Daoqin Tong

Academic Fellow 2020
Associate Professor
ASU School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning

Tempe Campus


Daoqin Tong is an associate professor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University. Tong received her doctorate in geography and master's in civil engineering from The Ohio State University. Tong’s research has mainly focused on the use of spatial analytics including spatial optimization, geographic information system (GIS), spatial statistics and big data to support urban and regional studies concerning locational decisions, transportation, food access, and public health. Her recent projects include modeling spatial data uncertainty, collaborative geodesign for alternative fuel locations, modeling vector-borne disease spread at various spatial scales, analyzing issues with urban food access and urban agriculture, and examining rainwater as potential resource for water independence in desert cities. 


Ph.D. Geography, The Ohio State University

M.A.S. (Master of Applied Statistics), Statistics, The Ohio State University

M.S. Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering, The Ohio State University

B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Shanghai for Science & Technology, China

Expertise Areas

Geographic Information Science

Computational Spatial Science

Spatial Analytics

Transportation Planning