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Sungsoon (Julie) Hwang

Ph.D., State University of New York at​​ Buffalo
M.S., University of Nottingham
​B.A., Seoul National University

Professor Hwang is interested in applying GIS and quantitative techniques to housing market analysis, transportation, sustainability education, public health, and community development. She has published articles on fuzzy clustering for delineating housing submarkets, impact of housing market segmentation on commuting, role/use of GIS in sustainability education, and mining GPS data for measuring community mobility. She is currently interested in integrated measurement of physical activity using accelerometer and GPS, and use of GIS in sustainable community development.

 Courses Offered:

GEO 230: Transportation Geography​​

GEO 241 GIS I: Intro to GIS

GEO 242 GIS II: Community GIS

GEO 340/440: Places, Humanities and GIS

GEO 344 GIS III: Spatial Analysis for Sustainability

GEO 345/445/: Programming in Python for GIS

GEO 441: GIS for Community Development

Selected Publications:

Hwang, S. 2015. Residential Segregation, Housing Submarkets, and Spatial Analysis: St. Louis and Cincinnati as a Case Study. Housing Policy Debate. 25(1): 91-115.​ 

Hwang, S. 2013. Placing GIS in Sustainability Education. Journal of Geography of Higher Education. 37:276-291.

Hwang, S., Hanke, T., and Evans, C. 2013. Automated extraction of community mobility measures from GPS stream data using temporal DBSCAN, In: B. Murgante, et al. (eds) Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) 7972: 86-98 (ICCSA 2013).

Hwang, S. and Thill, J-C. 2010.Influence of Job Accessibility on Housing Market Processes: Study of Spatial Stationarity in the Buffalo and Seattle Metropolitan Areas, In: X. Yao and B. Jiang (eds)Geospatial Analysis and Modeling on Urban Environments.

Hwang, S. and Thill, J-C. 2009. Delineating urban housing submarkets with fuzzy clustering.Environment and Planning B 36:865-882.

Hwang, S. and Thill, J-C. 2007. Using Fuzzy Clustering Methods for Delineating Urban Housing Submarkets. Proceedings of the15th ACM International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (ACM GIS, 2007), pp. 99-106.

Flanigan, M., Blatt, A., Lombardo, L., Mancuso, D., Miller, M., Wiles, D., Pirson, H., Hwang, J., Thill, J-C., and Majka, K. 2005. Air Medical Coverage and the Correlation with Reduced Highway Fatality Rates: Use of ADAMS as a Research Tool. Air Medical Journal 24(4):151-163.

Hwang, S. and Thill, J-C. 2004. Empirical Study on Location Indeterminacy of Localities, In: P.F. Fisher (ed.) Developments in Spatial Data Handling – 11th International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling, Springer-Verlag, pp.271-283.

Hwang, S. 2004. Using Formal Ontology for Integrated Spatial Data Mining, In: A. Laganà et al (eds)Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) Vol. 3044, Springer-Verlag, pp. 1026-1035.