Ph.D., University of Washington (2016)
Office: AUST 421
Office phone: 860-486-0374
I have two major areas of research interest.
- Geospatial big data, Applications of drone technology in GIS, Database technologies, Geovisualization, and Data modeling. In particular, I am interested in the drone as a source of geospatial big data and the applications of NoSQL databases in GIS.
- Critical social theories and migration in contemporary China. Utilizing GIS and other quantitative/qualitative approaches, I critically investigate the spatial injustice in China's ever-expanding mega cities and study the escalating tension between migrants and China's dual system.
UConn Geography Research Clusters:
Chan, K. W., and Y. Wei. 2019 (in production). “China’s ‘One Country, Two Systems’: The Origin, Functions, and Changes of the Rural-Urban Dual System.” Eurasian Geography and Economics. https://doi.org/10.1080/15387216.2019.1669203
Wei, Y. and Yue Gong. 2019. “Understanding Migrant Children’s Education Predicament through China’s Rural-Urban Dual System.” International Journal of Educational Development. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijedudev.2019.05.001
Wei, Y. 2018. “Left-Behind Children in China: A Win-win Household Strategy or A Path to Pauperization?” Eurasian Geography and Economics. https://doi:10.1080/15387216.2018.1537128
Gong, Y., and Y. Wei (in revision). “Emerging Residential Segregation in China’s New Development Zones.” International Development Planning Review