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Dr. Rui Cao is currently a Research Assistant Professor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His research interests lie in Geospatial Artificial Intelligence (GeoAI) and Urban Informatics. He has published over 20 peer-reviewed papers in venues related to Geographic Information Science. His works have been cited over 600 times according to Google Scholar. He has led and participated in several research grants as roles of PI and Co-I funded by NSFC, Microsoft, Tencent, etc. He also undertakes teaching and postgraduate training related to Geographic Information Science. He is a member of ACM SIGSPATIAL, IEEE, CCF, CPGIS, and he has served as a reviewer for NSFC and 20 international journals.

Education and Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Engineering, Wuhan University
  • Master of Engineering, Wuhan University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Nottingham

Research Interests

  • GIScience, Remote Sensing, Spatial Data Science, GeoAI, Urban Informatics

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