Xiaogang (Marshall) Ma is an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Idaho. Between 2012 and 2016 he was postdoctoral research associate (2012-2014) and then associate research scientist (2014-2016) at TWC, RPI, with a focus of research on Data Science and Semantic eScience. He obtained his PhD degree at University of Twente, the Netherlands in 2011. He also has a B.Eng. degree of Land Resources Management and a D.Eng. degree of Geoinformatics Engineering, both are awarded by China University of Geosciences, Wuhan. His webpage at the University of Idaho is accessible at https://webpages.uidaho.edu/max/.
His research interests include geo-thesauri, geo-ontologies, geodata interoperability, geo-conceptual modeling, data visualization and geodata services with W3C® and OGC® standards. He is a member of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences (IAMG), the Commission for the Management and Application of Geoscience Information of International Union of Geological Sciences (CGI-IUGS), and the European Geoscience Union (EGU). He is also affiliated with several commissions in the International Cartographic Association (ICA) and the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS).