Chih-Hao Wang, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Office: Science 154
Office Phone: 559.278.6041
Email:   cwang@csufresno.edu

Class Schedule Fall 2017

Class Time Days Location
GEOG 4 Wrld Geog 8:00-8:50am MWF S 147
GEOG 4 Wrld Geog 10:00-10:50am  MWF S 147
GEOG 4 Wrld Geog 11:00-11:50am MWF S2 309
GEOG 187T Plan Econ 12:00-12:50pm MWF S145

Office Hours:  Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9:00am-10am

Biosketch| Education| Research| Appointments| Publications

Biosketch

Chih-Hao Wang is an assistant professor of the Department of Geography and City & Regional Planning at California State University, Fresno, where he has taught since 2014. He received his Ph.D. (2013) and Master (2010) degrees in City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University. Dr. Wang’s research focuses on environmental planning from the perspective of natural hazard mitigation. Another of his research interest is to apply spatial statistics to analyze spatial or social interactions in earthquake process, water management, transportation planning, and community development. His research has been published in journals in areas of environmental planning, transportation, and geography.

Education

PhD, City and Regional Planning, The Ohio State University, 2013

MCRP, City and Regional Planning, The Ohio State University, 2010

MA, Land Economics and Administration, National Taipei University, 2002

BA, Land Economics and Administration, National Taipei University, 2000

Research

  • Natural hazard modeling and mitigation
  • Land-use and transportation planning
  • Water planning and management
  • Spatial statistics and GIS applications

Appointments

2014 - present Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and City & Regional Planning, California State University - Fresno, Fresno, CA

2013 - 2014 Visiting Assistant Professor, City and Regional Planning, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Publications

Wang, C-H. and Chen, N. (2017). A Geographically Weighted Regression Approach to Investigating the Spatially Varied Built-Environment Effects on Community Opportunity. Journal of Transport Geography 62: 136-147. 

Chen, N, Wang, C-H., and Akar, G. (2017). A Geographically Weighted Regression Approach to Investigate the Spatial Variations in Activity Space. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board 2671: 40-50.

Wang, C-H., Chen, N. and Chan, S-L. (2017). A Gravity Model Integrating High-Speed Rail and Seismic-Hazard Mitigation through Land-Use Planning: Application to California Development. Habitat International 62: 51-61.

Wang, C-H. and Dong, H. (2017). Responding to the Drought: A Spatial Statistical Approach to Investigating Residential Water Consumption in Fresno, California. Sustainability 9, 240; doi:10.3390/su9020240. 

Wang, C-H. and Guldmann, J-M. (2016). A Spatial Panel Approach to the Statistical Assessment of Seismic Impacts and Building Damages: Case Study of Taichung, Taiwan. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 57: 178-188.

Wang, C-H. and Chen, N. (2015). A GIS-Based Spatial Statistical Approach to Modeling Job Accessibility by Transportation Mode: Case Study of Columbus, Ohio. Journal of Transport Geography 45: 1-11.

Wang, C-H., Akar, G. and Guldmann, J-M. (2015). Do Your Neighbors Affect Your Bicycling Choice? A Spatial Probit Model for Bicycling to The Ohio State University. Journal of Transport Geography 42: 122-130.

Wang, C-H. and Guldmann, J-M. (2015). A Land-Use Allocation Optimization Model to Mitigate Potential Seismic Damages. Environment and Planning B 42 (4): 730-753.

 

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Funded Research

Co-PI: Investigating Climate-change-induced Vulnerability of the Northern California Natural Gas Energy System and Identifying Resilience Options (PI: Dr. Yihsu Chen at UCSC), California Energy Commission, 2017-2019.

Senior Personnel: Plan an Integrated Active Travel and Green Infrastructure System for Mental Wellbeing in Disadvantaged Communities through Crowdsourcing Technology (PI: Dr. Hongwei Dong), National Science Foundation, 2017-2018.

PI: Residential Water Consumption in Fresno, California, The Claude Laval Water Research Fund, 2015-2016.

Co-Author: Impact of the Drought in the San Joaquin Valley of California (PI: Dr. Lynnette Zelezny), Wells Fargo Bank, 2014-2015.