Department: Integrated Science and Technology

Areas of expertise:

  • Machine learning
  • Cloud computing
  • GIS
  • Social Media
  • Data Mining and Modeling
  • Transportation

Wei's research focuses on how massive location-based social media data can help the understanding of the nature of human activities and the dynamics of social interactions.
Courses Wei has taught include python programming; data mining and modeling; data visualization; machine learning; and data analysis on AWS.

Wei earned a doctorate in geography at the University of Georgia, master's degrees in GIS and urban planning at Wuhan University and University of Twente; and a bachelor's degree in urban planning at Wuhan University.

Media contact: Eric Gorton,, 540-908-1760.

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