Qihao Weng - Biography#

Prof. Weng is a Chair Professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University since July 2021. He worked as the Director of the Center for Urban and Environmental Change and a Full Professor at Indiana State University, 2001-2021, and as a Senior Fellow at the NASA Marshall Center from Dec. 2008 to Dec. 2009. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Georgia in 1999. Weng is currently the Lead of GEO Global Urban Observation and Information Initiative, and serves as an Editor-in-Chief of ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing and the Series Editor of Taylor & Francis Series in Remote Sensing Applications and Taylor & Francis Series in Imaging Science. He has been the Organizer of the IEEE 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 (ASPRS) from 2007 to 2010, and a panelist of U.S. DOE’s Cool Roofs Roadmap and Strategy in 2010.

In 2008, Prof. Weng received a prestigious NASA senior fellowship. Following this, he received the Outstanding Contributions Award in Remote Sensing in 2011, the Miller Award in 2015, and the AAG Distinguished Scholarship Honors Award in 2020, all from the American Association of Geographers. Furthermore, in 2019, he received the Taylor & Francis Lifetime Achievements Award, and a fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science under the JSPS Invitational Fellowships for Research in Japan (Short-term S[E]]). Additionally, he was the recipient of the 1999 Altenhofen Scholarship Award by ASPRS. Aside from these professional accolades, Prof. Weng has given over 120 invited talks, and is honored with a visiting professorship in more than a dozen of universities in Japan, France, and China. Prof. Weng was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in 2018, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2019, and the ASPRS in 2020.

Prof. Weng’s research focuses on remote sensing applications to urban environmental and ecological systems, land-use and land-cover changes, urbanization impacts, and urban sustainability. Throughout his research career, Prof. Weng has authored 258 articles and 14 books. Per Google Scholar, he has been cited more than 23,300 times (H-index: 69). Prof. Weng’s research has been supported by agencies including NSF, NASA, USGS, USAID, NOAA, National Geographic, and Microsoft.

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