Kuo-Chih Hung (James)

Kuo-Chih Hung (James)

PhD Candidate

Kuo-Chih completed the Master’s Program in the Graduate Institute of Building and Planning and Bachelor’s Degree in Department of Geography both at National Taiwan University (NTU).Now, he is a PhD student in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering, the University of Melbourne.
His research interest is about application of GIS and mobile device in data sharing, decision support, and model analysis. He is proficient in data process and system development. His master thesis, “An Ontology-based OpenGIS Web Service Architecture” which addressed the semantic integration issue of spatial data sharing, had received the best paper award at the 2006 Taiwan Geographic information Society Conference.

He had been a technical assistant in the Department of Geography when he graduated from NTU. After the military service he have worked as a system engineer and technical supervisor in GIS industries, leading a small group accounted for developing, analysis, and managing GIS projects with governments, such as Emergency Management Information System of National Fire Agency and Taipei City 1999 Call center GIS application.

His current work is about using Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) in disaster management. VGI provides dynamic information in disaster management. It overcomes limitations of currency in authoritative data-sets such as satellite images. However, a high uncertainty can be found in VGI, and currently no efficient methods yet exist to evaluate its quality.

Therefore, his study uses an example of flood management, and develop automated framework for quality and priority evaluation by crowdsourced contents and the additional authoritative spatial data-sets of the affected geographic area. The framework is expected to facilitate the evaluation process of crowdsourced contributions on mapping systems.


MS-Building & Planning (National Taiwan University)