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Assoc Prof Dr. Jing Xie | environmental factors’ modeling | Best Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr at Sun Yat-Sen University China

Academic Experience: Associate Professor at Sun Yat-Sen University with extensive teaching and research experience. Research Interests: Specializes in environmental earth observation/remote sensing, geographic information systems, and computer sciences. Technical Expertise: Proficient in machine learning, high-performance computing, and big data processing. Grants and Awards: Recipient of multiple prestigious research grants and awards. Publications and Reviews: Active in academic publishing and peer-review for numerous high-impact journals.🌟






🎓 Education

Ph.D. in Earth Observation University of Zurich, Switzerland (2013-2018) Dissertation: Remote sensing-based monitoring of snow-vegetation relationships in the European Alps.. M.Phil. in Cartography and Geographic Information Systems University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China (2010-2013) Dissertation: Classification of wetlands using object-oriented method and multi-season remote sensing images in Sanjiang Plain.. B.S. in Resources and Environment and Urban Planning Northwest University, Xi’an, China (2006-2010) Dissertation: Association analysis between road transportation and economic development in northern Shaanxi.. B.A. in Finance Northwest University, Xi’an, China (2006-2010) Dissertation: Discussion on risk management of China’s commercial banks under New Basel Accord.

🏢 Professional Experiences

Associate Professor, PI (2021.12 – present) School of Geography and Planning, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China. Post-Doctoral Fellow (PDF) (2019.09 – 2021.09) Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China. Post-Doctoral Research Associate (PDRA) (2018.08 – 2019.03) School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom. Research Assistant (RA) (2013.10 – 2018.08) Remote Sensing Laboratories, Department of Geography, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. Research Assistant (RA) (2011.07 – 2013.07) Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

🔬 Research Interests

Environmental Earth Observation/Remote Sensing: Mountain environment/ecosystem, quantitative environmental modeling, Vegetation information extraction, phenology, and productivity, Climate change, snow timing, and accumulation, Land use and cover change, urban ecosystems, and urban analytics, SAR technology on grassland, biomass, and livestock, Multi-spectral, hyperspectral, and radar algorithm development and data processing. Geographic Information Systems: Spatial data statistics and mining, Spatiotemporal analytics of big geospatial data, Spatial modeling and environmental data assimilation, Geovisualization. Computer Sciences: Machine learning, High-performance and cloud computing, Big data processing and management

🏆 Grants and Awards

2024.04: PI, Joint Fund of Collaborative Innovation Center of Geo-Information Technology for Smart Central Plains, Henan Province (Grant No. 232207). 2023.08: PI, Young Scientists Fund, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) (Grant No. 42301208). 2023.05: PI, Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, Sun Yat-sen University (Grant No. 23qnpy15). 2023.02: PI, Basic and Applied Basic Research for PhD Young Scientists, Guangzhou Science and Technology Bureau, China (Grant No. SL2022A04J01793). 2022.12: PI, Open Fund of Key Laboratory of Geospatial Technology for the Middle and Lower Yellow River Regions (Grant No. GTYR202212)

📚 Teaching Experiences

Sun Yat-Sen University: Various courses in geography and urban planning (2022-2024). University of Zurich: Small group teaching and teaching assistant roles in geography (2013-2018)

💼 Professional Development and Trainings

2022: Teacher qualification certificate in Cartography and Geographic Information Systems, China, 2019: Scanning Lidar training certificate, Level 1, LiDAR System Training, Hong Kong, 2015: ESA Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing, Romania

🔬 Journal Review Experiences

  • Reviewed for journals like Remote Sensing of Environment, Journal of Geophysical Research, Science of the Total Environment, and many more.

🛠️ Skills and Tools

Programming & Tools: C, R, API, Google Earth Engine, ArcGIS, QGIS, eCognition, SNAP, ENVI, ERDAS, SPSS, PARGE, and ATCOR, Field Skills & Tools: Camera, ASD, GPS, LAI 2000, UAV, Leosphere Lidar system, Project Management: Planning and coordination of work packages


    • Title: Spatial inequalities of COVID-19 mortality rate in relation to socioeconomic and environmental factors across England
      Journal: Science of the Total Environment
      Year: 2021
      DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.143595
      Contributors: Y Sun, X Hu, J Xie
    • Title: Improved machine-learning mapping of local climate zones in metropolitan areas using composite Earth observation data in Google Earth Engine
      Journal: Building and Environment
      Year: 2021
      DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2021.107879
      Contributors: LCH Chung, J Xie, C Ren
    • Title: Altitude‐dependent influence of snow cover on alpine land surface phenology
      Journal: Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences
      Year: 2017
      DOI: 10.1002/2016JG003665
      Contributors: J Xie, M Kneubühler, I Garonna, C Notarnicola, L De Gregorio, R De Jong, …
    • Title: Future “local climate zone” spatial change simulation in Greater Bay Area under the shared socioeconomic pathways and ecological control line
      Journal: Building and Environment
      Year: 2021
      DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2021.108077
      Contributors: G Chen, J Xie, W Li, X Li, LCH Chung, C Ren, X Liu
    • Title: A comprehensive assessment of MODIS-derived GPP for forest ecosystems using the site-level FLUXNET database
      Journal: Environmental Earth Sciences
      Year: 2015
      DOI: 10.1007/s12665-015-4636-5
      Contributors: X Tang, H Li, N Huang, X Li, X Xu, Z Ding, J Xie
    • Title: Land surface phenology and greenness in Alpine grasslands driven by seasonal snow and meteorological factors
      Journal: Science of the Total Environment
      Year: 2020
      DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.138380
      Contributors: J Xie, T Jonas, C Rixen, R de Jong, I Garonna, C Notarnicola, S Asam, …
    • Title: Characterizing ecosystem water-use efficiency of croplands with eddy covariance measurements and MODIS products
      Journal: Ecological Engineering
      Year: 2015
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2015.04.027
      Contributors: X Tang, Z Ding, H Li, X Li, J Luo, J Xie, D Chen
    • Title: Investigating pedestrian-level greenery in urban forms in a high-density city for urban planning
      Journal: Sustainable Cities and Society
      Year: 2022
      DOI: 10.1016/j.scs.2022.103755
      Contributors: J Hua, M Cai, Y Shi, C Ren, J Xie, LCH Chung, Y Lu, L Chen, Z Yu, …
    • Title: Modeling spatiotemporal carbon emissions for two mega-urban regions in China using urban form and panel data analysis
      Journal: Science of the Total Environment
      Year: 2023
      DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.159612
      Contributors: M Cai, C Ren, Y Shi, G Chen, J Xie, E Ng
    • Title: Relative influence of timing and accumulation of snow on alpine land surface phenology
      Journal: Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences
      Year: 2018
      DOI: 10.1002/2017JG004321
      Contributors: J Xie, M Kneubühler, I Garonna, R de Jong, C Notarnicola, L De Gregorio, …
Jing Xie | environmental factors’ modeling | Best Researcher Award

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