Prof. Kwan Mei Po becomes the new Director of Institute of Space and Earth Information Science with effect from 1 August 2019, succeeding Professor Lin Hui who completed his term at the end of July, 2019. Prof. Kwan is also appointed as Choh-Ming Li Professor of Geography and Resource Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Shatin, Hong Kong.
Prof. Kwan Mei Po is an elected fellow of the U.K. Academy of Social Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, among others. She has received many other prestigious honors and awards, including the Distinguished Scholarship Honors and the Stanley Brunn Award for Creativity in Geography from the American Association of Geographers (AAG); the Alan Hay Award from the Transport Geography Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG); the U.S. University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) Research Award; and the Melinda S. Meade Distinguished Scholarship Award from the AAG Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group.
Prof. Kwan had served as an editor of Annals of the American Association of Geographers for 12 years and is editor of the book series entitled SAGE Advances in Geographic Information Science and Technology. Her research interests include environmental health, sustainable cities, human mobility, urban/social issues in cities, and GIScience. Kwan has received about US$56 million support as PI or co-PI from sources including the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the U.S. National Science Foundation, and the National Natural Science Foundation of China. She has published 37 edited or co-edited volumes and 210 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. She has delivered over 200 keynote addresses and invited lectures in about 20 countries.
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