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Sui, Daniel (1965–)

  • By: Barney Warf
  • In: Encyclopedia of Geography
  • Edited by: Barney Warf
  • Subject:General Geography, Earth & Environmental Science

One of contemporary geography's leading theoreticians of geographic information science (GIScience), among other topics, Daniel Z. Sui has played an important role in shaping the trajectory of the discipline.

After completing bachelor's and master's degrees in science at Peking University and earning a PhD from the University of Georgia in 1993, Sui taught for 16 years at Texas A&M University, where he held the Reta Haynes Endowed Chair in Geography as well as serving as assistant vice president for research and director of geospatial information science and technology (2004–2008). In 2009, he moved to the Ohio State University as Distinguished Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences and director of the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis. He was a recipient of a 2009 Guggenheim fellowship. He ...

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