Personal Information

First Name
Ph.D. Student, Graduate Research Assistant
Email Address
Phone Number
(405) 325-7535
Campus Location
2PP Suite 180

M.S. in Geography, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, June 2006 GPA: 3.54
M.S. thesis: ”Crime Mapping and Location Analysis of Residential Burglaries in Taipei City”
M.S. Advisor: Dr. Kang-Tsung Chang
B.A. in Geography, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan, June 2002 GPA: 3.81

Research Interests

Geographic Information Science
Spatially Integrated Social Science
Spatial Analysis
Spatial Statistics

Teaching Experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Introduction to GIS, University of Oklahoma, 2008
GIS Teacher, Taipei County San-Chong High School, Taiwan, September, 2006

Grants & Awards

·Dean’s Award, College of Science, National Taiwan University, 2006
·Distinguished Graduate Thesis Award for GIS, The Geographical Society of China in Taipei, 2006
·Golden Map Award for Master’s Thesis, Taiwan Geographic Information Society, 2006
·“The design, analysis and application of digital maps”. National Science Council of Taiwan, July 2001 ~ February 2002. (US$: 1200)

Conference Presentations & Papers

Kuo-Chen Chang, Chih-Yu Lai, and I-Hsun Cheng(2001) Geographic Information System and Urban Environment Hazard Management, Proceedings of the Taiwan Geographic Information Conference, Taiwan Geographic Information Society, Taipei, Taiwan, September, 2001 (in Chinese)


Chih-Yu Lai, Ping-Wu Chang, and Kang-Tsung Chang (2005) Analyzing Hotspots and Socioeconomic Factors of Residential Burglary in Taipei City, Journal of Crime Prevention and Correction, Volume 6: 29~54, Central Police University, Taiwan (in Chinese)

Personal Interests

Jogging, Cycling, Badminton, Travel