Yizhao Gao


  • B.S. in Geographic Information System, Peking University, Beijing, China.

Yizhao Gao is a Ph. D. student in Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He used to work as a student researcher at Construction Engineering Research Laboratory. 

Research interests:

  • Geographic information science and systems
  • Spatiotemporal analysis and modeling
  • High-performance geocomputation
  • Big geospatial data
  • Survey analysis
  • Social media spatial analytics

Selected research activities:

  • Spatiotemporal pattern mapping of events using social media data
  • Spatiotemporal models and methods for spatial movement analysis
  • High performance spatial analysis software using MPI and/or CUDA
  • Neighborhood scale survey responses mapping