Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

2016 R. Wei, D. Tong and J. Phillips. “An Integrated Classification Scheme for Mapping Estimates and Errors of Estimation from the American Community Survey”, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, in press.
2016 R. Hsia, M. Dai, R.Wei, S. Sabbagh and N. C. Clay. “Geographic Discordance between Patient Residence and Incidence Location in Emergency Medical Services Responses”, Annals of Emergency Medicine, in press.
2016 A. Pulver, R. Wei and N. C. Mann. “Locating AED Enabled Medical Drones to Enhance Cardiac Arrest Response Times”, Prehospital Emergency Care, vol. 20(3), pp. 378-389.
2016 T. H. Grubesic, R. Wei, A. T. Murray and W. A. Pridemore “Comparative Approaches for Assessing Access to Alcohol Outlets: Exploring the Utility of a Gravity Potential Approach”, Population Health Metrics, vol. 14, pp. 25.
2016 R. Wei and A. T. Murray. “A Parallel Algorithm for Coverage Optimization on Multi-core Architectures”, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, vol. 30(3), pp. 432-450.
2016 R. Wei. “Coverage Location Models: Alternatives, Approximation, and Uncertainty”, International Regional Science Review, vol. 39(1), pp. 48-76.
2016 T. H. Grubesic, R. Wei and A. T. Murray. “Essential Air Service in the United States: Exploring Strategies to Enhance Spatial and Operational Efficiencies”, International Regional Science Review, vol. 39(1), pp. 108-130.
2016 Y. D. Wei, W, Xiao, M. Wen and R. Wei. “Walkability, Land Use and Physical Activity: A Study of Salt Lake County”, Sustainability, vol. 8(1), pp. 65.
2015 R. Wei and A. T. Murray. “Continuous Space Maximal Coverage: Insights, Advances and Challenges”, Computers & Operations Research, vol. 62, pp. 325-336.
2015 R. Wei and A. T. Murray. “Spatial Uncertainty in Harvest Scheduling”, Annals of Operations Research, vol. 232(1), 275-289.
2014 R. Wei and A. T. Murray. “Evaluating Polygon Overlay to Support Spatial Optimization Coverage Modeling”, Geographical Analysis, vol. 46(3), pp. 209-229.
2014 R. Wei , A. T. Murray and Rajan Batta. “A Bounding Based Solution Approach for the Continuous Arc Covering Problem”, Journal of Geographical Systems, vol. 16(2), pp. 161-182.
2014 R. Wei and A. T. Murray. “A Multi-objective Evolutionary Algorithm for Facility Dispersion under Conditions of Spatial Uncertainty”, Journal of Operational Research Society, vol. 65, pp. 1133-1142.
2014 T. H. Grubesic, R. Wei and A. T. Murray. “Spatial Clustering Overview and Comparison: Accuracy, Sensitivity and Computational Expense”, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, vol. 104(6), pp. 1134-1156.
2014 A. T. Murray, R. Wei, and T. H. Grubesic. “An Approach for Examining Alternatives Attributable to Locational Uncertainty”, Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, vol. 41(1), pp. 93-109.
2014 A. T. Murray, T. H. Grubesic and R. Wei. “Detecting Spatially Significant Clusters”, Spatial Statistics, vol. 10, pp. 103-116.
2014 S. J. Rey, A. T. Murray, T. H. Grubesic, E. A. Mack, R. Wei, L. Anselin and M. L. Griffin. “Sex Offender Residential Movement Patterns: A Markov Chain Analysis”, Professional Geographer, vol. 66(1), pp. 102-111.
2013 A. T. Murray and R. Wei. “A Computational Approach for Eliminating Error in the Solution of the Location Set Covering Problem”, European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 224(1), pp. 52-64.
2012 R. Wei and A. T. Murray. “An Integrated Approach for Addressing Geographic Uncertainty in Spatial Optimization”, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, vol. 26(7), pp. 1231-1249.
2012 R. S. Middleton, M. J. Kuby, R. Wei. G. N. Keating and R. J. Pawar. “A Dynamic Model for Optimally Phasing in CCS Infrastructure”, Environmental Modelling & Software, vol. 37, pp. 193-205.
2012 T. H. Grubesic, A.T. Murray, W. A. Pridemore, L. P. Tabb, Y. Liu and R. Wei. “Alcohol Beverage Control, Privatization and the Geographic Distribution of Alcohol Outlets”, BMC Public Health, vol. 12, pp. 1015.
2011 P. J. Maliszewski and R. Wei. “Ecological Factors Associated with Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) Hospitalization Rates in California (USA): A Geospatial Analysis”, Geospatial Health, vol. 2(1), pp. 95-105.
2011 A. T. Murray, T. H. Grubesic, R. Wei and E. A. Mack. “A Hybrid Geocoding Methodology for Spatio-Temporal Data”, Transactions in GIS, vol. 15(6), pp. 795-809.

