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Shiran Zhong


Western University

Shiran Zhong is a postdoctoral associate at the Human Environments Analysis Laboratory (HEAL) at Western University. His research interest is in the core area of GIScience and public health that involves artificial intelligence in computer science, intervention strategies in epidemiology, and network analysis in sociology to address spatial questions for epidemiology. Specifically, his past research investigates localized and dynamic patterns of disease transmissions from a location-centric perspective to inform space- and time-sensitive interventions. During his time at Western University, Shiran will be examining how physical activity affects the sleep quality of youth and their mental wellbeing to provide supportive environments for healthy activities.


  1. 2011

    BS, Software Engineering

    Wuhan University
  2. 2014

    MS, Geography

    University at Buffalo
  3. 2021

    PhD, Geography

    University at Buffalo


  • 2021
    Hugh W. Calkins Applied GIS Award
    University at Buffalo
  • 2019
    Top 10 Excellence in Three Minute Thesis Competition
    University at Buffalo
  • 2018
    Excellent Research Presentation Award
    WNYGIS GIS Day Competition
  • 2014-2018
    Dean’s Fellowship
    College of Arts and Sciences, University at Buffalo
  • 2015
    Best Research Proposal Award
    National NCGIA Conference "Advancing GIScience: The Past and Next Twenty Years"
  • 2013
    Graduate Student Association Travel Award
    University at Buffalo