Rui Li, Ph.D.
I am currently an associate professor in Geography and Planning at University at Albany, State University of New York .
My core research interests is GIScience with a special focus on spatial cognition. Current projects include the design and evaluation of a mobile App for spatial orientation in built environments,wayfinding and navigation, and spatial and health disparity of COVID-19 effects. For more information about my research, please see my Research or CV. (updated Aug 2022)
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Received Honorary Award for Distinguished Community Engagement in 2022 President’s Awards for Exemplary Public Engagement. Click here to watch the interview.
Co-authored manuscript "The lockdown, mobility, and spatial health disparities in COVID-19 pandemic: A case study of New York City" is published in Cities: The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning
Co-authored manuscript "COVID-19 and Minority Health Disparities in New York City: A Spatial and Temporal Perspective" is accepted to be published in Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science.
My main research interests include the spatial and cognitive theories on supporting spatial awareness in navigation, the design and evaluation of prototypes to support spatial orientation, App development for regional and historical sites, and spatial disparity in pandemic.
Here is a list of sample projects with their completion status. For a full list of publication, please see CV.