Refereed Book Chapters

2014 R. Wei and A. T. Murray. “Spatial Uncertainty Challenges in Location Modeling with Dispersion Requirements”, In Spatial Analysis and Location Modeling in Urban and Regional Systems, edited by J. Thill, in press.
2013 A. T. Murray, T. H. Grubesic, E. A. Mack, R. Wei, S. J. Rey, L. Anselin and M. L. Griffin. “Convicted Sex Offender Residential Movements”, In Crime Modeling and Mapping Using Geospatial Technologies, edited by M. Leitner, 51-71 (New York: Springer).

Refereed Conference Proceedings

2012 R. Wei and A. T. Murray. “Achieving Dispersive Goals and Objectives in Locational Planning” (extended abstract), GIScience 2012, Columbus, OH, USA.
2009 L. Ding, X. Zhang, R. Wei, H. Ma and Q. Li. “An Ontology Based Prototype for Geocoding Offset Addresses”, World Congress on Software Engineering, vol. 2, pp. 239-243.
2008 R. Wei, X. Zhang, L. Ding, H. Ma and Q. Li. “A Knowledge-based Agent Prototype for Chinese Address Geocoding”, Geoinformatics 2008, In Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 7146, pp.71461D-1-71461D-10.

Invited Talk

2016 Department of Computer Science, University of Utah, USA, “Big Data Challenge in Addressing Geographical Uncertainty”.
2016 Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland at College Park, USA, “Managing Geographical Uncertainty in Spatial Decision Making”.
2016 Center for Spatial Reasoning & Policy Analytics, Arizona State University, USA, “Addressing Data Uncertainty from the American Community Survey in Choropleth Mapping”.
2015 Transportation Research & Education Center, Portland State University, USA, “Choropleth Mapping of estimates and errors of estimation from the American Community Survey”.

