|Selected Recent Publications :|
|Hsu CY, Chang SS, Lee EST, Yip PSF. (2015). Geography of suicide in Hong Kong: Spatial patterning, and socioeconomic correlates and inequalities. Social science & medicine. 130:190-203.|
|Ge, E., Lai, P.C., Zhang, X., Yang, X., Lie, X., Wang, H., Wei, X. Regional Transport and Its Association with Tuberculosis in the Shandong Province of China, 2009-2011, Journal of Transport Geography, 46: 232-243.|
|Lai, P.C., Chow, C.B., Wong, H.T., Kwong, K.H., Liu, S.H., Tong, W.K., Cheung, W.K., Wong, W.L., Kwan, Y.W. (2015) Effects of Geographic Scale on Population Factors in Disease Diffusion Analysis, Journal of Acute Disease, 4(4): 169-174.|
|Lai, P.C., Chow, C.B., Wong, H.T., Kwong, K.H., Kwan, Y.W., Liu, S.H., Tong, W.K., Cheung, W.K., Wong, W.L. (2015) An Early Warning System for Detecting H1N1 Disease Outbreak - A Spatio-temporal Approach. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. 1-18.|
|Lai, P. C. & Wong, F. H. T. (2015) Weather and Age-Gender Effects on the Projection of Future Emergency Ambulance Demand in Hong Kong. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 27(2): NP2542-NP2554.|
|Liu X, Song Y, Wu K, et al. 2015. Understanding urban China with open data. Cities 47, 53-61.|
|Liu X, Wang J. 2015.The geography of Weibo. Environment and Planning A, in press.|
|Loo, Becky P.Y. and Tessa Anderson (2015) Spatial Analysis Methods of Road Traffic Collisions. CRC Press. (ISBN 9781439874127 - CAT# K13435) (completed, In Press).|
|Loo, Becky P.Y. and Winnie W.Y. Lam (2015). Does Neighbourhood Count in Affecting Children’s Journeys to Schools?. Children’s Geographies 13(1): 89-113. DOI:10.1080/14733285.2013.828450.|
Sarkar, C., Webster, C.J., and Gallacher, J. (2015). UK Biobank Urban Morphometric Platform (UKBUMP) - a nationwide resource for evidence-based healthy city planning and public health interventions. Annals of GIS, 21, 135-148.
|Swords J, Liu X. 2015. Visualizing urban and regional worlds: power, politics, and practices. Environment and Planning A, in press.|
|Thach, T.Q., Zheng, Q., Lai, P.C., Wong P.Y., Chau, Y.K., Jahn, H.J., Plass, D., Katzschner, L., Kraemer, A., Wong, C.M. (2015) Assessing spatial associations between thermal stress and mortality in Hong Kong: a small-area ecological study, Science of the Total Environment, 502(1): 666-672.|
|Wu K, Long Y, Mao Q, Liu X. 2015. Mushrooming Jiedaos, growing cities: an alternative perspective on urbanizing China. Environment and Planning A 47(1), 1-2.|
|Yao, Shenjun, Becky P.Y. Loo and Winnie W.Y. Lam (2015). Measures of Pedestrian Activity-based Exposure to the Risk of Vehicle-pedestrian Collisions: Space-time Path vs Potential Path Tree Methods. Accident Analysis and Prevention 75: 320-332. Doi:10.1016/j.aap.2014.12.005.|
|Adams, M.A., Frank, L.D., Schipperijn, J., Smith, G., Chapman, J., Christiansen, L.B., Coffee, N., Dominguez, D.S., du Toit, L., Dygrýn, J., Hino, A.A.F., Lai, P.C., Mavoa, S., Pinzón, J.D., Van de Weghe, N., Cerin, E., Davey, R., Macfarlane, D., Owen, N., Sallis, J.F. (2014) International variation in neighborhood walkability, transit, and recreation environments using Geographic Information Systems: The IPEN adult study, International Journal of Health Geographics, 13: 43.|
|Lai, P.C., Chow, C.B., Wong, H.T., Kwong, K.H., Kwan, Y.W., Liu, S.H., Tong, W.K., Cheung, W.K., Wong, W.L. (2014) Population Factors Affecting Initial Diffusion Patterns of H1N1, Population Health Management, 17(6): 390-1.|
