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Diep Dao, Assistant Professor

Office
Location: Stone Hall 207
Hours: Tuedays: 11:00 AM -1:00 PM and by appointment via email

Contact
Phone: 406-243-6821
Email: diep.dao@mso.umt.edu

Education

Ph.D (2013) Geography & Urban Regional Analysis, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Dissertation: A Comprehensive Geospatial Knowledge Discovery Framework for Spatial Association Rule Mining (Advisor: Dr. Jean-Claude Thill)

M.Sc (2005) Geomatic Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada
Major: Global Navigation Satellite Systems
Thesis: Performance Evaluation of Multiple Reference Station GPS Real-time Kinematic for a Medium Scaled Network (Advisor: Dr. Gerard Lachapelle)

B.E. (2002) Geomatic Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia
Honour Class 1 - Concentrations: Geospatial Technologies
Thesis: Location based services: Technical and Bussiness Issues (Advisor: Dr. Chris Rizos)

Research Interests

Building from a background in Geomatics Engineering and GIScience, Dr. Dao's research interests lie in the development of new approaches of spatial analysis and modeling that can be broadly applied within GISciences and its interdisciplinary setting. She is the author and co-author of various publications which have achieved over 200 citations. Her most recent research projects relates to spatial network analysis, spatial data mining, and time geography.

Selected Publications

Working Papers

Dao, T.H.D. and Thill, J-C. Metric, Topologic, or Syntactic? Modeling Alternatives for Three-dimensional Urban Space Accessibility. International Journal of Geographic Information System.

Dao, T.H.D. and Thill, J-C. Analysis and Visualization of Accessibility for Three-dimensional Urban Planning and Management, Applied Geography

Dao, T.H. D and Thill, J-C. Handling Complex Spatial Components for Spatial Association Rule Mining, Geographical Analysis.

2015

Zhou Y., Dao T.H.D., Thill J-C., and Delmelle E. (2015) Enhanced Visualization Techniques in Support of Indoor Location Planning,  Computers, Environment, and Urban Systems,Volume 50, Pages, 15-29.

2013

Dao, T.H.D. (2013) A Comprehensive Geospatial Knowledge Discovery Framework for Spatial Association Rule Mining, Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA

2012

Dao, T.H.D. and Thill, J-C. (2012) A Comprehensive Framework for Spatial Association Rule Mining, The 7th International Conference on Geographic Information Science, Columbus, OH, USA, September 18-21 (GIScience 2012 International Conference Student Award)

Dao, T.H.D (2012) Global Satellite Positioning System and Applications, in Experimental Methods in Modern Physics (Eds. Dao Khac An), chapter IX, Vietnam education publication House, pp.512-570

2011

Dao T.H.D., Zhou Y., Thill J-C., and Delmelle E. (2011) Spatio-temporal Location Modeling in a 3D Indoor Environment: the Case of AEDs as Emergency Medical Devices, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, Volume 26, Issue 3, Pages 469-494. (3 citations)

Thill J-C., Dao T.H.D., and Zhou Y. (2011) Traveling in the Three-dimensional City: Applications in Route Planning, Accessibility Assessment, Location Analysis and Beyond, Journal of Transport Geography, Volume 19, Issue 3, Pages 405-421. (15 citations)

Thill J-C. and Dao T.H.D. (2011) Metric and Syntactic Accessibility in Three-dimensional Urban Networked Spaces: Modeling Options and Visualization, The 12th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management, Lake Louise, Canada, July 5-8, 2011.

2010

Dao, T.H.D. and Thill, J-C. (2010) Metric and Syntactic Accessibility Modeling for Three-Dimensional Urban Transportation Networks, The 57th Annual North American Meetings of the RSAI, Denver, Colorado, November 10-13, 2010.

Zhou, Y., Dao, T.H.D., Thill, J-C., and Delmelle, E. (2010) Visualization Techniques in Support of Indoor 3D Facility Location Modeling, AAG Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, April 14-18, 2010.

