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Research Interests

Network analysis, geovisualization, geotransformation, GIS algorithms, and GIScience;
Land-use change, human-environment interactions, and agent-based complexity modeling;
Intraurban Migration, land and housing markets, land use and transportation, and urban geography.

Publication

Sun, S. (2016). An Automated Spatial Flow Layout Algorithm using Triangulation, Approximate Steiner Tree and Path Smoothing. Proceedings of AutoCarto 2016 - The 19th International Research Symposium on Computer-based Cartography. Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. September 14-16, 2016. Edited by S.M. Freundschuh. [Link at Cartography and Geographic Information Society] [PDF]

Sun, S. (2016). Symbolize Map Distortion with Inscribed Circles in Polygons. International Journal of Cartography 2 (2): 166-185 [Link at www.tandfonline.com] [PDF]

McDonald, G.K., K. Brauman, S. Sun, K. Carlson, E. Cassidy, J. Gerber, and P. West (2015). Rethinking Agricultural Trade Relationships in an Era of Globalization. BioScience 65 (3): 275-289 [Link at Oxford Journals] [PDF]

Sun, S. (2015). A Perception-based Color Recommendation Algorithm for Hierarchical Regions. Cartography and Geographic Information Science 42 (3): 259-270 [Link at www.tandfonline.com] [PDF]

Sun, S. and S.M. Manson (2015). Simple Agents, Complex Emergent City: Agent-based Modeling of Intraurban Migration. In Computational Approaches for Urban Environments , eds. Marco Helbich, Jamal Jokar Arsanjani, and Michael Leitner. Springer. [Book Link at Springer] [PDF]

Sun, S., D.C. Parker, Q. Huang, T. Filatova, D.T. Robinson, R.L. Riolo, M. Hutchins, and D.G. Brown (2014). Market Impacts on Land-use Change: An Agent-based Experiment. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 104 (3): 460-484. [Link at www.tandfonline.com] [PDF] [Program]

Huang, Q., D. C. Parker, T. Filatova, S. Sun (2013). A Review of Urban Residential Choice Models using Agent-based Modelling. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design 41(4):661-689, doi:10.1068/b120043p [Link at www.envplan.com] [PDF]

Huang, Q., D. C. Parker, S. Sun, T. Filatova (2013). Effects of agent heterogeneity in the presence of a land-market: a systematic test in an agent-based laboratory. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 41: 188-203. [Link at www.sciencedirect.com] [PDF]

Sun, S. (2013). A Fast, Free-Form Rubber-Sheet Algorithm for Contiguous Area Cartograms. International Journal of Geographic Information Science 27 (3): 567-93. [Link at www.tandfonline.com] [PDF] [Program] [Documentation]

Sun, S (2013). An Optimized Rubber-Sheet Algorithm for Continuous Area Cartograms. The Professional Geographer 16 (1): 16-30. [Link at www.tandfonline.com] [PDF] [Program] [Documentation]

Robinson, D. T., S. Sun, M. Hutchins, R.L. Riolo, D.G. Brown, D. C. Parker, T. Filatova, W.S. Currie, and S. Kiger (2013). Effects of land markets and land management on ecosystem function: A framework for modelling exurban land-change. Environmental Modelling and Software 45: 129-40. [Link at www.sciencedirect.com] [PDF]

Sun, S. and S. M. Manson (2012). Intraurban Migration, Neighborhoods, and City Structure. Urban Geography 33 (7): 1008-1029. [Link at www.tandfonline.com] [PDF]

Parker D.C., S. Sun, T. Filatova, Magliocca, N., Q. Huang, D.G. Brown, and R. Riolo (2012). The Implications of Alternative Developer Decision-Making Strategies on Land-Use and Land-Cover in an Agent-Based Land Market Model. In Proceedings of the Sixth Biennial Meeting of International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, R. Seppelt, A.A. Voinov, S. Lange and D. Bankamp (Eds.), Leipzig, Germany . [Link at www.iemss.org] [PDF]

Manson, S. M., S. Sun, and D. Bonsal (2012). Agent-Based Modeling and Complexity. In Agent-Based Models for Geographical Systems, eds. A. J.Heppenstall, A.T. Crooks, L.M. See, and M. Batty, 125-139: Springer Netherlands. [Link at www.springerlink.com] [PDF]

Parker, D. C., D. G. Brown, T. Filatova, R. L. Riolo, D. T. Robinson, and S. Sun (2012). Do land markets matter? A modeling ontology and experimental design to test the effects of land markets for an agent-based model of ex-urban residential land-use change. In Agent-Based Models for Geographical Systems, eds. A. J.Heppenstall, A.T. Crooks, L.M. See, and M. Batty, 525-542: Springer Netherlands. [Link at www.springerlink.com] [PDF]