|Lai, P.C., Kwong, K.H. & Wong, F.H.T. (2014) Spatio-temporal and stochastic modelling of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Geospatial Health, 8(1): 183-192.|
Lai, P.C., Peart, M.R. & Wang, J.J. Understanding the World with Geography, Junior Secondary Geography Electronic Textbook, 2014-15 (English edition: egeogbook.hk/eng)
|Lai, P.C. & Mak, A.S.H. Learning and Teaching Materials for Secondary School Geography: Geographic Information System Resource Kit (Part 1). Hong Kong: Personal, Social and Humanities Education Section, Education Bureau, 2014.|
|Lam, Winnie W.Y., Shenjun Yao and Becky P.Y. Loo (2014). Pedestrian Exposure Measures: A Time-space Framework. Travel Behaviour and Society 1(1): 22-30. DOI: 10.1016/j.tbs.2013.10.004.|
Ma, X., Thach, T.Q., Lai, P.C., Chau, Y.K., Lai, H.K., Wong, C.M. (2013). The Associations between Exposures to Traffic and Mortality Risks in Hong Kong, Proceedings of The 4th GIS in Public Health Conference of Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), 17-20 June 2013, Miami, Florida, USA.
|Lai, P.C., Low, C.T., Tse, W.S., Tsui, C.K., Lee, H. and Hui, P.K. (2013) Risk of tuberculosis in high-rise and high density dwellings: an exploratory spatial analysis, Environmental Pollution, 183(2013): 40-45.|
|Lai, P.C. & Mak, A.S.H. Resource Package on the Use of Geographic Information System (GIS) in Geography Lessons, Vol. 1: Education Bureau. 2013|
|Lam, Winnie W.Y., Becky P.Y. Loo and Shenjun Yao (2013). Towards Exposure-based Time-space Pedestrian Crash Analysis in Facing the Challenges of Ageing Societies in Asia. Asian Geographer, 30(2), 105-125.|
|Levin, N., Singer, M. & Lai, P.C. (2013) Incorporating Topography into Landscape Continuity Analysis – Hong Kong Island as a Case Study. Land, 2 (4): 550-572.|
|Loo, Becky P.Y., C.B. Chow, M. Leung, T.H.J., Kwong, S.F.A. Lai and Y.H. Chau (2013). Multi-disciplinary Efforts toward Sustained Road Safety Benefits: Integrating Place-based and People-based Safety Analyses. Injury Prevention 19: 58-63 DOI: 10.1136/injuryprev-2012-040400.|
|Loo, Becky P.Y. and Shenjun Yao (2013). The Identification of Traffic Crash Hot Zones under the Link-attribute and Event-based Approaches in a Network-constrained Environment. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 41, 249-261.|
|Loo, Becky P.Y. and Winnie W.Y. Lam (2013). A Multilevel Investigation of Differential Individual Mobility of Working Couples with Children: A Case Study of Hong Kong. Transportmetrica A: Transport Science, 9(7), 629-652.|
|Low, C.T., Lai, P.C. Tse, W.S.C., Tsui, C.K., Lee, H. & Hui, P.K. (2013) Exploring tuberculosis by types of housing development. Social Science and Medicine 87(2013): 77-83.|
|Plass, D., Chau, P.Y.K., Thach, T.Q., Jahn, H.J., Lai, P.C., Wong, C.M. & Kraemer, A. (2013) Quantifying the burden of disease due to premature mortality in Hong Kong using Standard Expected Years of Life Lost. International Journal of Public Health, 13(1): 863.|
|Wong, F.H.T. & Lai, P.C. (2013) Weather factors in the short-term forecasting of daily ambulance calls. International Journal of Biometeorology. 58 (5):669-678|
Wong, P., Lai, P.C. & Hart, M. (2013) Microclimate Variations between Semi-enclosed and Open Sections of a Marathon Route. Advances in Meteorology, 2013, 10, Article 287934.
