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Bo Zhang, PhD

Title/s:  Lecturer

Specialty Area: Geospatial Analysis, Spatial Statistics

Office #:  BMV Hall 419

Phone: 773.508.3420

Email: bzhang4@luc.edu


Bo Zhang received his PhD in Geography from University of Connecticut in 2021. His backgrounds are in environmental science and GIS, and his research interests center on applying geospatial technologies to study physical environment change. Bo Zhang's dissertation research focuses on the development and application of Markov chain geostatistics. His previous work has also investigated spatiotemporal patterns of aerosol particles, transit accessibility, and transportation network analysis. He has worked as the GIS analyst for the project assessing service equity in Connecticut's large public transportation systems. He enjoys traveling and playing racket sports in his spare time.


  • PhD in Geography, University of Connecticut
  • MS in Environmental Science, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • BS in Geoscience, Zhejiang University

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • American Association of Geographers
  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Society of Civil Engineers

Courses Taught

  • ENVS 203: Environmental Statistics
  • ENVS 380/480: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Selected Publications

  • Zhang, B., W. Li, N. Lownes, C. Zhang. 2021, Estimating the impacts of proximity to public transportation on residential properties values: an empirical analysis in Hartford and Stamford, Connecticut. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-information, 10(2), 44; DOI: 10.3390/ijgi10020044
  • Yang, B., Z. Wang, B. Zhang, D. Zhang. 2020, Allocation Efficiency, Influencing Factors and Optimization Path of Rural Land Resources: A Case Study in Fang County of Hubei Province, China. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(16), 5898; DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17165898
  • Li, X., C. Zhang, B. Zhang, K. Liu. 2019, A comparative time series analysis and modeling of aerosols in the contiguous United States and China. Science of The Total Environment, 690, 799-811; DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.07.072