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Yujie  Hu

Yujie Hu

Yujie Hu
Assistant Professor


Office: NES 305
Phone: 813/974-4580



  • Ph.D. (Geography), Louisiana State University, 2016


  • GIS 4043 Geographic Information Systems
  • GIS 6307 Socio-Economic Applications of GIS


My research interests focus on the development and applications of GIS, spatial analysis, and visualization techniques in urban systems and public policy implications. The subjects of my research include transportation, human mobility and accessibility, public health, crime, and human-environment interactions.

Graduate Students

Bailey Glover, Nicole Seiden, Shakhawat Tanim

Specialty Area

GIS, Transportation, Human Mobility and Accessibility, Public Health, Crime, Human-Environment Interactions

Recent Publications

  • Hu, Y. and Wang, F. (2019) GIS-Based Simulation and Analysis of Intra-Urban Commuting. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
  • Hu, Y. and Downs, J. (2019) “Measuring and Visualizing Space-Time Job Accessibility.” Journal of Transport Geography 74: 278-288. doi: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2018.12.002
  • Hu, Y., Zhang, Y., and Shelton, K. S. (2018) Where are the Dangerous Intersections for Pedestrians and Cyclists: A Colocation-Based Approach. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies 95: 431-441. doi: 10.1016/j.trc.2018.07.030
  • Hu, Y., Wang, F., Guin, C., and Zhu, H (2018) A Spatio-Temporal Kernel Density Estimation Framework for Predictive Crime Hotspot Mapping and Evaluation. Applied Geography 99: 89-97. doi: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2018.08.001
  • Hu, Y., Wang, F., and Xierali, I. (2018) Automated Delineation of Hospital Service Areas and Hospital Referral Regions by Modularity Optimization. Health Services Research 53(1): 236-255. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12616
  • Wang, F., Hu, Y., Wang, S., and Li, X. (2017) Local Indicator of Colocation Quotient with a Statistical Significance Test: Examining Spatial Association of Crime and Facilities. The Professional Geographer 69(1): 22-31. doi: 10.1080/00330124.2016.1157498
  • Hu, Y. and Wang, F. (2016) Temporal Trends of Intraurban Commuting in Baton Rouge 1990-2010. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 106(2): 470-479. doi: 10.1080/00045608.2015.1113117
  • Hu, Y. and Wang, F. (2015) Decomposing Excess Commuting: A Monte Carlo Simulation Approach. Journal of Transport Geography 44: 43-52. doi: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2015.03.002
  • Hu, Y., Miller, H. J., and Li, X. (2014) Detecting and Analyzing Mobility Hotspots using Surface Networks. Transactions in GIS 18(6): 911-935. doi: 10.1111/tgis.12076