Jay Lee | Kent State University

Jay Lee

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My 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 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.

Recent Publications
  • 2016 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).
  • 2016 Ye, X., L. Wu, & J. Lee. Accounting for spatiotemporal inhomogeneity of urban crime in China. Papers in Applied Geography (Accepted, In Press) http://www.tandfonline.com/rpag
  • 2016 Li, S., X., Ye, J. Lee, & C. Qin. Spatiotemporal Analysis of Housing Prices in China: A Big Data Perspective. Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12061-016-9185-3. DOI: 10.1007/s12061-016-9185-3.
  • 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 She, B., X. Zhu, X. Ye, W. Guo, K. Su, and J. Lee. Weighted Network Voronoi Diagrams for local Spatial Analysis. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, Volume 52: 70-80. (SSCI) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S019897151500040X
  • 2015 Lee, J. and D. Sui. 2015. From Applying Geography to Applied Geography. Papers in Applied Geography 1(1): 1-7. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23754931.2015.1009282.
  • 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.
  • 2015 Ye, X., X. Xu, J. Lee, X. Zhu, and L. Wu. 2015. Space-Time Interaction of Residential Burglaries in Wuhan, China. Applied Geography, Volume 60: 210-216. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2014.11.022. (SSCI) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S014362281400277X
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Department of Geography