Dr. Chuanglin Fang currently serves as the Cheung Kong Scholar Chair Professor, academician of International Academy of Sciences for Europe and Asia (IASEA), associate director of the Key Laboratory of Regional Sustainable Development Modeling, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Director of the Center for Regional and Urban Planning and Design Research, and Department of Urban Geography and Urban Development of the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences. In recent years, Dr. Fang has mainly engaged in the research and teaching of urban geography, urbanization and city planning.
Dr. Danlin Yu obtained his Ph.D. in geography from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2005. He is currently a tenured professor of urban geography and GIS at Montclair State University. Dr. Yu’s main research areas include urban and regional development planning, spatial data analysis, geographic information science and technology, geocomputation, simulation of complex systems, big data mining and analysis and its application in human and natural systems.