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Qingmin Meng: Associate Professor, GIS Associate

Qingmin Meng

Associate Professor, GIS

109C Hilbun Hall
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Dr. Qingmin Meng studies human environment interaction with focuses on complex relationship among landscape, physical environment, natural resources, and human activities. His research integrates mathematics and statistics into quantitative geospatial analysis and modeling with vector, raster, and time series datasets. Currently, he focuses on geospatial big data exploration including massive remote sensing data integration and enhancement, ecological system classification and assessment, and the complicated environmental, ecological, and social interactions in Gulf coastal ecosystems, hydraulic fracturing, and West Nile Virus.


  • PhD, School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia 2003-2006, Dissertation: “Fine Spatial Resolution Forest Inventory for Georgia: Remote Sensing Based Geostatistical Modeling and K Nearest Neighbor Method”
  • MS, Statistics, Department of Statistics, University of Georgia 2004-2005
  • PhD, Department of Geography, Peking University, China 1998-2001
  • MS, Department of Geography, Lanzhou University, China 1994-1997
  • BS, Department of Geography, Shandong Normal University, China  1990-1994


  • Associate Professor, Mississippi State University, 2018 - present
  • Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University, 2012-present
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, SUNY at Albany, 2010-2012
  • Associate Director of Computing & Technology, UNC at Charlotte, 2008-2010                                   
  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate, University of Georgia, 2007-2008

Research Interests

  • Ecological systems, hydraulic fracturing, landscape epidemiology, GIS, remote sensing, geospatial modeling, Big Data.

Teaching Areas

  • GR 8303 Advanced Geodatabase
  • GR 4363/6363 Python GIS Programming
  • GR 4353/6353 Geodatabase Design
  • GR 4323/6323 Python Cartographic Science
  • GR 4313/6313 Advanced GIS

Honors/Professional Activities

  • CHANS Fellowship.  2010. International Network of Research on Coupled Human and Natural Systems, National Science Foundation and Michigan State University
  • UCGIS / ESRI Junior Faculty Award.  2010. The University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS)

Graduate Students

  • Sadia Shammi (PhD)
  • Khalid Hossain (PhD)
  • Tianyu Li (PhD, MSU)
  • Corrin McCarn (MS, Syngenta)
  • Abdulla Sherif (MS, Cleco)

Recent Publications

Qingmin Meng's C.V.

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