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Associate Professor
E321 Westgate Building
288 Burrowes Road, University Park, PA 16802
(814) 865-4448
Additional Title(s)
Director, Spatial Information and Intelligence Laboratory
Ph.D., Information Science, University of Pittsburgh, 1999
M.A., Geography, West Virginia University, 1993
M.E., Electrical Engineering, Tianjin University, China, 1986
B.E., Electrical Engineering, Tianjin University, China, 1983

Dr. Guoray Cai is an associate professor of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State University, with affiliate appointments in Geography as well as in Computer Science and Engineering. He is the founding director of the Spatial Information and Intelligence Laboratory, which is housed in IST. He also is a member of the GeoVISTA center and the Center for Human-Computer Interaction.

Research Interests

Cai conducts research in the areas of information retrieval, geographical information science, human-computer interaction and communication, and visual mediation of collaborative work. His recent work involves developing visually-mediated multimodal interactions techniques for enabling geocollaborative crisis management, GeoDeliberation  (National Science Foundation under grant IIS-1211059).   He has published papers in international journals such as Proceedings of IEEE, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, Transactions in GIS, Geoinformatics, Environment and Planning B, and the international journal of NETWORKS. He is a member of ACM, IEEE, and ASPRS.

Research Keywords
Geographical information science
Visual analytics
Online democracy and deliberation
Multimodal dialogue systems