Welcome to the course! My name is Weiming Hu. I am a Ph.D. candidate enrolled in the Department of Geography and I will be the instructor during Spring 2020. I hope you enjoy this course. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me through the Canvas email system (Inbox). I generally respond within the next 48 hours. My research lines on the intersection of geographic information science and computational science. I have been studying weather predictions using computational algorithms and high-performance computing during my PhD studies.
The world is always changing, and I'm fascinated by the patterns. Mapping presents us with a wonderful opportunity to identify and highlight the changes which otherwise would be hard to see, and thus it is truly becoming an essential skill in both an academic and an industrial setting. I hope you have fun learning and I wish you a great semester.