Ling Bian

          Department of Geography
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
120 Wilkeson Quad
          Amherst, NY 14261
Tel: 716-645-0484
          Fax: 716-645-2329
E-mail: lbian at buffalo dot edu


Research Interests

Dr. Bian is a Professor in the Department of Geography at the State University of New York of Buffalo and a research scientist in the National Center for Geographical Information Analysis. Her research interests are in the integration of GIS with environmental modeling. Her current research projects are in  three areas: (1) Individual-based epidemiological modeling, (2) Inter-operable environmental models, and (3) Geographic image retrieval. She teaches courses in GIS, remote sensing, geostatistics, GIS for environmental modeling, and a seminar on objects and fields.

Courses Taught

Geo 481/506: Geographic Information Systems
Geo 483/553: Remote Sensing
Geo 479/559: GIS for Environmental Modeling
Geo 503: Networks, Social Networks, and Social Media Networks
Geo 597: Applied Geostatistics
Geo 650: Objects and Fields


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Department of Geography, 105 Wilkeson Quad, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14261 Phone: (716) 645-2722