Adiyana Sharag-Eldin, Xinyue Ye, Brian Spitzberg (2018). Multilevel model of meme diffusion of fracking through Twitter, Chinese Sociological Dialogue, doi: 10.1177/2397200917752646

Clark‡, J. C., Spitzberg, B. H., & Tsou, M-H. (2018, February). The digipolitical animal: Investigating the memetic diffusion of political messages on Twitter. Paper presented at the Western States Communication Association Conference, Santa Clara, CA.


Kim, I-H., Feng, C-C., Wang, Y-C., Spitzberg, B. H., & Tsou, M-H. (in press). Exploratory spatiotemporal analysis in risk communication during the MERS outbreak in South Korea. Professional Geographer.

Spitzberg, B. H. (2018). Framing the game: An architectonic analogue for meta-theorizing academic activities. Studies in Media and Communication, 6(1). [in press]


Atsushi Nara, Xianfeng Yang, Sahar Ghanipoor Machiani, Ming-Hsiang Tsou, An integrated evacuation decision support system framework with social perception analysis and dynamic population estimation, In International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Volume 25, 2017, Pages 190-201, ISSN 2212-4209,

Spitzberg, Brian and Gawron, Jean Mark. Toward Online Linguistic Surveillance of Threatening Messages.” 2017. Journal of Digital Forensics, Security, and Law. 11:3 pp. 43–78.

Gawron, J. M., Dodge, A., Tsou, M-H., Spitzberg, B. H., & An, L. (2017: under submission). Using linking language to discover text communities and predict group fracture. Big Data & Society. doi: 10.1177/ToBeAssigned.

Elias Issa, Ming-Hsiang Tsou, Brian H. Spitzberg, Atsushi Nara (In Press). Understanding Spatio-Temporal Characteristics of Twitter Data With Geotagged and Non-geotagged Content: Two Case Studies With Topic of Flu and Ted-Movie, Annals of GIS.

Sanguinet‡, M., Spitzberg, B. H., & Tsou, M-H. (2017, May). Hashtags, tweets and movie receipts: Social media analytics in predicting box office hits. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Dallas, TX.

Silberman‡, W., & Spitzberg, B. H. (2015, November). THREADing the needle: Modeling a big data approach to threat message identification and assessment. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Dallas, TX.

Spitzberg, B. H. (2017, August). A big data approach to identification of interpersonal threat credibility. Keynote presentation to the National Threat Management Conference, Anaheim, CA.

Su Yeon Han, Ming-Hsiang Tsou & Keith C. Clarke (2017): Revisiting the death of geography in the era of Big Data: the friction of distance in cyberspace and real space, International Journal of Digital Earth, DOI: 10.1080/17538947.2017.1330366.

Ick-Hoi Kim, Chen-Chieh Feng, Yi-Chen Wang, Brian H. Spitzberg & Ming-Hsiang Tsou (2017): Exploratory Spatiotemporal Analysis in Risk Communication during the MERS Outbreak in South Korea, The Professional Geographer, DOI:10.1080/00330124.2017.1288577.

Ye, X. & Mansury, Y. (2016) Behavior-Driven Agent-Based Models of Spatial Systems, Annals of Regional Science doi: 10.1007/s00168-016-0792-3

Long, Y., Zhai, W., Shen, Y., & Ye, X*. (2017) Understanding Uneven Urban Expansion with Natural Cities using Open Data. Landscape and Urban Planning doi: 317136378

Li, Q., Wei, W., Xiang, N., Feng, D., Ye, X*., & Jiang, Y. (2017) Social Media Research, Human Behavior, and Sustainable Society. Sustainability. doi:10.3390/su9030384

Martinez, L. S., Spitzberg, B. H., Tsou, M-H., Issa, E., & Peddecord, M. (2017, May). Vax Populi: The social [media] (de)construction of public health policy. Paper presented to the International Communication Association Conference, San Diego, CA.

Martinez, L., Record, R., & Spitzberg, B. H. (2017, May). Off target?: Magic bullets, hypodermic models, and progress in health campaigns research. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Dallas, TX.

Tsou, M-H., Jung, C-T., Allen, C., Yang, J-A., Han, S., Spitzberg, B. H., & Dozier, J. (2017, July). Building a geo-targeted event observation (geo) viewer for disaster management and situation awareness. Paper presented at the International Cartographic Conference in Washington DC.

