Shiguo Jiang

Shiguo Jiang

Associate Professor and Program Director - Geography BA
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Geography & Planning
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PhD, Ohio State University, 2012

MS, Peking University, China, 2004

BS, Peking University, China, 2001

BA, Peking University, China, 2001

Shiguo Jiang


Research Interests

My research focuses on understanding land use/land cover change, forest/agriculture ecosystem dynamics, and human-environment systems through the integrated use of geospatial information technologies (GIS, remote sensing, GPS) and spatial statistical methods.

For more information, please visit the Spatial Analysis Laboratory website.



  • GOG415 / USP415 / GOG515 / PLN515: Programming for Spatial Data Science
  • GOG422 / GOG522: GIS for Social Sciences


  • GOG494 / GOG594 / PLN594 Artificial Intelligence with Geospatial Big Data
  • GOG529 / BIO534: Spatial Statistics



Office Hours: Noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays

Email: I try to check emails at least three times a day, normally in the early morning, midday and late afternoon.

Appointments: Schedule an appointment.


Professional History

2022 to Present: Associate professor (tenured), Department of Geography and Planning, University at Albany

2020 to 2022: Assistant professor (tenure track), Department of Geography and Planning, University at Albany

2019 to 2020: Visiting Assistant professor (maternity cause), Department of Geography and Planning, University at Albany

2016 to Present: Affiliated Faculty, Ph.D. Program in Information Science, College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, University at Albany

2015 to Present: Affiliated Faculty, M.S. Program in Biodiversity, Conservation, and Policy, Department of Biological Sciences, University at Albany

2015 to Present: Research Associate, Center for Social and Demographic Analysis, University at Albany

2014 to 2019: Assistant professor, Department of Geography and Planning, University at Albany

2013 to 2014: Postdoctoral Researcher, Carbon Management and Sequestration Center, The Ohio State University

2004 to 2007: Urban Planner, Beijing Tsinghua Urban Planning and Design Institute, Beijing, China


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