Wei Kang is a Research Scientist at UCR Inland Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD). Her research interests are methodological - spatial statistics/econometrics, as well as empirical - housing, neighborhood change, inequality, growth, and convergence. Her current projects focus on affordable housing and housing policies. She is the core developer of the widely used open-source spatial analysis python library – PySAL.


  • Housing & Poverty & Inequality
  • Local and Regional Development & Urban Data Science
  • GIScience & Spatial Statistics & Spatial Econometrics


  • PhD in Geography, 2018

    Arizona State University

  • MSc in Cartology and GISystem, 2014

    Peking University

  • BSc in Geographic Information System, 2011

    Wuhan University