Department of Geography and GIS
University of Cincinnati
401 Braunstein Hall
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0131
Ph: (513) 556-3421
Fax: (513) 556-3370
Research Areas: GIS, geographic visualization, quantitative methods, location analysis, crime mapping and analysis, geo-simulation, China
Dr. Lin Liu is Professor of Geography at University of Cincinnati and is also the Co-Director of the Joint Center of GIS and Spatial Analysis. He has served as the thesis/dissertation advisor of over 20 M.A. and Ph.D. students. Dr. Liu is the author/co-author of nearly 70 articles, books, and edited volumes. He has been awarded over 20 research grants from various funding agencies, including the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The total funding received as a PI or Co-PI has exceeded $1.5 million. Professor Liu has served in a number of NSF advisory/review panels. His research interest includes spatial interaction modeling, crime analysis and simulation modeling, location analysis, spatial data mining, geographic visualization, and environmental modeling. Dr. Liu is a former President and Chair of Board of Directors of the International Association of the Chinese Professionals in GIS. He has co-chaired a number of international conferences on GIS. Professor Liu obtained a Ph.D. from the Ohio State University, and earned a B.S and M.S. from Peking University, China. He is one of the pioneers in GIS software development in China.