Department Home Atmospheric Science Geology and Geophysics Geography

Dr. Guofeng Cao

  Assistant Professor, Geography
Co-Director, Center for Geospatial Technology
Office: 211 Holden Hall
Phone: (806) 834-8920
Fax: (806) 742-0100

Department of Geosciences, MS 1053,
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-1053
Homepage Curriculum Vitae


  • B.Sc. Earth Sciences with minor in Computer Science, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, 2001
  • M.Sc. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Beijing, China, 2004
  • M.A. Statistics and Applied Probability, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2009
  • Ph.D. Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2011


  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Spatial Statistics

My research primarily involves geographic information science and the the application of formal (mathematical and computational), visual and geospatial techniques (e.g., GIS, GPS and remote sensing ) to spatio-temporal aspects of theoretical and methodological problems within the areas of environmental science and engineering, public health, urban dynamics, petroleum engineering, and quantitative methodology.

Current research topics include representation and modeling of spatiotemporal changes/dynamics, location-based social media data analysis, heterogeneous spatiotemporal data fusion, spatial cognition, and applications of extremely high performance computing cyberinfrastructure (e.g. XSEDE) to addressing the computing challenges of these research topics when facing 'big' spatiotemporal problems.


GIST 4302/5302 : Spatial Analysis and Modeling

Synergistic Acitivities

Co-Director, Center for Geospatial Technology