Dr. Yujie Hu

Assistant Professor

Affiliate Faculty, UF Informatics Institute

Affiliate Faculty,  UF Transportation Institute


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Curriculum Vitae

Focus Areas

Research Statement:

My research interests focus on the development and applications of GIS, geospatial science, network analysis and visualization techniques in urban systems and public policy implications. The subjects of my research include transportation, human mobility and accessibility, public health, crime, and human-environment interactions.

Recent Courses

  • GIS 4113 Introduction to Spatial Networks
  • GIS 6104 Spatial Networks

Recent Funded Projects

  • 2019-2020

Automated Delineation of Hospital Service Areas and Hospital Referral Regions, ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards, $10,000.

  • 2019-2020

Incorporating mixed automated vehicle traffic in capacity analysis and system planning decisions, the Center for Transportation Equity, Decisions and Dollars (a USDOT Tier-1 University Transportation Center) SEED Grant, $35,000.

Recent Publications

Hu, Y. and Wang, F. (2019). GIS-Based Simulation and Analysis of Intra-Urban Commuting. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Hu, Y. and Downs, J. (2019). Measuring and Visualizing Space-Time Job Accessibility. Journal of Transport Geography 74: 278-288. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2018.12.002

Hu, Y., Zhang, Y., Lamb, D., Zhang, M., and Jia, P. (2019). Examining and optimizing the BCycle bike-sharing system–A pilot study in Colorado, US. Applied Energy, 247: 1-12. DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.04.007

Hu, Y., Zhang, Y., and Shelton, K. S. (2018). Where are the Dangerous Intersections for Pedestrians and Cyclists: A Colocation-Based Approach. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies 95: 431-441. DOI: 10.1016/j.trc.2018.07.030

Hu, Y., Wang, F., Guin, C., and Zhu, H. (2018). A Spatio-Temporal Kernel Density Estimation Framework for Predictive Crime Hotspot Mapping and Evaluation. Applied Geography 99: 89-97. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2018.08.001

Hu, Y., Wang, F., and Xierali, I. (2018). Automated Delineation of Hospital Service Areas and Hospital Referral Regions by Modularity Optimization. Health Services Research 53(1): 236-255. DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12616

Wang, F., Hu, Y., Wang, S., and Li, X. (2017). Local Indicator of Colocation Quotient with a Statistical Significance Test: Examining Spatial Association of Crime and Facilities. The Professional Geographer 69(1): 22-31. DOI: 10.1080/00330124.2016.1157498

Hu, Y. and Wang, F. (2016). Temporal Trends of Intraurban Commuting in Baton Rouge 1990-2010. Annals of the American Association of Geographers 106(2): 470-479. DOI: 10.1080/00045608.2015.1113117

Hu, Y. and Wang, F. (2015). Decomposing Excess Commuting: A Monte Carlo Simulation Approach. Journal of Transport Geography 44: 43-52. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2015.03.002

Hu, Y. and Wang, F. (2015). Monte Carlo Method and Application in Urban Traffic Simulation. in Quantitative Methods and Socioeconomic Applications in GIS (ed. Wang, F.) Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Francis.

Ikram, S. Z., Hu, Y., and Wang, F. (2015). Disparities in spatial accessibility of pharmacies in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Geographical Review, 105(4): 492-510. DOI: 10.1111/j.1931-0846.2015.12087.x

Hu, Y., Miller, H. J., and Li, X. (2014). Detecting and Analyzing Mobility Hotspots using Surface Networks. Transactions in GIS 18(6): 911-935. DOI: 10.1111/tgis.12076

Educational Background

  • PhD in Geography, Louisiana State University, 2016
  • M.S. in Cartography and GIS, East China Normal University, 2012
  • B.S. in GIS, North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power, 2009

Current Graduate Students

Currently accepting applications for graduate students to begin in Fall 2020.