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Sui, Daniel Z. (Ed.)

ISSN: 0924-5499

About Dan Sui

Dan Z. Sui
Daniel Z. Sui is Professor of Geography and holder of the Reta A. Haynes Endowed Chair in Geosciences at Texas A&M University. He also holds an Adjunct Professorship in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Texas A&M System Health Science Center. Since 2004, Sui has been serving as Assistant Vice President for Research and Director for Geospatial Information Science and Technology (GIST) at Texas A&M. He is the current Eeditor-in-Cchief for GeoJournal (since January 2007) and used to serve as the North America Editor for the International Journal of Computers, Environment, and Urban Systems (CEUS) (2001-2007).
Daniel Sui received his B.S. (1986) and M.S. (1989) degrees from Peking University and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia (1993). His research areas include geospatial information science and technology, urban sustainable development, environment, and public health issues. Currently, a major research focus revolves around the legal and ethical issues of the growing surveillance capabilities of geospatial technologies for tracking people and objects, especially in the context of locational privacy and possible geoslavery. During the 15 years since his Ph.D., Sui has authored or co-authored 6 books and over 140 scientific publications. He is winner of the prestigious Michael Breheny Prize in 2007, ORISE Fellow in 2004, and AT&T Faculty Fellow in 2000. Daniel Sui is also recipient of two outstanding teaching awards at Texas A&M University. He has received more than $ 1.5 million research funding, including grants from international agencies (the United Nations), U.S. federal agencies (EPA, 2000; NSF 2001-2006 etc.), and many other local/private sources.
During the past 15 years, Sui has involved in many scientific and scholarly projects at multiple levels. At the international level, Sui was a visiting senior research scientist at the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), served as the chief consultant for the global poverty and hunger mapping project and has written two FAO monographs to guide its scientific and policy activities; consultant for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), involved in the Ecological Planning Project for Western Chinese Cities; consultant for the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP), involved in the Chemical Hazard Prevent Project; United Nations University (UNU), involved in the IT and the Environment project; consultant for the World Bank, involved in the Urban Infrastructure Development and Evaluation project.
At the U.S. national level: National Academies of Science – Sui served on the panel to review the GIS Operations within the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); served on the committee to review the tri-academy project on Land Use/Land Cover Change; National Science Foundation, served on the senior review panel for the Geography and Regional Science (GRS) Program, Technology for Sustainable Environment (TSE) Program, IGERT Program; The U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA), served as advisor to the Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program; The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE), served as a consultant for GIS-based Floodplain Mapping project. National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA), served as a consultant for the Advancing GIScience project.
At the local level, Sui worked closely with various local government agencies in Houston/Galveston area, Austin, Dallas/Forth Worth, and College Station on projects related urban sprawl characterization, transportation planning, traffic crash analysis, telecommuting impacts, smart growth program, residential segregation, environmental equity analysis, and crime mapping.

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