Associate Professor (joint with Geography Department); Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2006.
Home Page: http://www.stat.osu.edu/~dsliu/
My research is primarily focused on statistical analysis of spatial data and informed by disciplines of spatial statistics, machine learning, remote sensing, and geographic information systems. Broadly speaking, I am interested in the development of efficient spatial analysis methods for the assessment and monitoring of natural resources and environmental changes. Specifically, my research has an emphasis on spatio-temporal data analysis and includes the following three areas: 1). Geocomputational algorithms for multi-temporal and multi-source data, 2). Bayesian spatio-temporal classification for land cover and land use change, and 3). Spatial pattern analysis and risk modeling for disease dynamics.