Texas Tech University

Guofeng Cao, Ph.D.


Phone: 806-834-8920

Office: 211 Holden Hall

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Geography, UC Santa Barbara, 2011
  • M.A., Applied Statistics, UC Santa Barbara, 2009
  • M.S., Cartography and GIS, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2004
  • B.S., Earth Sciences (minor in Computer Science), Zhejiang University, 200


  • spatiotemporal pattern modeling and analysis in geographic phenomena and processes
  • integrating heterogeneous spatial and spatiotemporal data (e.g., downscaling and upscaling)
  • modeling spatiotemporal uncertainty, and the uncertainty propagation in analysis and models
  • data and computation intensive spatiotemporal analysis and modeling
  • geospatial-enabled cyberinfrastructure or cyberGIS, and domain applications in environmental sciences, public health and social sciences

Current Projects

  • USAID: Mappers Without Borders (2015-2020).
  • USDA: Development of a GIS Model to Project and Map Future Water Availability (2015-2016).
  • Texas Tech National Wind Institute: Toward a Geospatial Cyberinfrastructure for Enhancement of Community Resilience to Tornado Hazards (2014-2015).
  • Texas Tech Transdisciplinary Research Academy: A Big Data Approach for Spatial Environmental Epidemiology. (2014-2015)
  • USDA: Development of Current Hydrologic Data and Analysis of Water Availability in the Ogallala Aquifer over the Next 50 Years. (2014-2016)
  • National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Pilot Research Core: Center of Excellence at Meharry (HDRCOE): "Linking climate, air pollution and housing conditions to develop strategies to reduce racial disparities in infant mortality" (2014-2015)