UM Fresh PhD Graduate Tang U Wa Won His Third Paper Award in the U.S. 澳大鄧宇華博士獲美國權威機構頒最佳論文獎
After winning two best student paper awards at the 12th Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies and the 16th International Conference on Geoinformatics, Dr. Tang U Wa, a fresh PhD graduate from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the University of Macau, has won his third best student paper award at the URISA 2008 Annual Conference in New Orleans, the United States.
Since 1963, URISA (the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association) has been the premiere non-profit organization for the use and integration of spatial information technologies to solve challenges in government agencies and improve the quality of life in urban and regional environments. The organisation is considered to be the professional home of choice for Public Sector GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and IT (Information Technology) Executives in the United States and Canada.
This year, Dr. Tang U Wa’s paper titled ‘Data Capture and Data Mining of Urban Air Pollution: The Building-Based Approach’ has been selected by the Review Committee to receive the third place in the 2008 URISA Student Paper Competition. The organiser stated that Tang’s paper was deemed exemplary by the Review Committee and chosen from among an extremely competitive group of candidates.
In the paper, Dr. Tang proposed an innovative building-based approach that can better predict the complex spatial variation of traffic emission, urban geometry, dispersion and air (noise) pollution. Tang believes that this approach may open a new methodology in data mining of urban spatial data for environmental assessment.
The paper that Dr. Tang presented at the conference is a part of his doctoral dissertation supervised by Professor Wang Zhishi.