Dr. Xinyue Ye - Director at Computational Social Science Lab

Dr Xinyue Ye’s research focuses on space-time analytics development, implementation, and application. His work won the national first-place award of "research and analysis" from the US University Economic Development Association in 2011 and he received the emerging scholar award from AAG’s Regional Development and Planning Specialty Group in 2012. He has co-edited eight journal special issues and many articles (please check google scholar) on fostering the interaction of space-time analytics research and socioeconomic dynamics studies. In all of his publications and efforts, Dr Ye tries to prove that the application of space-time analytics sheds new light on socioeconomic dynamics research while research questions from socioeconomic dynamics studies push the frontier of space-time analytics innovation.

Dr Ye is the founding director of Computational Social Science Lab at Kent State University since 2013. Recent and current main federal research projects include University Center Program (Department of Commerce), Coastal Ohio Wind (Department of Energy), Comparative Space-Time Dynamics (National Science Foundation), and Spatiotemporal Modeling of Human Dynamics Across Social Media and Social Networks (National Science Foundation). Since 2011, he serves as Associate Editor of Stochastic Environmental Research & Risk Assessment, a leading SCI journal in spatial statistical modeling of human-environment interaction.

Education History:

  • Ph.D. Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara and San Diego State University Dissertation: Comparative Space-Time Dynamics (NSF DDRI Award) Advisor: Serge Rey, Michael Goodchild,Arthur Getis,Richard Church,and Li An
  • M.S. Geographic Information System, Eastern Michigan University
  • M.A. Geography, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • B.A. Urban Planning, Zhejiang University, China