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T.H. Diep Dao, Assistant Professor

Location: Stone Hall 207
Hours: Tuedays: 1-2pm and by appointment

Phone: 406-243-6821


  • Ph.D (2013) Geography, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
  • M.Sc (2005) Geomatic Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada
  • B.E. (2002) Geomatic Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia

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 for indoor space and spatial data mining. 

Selected Publications

Zhou Y., Dao T.H.D., Thill J-C., and Delmelle E. (Under review) Enhanced Visualization Techniques in Support of Indoor 3D Location Modeling,  Computers, Environment, and Urban Systems.

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 .

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Field of Study

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


  • GPHY 580: Seminar in GIS & Cartography
  • GPHY 588: Vector GIS & Spatial Analysis