|Wu, J., He, S., Peng, J., Li, W., and Zhong, X. (2013) Inter-calibration of DMSP-OLS Night-time Light Data by Using Invariant Region Method. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 34:20, pp. 7356-7368.|
|Wu, J., Wang, Z., Li, W., and Peng, J. (2013) Exploring Factors Affecting the Relationship between Light Consumption and GDP Based on DMSP/OLS Nighttime Satellite Imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment, 134, pp. 111-119.|
|Lai, P.C., Wong, W.C., Chan, M.H., Low, C.T. & Wong, M. Managing Environmental Hazards of Outdoor Falls among the Elderly Population of Hong Kong (2012) In Stimson, R.J. and Haynes, K.E. (Eds.) Studies in Applied Geography and Spatial Analysis: Addressing Real World Issues. UK: Edward Elgar. Chapter 20.|
|Loo, Becky P.Y. and Shenjun Yao (2012). Geographical Information Systems.” In: Injury Research: Theories, Methods, and Approaches, ed. Guohua Li and Susan P. Baker (New York: Springer): 447-463.|
|Low, C.T., Lai, P.C. Tse, W.S.C., Tsui, C.K., Lee, H. & Hui, P.K. (2012) Does it matter to live on lower or higher grounds? An analysis of tuberculosis prevalence and building heights. Respiratory 17(Suppl.2). 69-73.|
|Pan, J., and Manocha, D. (2012). Bi-level Locality Sensitive Hashing for k-Nearest Neighbor Computation. 2012 IEEE 28th International Conference on Data Engineering (Icde), 378-389.|
|Qi, Z., Yeh, A.G..O., Li, X., and Lin, Z. (2012). A novel algorithm for land use and land cover classification using RADARSAT-2 polarimetric SAR data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 118, 21-39.|
|Qi, Z., Yeh, A.G..O., Li, X., and Lin, Z. (2012). Integration of polarimetric decomposition, object-oriented image analysis, and decision tree algorithms for land-use and land-cover classification using RADARSAT-2 polarimetric SAR data. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 78, 1319-1332.|
|Qi, Z. and Yeh, A.G.O. (2012). Integrating change vector analysis, post-classification comparison, and object-oriented image analysis for land use and land cover change detection using RADARSAT-2 polarimetric SAR images. In S. Timpf, and P. Laube (Eds.), Advances in Spatial Data Handling (107-123). Berlin: Springer.|
So, B.K.L., Ng, M.H.K., Zhang, P., and Lin, H. (2012). GIS in urban cultural studies: Reflections from the project on Republican Beijing. Annals of GIS, 18, 81-92.
Wenzhong Shi, A.G.O. Yeh, Yee Leung, and Chenghu Zhou. (2012). Advances in Spatial Data Handling and GIS, Berlin: Springer.
|Yao, Shenjun and Becky P.Y. Loo (2012). Identification of Hazardous Road Locations for Pedestrians. Procedia Engineering, 45, 815-823.|
|Yang Yue, Tian Lan, A.G.O. Yeh, Qing-Quan Li (2014). Zooming into Individuals to Understand the Collective: A Review of Trajectory-based Travel Behaviour Studies, Travel Behaviour and Society, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 69-78.|
|Yue, Y., Wang, H.D., Hu, B., Li, Q.Q., Li, Y.G., & Yeh, A.G.O. (2012). Exploratory calibration of a spatial interaction model using taxi GPS trajectories. Computers Environment and Urban Systems, 36, 140-153|
|Yeh, A.G.O. and Qi, Z. (2014). Short-interval monitoring of land use and land cover change using a time series of RADARSAT-2 polarimetric SAR images. In M. Kwan, D. Richardson, D. Wang, and C. Zhou (Eds.), Space-Time Integration in Geography and GIScience: Research Frontiers in the US and China. Dordrecht: Springer.|
|Zhu, J.S., & Yeh, A.G.O. (2012). A self-learning short-term traffic forecasting system. Environment and Planning B-Planning & Design, 39, 471-485|
|Zou, H.X., Yue, Y., Li, Q.Q., & Yeh, A.G.O. (2012). An improved distance metric for the interpolation of link-based traffic data using kriging: a case study of a large-scale urban road network. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 26, 667-689|
|Wong, H. T. & Lai, P. C. (2012) Weather inference and daily demand for emergency ambulance services. Emergency Medicine Journal, 29(1): 60-64.|
Cerin, E., Chan, K.W., Macfarlane, D.J., Lee, K.Y., and Lai, P.C. (2011) Objective assessment of walking environments in ultra-dense cities: development and reliability of the Environment in Asia Scan Tool – Hong Kong version (EAST-HK), Health and Place, 17(4): 937–945.
