Shirley Li

University Title:
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Instructor
Science and Engineering Libraries
Wilmeth Active Learning Center

Professional Information

Courses Taught:
ILS 295: Introduction To GIS
Research Areas:
Geographic Information Systems (GIS), spatial data management, analysis, and visualization
B.S. GIS, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, 2012
B.E.S. Geomatics, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada, 2012
M.S. Civil Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 2014


  • Li, Y., Luo, H., & Cai, H. (2023). Photovoltaic-battery powered bike share stations are not necessarily energy self-sufficient. Applied Energy, 348, 121505.
  • Schulze, D.G., Rahmani, S.R., Minai, J.O., Johnston, C.T., Fulk‐Bringman, S.S., Scott, J., Kong, N.N., Li, Y.S. and Mashtare, M.L. (2021), Virtualizing soil science field trips. Nat. Sci. Educ..e20046.
  • Li, Y., Kong, N., & Hum, K. (2020). Indoor GIS Solution for Space Use Assessment, Papers in Applied Geography, DOI: 10.1080/23754931.2020.1843526
  • Yuqian, H., Li, Y., & Shan, J. (2018). Spatial-Temporal Event Detection from Geo-Tagged Tweets. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 7(4), 150.
  • Li, Y., Kong, N., & Pejša, S. (2017). Designing the Cyberinfrastructure for Spatial Data Curation, Visualization, and Sharing. IASSIST Quarterly, 41 (1-4), 1-15. DOI:
  • Li, Y., Li, Q., & Shan, J. (2017). Discover patterns and mobility of Twitter users—A study of four US college cities. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 6(2), 42.
  • Li, Y., & Shan, J. (2013). Understanding the spatio-temporal pattern of tweets. Photogramm. Eng. Remote Sens, 79, 769-773.