Tsou, M. H., Jung, C. T., Allen, C., Yang, J. A., Han, S. Y., Spitzberg, B. H., & Dozier, J. (2017, June). Building a Real-Time Geo-Targeted Event Observation (Geo) Viewer for Disaster Management and Situation Awareness. In Advances in Cartography and GIScience: Selections from the International Cartographic Conference 2017 (p. 85-98). Springer.

Tsou, M-H., Zhang, H., Nara, A., and Han, S. (Accepted Short Abstract) Estimating hourly population distribution change at high spatiotemporal resolution in urban areas using geo-tagged tweets, land use data, and dasymetic maps. 2017 2nd International Symposium on Spatiotemporal Computing, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, August 7-9.

Xuan Shi, Paper “SRC: Accelerating the Calculation of Minimum Set of Viewpoints for Maximum Coverage over Digital Elevation Model Data by Hybrid Computer Architecture and Systems” has been published in the Proceedings of the 2016 ACM SIGSPATIAL Conference.

Lee, J. & Ye, X*. (2017) Obesity Prevalence Simulator: An Open Source Spatiotemporal Model for Simulating Obesity Prevalence. In Thill, J. and Dragicevic, S. (eds.) Springer’s Series on Advances in Geographic Information Science.



Spitzberg, B. H. (2017). Acknowledgement of unwanted pursuit, threats, assault and stalking in a college population. Psychology of Violence, 7(2), 265-275.

Issa, E., Tsou, M-H., Nara, A., & Spitzberg, B. H. (2017). Spatio-temporal characteristics of Twitter data with geotagged and non-geotagged content: Two case studies with topic of flu and Ted (movie). Annals of GIS, 23(3), 1-17. doi: 10.1080/19475683.2017.1343257


Allen, C., Tsou, M. H., Aslam, A., Nagel, A., & Gawron, J. M. (2016). Applying GIS and Machine Learning Methods to Twitter Data for Multiscale Surveillance of Influenza. PloS one, 11(7), e0157734.

Yang, Jiue-An, Ming-Hsiang Tsou, Chin-Te Jung, Christopher Allen, Brian H. Spitzberg, Jean Mark Gawron, and Su-Yeon Han. (2016) “Social media analytics and research testbed (SMART): Exploring spatiotemporal patterns of human dynamics with geo-targeted social media messages.” Big Data & Society 3, no. 1 (2016): 2053951716652914. doi: 10.1177/2053951716652914.

Shih-Lung Shaw, Ming-Hsiang Tsou & Xinyue Ye (2016) Editorial: human dynamics in the mobile and big data era, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 30:9, 1687-1693. doi: 10.1080/13658816.2016.1164317.

An, Li, Ming‐Hsiang Tsou, Brian H. Spitzberg, Dipak K. Gupta, and J. Mark Gawron. (2016). “Latent trajectory models for space‐time analysis: An application in deciphering spatial panel data.” Geographical Analysis (2016). doi:10.1111/gean.12097.

Wang, Z., Ye, X *, & Tsou, M. (2016) Spatial, temporal, and content analysis of Twitter for wildfire hazards. Natural Hazards doi: 10.1007/s11069-016-2329-6. .

Li, S., Ye, X *, Lee, J., Gong, J., & Qin, C. (2016) Spatiotemporal analysis of housing prices in China: a big data perspective. Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy. doi: 10.1007/s12061-016-9185-3.

Chong, Z., Qin, C. Ye, X * (2016) Environmental Regulation, Economic Network and Sustainable Growth of Urban Agglomerations in China. Sustainability.
doi: 10.3390/su8050467.

Zhao, H. Lee, J., Ye, X *, & Tyner, J. (2016). Spatiotemporal Analyses of Religious Establishments in Coastal China. GeoJournal DOI: 10.1007/s10708-016-9726-y. .
doi: 10.1007/s10708-016-9726-y.

Zhang, F., Zhu X., Ye, X *, Guo W., Hu T., & Huang, L. (2016). Analyzing Urban Human Mobility Patterns through Thematic Model at the Finer Scale. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information.
doi: 10.3390/ijgi5060078.

Huang, X., Zhao, Y., Yang, J., Zhang, C., Ma, C., & Ye, X. (2016). TrajGraph: A Graph-Based Visual Analytics Approach to Studying Urban Network Centralities Using Taxi Trajectory Data. Visualization and Computer Graphics, IEEE Transactions on, 22(1), 160-169.
doi: 10.1109/TVCG.2015.2467771.

