A second-year doctoral student, Miss Yitong
Jiang, has been awarded the Altrusa Scholarship in the amount of $1000
for the 2013-14 academic year.
The purpose of this scholarship is to assist financially a international graduate student with the desire for higher education. Scholarship awards are based on the applicant's educational records, community service, personal achievements, and financial need.
Altrusa International is an international non-profit organization focused on community service. It was founded in 1917 as a chain of national clubs for business and professional women. Altrusa International of Terre Haute is its branch in this district.
Three graduate students, Peng Fu, Yuanfan Zheng, and Yitong Jiang, presented their research in Baltimore during the annual conference of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). Their participation has been reported in ISU news: http://www.indstate.edu/news/news.php?newsid=3516.
Dr. Bingjing Liang (CUEC fellow) has accepted tenure-track position in the Geography and Geology Department at Mansfield University in Pennsylvania
Mr. Xuefei Hu won the second place in AAG Remote Sensing Specialty Group 2009 student honors paper competition. His paper is entitled: Impervious Surface Extraction from IKONOS Imagery Using and Object-Based Approach.
Professor Qihao Weng has been appointed as Associate Editor of the ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. Publisher's Note
Professor Xiaohua Tong visited Indiana State University on October 16th, 2008.
Dr. Tong is a full professor and deputy chairperson at Department of Surveying and Geo-Informatics, Tongji University, Shanghai, China. He is currently visiting professor at University of California - Santa Barbara with Prof. Michael Goodchild. During his visit Dr. Tong delivered a talk on: "Modeling and Processing Uncertainties in Geospatial Data and Analysis: Recent Developments." pic1, pic2
Ms. Bingqing Liang of CUEC was appointed as a faculty at Department of Geography, Western Illinois University.
Dr. Weng attended the XXI ISPRS Congress, Beijing, July 3-11, 2008, where he gave an oral presentation on remote sensing data requirements for urban impervious surface mapping, and also chaired the Working Group VIII/1 - Human Settlement and Impact Analysis. pic
Dr. Weng delivered a keynote address at 2008 International Workshop on Earth Observation and Remote Sensing Applications, Beijing, June 30- July 2, 2008. This event is co-sponsored by IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society. pic
The researchers from CUEC (Dr. Weng, Umamaheshwaran Rajasekar and Xuefei Hu) participated and presented their research at the ASPRS WGL/EGL Joint Summer Meeting which was held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on June 13. Dr. Weng was the program chair for this event.
Dr. Qihao Weng was awarded a senior fellowship from NASA.
The researchers from CUEC (Dr. Weng, Umamaheshwaran Rajasekar, Xuefei Hu, Bingqing Liang, Minjuan Cheng and Jing Han) participated and presented their work at the 74 ASPRS annual meeting held at Portland, Oregon.
Umamaheshwaran Rajasekar (CUEC researcher) won First Place honors,\ in 12th Annual Undergraduate-Graduate Research Showcase hosted by Indiana State University, under the category Physical Science/Technology/Engineering: Oral Presentation ($150 award), for his presentation titled "Space-Time Analysis of Urban Heat Island".
Ms. Guying Li successfully defended her PhD dissertation. She is now currently working as a researcher at Auburn University, Alabama.
Dr. Dengsheng Lu, Research Fellow, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn University, gave a presentation at Department of Geography on "Effects of urbanization on the net primary productivity in Southeastern China". The talk was sponsored by CUEC
Indiana State University Office of Information Technology has awarded our project, "Developing a virtual urban remote sensing laboratory", with $3,000 under the category of "Emerging Technologies". Principle Investigator: Dr. Qihao Weng, Co-Principle Investigator: Umamaheshwaran Rajasekar
Each year, students compete for top recognition (and cash prizes!) in the IndianaMap Student Poster Competition, held in conjunction with their annual conference. This year the second and third prizes were given to CUEC researchers. 2ND PLACE - Jing Han, Dr. Qihao Weng - Indiana State University and 3RD PLACE - Minjuan Cheng, Dr. Qihao Weng - Indiana State University
Dr. Hua Liu (CUEC fellow) has accepted a tenure track assistant professor position at Old Dominion University
The ISU student chapter of ASPRS is officially formed and granted recognition by ASPRS. The current ASPRS student chapter office is situated within the CUEC, 177 Science Building, ISU. President: Umamaheshwaran Rajasekar, Vice President: Xuefei Hu and Secretary: Jim Pace
Cooper, B. S., B. H. Williams, X. Hu, Q. Weng, and M. J. Angilletta presented a paper titled "Life in the big city: thermal tolerance of isopods in an urban heat island" at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. San Antonio, Texas.
Dr. Weng is selected as ISPRS TCVIII/WG1 secretary by the ISPRS office and is now a part of their workgroup.
Dr. Weng was selected as the Member of Editorial Board, Sensors (remote sensing section), ISSN: 1424-8220 , Impact factor: 1.373 (2006 ) for term 2007-2008 and Editorial Advisory Board Member, The Open Geography Journal, Bentham Science Publishers, ISSN: 1874-9232 ,2007.
Dr. Weng was invited for and made the following lectures / presentations:
2007: "Deriving Urban Heat Island Parameters from Satellite Remote Sensing Data",
Beijing Meteorological Bureau, Beijing, China, Nov. 22 , 2007.
