Jean-Claude Thill is Knight Distinguished Professor of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Computers, Environment and Urban Systems（https://clas-pages.uncc.edu/jean-claude-thill/），and serves on the editorial board of a number of international journals in geography, urban science and regional science. He served as President of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI) and has been elected Fellow of RSAI. His research has focused on the spatial organization of socio-economic systems across scales. His recent contributions have involved leveraging spatial data analytics (including GeoComputation) to better apprehend urban and regional systems at a finer spatio-temporal granularity.
讲座题目1：Transportation Infrastructure Investment and Socio-Economic Wellbeing in a Peripheral Region.
讲座内容简介：The lecture starts with a review of theoretical foundations of the link between transportation and socio-economic wellbeing, and discusses the evidence pointing towards positive and negative effects. Then it discusses the case of a recent study of highway investment of a peripheral region of Mexico over the period of 2000-2010. The detail of the geospatial and spatial econometric analysis are presented to fully disentangle the nature of the relationship.
讲座题目2：The “Secrets” of Publishing in an International Journal.
讲座内容简介：The lecture is designed for graduate students and faculty members who seek to publish their work in an international peer reviewed and indexed journal. Based on my 10+ years of experience as a journal editor, as welI as my experiences as an author and manuscript reviewer, I discuss the “business” of publishing academic research, which will shed light on the process that sometimes seems mysterious: from the choice of topics, choice of co-authors, choice of journals and other outlets, the principles of indexing, types of journals (open access, vs others, national vs international, etc), the considerations that editors rely upon to accept to review manuscript, and finally an overview of tips and good practices to write effective, for success.