Young Investigator Award

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the IJGI 2023 Young Investigator Award is Dr. Mingshu Wang.

Dr. Mingshu Wang is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the Geospatial Data Science School of Geographical & Earth Sciences at the University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom. His research focuses on developing and applying methods of GIScience (i.e., geographical information systems, remote sensing and spatial analysis) and big data analytics (e.g., machine learning, artificial intelligence and econometrics) to understand urban systems. With a distinguished track record in the field of GIScience and Urban Informatics, Dr. Wang stands out as an exceptional candidate who has produced groundbreaking research and made significant contributions to the field.

Dr. Wang received his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia (USA) in 2018 and has an outstanding publication record, comprising 47 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 4 international conference proceedings. His Scopus Scientific Citations number is 1,797 and his h-index is 25. In 2022, he was awarded a Fellowship from the Royal Society of Arts, a 260-year-old organization that recognizes individuals with the potential to contribute to a more resilient, rebalanced and regenerative future ( He is also recognized as one of Standford University’s World’s Top 2% Most Cited Scientists. His total research funding as an Assistant and Associate Professor exceeds EUR 0.5 M, an impressive record for such a young investigator. Through his publications and research grants he made significant contributions to geo-information science and big data analytics to understand urban systems. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Mingshu Wang for his outstanding achievements.

As the awardee, Dr. Mingshu Wang will receive an honorarium of CHF 2000, an offer to publish a paper free of charge before 31 May 2024 in IJGI after peer review and an electronic certificate.

We would like to thank all the nominators from various fields of study for their participation, and we extend our gratitude to all the Award Committee Members for their evaluation of the many excellent nominations.

IJGI 2023 Young Investigator Evaluation Committee

Kind regards,
IJGI Editorial Office

IJGI 2023 Young Investigator Award

Eligibility and Requirements

– Must have received their PhD no more than 10 years prior to 31 December 2023;
– Must have produced ground-breaking research and made a significant contribution to the field;
– Candidates must be nominated by senior scientists.

List of Documents for Application

– Detailed Curriculum Vitae, including an updated publication list and a list of the researcher’s own research grants;
– Scanned copy of doctorate certificate;
– Signed nomination letters from two established senior scientists.
Past Winners


Mingshu Wang
University of Glasgow

Award Committee

Dr. Wolfgang Kainz Chairman
University of Vienna
Dr. Godwin Yeboah
University of Warwick
Dr. Dev Raj Paudyal
University of Southern Queensland
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