2007: "Research Progress in Urban Remote Sensing", Chinese Academy of Surveying and Mapping,
Beijing, China, Nov. 21 , 2007.
2007: "An Integrated Remote Sensing-GIS Approach to the Relationship among Urban Development,
Heat Island, and Air Pollution", Institute of Satellite Meteorology, National Satellite Meteorological Center,
Beijing, China, Nov. 20, 2007.
2007: "Urban Remote Sensing and Digital Cities", China-US Workshop on Earth Observation and Digital Earth,
Beijing, China, Nov. 19, 2007.
Dr. Weng was invited as a Guest Research Scientist by Beijing Meteorological Bureau, Regional Climate Center, November 2007
Dr. Huba Cai, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Western Michigan University visited the Center for Urban and Environmental Change (CUEC) to discuss with his grant mentor Dr. Weng regarding possible research topics and collaborative research (pics).
Mr. Charles Man Sing Wong, a Fulbright Scholar, and Research Associate/PhD candidate, Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics, Hong Kong Polytechnic University visited CUEC to discuss his research in the field of urban heat island and know about the research being carried out by the CUEC on the similar area. (pics).
Dr.Dev Niyogi - Assistant Professor and Indiana State Climatologist along with his doctoral students Ms. Hsin-I Chang and Mr. Ming Lei visited CUEC lab to discuss the integration of Urban Heat Models and parameters within the regional climate modeling (pics).
Ms. Hua Liu researcher at the CUEC completed her PhD defense and takes a teaching position at Old Dominion University (advisor Dr. Qihao Weng, committee members included Dr, Brian Ceh, Prof. Paul Mausel (emeritus faculty) and Dr. James H. Speer) (pics).
Dr. Qihao Weng was elected as the Director of ASPRS (American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing), Western Great Lake Region, which includes Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, and Upper Michigan.
During the ASPRS Conference Umamaheshwaran Rajasekar, Xuefei Hu and Hua Liu presented on topics "Space-Time analysis of urban heat islands using MODIS data", "Extracting impervious surface using spectral mixture analysis with multi-temporal ASTER images" and "Influences of land surface temperatures and landscape patterns on the West Nile virus propagations in two Midwest counties" respectively.
Dr. Weng was invited to give a lecture on Urban Landscape Pattern, Land Surface Temperature, and Urban Heat Island: A Remote Sensing Approach to the Relationship at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
Dr. Qihao Weng signed a contract with Taylor & Francis publishing house for being the series editor for Remote Sensing Application series. The following books would be published as a part of the same:
"Ant's adjustability to temperature may have clue to manage global warming", Earthtimes.org: publishes news reports and the latest information relating to the human environment and such interrelated concerns of the international community
Dr. Weng gave a presentation on Impervious Surface Mapping with Multi-Spectral Remote Sensing, Indiana Geographic Information Council.
"City ants take the heat", Scenta: Global warming information - effects & causes of global warming
"Subdivisions Replace Trees in Major U.S. Cities Adding to Urban Hot Spots". a report by physorg.com
"Urban ants handle heat better", a repot by Live Science
Dr. Guofan Shao from Purdue gave a talk on "Use & misuse of digital remote sensing data for land use mapping". This program was sponsored by CUEC and Department of Geography, Geology and Anthropology (GGA), Indiana State University.
"Sometimes hot growth is not a good thing: study to explore how to cut cooling expenses", Goliath: Business knowledge on demand
Dr. Weng was appointed as a guest Professor at State key laboratory of information engineering in surveying, mapping & remote sensing (LIESMARS), Wuhan University, China for the period 2006-2010.
Dr. Weng was invited for giving a lecture on The Impact of Urbanization on Land Surface Temperatures - A Remote Sensing Approach by the Department of Geography, Northern Illinois University
Project aims to keep cities cooler in summer heat, Tribune Star, Section D: School Zone.
Mr. Cooper was awarded the undergraduate fellowship by the Lilly Endowment "Fulfilling the promise: pathways to pre-eminence" for his research topic "Biological consequences of Urban Land use in Indiana". Principal advisors were Dr. Weng and Dr. Angilletta.
Dr. Weng signed a memorandum of understanding of CUEC and Key Lab of Radiometric Calibration and Validation for Environmental Satellites, China Administration of Meteorology to collaborate on urban environmental effects and urban heat islands research.
Dr. Qihao Weng during his trip to China was invited by several Universities as a guest speaker to talk on issues related to Urban Heat Island and other urban environmental problems.
Dr. Qihao Weng was awarded the prestigious Theodore Dreiser Distinguished Research/ Creativity award by Indiana State University.
Study looking to keep cities cool, Indiana State University Magazine, Vol. 8, Number 3,page 7
Project aims to keep cities cooler in summer heat, Hometown, page 10.
ISU project aimed at keeping Indy, other cities cooler in summer, Indiana State Connection, Vol. 6, Number 3, page 8.
Sometimes hot growth is not a good thing - Study to explore how to cut cooling expense, Indianapolis Business Journal, Section: INSIDE, Page Number: 5.
ISU Studies Effects of Warmer Temperatures in Urban Areas, Inside Indiana Business, a statewide electronic newspaper.
Dr. Qihao Weng was offered a post of guest Professor in Beijing Normal University for the period 2005-2007.