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Prof. Qihao Weng
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Prof. Qihao WENG

ADoRILS & Chair Professor of Geomatics and Artificial Intelligence


Qihao Weng, a Foreign Member of the Academy of Europe (Academia Europaea), and a Fellow of IEEE, AAAS, ASPRS, and AAIA, is a Chair Professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and worked as the Director of the Center for Urban and Environmental Change and a Professor of Geography at Indiana State University, 2001-2021, and as a Senior Fellow at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration from 2008 to 2009. He received his Ph.D. degree in geography from the University of Georgia in 1999. Weng is the Lead of GEO Global Urban Observation and Information Initiative, 2012-2022, and an Editor-in-Chief of ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. Additionally, he serves as the Series Editor of Taylor & Francis Series in Remote Sensing Applications, and Taylor & Francis Series in Imaging Science. Weng has been the Organizer and Program Committee Chair of the biennial IEEE/ISPRS/GEO sponsored International Workshop on Earth Observation and Remote Sensing Applications conference series since 2008, a National Director of American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing from 2007 to 2010, and a panelist of U.S. DOE’s Cool Roofs Roadmap and Strategy in 2010.

Research Overview

Remote sensing, image science, geospatial artificial intelligence, geospatial computer vision, and geospatial big data, with applications in urbanization, sustainability, coastal environments and ecosystems, and global environmental change.

Education and Academic Qualifications

1999 Doctor of Philosophy, University of Georgia
1996 Master of Art, University of Arizona
1990 Master of Science, South China Normal University

Professional Qualifications

  • Foreign Member of the Academia Europaea
  • Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Fellow of the Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association
  • Fellow of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
  • Fellow of the American Association of Geographers
  • Fellow of The American Association for the Advancement of Science

Academic and Professional Experience

  • Chair Professor of Geomatics and Artificial Intelligence, Dept. of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, July 2021 – present
  • Editor-in-Chief, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Jan 2015 - present.
  • JSPS Invitational Fellow for Research (Short-term S[E]), School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan, Dec 2019-Jan 2020. 
  • Professor (2009-2021), Department of Earth & Environmental Systems, Indiana State University; Associate Prof., 2005-2009; Assistant Prof., 2001-2005.
  • Director (2004-2021), Center for Urban and Environmental Change, Indiana State University.
  • Senior Fellow, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Dec 2008-Dec 2009.
  • Assistant Professor of Geography, University of Alabama, August 1999-May 2001.

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