Dr. Pengfeng Xiao will join us this April for one year to work on remote sensing projects. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Geographic Information Science, Nanjing University, China. He received the Ph.D. degree in Cartography and Geographical Information System from Nanjing University in 2007. His research interests include remote sensing image segmentation and object-oriented analysis, land use and land cover change, and remote sensing of snow cover. He is the author of more than 10 articles published in international journals, and the recipient of the CPGIS Best Paper Award in 2007 and the ISPRS Prize for Best Paper by Young Author in 2008.
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Welcome to Laurie Koteen, new Academic Coordinator for the Informatics and GIS statewide program (IGIS) as the Ecological Science Academic Coordinator for the Earth Observation Network (EON). Laurie has broad experience in the study of climate- ecosystem interactions and plant ecology through completion of a Ph.D. and postdoctoral research at UC Berkeley. For her doctoral work, Laurie studied the impact of the shift in species composition on carbon cycling and storage, and on the surface energy balance in California grasslands. As a postdoctoral researcher in UC Berkeley’s biometeorology lab, Laurie studied fine root distribution in a California oak savanna. Subsequently, she collaborated on a project measuring land-atmosphere exchanges of CO2 and methane across land use types in California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Laurie will be housed in Mulford Hall.
Dr. Huang Rui will be visiting us this fall to work on remote sensing projects. She is currently in the Communication & Information Engineering Department at Shanghai University.
Her work mainly focuses on:
- multi-/hyper-spectral data analysis: classification and recognition of interesting objects, band extraction, band selection;
- data mining and machine learning: high-dimensional data preprocessing, classification, feature extraction, feature selection; and
- neural networks, evolution computing and image processing.
She will be here begining in November.
Paulina Wong, a graduate student from Hong Kong, will be joining us for 6 months on a Fulbright Scholarship in September 2013. Here is a little bit about her:
I am a third year PhD candidate of the Department of Geography at the University of Hong Kong. My areas of specialization are in GIS, urban climate and public health. I have received the Lee Hysan-Fulbright junior research scholarship which enables me to spend six months at UC Berkeley to conduct research leading to completion of my PhD work. My current research interests concern environmental impacts and their effects on health-related problems in Hong Kong.
She will be working with us on the Our Space project. Welcome Paulina!