Mei-Po Kwan is Choh-Ming Li Professor of Geography and Resource Management and Director of the Institute of Space and Earth Information Science at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She had served as an editor of Annals of the American Association of Geographers for 12 years and is editor of the book series entitled SAGE Advances in Geographic Information Science and Technology. She is an associate editor of Travel Behaviour and Society and serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Transport Geography, Applied Geography, International Journal of Geographical Information Science (IJGIS), and Geographical Analysis. Kwan is Fellow of the U.K. Academy of Social Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the American Association of Geographers. Her research interests include environmental health, sustainable cities, human mobility, urban/social issues in cities, and GIScience.
Kwan has received over US$57 million support as PI or co-PI from sources including the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the U.S. National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the National Natural Science Foundation of China. She has over 310 publications (41 edited volumes and 273 journal articles and book chapters) and has delivered over 240 keynote addresses and invited lectures in about 20 countries. She has served as an advisory panelist or reviewer of grant proposals for 14 U.S. National Science Foundation programs, U.S. National Institutes of Health, European Research Council, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Australian Research Council, Austrian Science Fund, Research Foundation of Flanders, Royal Geographical Society (U.K.), Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, and Swiss National Science Foundation.