Texas Tech University

Dr. Guofeng Cao

Assistant Professor
Geography and Co-Director, Center for Geospatial Technology

Email: guofeng.cao@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-8920

Fax: (806) 742-0100

Office: 211 Holden Hall

Address: Department of Geosciences, Mail Stop 1053, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-1053


Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Guofeng Cao


  • B.Sc. Earth Sciences with minor in Computer Science, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, 2001
  • M.Sc. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Beijing, China, 2004
  • M.A. Statistics and Applied Probability, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2009
  • Ph.D. Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2011


  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Spatial Statistics

My research primarily involves geographic information science and the the application of formal (mathematical and computational), visual and geospatial techniques (e.g., GIS, GPS and remote sensing ) to spatio-temporal aspects of theoretical and methodological problems within the areas of environmental science and engineering, public health, urban dynamics, petroleum engineering, and quantitative methodology.

Current research topics include representation and modeling of spatiotemporal changes/dynamics, location-based social media data analysis, heterogeneous spatiotemporal data fusion, spatial cognition, and applications of extremely high performance computing cyberinfrastructure (e.g. XSEDE) to addressing the computing challenges of these research topics when facing 'big' spatiotemporal problems.


  • GIST 4302/5302 - Spatial Analysis and Modeling
  • GEOG 5330 - Applied Spatial and Spatiotemporal Analysis

Synergistic Acitivities