|Lai, P.C., Wong, W.C., Low, C.T., Wong, M. & Chan, M.H. (2011) A small-area study of environmental risk assessment of outdoor falls. Journal of Medical Systems, 35(6): 1543-1552.|
|Loo, Becky P.Y., Shenjun Yao and Jianping Wu (2011). Spatial Point Analysis of Road Crashes in Shanghai: A GIS-based Network Kernel Density Method. IEEE Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on GeoInformatics: GIS in Education and Business, June 24-25 2011, Shanghai, China.|
Qi, Z. and Yeh, A.G.O. (2011). Influence of incidence angle on land use and land cover classification using RADARSAT-2 polarimetric SAR data. Proceedings of International Symposium on Remote Sensing and GIS Methods for Change Detection and Spatio-temporal Modeling, Hong Kong, China.
|Yeh, A.G.O. and Tang, S.S. (2011). A GIS-based computer-supported collaborative work flow system in urban planning. In Nyerges, T.L., Couclelis, H., and McMaster, R. (eds.), The SAGE handbook of GIS and society, p. 304-320. Los Angeles: Sage.|
|Ferreira, J., Diao, M., Zhu, Y., Li, W. and Jiang, S. (2010), Information Infrastructure for Research Collaboration in Land Use, Transportation, and Environmental Planning. Transportation Research Record: Journal of Transportation Research Board, No. 2183, pp. 85-93.|
|Lai, P.C., Mak, A.S.H., So, F.M., Leung, T.S., and Kwong, K.H. (2010). Modelling voter behaviours by geographic information technology: A case of Hong Kong in 2004. Annals of GIS, 16, 15-25.|
|Lai, P.C., Kwong, K.H. & Mak, A.S.H. (2010) Assessing the applicability and effectiveness of 3D visualisation in environmental impact assessment. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 37 (2): 221-233.|
|Lai, P.C., So, F.M. and Chan, K.W. Spatial epidemiological approaches in disease mapping and analysis, (Boca Raton, FL, USA: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group), 2010.|
|Lai, P.C. and Kwong, K.H. Spatial analysis of the 2008 influenza outbreak of Hong Kong. In Taniar, D., et.al. (Eds.) Computational Science and its Application (ICCSA 2010), (Berlin: Springer-Verlag), LNCS 6016, March 2010: 374-388|
Kwong, K.H. and Lai, P.C. Spatial components in disease modelling. In Taniar, D., et.al. (Eds.) Computational Science and its Application (ICCSA 2010), (Berlin: Springer-Verlag), LNCS 6016, March 2010: 389-400.
|Peng, J., Wang, Y., Zhang, Y., Wu, J., Li, W. and Li, Y. (2010), Evaluating The Effectiveness Of Landscape Metrics In Quantifying Spatial Patterns. Ecological Indicators, 10, 217-223.|
|Qi, Z. Yeh, A.G.O., and Zhang X. (2010). Fusion of RADARSAT-2 PolSAR and PolInSAR data for land use and land cover classification, Proceedings of Asia GIS 2010 International Conference, 05-06 November 2010, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.|
|Xia Li, Xiaohu Zhang, A.G.O. Yeh and Xiaoping Liu (2010). Parallel Cellular Automata for Large-scale Urban Simulation Using Load-balancing Techniques. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, Vol. 24, No. 6, pp. 803-820.|