Ting Lei


Ting Lei is an Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Kansas. His research interest is in Geographic Information Science, with a focus on algorithmic development, geospatial computational methods, network analysis, location theory, and web GIS.

Dr. Lei's research aims to develop efficient computational methods and models to solve new problems in transportation, urban planning, mobility and accessiblity, water resources and sustainable development. He also has a keen interest in Remote Sensing as well as in advancing GIS technology itself in data structure and dababases, computational geometry, web services, software engineering, and open-source technology.


  • Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara, Geography, 2010
  • M.S. University of California, Santa Barbara, Computer Science, 2007
  • M.E. Wuhan Tech. University of Surveying and Mapping, Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry, 2000
  • B.E. Wuhan Tech. University of Surveying and Mapping, Geographic Information Systems, 1997

Research Interests

  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Location Theory
  • Spatial Optimization
  • Transportation and Logististcs
  • Public Transit
  • Water Resources
  • Sustainable Development
  • Computational Methods
  • Web GIS
  • Teaching

    GEOG 658 Topics in GIS: Location Modeling, Fall 2015

    GEOG 358 Principles of Geographic Information Systems (co-teach with Prof. Xingong Li), Fall 2015

    Geography 345-001 Interpretation of Aerial Photographs, Spring 2013 (University of South Carolina)

    GIS 4970/5970 Principles and Applications of GIS, Fall 2011 (University of Oklahoma)

    Contact Information

    Ting Lei

    Department of Geography, University of Kansas,

    1475 Jayhawk Blvd. KS, 66045

    Email: lei@ku.edu

    TEL:  785-864-5538