Dr. William Hui Wang
Dr. William Hui Wang

William Hui Wang

Assistant Clinical Professor, Geography & Geospatial Sciences

301J Hilbun Hall
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Dr. William Wang joined in Mississippi State University in January 2022. He is currently working as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Geosciences. Before this job, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the geospatial modeling group of GEM3 program funded by Idaho NSF EPSCoR. He also worked as teaching assistant and instructor at the University of Connecticut where he received his PhD in Geography. As a geographer, his research interests cover geospatial analysis and GIS application in human-environment system. Particularly, he is focusing on investigating the complex interactions between climate change, land use/cover change and water resources through many quantitative ways.


  • Ph.D., Geography, University of Connecticut, Connecticut, USA 2015-2019
  • B.S., Geographic Information Science, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, 2011-2015


  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Geosciences, Mississippi State University, 2022-present
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Geospatial Modeling Group & Mapping Group, Institute for Modeling Collaboration and Innovation, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, 2015-2021

Research Interests

  • GIS, Geospatial analysis, Climate change, Hydrology, Land use & land cover, Health Geography, Machine Learning

Teaching Areas

  • GR 4233/6233: Geography of Asia
  • GR 4313/6313: Advanced GIS
  • GR 4353/6353: Geodatabase Design
  • GR 4303/6303 Principles of GIS

Recent Publications

  • Chen, X. and Wang, H. On the rise of the new B. 1.1. 529 variant: Five dimensions of access to a COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccine. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2021.11.096
  • Wang, H., Seaborn, T., Wang, Z., Caudill, C. and Link, T. (2021) Modeling tree canopy height using machine learning over mixed vegetation landscapes. International Journal of Applied Earth Observations and Geoinformation. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jag.2021.102353
  • Wang, H., Stephenson, S.R. and Qu, S. (2020) Quantifying the relationship between streamflow and climate change in a small basin under future scenarios. Ecological Indicators. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2020.106251