Guangqing Chi

    Professor of Rural Sociology and Demography
    Pennsylvania State University

    Dr. Guangqing Chi is a Professor of Rural Sociology and Demography and Director of the Computational and Spatial Analysis Core at Pennsylvania State University

    His research is focused on socio-environmental systems, aiming to understand the interactions between human populations and built and natural environments by using spatial and big data analytic methods. His current work investigates climate change impacts on coastal communities in the Arctic and climate-driven migration and left-behind children in Central Asia. He is an expert in spatial and big data analytic methods and lead author of the textbook “Spatial Regression Models for the Social Sciences” (SAGE 2019). He leads the establishment of an infrastructure for collecting and analyzing social media data (60+ TB; Twitter, Facebook, mobile phone).