Daniel Z. Sui

Daniel Z. Sui is a professor of geography and holder of the Reta A. Haynes endowed chair in the College of Geosciences at Texas A&M University. He also holds adjunct professorship in epidemiology and biostatistics at Texas A&M System Health Science Center. Since 2004, Dr. Sui has been also been serving as assistant vice president for research and director for Geospatial Information Science and Technology (GIST) at Texas A&M. Dr. Sui is the current editor-in-chief for GeoJournal. He also serves as the North America editor for the international journal of Computers, Environment, and Urban Systems (CEUS).

Daniel Sui has extensive experience working in international contexts. He worked as a senior visiting scientist at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome in 2000, and held visiting or adjunct professorships at National University of Singapore, Zagzig University (Egypt), United Nations University (Japan), Peking University (China), and University of California (Santa Barbara). He served as the chief consultant for FAO's global poverty and hunger mapping project and has written two FAO monographs to guide its scientific and policy activities in 2002. He performed the spatial analysis and modeling for the food insecurity mapping case study in Chad. He also served as an expert consultant for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), involved in the Ecological Planning Project for Western Chinese Cities in 2003-2005. 

Sui held a B.S. (1986) and M.S. (1989) from Peking University and Ph.D. from University of Georgia (1993). His research areas cover geospatial information science and technology, urban sustainable development, environment, homeland security, and public health issues. He is author/co-author of 6 books and over 140 scientific publications. His most recent publications include two books and over 30 scientific papers during the past five years. He is the winner of the prestigious Michael Breheny Prize in 2007, ORISE Fellow in 2004, and AT&T Faculty Fellow in 2000. Sui is also recipient of two outstanding teaching awards at Texas A&M University .