Prof. Dr. Haosheng Huang starts a tenure track professorship in GIScience and Cartography at the Research Group CartoGIS at Ghent University, Belgium since February 2020. He is also an Adjunct Research Fellow (2016-2021) at the Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan. He was previously a senior lecturer and research group leader at the GIScience Center of the Department of Geography at the University of Zurich, Switzerland; a researcher and lecturer (Univ. Ass. Dr. techn.), and research assistant (Projektass) at Research Group Cartography, Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Austria; and a visitng scholar at the Department of Geography at the The University of California, Santa Barbara, USA.

Haosheng Huang received his Ph.D. in Geoinformation from Vienna University of Technology in 2013 with Distinction/Honours. He holds MSc and BSc degrees in Computer Science from the South China Normal University.

Haosheng Huang is currently the Chair of the ICA Commission on Location Based Services and Associate Editor of the Journal of Location Based Services (Taylor & Francis). He also serves as editorial board members of Geo-spatial Information Science (Taylor & Francis), ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (IJGI, MDPI), Open Geospatial Data, Software and Standards (Springer), Journal of Geovisualization and Spatial Analysis (Springer), and Urban Planning (Cogitatio). He has been guest editor in several international journals, including IJGIS, CEUS, IJGI, IJC, JLBS and IJDSN. He has organized several international conferences and workshops, and has served as PC member in many international conferences and workshops.

Haosheng Huang's research interests lie in Geographic Information Science and Cartography, particularly on Location Based Services (LBS), Spatial Cognition, computational mobility and activity analytics, and urban informatics. He has authored and co-authored more than 60 refereed research papers published in journals and conference proceedings, and has edited 10 books and conference proceedings.