Ye, X. & Lee, J. (2016) Integrating geographic activity space and social network space to promote healthy lifestyles. ACMSIGSPATIAL Health GIS.

Tsou, M-H., Jung, C-T., Allen, C., Yang, J-A., Han, S., Spitzberg, B. H., & Dozier, J. (2016, July). Geo-targeted Event Observation (GEO) Viewer for situation awareness with advanced mapping and visualization functions. Poster presentation, SMSociety16 Conference, London, England.


Spitzberg, B. H., & Gawron, J. M. (2016). Toward online linguistic surveillance of threatening messages. Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law, 11(3, Article 7), 43-78. doi: (


Tsou, MH. 2015. Research challenges and opportunities in mapping social media and Big Data, Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 42:sup1, 70-74, doi: 10.1080/15230406.2015.1059251.

Li, A, Tsou, MH, Crook, S, Chun, Y, Spitzberg, B, Gawron, JM & Gupta, D. 2015. Space–time analysis: Concepts, quantitative methods, and future directions. Annals of the Association of American Geographers. doi: 10.1080/00045608.2015.1064510.

Jiang W, Wang Y, Tsou M-H, Fu X (2015). Using Social Media to Detect Outdoor Air Pollution and Monitor Air Quality Index (AQI): A Geo-Targeted Spatiotemporal Analysis Framework with Sina Weibo (Chinese Twitter). PLoS ONE, 10(10): e0141185.
doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0141185.

Wang, Y., Wang, T., Ye, X*, Zhu, J., & Lee, J. (2015). Using Social Media for Emergency Response and Urban Sustainability: A Case Study of the 2012 Beijing Rainstorm. Sustainability, 8(1), 25.
doi: 10.3390/su8010025.

Tsou, MH, Jung, CT, Allen, C, Yang, JA, Gawron, JM, Spitzberg, B & Han, S. 2015. Social media analytics and research test-bed (SMART Dashboard). In Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Social Media & Society. Toronto: ACM Press. doi: 10.1145/2789187.2789196. Download.

Han SY, Tsou MH, Clarke KC. 2015. Do global cities enable global views? Using Twitter to quantify the level of geographical awareness of U. S. cities. PLoS ONE 10(7): e0132464. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0132464.

Tsou, MH & Lusher, D. 2015. Mapping web pages by internet protocol (IP) addresses: Analyzing spatial and temporal characteristics of web search engine results. The International Symposium on Cartography in Internet and Ubitquitous Environments 2015. Download.

Jung, CT, Tsou, MH, & Issa, E. 2015. Developing a real-time situation awareness viewer for monitoring disaster impacts using location-based social media messages in Twitter. International Conference on Location-based Social Media. Download.


The following publications are made available from Mapping ideas from Cyberspace to Realspace Project:

Lee, J, Lay, JG, Chin, WBC, Chi, YL, Hsueh, YH. 2014. An experiment to model spatial diffusion process with nearest neighbor analysis and regression estimation. International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research, 5 (1), 1-15. Download.

Tsou, MH, Woodruff, SI, Spitzberg, B, Reed, M, Moran, M, Gawron, M, Allen, C, & Yang, J. 2014. Using GIS and Geo-targeted Social Media (Twitter) to Track Illicit Drug Use Trends in Space and Over Time. GIScience 2014 Conference. Extended Refereed Abstract accepted.

Ming-Hsiang Tsou, Brian H. Spitzberg, Chris Allen, Anoshé Aslam, & Anna Nagel, Geo-Targeted Social Media Analytics for Tracking Disease Outbreaks and Public Opinion at the Municipal Scale. 2014 National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media, Atlanta, Georgia. August 19-21, 2014.

Dipak Gupta, Brian Spitzberg, Ming-Hsiang Tsou, Mark Gawron, & An Li. (in Press). Chapter 3: Of Mining and Mine Fields: Revolution in Paradigms of Data Analysis and Interpretation. In L. Fenstermacher (ed) Countering Violent Extremism: A Multidisciplinary Perspective. Air University Press.

Spitzberg, B. H. (in press). Toward a model of meme diffusion (M3D). Communication Theory. [accepted for publication, 7-Feb-2014).