PhD (Geography, 2004)
Master of Computer Science (Systems and Networks, 2002)
The University of Iowa

MS (Geography, 1998)
Peking University

BS (Computer Engineering, 1995)
Tianjin University


CIGI Lab Founder and Director
Professor and Department Head
Richard and Margaret Romano Professorial Scholar
Geography and Geographic Information Science

Affiliate Professor
Computer Science
Information Sciences
Urban and Regional Planning
Computational Science and Engineering Graduate Program
Informatics Ph.D. Program
National Center for Supercomputing Applications

Founder and Director
CyberGIS Center for Advanced Digital and Spatial Studies

Selected Awards/Honors

  •  Centennial Scholar, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, UIUC, 2013-16
  •  Teacher Ranked as Excellent, UIUC, 2009, 2010, 2012
  •  Helen Corley Petit Scholar, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, UIUC, 2011-12
  •  NSF CAREER Award, 2009
  •  NCSA Fellowship, 2007
  •  Innovations in Instructional Computing Award, the University of Iowa, 2007
  •  The University of Iowa Improving Our Workplace Award, 2006
  •  Esri Scholarship, 2002

Contact Information
Room 2046, Natural History Building
1301 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801
Campus Mail Code: MC-150
Phone 217-333-7608

Email: shaowen at illinois dot edu