Jian Chen, Ph.D.

Department of Geography

University of North Alabama, USA

Assistant Professor



2008 Ph.D., University of Memphis, Earth Sciences

2003 M.Sc., East China Normal University, Physical Geography

1996 B.Sc., East China Normal University, Geography

Publications (selected)

1. Chen, J., Broussard, W.P., Borrok, D.M., Speyrer, F.B. 2019. A GIS-based framework to identify opportunities to use surface water to offset groundwater withdrawals, Water Resource Management 33(9): 3227-3237,

2. Duggimpudi, M.B., Abbady, S. Chen, J., and Raghavan V.V., 2019. Spatio-Temporal Outlier Detection Algorithms Based on Computing Behavioral Outlierness Factor, Data & Knowledge Engineering 122:1-24,

3. Katragadda, S., Gottumukkala, R., Venna, S., Lipari, N., Gailward, S. Pusala, M., Chen, J., Borst, C., Ragahavan, V., Bayoumi, M. 2019. VAStream: A Visual Analytics System for Fast Data Streams, Proceedings of Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing 2019 (PEARC19) on Rise of the Machines (learning), Article N0. 76. P. 1-8

4. Katragadda, S., Chen, J., Abbady, S. 2019. Spatial Hotspot Detection Using Polygon Propagation, International Journal of Digital Earth 12(7): 825-842.

5. Borrok, D. M., Chen, J., Eldardiry, H., and Habib, E. 2018. A Framework for Incorporating the Impact of Water Quality on Water Supply Stress: An Example from Louisiana, USA. Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA) 54(1):134-147.

6. Abbady, S., Ke, C., Lavergne, J., Chen, J., Raghavan V.V., and Benton, R., 2017. Online Mining for Association Rules and Collective Anomalies in Data Streams, in Big Data (Big Data), 2017 IEEE International Conference on (pp. 2370-2379), Boston, MA. IEEE.

7. Chen, J. Abbady, S, and Duggimpudi, M., 2016, Spatio-Temporal Outlier Detection: Did Buoys Tell Where the Hurricanes Were? Papers in Applied Geography 2-3:298-314.

8. Chen, J., Hill, A.A., and Urbano, L., 2009, A GIS-based model for urban flood inundation, Journal of Hydrology 373(1-2), 184-192,

9. Chen, J. and Hill, A.A., 2007, Modeling urban flood hazard: Just how much does DEM resolution matter, Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences (2007) 30: 372-379

10. Chen, J. and Yu, L-Z., 2003, Analysis of requirements for a small watershed environmental management information system based on SDSS, Ocean Development and Management, 20(3): 20-24

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