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Wei Yang

Wei Yang

Assistant Professor

Department of Geography & GIS
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact Information

(970) 351-1865
(970) 351-2890
Candelaria 1281F
Office Hours
On leave
Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
Department of Geography & GIS
Campus Box 115
Greeley, CO 80639


Professional/Academic Experience

Research/Areas of Interest

My previous research is about GIS analysis of depression using location-based social media data. My current research is focused on an optimized geo-visualization method to visualize scattered geographic phenomena in large areas. I teach courses such as Web GIS, Spatial Database, Python Programming, and Spatial Computing.

Publications/Creative Works

Yang, W. and L. Mu. (2015). GIS analysis of depression among Twitter users. Applied Geography, 60, 217-223.

Yang, W., L. Mu, and Y. Shen. (2015). Effect of climate and seasonality on depressed mood among Twitter users. Applied Geography, 63, 184-191. 

Yang, W., L. Mu, and Y. Shen. (2015). How we can use Twitter data to better understand weather-related depressionThe London School of Economics and Political