography Information Science at UNC-Charlotte
  • July 2009 M.S.   Beijing Normal University Modern Chinese Literature
  • July 2007 B.A.    Shandong University Chinese Literature and Language

Research Agenda: