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I am currently an associate professor in the Geospatial Information Sciences (GISC) program at the University of Texas at Dallas. I earned a PhD in geography from the Ohio State University in 2007, and then I joined the University of Texas at Dallas as a post-doctoral research fellow. I was appointed as a clinical assistant professor in Fall 2008, and became an assistant professor in Fall 2009. I also hold a master's degree in statistics from the Ohio State University, and an undergraduate degree and a master's degree in geography education from Seoul National University.

My research interests are in Geographic Information Science (GIS) and spatial statistics methodologically and lie in urban geographical issues as substantive research area. Specific research topics include quantitative methods (especially, spatial statistical approaches) for geographical research, geographic data uncertainty, population migration, interregional commodity flows, urban crime, and environmental justice. My research has been supported by multiple funding agencies including the National Science Foundation and the National Instititue of Health among others; I have received about $1.4 million of research support as PI or co-PI. I received the Emerging Scholar Award in 2017 from the Spatial Analysis and Modeling Specialty Group of Association of American Geographers.




Contact Info

E-mail: ywchun@utdallas.edu
Home Page: http://www.utdallas.edu/~ywchun
Office Phone: (972) 883-4719
Office: GR 3.208 (Green Hall)
Mail Address:
Dr. Yongwan Chun
School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
University of Texas at Dallas
800 W. Campbell Rd
Richardson, Texas 75080-3021