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Mei-Po Kwan

Professor of Business Administration


Educational Background

Ph.D., Geography, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1994
M.A., Urban Planning, University of California at Los Angeles, 1989

Positions Held

Professor, Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign , 2013-2017
Professor, Department of Business Administration, College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign , 2013-2017
Affiliated Faculty, CyberGIS Center for Advanced Digital and Spatial Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign , 2013-2017

Recent Publications

Kwan, M. Forthcoming. Please see my Google Scholar profile for a complete list of my publications https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=vd-iK1cp0AIC&hl=en

Honors and Awards

AAG Stanley Brunn Award for Creativity in Geography, American Association of Geographers, 2017

Alan Hay Award in Transport Geography, Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers, 2017

E. Willard and Ruby S. Miller Award, American Association of Geographers, 2016-2017

Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 2016-2017

Melinda S. Meade Distinguished Scholarship Award, American Association of Geographers Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group , 2016-2017

Distinguished Scholarship Honors, American Association of Geographers , 2011-2017

Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science , 2009-2017

Edward L. Ullman Award for outstanding contributions to transportation geography, American Association of Geographers Transportation Geography Specialty Group, 2005-2017

University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) Research Award, University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) Research , 2005-2017

Service Activities

Editor, Annals of the Association of American Geographers,, 2006-2017
Grant proposal reviewer or panelist, Advisory panelist or reviewer of grant proposals for 14 U.S. National Science Foundation programs, U.S. National Institutes of Health, European Research Council, Natural Sciences and others., NSF, NIH, etc., 1994-2017

Teaching and Research Interests

Teaching Interests: Geographic information systems and science (GIS); Business Applications of Geographic Information Science.

Research Interests: Geographic information systems and science (GIS); Environmental health; Human mobility; Sustainable cities; Information and communication technologies (ICT).