Lucy Huang

Lucy Huang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office: CBI 109
Phone: 361-825-2646

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D University at Buffalo, State University of New York

Areas of Expertise:

  • GIS in public health
  • Deep learning and machine learning for big spatial data
  • Web GIS/Geovisualization

Recent Publications:

  • HUANG, Y., 2016. Conceptually Categorizing Geographic Features from Text based on Latent Semantic Analysis and Ontologies. Annals of GIS, DOI: 10.1080/19475683.2016.114464
  • Su, L., HUANG, Y., Gibeaut, J., and Li, L., 2016. The Index Array Approach and the Dual Tiled Similarity Algorithm for USA Hyper-Spatial Image Processing. Geoinformatica. DOI 10.1007/s10707-016-0253-2
  • HUANG, Y., and BIAN, L., 2015. Using Ontologies and Formal Concept Analysis to Integrate Heterogeneous Tourism Information. IEEE Trans. Emerging Topics
    Computing. 3(2): 172-184
  • Sevinc, O., HUANG, Y., Mehrubeoglu, M., Li, L., and Kilic E., 2015. Geospatial Information Retrieval Based on Query Expansion and Semantic Indexing. Journal of Engineering and Fundamentals, 2(2), pp. 51-68
  • Huang, Y., and Meyer P., 2012. Mapping Spatial Variations of Health Insurance Coverage in the Coastal Bend, Texas. Journal of Maps DOI:10.1080/17445647.2012.745382
  • Bian, L., Huang, Y., Lee, G., Lim, E., Mao, L. 2012. Modeling Individual Vulnerability to Communicable Diseases – Framework,
    Design, and Implementation. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 102 (5):1016-1025
  • Su, L., Huang, Y., Chopping, M., Rango, A., and Martonchik, J., 2011. Variations in reflectance with seasonality and viewing geometry: Implications for
    semi-arid vegetation mapping with MISR data, International Journal of Remote Sensing
  • HUANG, Y., and BIAN, L., 2010. Ontology-driven Tour Planning Systems: A Conceptual Framework. Environmental and Planning B. 37, 483-499
  • HUANG, Y. and BIAN, L., 2009. A Bayesian Network and Analytic Hierarchy Process Based Personalized Recommendations for Tourist Attractions over the Internet. Expert Systems with Applications, 36, 933-943, 32(23), 8183-8193
  • HUANG, Y., 2009. Toward Semantic Interoperability in Travel Planning on the Semantic Web: Learning a Reference Ontology from Online Heterogeneous Tourist Attractions Classification Systems. Information Technology & Tourism. 11(1), 51-66.
  • SU, L., HUANG, Y., CHOPPING, M., RANGO, A., and MARTONCHIK, J., 2009. An Empirical Study on the Utility of Topographic Parameters and BRDF Model Parameters for Mapping Vegetation in a Semi-arid Region with MISR imagery. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 30(13), 2463-2483.
  • HUANG, Y., 2009. An Ontology Model for the National Map. Position paper. In the UCGIS Specialist Meeting on Developing an “Ontology for the National Map”. Feb. 3-4. Washington DC.
  • HUANG, Y., 2009. Progress in Automatic Ways for Ontology Construction. DIW 2009 Workshop, May 15-16
  • BIAN, L., WHALEN, T., HUANG, Y., LEE, G., LIM, E., MAO, L., YANG, Y., 2008. Explicit Spatial-Temporal Simulation of a Rare Disease. Proceedings of 11th. Joint Conf on Information Sciences. Shenzhen, China Dec 15-20, 2008
  • HUANG, Y., and BIAN, L., 2008. An Ontology Model for Personalized Tour Planning Recommendations on the Semantic Web. Extended Abstract. In the Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Geographic Information Science, Utah. Sep. 24-26
  • HUANG, Y. and SU, L., 2006. A Fast Algorithm for Constructing Multi-resolution Representations of Linear Features to Support the Progressive Transmission of Vector Map Data. GISciene & Remote Sensing, 41 (3), pp. 197-217.

Courses Taught:

  • GISC 2438: Geospatial software system I
  • GISC 3301: Geospatial system II
  • GISC 4335: Geospatial system III
  • GISC 4350: Capstone Project
  • GSEN 5365: Geospatial Multivariate Techniques
  • GSEN 5390: Selected topics
  • GSEN 5365: Spatial Database Design
  • GSEN 5390: Geospatial Analytical Methods
  • GSEN 5383: Advanced Spatial Analysis & Design
  • GSCS 6321: Spatial Data Structure


  • 2015-2016 PI: Delineating Shoreline Indicators from Different Spatial Resolution Coastal Imagery: A comparison of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Satellite Images, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
  • 2015-2016 Co-PI ( Meyer, Pamela,PI, Jorgensen, Daniel J, Co-PI, Araiza, Isabel, Co-PI): Coastal Bend Community Healthcare Needs Assessment
  • 2012-2013 PI, (Meyer, Pamela, Co-PI): Neighborhood Food Environment and Disparities in Diabetes in Nueces County”, Coastal Bend Diabetes Initiative, Inc
  • 2012-2013 PI, (Meyer, Pamela, Co-PI):Ethnic Disparities in Accessibility to Health Care Facilities Among Older Populations in the Coastal Bend of Texas Disclosed by Spatial Analysis, TRDF
  • 2010-2013 Co-PI (Lyle, Stacey D., PI, Smith, Richard Allen, Co-Pl, Concannon, Kevin, Co-PI), "Undergraduate-Scholarly
    Education and Research Contact for Hispanics",  USDA
  • 2009 PI. “Explore a new automatic way for ontology construction from online text”. Texas Research Development Fund (TRDF).
  • 2009 PI. “Validation of Bayesian Network Architecture for Personalized Recommendations of Tourist Attractions – A Case Study within College Student Population”, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi