Qihao Weng is the Director of the Center for Urban and Environmental Change and a Professor at the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Indiana State University, USA. He was a visiting NASA Senior Fellow at Marshall Space Flight Center (2008-09). His research focuses on remote sensing analysis of urban environmental systems, land-use and land-cover change, urbanization impacts, and human-environment interactions. He has worked extensively with optical and thermal remote sensing data, and more recently with LiDAR and nighttime image data, with financial support from funding agencies of USA, Hong Kong, and China that include NSF, NASA, USGS, USAID, NOAA, NGS, Indiana DNR and HK RGC. Dr. Weng is the author of over 160 peer-reviewed journal articles and other publications, as well as 8 books. According to Web of Science, as of May 10, 2014, SCI citation over 2680 (without self-citation), with H-index of 27. Dr. Weng was the recipient of 2011 Outstanding Contributions Award in Remote Sensing by AAG, a NASA senior fellowship in 2008, the Robert E. Altenhofen Memorial Scholarship Award by ASPRS (1999), the Best Student-Authored Paper Award by IGIF (1998), and the 2010 Erdas Award for Best Scientific Paper in Remote Sensing by ASPRS (1st place). At Indiana State, he received the Theodore Dreiser Distinguished Research Award in 2006 and Lilly Foundation Faculty Fellow in 2005. He has given 80 invited talks, and has presented over 100 papers at professional conferences. Dr. Weng is the Leader for GEO’s Global Urban Observation and Information Task (2012-15). He was a National Director of ASPRS (2007-2010). He has been the organizer of the biennial IEEE/ISPRS/GEO sponsored International Workshop on Earth Observation and Remote Sensing Applications since 2008. Dr. Weng has been an Associate Editor for ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing since January 2009, and the Book Series Editor for Taylor & Francis Series in Remote Sensing Applications.
Biography Updated on 17 July 2014