Ling Bian

Ling Bian, Professor, Department of Geography, Director of the National Center for Geographical Information Analysis, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.

Dr. Bian’s research interests include the conceptual and analytical frameworks to the representation of spatially and temporally dynamic phenomena, individual-based and spatially explicit epidemiological modeling, and network analytics. She teaches courses in GIS, Environmental Modeling, remote sensing, and geostatistics.

Recent publications


  1. Zhong, S. and Bian, L. 2016. A location-centric network approach to analyzing epidemic dynamics. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 106 (2): 480-488.
  2. Gao, P. and Bian, L. 2016. Scale effects on spatially embedded contact networks. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 59(September): 142-151.
  3. Bian, L. 2013. Spatial approaches to modeling transmission of communicable diseases – a review. Transactions in GIS 17(1): 1-17.
  4. Bian, L., Huang, Y., Liang, M., Lim, E., Lee, G., Yang, Y., Cohen, M. and Wilson, D. 2012. Modeling individual vulnerability to communicable diseases – a framework and design. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 102(5): 1016-1025.
  5. Goodchild, M.F., Guo, H., Annoni, A., Bian, L., de Bie, K., Campbell, F., Craglis, M ., Ehlers, M., van Genderen, J., Jackson, D., Lewis, A.J., Pesaresi, M., Remetey-Fülöpp, G., Simpson, R., Skidmore, A., Wang, C. and Woodgate P. 2012. Next generation Digital Earth. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences 109(28): 11088–11094.

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