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University of Toronto – Mississauga
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Jue Wang is a health geographer and spatial analyst. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto and the Department of Geography at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Wang’s research interests include health geography, environmental health, human mobility, GIScience, big data, and spatial analysis. He has made important contributions to these areas. His recent research has included exploration of methodological issues in environmental health studies (e.g., uncertain geographic context problem and spatial non-stationarity), development of an unified analytical framework for environmental context profiling and individual exposure assessment, and examination of adult participation in high-risk drug use and of environmental influences on physical activity. He has also helped advance the state of spatial analysis and optimization literature through his work on hexagon-based adaptive crystal-growth Voronoi diagrams based on weighted planes for service area delimitation.

For more information, please refer to https://geography.utoronto.ca/profiles/jue-wang/
2019 Doctor of Philosophy
Geography and Geographic Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA
2012 Master of Philosophy
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
2009 Bachelor of Science
Geographic Information Science
Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China
Wang, Jue, Mei-Po Kwan. 2018. “An Analytical Framework for Integrating the Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Environmental Context and Individual Mobility in Exposure Assessment: A Study on the Relationship between Food Environment Exposures and Body Weight.” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 15 (9): 2022–2045. doi: 10.3390/ijerph15092022.
Wang, Jue, and Mei‐Po Kwan. 2018. “Hexagon-Based Adaptive Crystal Growth Voronoi Diagrams Based on Weighted Planes for Service Area Delimitation.” ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 7 (7): 257–276. doi:10.3390/ijgi7070257.
Wang, Jue, Mei-Po Kwan, and Yanwei Chai. 2018. “An Innovative Context-Based Crystal-Growth Activity Space Method for Environmental Exposure Assessment: A Study Using GIS and GPS Trajectory Data Collected in Chicago.” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 15 (4): 703–726. doi:10.3390/ijerph15040703.
Wang, Jue, Kangjae Lee, and Mei-Po Kwan. 2018. “Environmental Influences on Leisure-Time Physical Inactivity in the U.S.: An Exploration of Spatial Non-stationarity.” ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 7 (4): 143–165. doi:10.3390/ijgi7040143.

Zhang, Xue, Jue Wang, Mei-Po Kwan, and Yanwei Chai. Forthcoming. “Reside nearby, behave apart? Activity-space-based segregation among residents of various types of housing: A case study in Beijing, China.” Cities. doi: 10.1016/j.cities.2018.10.009[LINK]

Wang, Jue, Mei-Po Kwan. 2018. “An Analytical Framework for Integrating the Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Environmental Context and Individual Mobility in Exposure Assessment: A Study on the Relationship between Food Environment Exposures and Body Weight.” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 15 (9): 2022–2045. doi: 10.3390/ijerph15092022.[LINK]

Kwan, Mei-Po, Jue Wang, Matthew Tyburski, David H. Epstein, William J. Kowalczyk, and Kenzie L. Preston. 2019. “Uncertainties in the Geographic Context of Health Behaviors: A Study of Substance Users’ Exposure to Psychosocial Stress Using GPS Data.” International Journal of Geographical Information Science 33(5): 855–876. doi:10.1080/13658816.2018.1503276.[LINK]

Wang, Jue, and Mei‐Po Kwan. 2018. “Hexagon-Based Adaptive Crystal Growth Voronoi Diagrams Based on Weighted Planes for Service Area Delimitation.” ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 7 (7): 257–276. doi:10.3390/ijgi7070257.[LINK]

Wang, Jue, Mei-Po Kwan, and Yanwei Chai. 2018. “An Innovative Context-Based Crystal-Growth Activity Space Method for Environmental Exposure Assessment: A Study Using GIS and GPS Trajectory Data Collected in Chicago.” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 15 (4): 703–726. doi:10.3390/ijerph15040703.[LINK]

Wang, Jue, Kangjae Lee, and Mei-Po Kwan. 2018. “Environmental Influences on Leisure-Time Physical Inactivity in the U.S.: An Exploration of Spatial Non-stationarity.” ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 7 (4): 143–165. doi:10.3390/ijgi7040143.[LINK]

Wang, Jue, Mei-Po Kwan, and LinBing Ma. 2014. “Delimiting Service Area Using Adaptive Crystal-Growth Voronoi Diagrams Based on Weighted Planes: A Case Study in Haizhu District of Guangzhou in China.” Applied Geography 50 (June): 108–119. doi:10.1016/j.apgeog.2014.03.001.[LINK]

