Prof May Yuan
May Yuan (BS 1987 National Taiwan University; MS 1992 and Ph.D. 1994 State University of New York at Buffalo; http://ags.ou.edu/~yuan) is Edith Kinney Gaylord Presidential Professor and Brandt Professor of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences and the Director of Center for Spatial Analysis at the University of Oklahoma. May's research interest is in temporal GIS, geographic representation, spatiotemporal information modeling, and applications of geographic information and spatial thinking to dynamic systems. Her research projects center on representation models, algorithms for spatiotemporal analysis, and modeling of spatial dynamics in human-environment systems. She explores multiple perspectives of dynamics, examines the influences of space syntax on human activities, analyzes spatiotemporal patterns and behavioral structures of dynamic systems, and draws insights into the system development and evolution to derive an integrated understanding, interpretation, and prediction of activities, events, and processes. She is a member of Mapping Science Committee at the National Academy of Science, a member of American Association of Geographers Honors Committee, Associate Editor of the International Journal of Geographical Information Science, member of the editorial boards of Annals of American Association of Geographers, and member of the academic committee of United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation.