Ying Song

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Contact Me

612 625 2056

Department of Geography, Environment and Society. .
414 Social Science Bldg

267 19th Ave S

My general research interest is Geographical Information Science (GIScience), focusing on the development and application of spatial analytic methods to visualize, explore, analyze and model movement and change in geographic space with respect to time. My empirical focus is human mobility and accessibility within various spatial scales, especially at urban and regional level. I am also interested in transportation planning, public health and ecology. I am motivated by the great potential for spatio-temporal thinking in computational and data-driven science, and a fundamental belief that science is meant to serve humanity, society and the environment

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • BS: Geographic Information Science, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, 2007.
  • MS: Geography, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, 2009.
  • PhD: Geography, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA, 2015.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Geographic Information Science (GIS)
  • Time Geography
  • Spatio-Temporal Modeling and Analysis
  • Transportation Geography
Courses Taught
  • GEOG 3561/5561 Principle of Geographic Information Science
  • GEOG 5564 Urban GIS
  • GEOG 8290 Urban Mobility and Accessibility
  • GEOG 3211 Geography of East Asia
  • CTS Seed Project, UMN, 07-01-2016 - 06-30-2017
  • DTI Seed Grant, DTC, UMN, 07-01-2018 - 06-30-2019
  • CLA Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry, and Scholarship, University of Minnesota, 07-01-2018 - 06-30-2019