Sun, S. and S. M. Manson (2011). Social Network Analysis of the Academic GISc Community. The Professional Geographer 63 (1): 18-33. [Link at www.tandfonline.com] [PDF]

Sun, S. and S. M. Manson (2010). An Agent-based Model of Housing Search and Intraurban Migration in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. In Proceedings of the Fifth Biennial Meeting of International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, Ottawa, Canada. [Link at www.iemss.org] [PDF]

Robinson, D. T., T. Filatova, S. Sun, R. L. Riolo, D. G. Brown, and D. C. Parker (2010). Integrating Land Markets, Land Management, and Ecosystem Function in a Model of Land Change. In Proceedings of the Fifth Biennial Meeting of International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, Ottawa, Canada. [Link at www.iemss.org]] [PDF]

Manson, S. M., H. A. Sander, D. Ghosh, J. M. Oakes, M. W. O. Jr, W. J. Craig, T. F. L. Jr, E. Myott, and S. Sun (2009). Parcel Data for Research and Policy. Geography Compass 3 (2):698-726. [Link at wiley.com] [PDF]

Sun, S. and S. M. Manson (2007). Distance Cartogram: Concept, Approximate Algorithm, and Examples. Proceddings of 2007 International Workshop on Geographic Information Science. Beijing.

Pan, M., Y. Wang, K.-X. Li, and S. Sun (2003). Multiple Resolution Octree Data Structure: Theory Exploration and Application. Geography and GIS 19 (4):37-40. (In Chinese)

Sun, S., Y.-K. Li, et al. (2002). WebGIS application in National Economic and Trade Commission. Proceedings of China Digital City Forum. Beijing. (In Chinese)

Sun, S., Y.-K. Li, S.-Y. Xu, X.-J. Meng, and Z.-D. Zhong (2001). Dynamic Positioning and Railway Management System. Railway Computer Application 10 (9):25-27. (In Chinese)

Xiao, B., J.-R. Hou, K.-Y. Xiao, and S. Sun (2000). Visual Statistical Software System for Spatial Information. Geological Review 46 (Z1):176-181. (In Chinese)

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Conferences

Sun, S., Parker, D.C., Brown, D.G. et al. (2012). Explicitly Representing Heterogeneous Land Developers in Agent-based Modeling of Land Use Change: A Preliminary Experiment.” In 2012 Annual Meeting of Association of American Geographers. New York, NY.
Sun, S.*, Parker, D.C., and Huang, Q. et al. (2011). “Exploring the significance and complexity of the impacts of land markets on land use change models: An agent-based experiment”. In 2011 Annual Meeting of Association of American Geographers. Seattle, WA.
D.C. Parker, Sun, S., Huang, Q. et al. (2011). “Significance and Complexity of the Impacts of Land Market on Land Use Change: An Agent-based Experiment”. International Conference on Applied Mathematics, Modeling and Computational Science 2011, Waterloo, Canada
Sun, S. (2010). “Activity Space, Migration Pattern, and Neighborhood Classification”. In 2010 Annual Meeting of Association of American Geographers. Washington, DC.

Parker, D. C.*, S. Sun, D. T. Robinson, R. Riolo, T. Filatova, and D. G. Brown (2010). “A first assessment of the role of land-market dynamics in agent-based land exchange models” At Land-Use Seminar Double Feature at Resources for the Future, April 16, at Washington, DC.
Manson, S. M.*, S. Sun, K. Nelson, and N. Jordan (2010). "Linking Landscape Pattern and Process via Sociospatial Networks". In 2010 Annual Meeting of Association of American Geographers, at Washington, DC.
Sun S. (2009). “Revisiting the Spatial Pattern of Intraurban Migration”. In 2009 Annual Meeting of Association of American Geographers. Las Vegas, NV.
Sun S. (2008). “Social Networks in the Agent-based Modeling of Land Use Change”. In Workshop on Networks and New Methods for Global Health. Durham, NC.
Manson, S.M.*, T. Swanson, and S. Sun (2007). "Linking Complex Models to Simple GIS or Simple Models to Complex GIS?". In 2007 Annual Meeting of Association of American Geographers, 04/19/2007, at San Francisco.
Sun, S (2006). “Collaboration in the Academic GIS Community: A Social Network Analysis”. In 2006 Annual Meeting of Association of American Geographers. Chicago.

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