Ruopu Li, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director

Geography and Environmental Resources

School of Earth Systems and Sustainability

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

My research centers on the Geoinformatics for Food-Energy-Water (GeoFEW). The specific research topics include GIS Analysis and Modeling, Water Resources Planning and Management, Energy Geography, and Agricultural Land Use. My research methods and tools involve geospatial artificial intelligence, social media data mining, social-technical analysis, agent-based modeling, and UAVs (drone).

Techniques: Geospatial Analysis, Remote Sensing, Artificial Intelligence, Hydrologic Modeling, Social-Environmental Systems, Land Use Modeling, Social Media Analytics, UAVs (drones)

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Work experience

07/2020 - now

Associate Professor.

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

08/2015 - 07/2020

Assistant Professor

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

02/2012 - 07/2015

Integrated Water Management Analyst/Specialist

Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (NeDNR)


2007 - 2012

Ph.D. in Natural Resource Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln