Section Editors

Section Board for 'Urban Remote Sensing' (45)

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Prof. Dr. Soe Myint
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Section Editor-in-Chief
School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
Interests: remote sensing; GIS; geospatial statistics; land use land cover change and prediction; assessment and monitoring of drought, land degradation, and desertification; landscape fragmentation; urban environmental modeling including urban water use and climate analysis; forest characterization including coastal environments; disaster assessment, recovery, and monitoring; agriculture water use, evapotranspiration, and surface energy analysis; spatial modeling; and classification algorithm development
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Dr. Gregory Dobler
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Biden School of Public Policy and Administration, Department of Physics and Astronomy and Data Science Institute, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA
Interests: urban data science; cities as complex systems; observational data analysis techniques; energy consumption; air quality; lighting technology; public health; sustainability
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Prof. Dr. Antonio Iodice
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Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (DIETI), University of Naples Federico II, 80125 Napoli, Italy
Interests: microwave remote sensing and electromagnetics; modeling of electromagnetic scattering from natural surfaces and urban areas; simulation and processing of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) signals; electromagnetic propagation in urban areas
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Dr. Peter Hofmann
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Deggendorf Institute of Technology IAI - Institute for Applied Informatics Technology Campus Freyung Grafenauer Str. 22, D-94078 Freyung, Germany
Interests: Image Analysis; Object Based Image Analysis (OBIA); Artificial Intelligence in Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics; UAS; Urban Remote Sensing; Remote Sensing of Environment
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Dr. Alessandra Budillon
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Engineering Department, Universita' degli studi di Napoli Parthenope, Centro Direzionale, Isola C4, 80143 Napoli, Italy
Interests: statistical signal processing; SAR processing; SAR interferometry; SAR tomography; urban monitoring
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Prof. Dr. Stefania Bonafoni
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Dipartimento d'Ingegneria, University of Perugia, Via G. Duranti 93, 06125 Perugia, Italy
Interests: remote sensing of environment; urban heat Island; downscaling techniques; microwave radiometry from satellite and ground-based sensors; GNSS for atmospheric applicatons
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Dr. Thomas Corpetti
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CNRS – LETG Rennes, Place du Recheur Henri Le Moal, 35043 Rennes Cedex, France
Interests: remote sensing; urban environments; physical models; time series; data assimilation; classification; regression, fusion; pasture systems; agriculture
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Dr. Mingshu Wang
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Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente, Department of Geo-information Processing, PO Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
Interests: GIScience; Geodata Science; Urban Informatics
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Prof. Dr. Jochen Hack
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Technische Universität Darmstadt, Institute of Applied Geosciences, Section of Ecological Engineering, Germany
Interests: Green Infrastructure; Urban Ecology; Ultra High Resolution Urban Land Use / Land Cover Classification; Urban Streams
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Prof. Dr. Danlin Yu
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Department of Earth and Environmental Studies Montclair State University Montclair, NJ, 07043, USA
Interests: Urban/regional studies; GIS, spatial econometrics, spatial analysis; Environmental sustainability; Urban remote sensing
Dr. Nektarios Chrysoulakis
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Director of Research, Remote Sensing Lab, Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH), 100 N. Plastira Str., Vassilika Vouton, GR 70013 Heraklion, Greece
Interests: urban physics; urban climate; surface fluxes; urban metabolism; urban resilience; urban planning
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Prof. Riccardo Buccolieri
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Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche ed Ambientali (DiSTeBA), University of Salento, S.P. 6 Lecce-Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy
Interests: urban air quality and microclimate; experimental and computational fluid dynamics; turbulence and pollutant dispersion; city breathability and urban vegetation
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Dr. Gunho Sohn
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York University, Augmented Urban Space Modeling Lab, GeoICT Group, Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering, Lassonde School of Engineering, York University, Toronto, ON M3J 1P5, Canada
Interests: computer vision; photogrammetry; remote sensing; mobility AI; augmented reality; 3D urban space modeling; autonomous positioning and navigation with active and passive sensors
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Prof. Dr. Frank CANTERS
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Cartography and GIS Research Group, Department of Geography, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussel, Belgium
Interests: urban remote sensing; impervious surface mapping; urban morphology; urban land-use mapping; urban dynamics; urban green; urban ecosystem services
Dr. Christiane Weber
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DR CNRS (AgroParisTech, CIRAD, CNRS, Irstea, Maison de la Télédétection, 500 rue Jean-François Breton 34000 Montpellier, France
Interests: urban environment; urban multifunctionnality; remote sensing
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Assoc. Prof. Hua Liu
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Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, USA
Interests: remote sensing; GIS; urban environmental changes; public health
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Dr. Mikhail ZHIZHIN
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University of Colorado, 325 Broadway St, E/GC2, Boulder CO 80305, USA;
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, USA
Interests: multispectral remote sensing; nighttime observations; gas flares; VIIRS Nightfire; VIIRS Boat Detector; high performance computing; pattern recognition; computational geophysics
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Dr. Ronald C. Estoque
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National Institute for Environmental Studies, 16-2 Onogawa, Tsukuba City, Ibaraki 305-8506, Japan
Interests: GIScience and remote sensing; sustainability science; land change science; land-use/land-cover change; environmental geography; spatiotemporal analysis and modeling; deforestation; landscape ecology; urbanization; urban ecology; climate change impacts, vulnerability, risk and adaptation; social–ecological system; ecosystem services; quality of life
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Prof. Dr. Gilda Schirinzi
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Engineering Department, University of Naples Parthenope, Napoli, Italy
Interests: Microwave remote sensing; signal processing; synthetic aperture radar (SAR); differential interferometry; DEM reconstruction; SAR tomography; image processing for remote sensing applications; radar signal processing; urban remote sensing; structure monitoring
Dr. Sharolyn Anderson
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US National Park Service, Washington, D.C., USA
Interests: remote sensing; ecosystem services; land use; geography; Landsat
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Prof. Dr. Gabriele Bitelli
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DICAM – Dept. of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering, Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna, Viale Risorgimento 2 - 40136 Bologna, Italy
Interests: geomatics; remote sensing; geospatial data processing; change detection
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Dr. Panagiotis Kosmopoulos
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Institute for Environmental Research and Sustainable Development & Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing, National Observatory of Athens, Penteli 15236, Greece
Interests: sustainable development; renewable energy; environmental research; earth observation; atmospheric impacts on solar irradiance and human health
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Dr. Tilottama Ghosh

Earth Observation Group, Payne Institute for Public Policy, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, USA.
Interests: nighttime lights; sustainability science; economic and social geography; geospatial analysis
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Dr. Yuyu Zhou
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Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011-1051, USA
Interests: ecosystem and human system dynamics; phenology indicators urban heat island; climate change; urbanization
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Dr. Devrim Akca
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Department of Civil Engineering, Isik University, TR-34980 Sile, Istanbul, Turkey
Interests: sensor calibration; 3D city modeling; laserscanning; photogrammetry; machine vision; cultural and natural heritage applications; high accuracy object measurement and 3D modeling
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Dr. Rohan Bennett
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Department of Business Technology and Entrepreneurship, Swinburne Business School, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Interests: ICT4D; land informatics; digital business
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Dr. Pinliang Dong
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Department of Geography and the Environment, University of North Texas, Denton, TX 76203, USA
Interests: LiDAR remote sensing; GIS; urban environments; geoscience
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Dr. Christopher D. Elvidge
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Earth Observation Group, NOAA National Geophysical Data Center, Boulder, CO 80305, USA
Interests: remote sensing of nighttime lights; gas flares and biomass burning
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Dr. Simone Kotthaus
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Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL), Ecole Polytechnique, France
Interests: urban climate; boundary layer; remote sensing
Dr. Monika Kuffer
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University of Twente, ITC, The Netherlands
Interests: urban remote sensing; global south; urban poverty; urban modeling; slums
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Prof. Dr. Sang-Hyun Lee

Kongju National University, 56 Gongjudaehak-ro, Gongju, Chungnam 32588, Republic of Korea
Interests: Urban meteorological and environmental modeling; Urban remote sensing; GIS modeling
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Prof. Dr. Junxiang Li
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Professor of Ecological and Environmental Sciences, East China Normal University, 500 Dongchuan Road, Shanghai, 200141, China
Interests: urban remote sensing; urban ecology; landscape ecology; urban biodiversity; urban structure and functions; urban ecosystem services
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Prof. Dr. Victor Mesev
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Department of Geography, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
Interests: image classification; urban morphology; dasymetric mapping; population
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Dr. Zina Mitraka
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Remote Sensing Lab, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH), N. Plastira 100, GR-70013 Heraklion, Greece
Interests: Urban remote sensing; thermal remote sensing; urban climate; urban heat fluxes; urban surface cover and morphology; support to urban planning; urban resilience
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Prof. Dr. Janet Nichol
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School of Global Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton BN19RH, UK
Interests: urban heat island; atmospheric remote sensing; global biomass trends; climate change
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Dr. Leo Paolini
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School of Environment, Faculty of Science, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Interests: urban ecology; vegetation dynamics; time series analysis; LiDAR; land surface temperature; environmental monitoring
Dr. Claudio Persello
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Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente, Department of Earth Observation Science, PO Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
Interests: remote sensing; machine learning; deep learning
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Prof. Dr. Karin Pfeffer
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Full Professor, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente, Department of Urban and Regional Planning and Geo-information Management, PO Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
Interests: urban studies; urbanization; urban deprivations; spatial inequality; quality of life; urban vulnerabilities; urban patterns; urban governance; urban infrastructures
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Prof. Dr. Dale A. Quattrochi
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Earth Science Office, ZP11, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA, Huntsville, AL 35812, USA
Interests: thermal remote sensing; urban heat island analysis; geospatial techniques and remote sensing; land use/land cover change
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Dr. Salman Qureshi
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Department of Geography (Landscape Ecology), Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
Interests: urban ecosystem services; spatial pattern recognition and LULC change modelling; socio-ecological complexities; urbanization and sustainability; environmental cognition and landscape perception
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Dr. Austin Troy
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University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO 80204, United States
Interests: urban environmental management; remote sensing; GIS; green infrastructure; urban forestry
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Prof. Dr. Qihao Weng
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Center for Urban and Environmental Change, Department of Earth and Environmental Systems, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 47809, USA
Interests: remote sensing; imaging science; GIS; land use and land cover change; urban environment and ecosystem
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Prof. Dr. Elizabeth Wentz
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School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 85281, USA
Interests: shape and pattern analysis; geographic information science; applications of GIS to urban environment; urban remote sensing; water resource management
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Dr. Bailang Yu
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Key Laboratory of Geographic Information Science, Ministry of Education, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China
Interests: nighttime light remote sensing; urban remote sensing; object-oriented analysis for remotely sensed images; LiDaR (Light Detection and Ranging)
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