Contact Information
Office: 2040 Natural History Building
1301 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: +1.217.333.7608
Curriculum Vitae



Shaowen Wang is a Professor of Geography and Geographic Information Science (Primary) and Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), where he is named a Centennial Scholar in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He is also Associate Director for CyberGIS and a Senior Research Scientist of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), and Founding Director of the CyberGIS Center for Advanced Digital and Spatial Studies and CyberInfrastructure and Geospatial Information Laboratory. He holds affiliate appointments within UIUC’s Computational Science and Engineering Graduate Program and Illinois Informatics Institute. He received his BS in Computer Engineering from Tianjin University in 1995, MS in Geography from Peking University in 1998, and MS of Computer Science and PhD in Geography from the University of Iowa in 2002 and 2004 respectively. His research and teaching interests include computational and data sciences, geographic information science and systems (GIS), cyberGIS and cyberinfrastructure, multi-scale geospatial problem solving, parallel and distributed computing, and spatial analysis and modeling. His research has been actively supported by multiple U.S. government agencies and industry. He has published many peer-reviewed papers including articles in more than 15 journals. He has served as an Action Editor of GeoInformatica, and guest editor or editorial board member for seven other journals, book series and proceedings. He is serving as the President of the International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Sciences. He served on the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science Board of Directors from 2009 to 2012, and was appointed two terms as a Councilor of the Open Science Grid Consortium. He was a visiting scholar at Lund University sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2006 and NCSA Fellow in 2007, and received the NSF CAREER Award in 2009.

Research Areas
Geographic Information Science
Health Geography

Ph.D. University of Iowa
M.S. University of Iowa
M.S. Peking University