Dong, Weihua, Jing Ran, and Jue Wang. 2012. “Effectiveness and Efficiency of Map Symbols for Dynamic Geographic Information Visualization.” Cartography and Geographic Information Science 39 (2): 98–106. doi:10.1559/1523040639298.[LINK]

Research Interest
Research Experience
Assistant Professor
  Dept. of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto
  Dept. of Geography, University of Toronto Mississauga

07/2019 – Now
Research Assistant (Creating a robust and reliable resource for accessing, sharing, and analyzing confidential geospatial research data: Overcoming obstacles to replicating NSF research)
  Dept. of GGIS, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
      ●  Evaluating and implementing masking and encryption capabilities for the GVDE.
      ●  Responsible for experiment design, data collection, data processing and analysis, and writing of papers for publication.
09/2018 – 05/2019
Research Assistant (International Joint Research Project on Exposure to Environmental Stressors, Neighborhood Quality, and Individual Health; supported by a grant from the National Natural Science Foundation of China)
  Space–Time Analysis and Research Lab, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
      ● Participated in project design and preparation as well as in data collection for high spatiotemporal resolution, individual-based GPS tracking and environmental context datasets.
      ● As coordinator of the international collaboration project, supervised and organized data collection in Chicago.
05/2017–12/2017
Research Assistant (The Influence of Real-time Context and Mood on Urban Drug Use Behavior; supported by the Intramural Research Program [IRP] of the National Institute on Drug Abuse [NIDA], NIH, and the University of Illinois Research Board)
  Dept. of GGIS, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
      ● Investigated associations between participants’ real-time environmental psychosocial stress exposure and their substance use behavior.
      ● Responsible for data processing and analysis, interpretation of results, and the writing of portions of manuscript that came out of this project.
08/2015–12/2016
Research Assistant (Addressing Challenges for Geospatial Data—Intensive Research Communities: Research on Unique Confidentiality Risks & Geospatial Data Sharing within a Virtual Data Enclave)
  Dept. of GGIS, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
      ●Implemented experiments and geospatial data analysis tests on the virtual data enclave (VDE).
08/2014–07/2015
Research Associate (Delimiting Service Area Using Adaptive Crystal-Growth Voronoi Diagrams Based on Weighted Planes)
  Dept. of LSGI, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
      ● Responsible for experiment design, data collection, data processing and analysis, and writing of papers for publication.
02/2013–06/2014
Research Assistant (Effectiveness of Visual, Screen and Dynamic Variables in Animated Mapping)
  Dept. of LSGI, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
      ● Responsible for experiment design, data collection, data processing, result analysis, and writing of reports.
01/2010–06/2012

Presentation

Wang, Jue. “Spatiotemporally profiling environmental context and assessing exposures in environmental health studies.” Geography& GIScience Colloquium, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Apr. 19, 2018


Wang, Jue, Mei-po Kwan. “An innovative context-based crystal-growth activity space method for environmental exposure assessment based on GPS tracking and GIS.” American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, New Orleans, USA, April 10–14, 2018.


Wang, Jue, Mei-po Kwan. “Assessing Individual Environmental Exposure with the Environmental Context Cube: A Study on the Environmental Influences on Obesity.” American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, USA, April 5–8, 2017.


Wang, Jue, Mei-po Kwan. “Analysis of the correlation between contextual environmental exposure and public health based on space-time movement data by using contextual environment cube and artificial neural network.” American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago, USA, April 21–25, 2015.


Wang, Jue, Zhilin Li. “Effectiveness of Visual, Screen and Dynamic Variables in Animated Mapping.” 25th International Cartographic Conference and the 15th General Assembly of the International Cartographic Association, Paris, France, July 3–8, 2011.


Invited Talk

Wang, Jue. “An Innovative Context-Based Crystal-Growth Activity Space Method for Environmental Exposure Assessment: A Study Using GIS and GPS Trajectory Data Collected in Chicago”. College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University, China, Jun 16, 2018


Wang, Jue. “Community life circle delineation and analysis based on walkability context and residents’ daily activity.” The 12th Planning Information Practice Forum, Shanghai, China, Jun 14–15, 2018


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