Laixiang Sun - University of Maryland / Beijing Normal University
Laixiang Sun is a Professor in the Department of Geographical Sciences, UMD. He was previously the Chair Professor and Head of Department at Department of Financial and Management Studies, SOAS, University of London. He was awarded the title “Fellow (Academician) of the Academy of Social Sciences” (www.acss.org.uk) in February 2010. He is a research professor at Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR) in China Academy of Sciences. He is affiliated with Guanghua School of Management in Peking University, Beijing, China, and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria. He has produced more than 140 research publications in regional sciences and regional economics, environmental sciences and management, business and management studies, integrated modelling, and ecological economics. He has been a principal investigator or leading scientist in a number of research projects sponsored by the European Commission; NASA in the USA; British Academy, Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Society, ESRC, EPSRC, Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), and Met Office in the UK; Chinese Academy of Sciences, National Natural Sciences Foundation, and Ministry of Education in China. He has taught more than 20 different courses in universities in China, the Netherlands, Finland, the UK, and the USA spanning from systems analysis, economics, econometrics, calculus to corporate governance, international business studies, and urban geography.