Bing Pan

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Pennsylvania State University
Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management, Penn State University
Ford Building
State College, Pennsylvania 16801
Phone: 814-867-2900

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Research Disciplines: Research Interests:

Mobile data analytics, crowdsourced data, agent-based simulation, dashboard development, visitor experience, Chinese visitors,

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Biographical Sketch

Bing Pan, Ph.D., is an associate professor in Tourism Management, Department of Park, Recreation, and Tourism Management (RPTM), in College of Health and Human Development, Penn State University. He is also a Faculty Affiliate, the Institute for Computational and Data Sciences (ICDS), and the Center for Social Data Analytics (C-SoDA).  His academic research interests include big data and data analytics in national parks, information technology, e-commerce, destination marketing, agent-based simulations. He has consulting experience in dashboard development, agent-based simulation, economic impact analysis, intercept surveys, market research, and ROI analysis.


  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Information Science, 2003-2005, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Ph.D., Department of Leisure Studies, 2003, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – Champaign, Champaign, Illinois
  • M.S., Natural Geography, 1998, Nanjing University
  • B.S., Tourism Planning and Management, Nanjing University

Ongoing and Recent CESU Projects

Other Research

  • Pan, B. (PI). Visitor Impact Monitoring in National Parks through Crowdsourced Data and Machine Learning
  • Pan, B. (PI). Understanding National Park Visitors’ Spatial Behavior with Twitter Data

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