Ting Lei

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Geography and Atmospheric Science
Assistant Professor
Primary office:
Lindley Hall
Room 207
University of Kansas
1475 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045



My teaching interests include principles of GIS, GIS programming, remote sensing, location modeling, transportation geography, and geo-computational methods.

Teaching Interests

  • Geographic Information Science
  • GIS
  • Transportation
  • Location analysis
  • Remote sensing


Dr. Lei research interest is in Geographic Information Science, with a focus on algorithmic development, geospatial computational methods, network analysis, location theory, and web GIS.

Dr. Lei's research aims to develop efficient computational methods and models to solve new problems in transportation, urban planning, mobility and accessibility, water resources and sustainable development. He also has a keen interest in Remote Sensing as well as in advancing GIS technology itself in data structure and databases, computational geometry, web services, software engineering, and open-source technology.

Research Interests

  • Geographic Information Science
  • GIS
  • Spatial analysis
  • Transportation
  • Location analysis
  • Remote sensing

Selected Publications

Lei, T. L., Church, R. L., & Lei, Z. (2016). A unified approach for location-allocation analysis: integrating GIS, distributed computing and spatial optimization. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 30(3), 515--534. DOI:10.1080/13658816.2015.1041959

Lei, T. L. (2016). Designing Reliable Center Systems: A Vector Assignment Center Location Problem. Geographical Analysis, 8(4), 411-426.

Lei, Z. Chen, X. & Lei, T. (2016). Sub-Pixel Location of Motion Blurred Weak Celestial Objects in Optical Sensor Image Based on Elliptical 2D Gaussian Surface Fitting. In International Conference on Industrial Informatics - Computing Technology, Intelligent Technology, Industrial Information Integration (ICIICII) Wuhan, China : IEEE.

Lei, T. L., Liang, X. Mascaro, G. White, D. Westerhoff, P. Maciejewski, R. Middel, A. Weber, G. & Rink, K. (2015). An Interactive Web-Based Geovisual Analytics Tool to Explore Water Scarcity in Niger River Basin. In Workshop on Visualisation in Environmental Science (EnvirVis) (2015). Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy.

Lei, T. L., & Church, R. L. (2015). On the Unified Dispersion Problem: Efficient Formulations and Exact Algorithms. European Journal of Operational Research, 241(3), 622-630.

Department of Geography and Atmospheric Science Events
2019 GPRM-AAG Annual Meeting