2009

Dao T.H.D., Zhou Y. and Thill J-C.(2009) GIS-based 3D Urban Environment Data Model: Applications, Proceedings of The 2009 North Carolina GIS Conference, Raleigh, NC, February 19-20. (G. Herbert Stout Award for Exemplary Student Paper)

Dao, T.H.D. and Thill J-C. (2009) Contextualized Space-Time Accessibility Modeling and Measurements with NeuroFuzzy Proximity Relations, International Conference on Advanced Geographic Information Systems & Web Services (GEOWS), pp.158-164, 2009. (1 citation)

2007

Dao T.H.D., Nagarajan N., Law C.L., and Poh E.K. (2007) Investigation of GPS Signals for Synchronization of UWB Indoor Positioning System, European Navigation Conference ENC-GNSS07, Geneva, Switzerland, May 29-31, 12 pages.

2006

Tran M.T. and Dao T.H.D. (2006) The Global Positioning Systems: Theory and Applications, Vietnamese Educational Publication, 200 pages in Vietnamese

2005

Dao, T.H.D. (2005) Performance Evaluation of Multiple Reference Station GPS RTK for a Medium Scale Network, MSc. Thesis, Department of Geomatic Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada.  (18 citations)

Luo, N., Dao T.H.D., Lachapelle G., and Cannon M.E.  (2005) GPS Network RTK Performance under Very Active Ionospheric Conditions. Institute of Navigation GPS/GNSS 2005 Conference, Long Beach, CA, 13-16 September, 9 pages. (1 citation)

Dao T.H.D. and Lachapelle G. (2005) GPS Performance for Various Applications, Asian Conference on Remote Sensing, Hanoi, Vietnam, 6 pages.

Dao T.H.D. and Tran M.T. (2005) Global Positioning System: An Overview, Asian Conference on Remote Sensing, Hanoi, Vietnam, 11 pages. (1 citation)

2004

Dao T.H.D., Alves P., and Lachapelle G. (2004) Performance Evaluation of Multiple Reference Station of GPS RTK for a Medium Scaled Network, Journal of Global Positioning Systems, International Association of Chinese Professionals in Global Positioning Systems, Volume 3, Number 1-2, Pages 173-182.

Dao T.H.D., Kuusniemi H., and Lachapelle G.  (2004) HSGPS Reliability Enhancements Using a Twin-Antenna System. European Navigation Conference GNSS 2004, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 16-19 May, 11 pages. (6 citations)

Lachapelle G., Kuusniemi H., Dao T.H.D., MacGougan G., and Cannon M.E. (2004) HSGPS Signal Analysis and Performance Under Various Indoor Conditions, Navigation, U.S. Institute of Navigation, Volume 51, Issue 1, Pages.29-43. (73 citations)

2003

Lachapelle G., Kuusniemi H., Dao T.H.D., MacGougan G., and Cannon M.E. (2003) HSGPS Signal Analysis and Performance under Various Indoor Conditions. Institute of Navigation GPS/GNSS 2003 Conference, Portland, Oregon, USA, 9-12 September, 13 pages.

2002

Dao D., Rizos C., and Wang J. (2002) Location-based Services: Technical and Business Issues, GPS Solutions, Springer-Verlag, Volume 6, Pages 169-178. (82 citations)

Specialized Skills

Geographical Information Science (GIScience), Spatial Analysis and Modeling, Spatial Data Mining, GeoComputation, Time Geography, GPS-based Positioning and Navigation

Field of Study

Geographical Information Science (GIScience), Spatial Analysis and Modeling, Spatial Data Mining, GeoComputation, GPS-based Positioning and Navigation

Courses

GPHY 580: Seminar in GIS & Cartography
GPHY 588: Vector GIS & Spatial Analysis (with Labs)
GPHY 491: Programming for GIS (with Labs)
GEOG4000/5000: GIS for non-majors (UNCC)