Conference Presentations

2016 R. Wei and D. Tong. “Accounting for Data Uncertainty in the American Community Survey in Choropleth Mapping”, 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA, USA, March 27- April 2, 2016.
2016 A. Pulver and R. Wei. “A Location Model for Siting Medical Drones to Reduce EMS Response Times for Cardiac Arrest”, 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA, USA, March 27- April 2, 2016.
2016 J. Taylor, X. Liu and R. Wei. “Bike-sharing Facility Expansion Planning with Location-allocation Modeling” 55th Annual Meetings of the Western Regional Science Association, Big Island, HI, USA, February 14-17, 2016.
2016 K. Grace, R. Wei and Murray, A. T. “A Spatial Analytic Framework for Assessing and Improving Food Aid Distribution in Developing Countries” 55th Annual Meetings of the Western Regional Science Association, Big Island, HI, USA, February 14-17, 2016.
2015 R. Wei and D. Tong. “Choropleth Mapping of Estimates and Errors of Estimation from the American Community Survey” 62nd Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, Portland, November 11-14, 2015.
2015 R. Wei and A. T. Murray “A Parallel Algorithm for the Efficient Solution of Continuous Space Set Coverage Problem”, 2015 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL, USA, April 21-25, 2015.
2015 W. Xiao, Y.D. Wei and R. Wei “Neighborhood Walking and Physical Activity in Salt Lake County”, 2015 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL, USA, April 21-25, 2015.
2015 D. Tong and R. Wei. “Exploring Geographical Space Abstraction Schemes for Regional Coverage Maximization” 54th Annual Meetings of the Western Regional Science Association, Tucson, AZ, USA, February 15-18, 2015.
2014 R. Wei and A. T. Murray. “A High Performance Computing Approach for Solving the Continuous Space Set Coverage Problem” 61th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, Washington, D.C, November 12-15, 2014.
2014 T. H. Grubesic and R. Wei. “Alcohol Access and Availability: Measuring Potential in Washington State” 61th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, Washington, D.C, November 12-15, 2014.
2014 R. Wei and A. T. Murray. “High Performance Computing to Optimize Spatial Coverage”, INFORMS, San Francisco, CA, USA, November 9-12, 2014.
2014 R. Wei. “A Comparative Analysis of Modeling Approaches for Continuous Space Maximal Coverage”, 2014 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Tampa, FL, USA, April 8-12, 2014.
2013 R. Wei and A. T. Murray. “Continuous Space Siting for Maximal Coverage” 60th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, Atlanta, GA, November 13-16, 2013.
2013 T. H. Grubesic, A. T. Murray and R. Wei. “Evaluating the Spatial Precision of Cluster Detection Approaches” 60th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, Atlanta, GA, November 13-16, 2013.
2013 R. Wei, A. T. Murray and R. Batta. “A Bounding Based Solution Approach for the Continuous Arc Covering Problem”, INFORMS, Minneapolis, MN, USA, October 6-9, 2013.
2013 R. Wei and A. T. Murray. “Assessing Continuous Demand Representation in Coverage Modeling”, 12th International Conference on GeoComputation, Wuhan, Hubei, China, May 23-25, 2013.
2013 R. Wei and A. T. Murray. “Continuous Demand Representation to Support Coverage Modeling”, 2013 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, CA, USA, April 8-13, 2013.
2013 R. Wei and A. T. Murray. “Spatial Uncertainty Challenges in Location Modeling with Dispersion Requirements” 52nd Annual Meetings of the Western Regional Science Association, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, February 24-27, 2013.
2012 R. Wei and A. T. Murray. “Evaluating Polygon Overlay to Support Coverage Modeling” 59th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, Ottawa, Canada, November 7-10, 2012.
2012 A. T. Murray, R. Wei and T. H. Grubesic “Spatial Contiguity in Cluster Detection” 59th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, Ottawa, Canada, November 7-10, 2012.
2012 T. H. Grubesic, A. T. Murray, R. Wei, J. Yao and W. Lazarus “Model Support for School Boundary Planning” 59th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, Ottawa, Canada, November 7-10, 2012.
2012 R. Wei and A. T. Murray. “Achieving Dispersive Goals and Objectives in Locational Planning” GIScience 2012, Columbus, OH, USA, September 18-21, 2012.
2012 R. Wei and A. T. Murray. “A Facility Dispersion Heuristic in the Case of Spatial Uncertainty”, International Symposium on Locational Decisions (ISOLDE) XII, Nagoya, Japan, July 19-24, 2012.
2012 R. Wei and A. T. Murray. “Spatial Uncertainty in Forest Management Planning”, 2012 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, New York, NY, USA, February 24-28, 2012.
2011 R. Wei, A. T. Murray, T. H. Grubesic and E. A. Mack. “A Hybrid Geocoding Methodology for Spatio-Temporal Data”, International Geospatial Geocoding Conference, Redlands, CA, USA, December 6-7, 2011.
2011 R. Wei and A. T. Murray. “Addressing Spatial Uncertainty in Dispersion Modeling”, INFORMS, Charlotte, NC, USA, November 13-16, 2011.
2011 R. Wei and A. T. Murray. “Multi-Objective Models that Address Spatial Uncertainty”, 58th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, Miami, FL, USA, November 9-12, 2011.
2011 A. T. Murray and R. Wei. “Computational Bounds for Location Set Covering”, 58th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, Miami, FL, USA, November 9-12, 2011.
2011 R. Wei and A. T. Murray. “An Integrated Approach for Addressing Geographic Uncertainty in Dispersion Optimization”, University Consortium for Geographic Information Science Summer Assembly, Boulder, CO, USA, June 22-23, 2011.
2010 R. Wei and A. T. Murray. “Intelligent Identification of Dispersion Constraints in Spatial Optimization Problems”, 57th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, Denver, CO, USA, November 11-13, 2010.
2010 R. Wei, A. T. Murray, S. J. Rey, T. H. Grubesic and E. A. Mack. “ESDA for Identifying Patterns in Sex Offender Residential Change”, 2010 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Washington, D.C., USA, April 14-18, 2010.
2010 P. J. Maliszewski and R. Wei. “A Spatial Regression Analysis of H1N1 Influenza Hospitalizations in California”, 2010 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Washington, D.C., USA, April 14-18, 2010.
2008 R. Wei and X. Zhang. “A Knowledge-based Agent Prototype for Chinese Address Geocoding”, 16th International Conference on Geoinformatics, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, June 28-29, 2008.