Liping Yang

Liping Yang

Assistant Professor, Geography and Environmental Studies
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science
Affiliate Faculty, Center for the Advancement of Spatial Informatics Research and Education (ASPIRE)
Ph.D., University of Maine | CV | Website

Liping is an assistant professor of geographic information science (GIScience) and geospatial artificial intelligence (GeoAI). Before joining UNM, Liping was a postdoctoral research associate in the Information Sciences group (CCS-3) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), focusing on computer vision and machine learning algorithm development for technical diagram image analysis. Before joining LANL, Liping was a postdoctoral researcher in the GeoVISTA CenterDepartment of Geography and affiliated with Institute for CyberScience, Pennsylvania State University, where Liping worked with Prof. Alan MacEachren (Director of the GeoVISTA Center), and Prof. Guido Cervone (Director of the Geoinformatics and Earth Observation Lab).


GIScience, GeoAI, visual (image and text) big data analytics, geovisualization, indoor navigation


Dr. Liping Yang, as the name of her GeoAIR Lab (Geospatial Artificial Intelligence Research and Visualization Lab) implies, conducts research on developing novel and creative methods and applications of geospatial artificial intelligence, such as intelligent city infrastructure management, including (natural) disaster and emergency management and visualization of (geospatial) big data for efficient and effective insight generation.