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Binbin Lin,
Ph.D. Student

Geography, Texas A&M University

  • Twitter
  • Geographic Information Science (GIScience)

  • Geospatial Big Data Analysis

  • Social Media Data Mining

  • Social Sensing

  • Human-Pandemic Dynamics

  • Disaster Resilience

  • Liknedin
  • Twitter




Texas A&M University


College Station, Texas, USA

Advisor: Prof. Lei Zou



Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology

3S Integration and Meteorological Applications

Nanjing, China

Advisor: Prof. Xinfa Qiu

Thesis: Analysis of the influence of DEM with different fineness on precipitation estimation model


GIS Summer Scholars Program

Saint Louis University


Missouri, USA



Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology

Geographic Information Science

Nanjing, China



Lin, B., Zou, L., Cai, H., Yang, M. and Zhou, B., 2023. Sensing the Pulse of the Pandemic: Geovisualizing the Demographic Disparities of Public Sentiment toward COVID-19 through Social Media. arXiv preprint arXiv:2304.06120.


Lin, B., Zou, L., Duffield N., Mostafavi A., Cai, H., Zhou, B., Tao, J., Yang, M., Mandal, D. and Abedin, J. 2022. Revealing the Linguistic and Geographical Disparities of Public Awareness to Covid-19 Outbreak through Social Media. International Journal of Digital Earth 15 (1), 868-889.

Yang, M., Zou, L., Cai, H., Qiang, Y., Lin, B., Zhou, B., Abedin, J. and Mandal. D. 2022. Spatial–Temporal Land Loss Modeling and Simulation in a Vulnerable Coast: A Case Study in Coastal Louisiana. Remote Sensing 14 (4):896.

Zhou, B., Zou, L., Mostafavi, A., Lin, B., Yang, M., Gharaibeh, N., Cai, H., Abedin, J., Mandal. D. 2022. VictimFinder: VictimFinder: Harvesting rescue requests in disaster response from social media with BERT." Computers Environment and Urban Systems 95: 101824.

Hu, J., Zhang, B., Peng, D., Yu, R., Liu, Y., Xiao, C., Li, C., Dong, T., Fang, M., Ye, H., Huang, W., Lin, B., Wang, M., Cheng., E, and Yang., S. 2022. Estimation of wheat tiller density using remote sensing data and machine learning methods. Frontiers in Plant Science, 13.


Zheng, S., Zhang, B., Peng, D., Yu, L., Lin, B., Pan, Y., & Xie, Q. 2021. The trend towards a warmer and wetter climate observed in arid and semi-arid areas of northwest China from 1959 to 2019. Environmental Research Communications, 3(11), 115011.




  • ICA Scholarship, $300

  • Second place in the AAG 2023 GISS-SG Student Honors Paper Competition, 2023 AAG, $450.

  • USNC Travel Funding for attending the ICC Conference, 2023 ICA, $2778.

  • Spatial Analysis and Modeling (SAM) Specialty Group Student Travel Awards, 2023 AAG, $250.


  • First place at TxGIS day 2022 Graduate student research presentations, TAMU, $200.

  • AutoCarto 2022 Student Assistantship, 2022 AutoCarto, $750.

  • Department of Geography Excellence in Research and Teaching Awards, TAMU, $500.

  • Student Travel Fund, 2022 AAG, $50.


  • Best Paper Award (ranks 1st out of 35 selected presentations as 2nd author), International Symposium on Geospatial Approaches to Combating Covid-19.​

  • First place in the Geographic Information Science and Systems student paper competition (as 3rd author), 2021 AAG.​

  • Student Travel Fund, 2021 AAG, $50.

2013 ~ 2016

  • Second Prize in the 5th National GIS Application Skills Competition for College Students, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, China

  • Jiangsu Provincial State Scholarship for College Students Who Wish to Participate in Short-time Exchange Study Abroad, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, China.​

  • First-level Merit-based Scholarship, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, China.

2017 ~ 2019

  • Second-level Progress Award in National Geomatics Science and Technology Field in 2019, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, China.

  • First-level Merit-based Scholarship for New Graduate Students of NUIST, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, China.​

  • Excellent Undergraduate Graduation Thesis among Geomatics Majors in Jiangsu in 2017, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, China.


Academic Services

Conference Organizations

  • Session Chair/Organizer: AAG 2023 - Understanding Human-Pandemic Dynamics using Geospatial Big Data

Invited Reviews

  • International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation

  • Annals of GIS

  • Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting

  • IEEE Access

  • Computational Urban Science

Student Mentorship

  • 2023    Raul Devora     TAMU      Undergraduate student


  • Chinese Professional in Geographic Information Systems (CPGIS) Social Event Committee

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