Lei Zou, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor
CSA 203D
Department of Geography
Texas A&M University
lzou@tamu.edu | Website | CV | Google Scholar

I am a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Geography at Texas A&M University, and my research interest is mining spatial big data to analyze and model human-environment interactions. Currently, I am teaching GIS Programming in TAMU. Feel free to contact me if you have any GIS-related questions. Hope you will find something interesting on my website!


2014-2017, Ph.D., Environmental Sciences, Louisiana State University
Advisor: Prof. Nina Lam
Dissertation: Mining social media data for improved understanding of disaster resilience

2010-2013, M.S., Geographic Information Systems, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Advisor: Prof. Bing Zhang
Thesis: Applications of optical and polarized remote sensing in inland turbid water

2006-2010, B.E., Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
Thesis: A comparative study of satellite orbit fitting methods

Coupled Natural Human System Modeling

Evaluating the land loss and population dynamics in coastal Louisiana through a CNH modeling.

Location Based Social Media Data Mining

Understand the social and geographical disparities in disaster resilience through Twitter data analysis.

Community Resilience to Natural Hazards

Evaluating community resilience to multiple types of natural hazards; discovering key resilience factors.

Water Color Remote Sensing

Remote Sensing monitoring of water quality (cdom, sediment, chlorophyll-a, etc) and pollutions in turbid lakes.