My research interests include relating geographic events and patterns through time and space. This includes quantitatively modeling changing geographic events as a diffusing spatial processes. This may be applied to many aspects of our daily life: land use, air pollution, crime, public health, and how all these interact with the environment. Some of my publications and research grants have involved digital elevation models, environmental conservation, GIS, web-based GIS, urban growth, urban sprawl, management of urban growth and areal health disparities. Recent work includes developing a urban growth simulator, an environmental pollution simulator, and a urban crime simulator. Currently, my team is developing simulator that uses agent-based models to simulate how neighborhoods develop disparities in public health. A short-term project is to systematically extend spatial analytics to spatiotemporal analytics.
2019 Xiang, H., J. Li, and J. Lee. Balancing Population Distribution and Sustainable Economic Development in Yangtze river Economic Belt of China. Sustainability, 11(12), 3320-3328. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su11123320.
2019 Dang, L., Z. Chen, J. Lee, M. H. Tsou, & X. Ye. Simulating the Spatial Diffusion of Memes on Social Media Networks. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 33(8), 1545-1568. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13658816.2019.1591414.
2019 Thebpanya, P., S. L. Hatfield, and J. Lee. Visualizing Dialect Variation on a 3-D Interpolated Map: A Case Study in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In S. Brunn & R. Kehrein (eds.) Handbook of the Changing World Language Map. Springer, Cham. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73400-2_90-1.
2019 Hong, X. & J. Lee. Mapping Activities in Recreational Trail with Spatial Video: A Case Study in Kent State University. International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research, 10(4), 1-10.
2018 Lee, J. & S. W. Li. Reply to Comment by Dr. Daniel Griffith on J. Lee & S. W. Li (2017), Extending Moran's Index for Measruing Spatiotemporal Clustering of Geographic Events. Geographic Analysis, 49, 36-37. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gean.12167.
2018 Zhang, P., J. Lee, G. Kang, Y. Li, D. Yang, B. Pang, Y. Zhang. Disparity of Nitrate and Nitrite in vivo in Cancer Village as Compared to Other Areas in Huai River Basin, China. Science of Total Environment, 612(15), 966-974. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.08.245.
2017 Lee, J., J. Gong, & S. W. Li. Exploring Spatiotemporal Clusters Based on Extended Kernel Estimation Methods. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 31(6), 1154-1177. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13658816.2017.1287371.
2017 Lee, J. & X. Ye. An Open Source spatiotemporal Model for Simulating Obesity Prevalence. In J. Thill & S. Dragicevic (eds.) GeoCompuational Analysis and Modeling of Regional Systems, 395-410. Springer's Series on Advances in Geographic Information Science. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-59511-5_20.
2017 Lee, J. and S. Li. Extending Moran’s Index for Spatial Autocorrelation to the Detection and Measurement of Spatiotemporal Autocorrelation. Geographical Analysis (Accepted, In Press).
2017 Ye. X., L. Dang, J. Lee, & M. Tsou. Open Source Spatial Meme Diffusion Simulation Toolkit. in S. Shaw & D. Sui (eds.) Human Dynamics in the Changing World. Spinger.
2016 Wang, Y.D., T. Wang, X. Ye, J. Zhu, and J. Lee. Using Social Media for Emergency Response and Urban Sustainability: A Case Study of the 2012 Beijing Rainstorm. Sustainability 8, 25; DOI: 10.3390/su8010025 (www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability).
2016 Qiao, J., J. Lee, and X. Ye. Spatio-temporal Evolution of Specialized Villages and Rural Development: A Case Study of Henan Province, China. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 106(1): 57-75.
2015 Lee, J. 2015. Everyday Work: A Survey of the 2014 Applied Geography Conference. Applied Geography, Volume 60: 195-196. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog. 2014.12.006.
2015 Wu, L., X. Liu, X. Ye, M. Leipnik, J. Lee, and X. Zhu. 2015. Permeability, Space Syntax, and the Patterning of Residential Burglaries in Urban China. Applied Geography, Volume 60: 261-265. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2014.12.001.
1989 Ph.D., Geography, The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, 1985 M.A., Geography, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, USA, 1981 B.Sc., Geography, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
Geospatial Modeling, Geo Information Science, Geography of China, Urban Modeling, Environmental Disparity in Public Health, Geospatial Analysis, spatiotemporal analytics, urban information systems, geography of health, location-allocation studies