Ruopu Li, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director

Geography and Environmental Resources Program

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 Water Resources Planning and Management, GIS Analysis and Modeling, Energy Geography, and Agricultural Land Use. In recent years, I focus on interdisciplinary and emerging technologies, such as geospatial artificial intelligence, social media data mining, social-technical analysis, and UAVs (drone). So far, I have received over 2.2 million grants from different agencies, including three from NSF.

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)

Education


2007 - 2012

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

My collaborative paper recently wins a WRR Editors' Choice award!