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Bio sketch

Shuai Zhou is a Ph.D. candidate in Demography and Rural Sociology at the Pennsylvania State University.

Zhou is a trained demographer and rural sociologist who also has expertise in geospatial analytics. His research interests include planned relocation, environmental migration, and computational and spatial analysis of big data using open source solutions on High Performance Computing (HPC) platforms.

Open science

Zhou advocates open science and believes that reproducibility makes real science. For this reason, Zhou provides data and codes for most of his empirical work as long as data sources allow to do so.

Zhou also writes tools for his research and makes them publicly available under open source license. He developed GPS2space, a Python library for building spatial data and constructing buffer- and convex hull-based activity space and shared space from raw GPS data.


Contact information

Email: sxz217@psu.edu

Address: 801 Oswald Tower, University Park, PA 16802

               312 Armsby Building, University Park, PA 16802

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