Jia Yu obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Arizona State University in Summer 2020. Jia’s research focuses on database systems and geospatial data management. In particular, he worked on distributed geospatial data management systems, database indexing, and geospatial data visualization. He is the main contributor of several open-sourced research projects such as GeoSpark, a cluster computing framework for processing big spatial data.

Here is a one-page summary of my research.



  • Database systems
  • Distributed data systems
  • Geospatial data management


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2020

    Arizona State University

  • BEng in Software Engineering, Outstanding Graduate, 2013

    Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University, China (西北农林科技大学)