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Dr. Fang Qiu
Professor, Department Head
Office MailstopMail Box: GR31, GR3.212, Room No.: GR3.203 
Email Address  Fang.Qiu@utdallas.edu    Primary Phone Number 972-883-4134    Media Contact
 Professional Preparation
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 DegreeMajorInstitutionYear
 Ph.D.Geographic Information SciencesUniversity of South Carolina2000
 M.S.Geographical Information SystemsChinese Academy of Sciences1993
 B.S.Geography with GIS emphasisChina Normal University1990
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Research Interests
Remote Sensing Digital Image Processing, LIDAR and Hyperspectral Remote Sensing, Neural Network and Fuzzy Logic, Spatial Analysis and Modeling, GIS Application Software Development, and Web-based Mapping and Information Processing. 
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2013
Sridharan, H., F. Qiu, 2013. A spatially disaggregated areal-interpolation model using LiDAR derived building volumes,Geographic Analysis. In Press.
Peer reviewed
2012
Qiu, F., F. Ni, B. Chastain, H. Huang, P. Zhao, W. Han, and L. Di. 2012. GWASS:GRASS web application software system based on the GeoBrain web service, Computers & Geosciences. doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2012.01.023.
Peer reviewed
2012
Zhang, C. and F. Qiu. 2012. Mapping individual tree species in an urban forest using LiDAR data and hyperspectral imagery, Photogrammetric Engineering and
Remote Sensing. Accepted (Winner of 2012 AAG Remote Sensing Specialty Group Early Career Paper Award).
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2012
Zhang, C. and F. Qiu. 2012. Mapping individual tree species in an urban forest using airborne LiDAR data and hyperspectral imagery, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing. Accepted (Winner of 2012 AAG Remote Sensing Specialty Group Early Career Paper Award).
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2012
Qiu, F., C. Zhang, and Y. Zhou, 2012, The development of an areal interpolation ArcGIS extension and a comparative study, GIScience and Remote Sensing.Vol. 49 (5), 644-663. doi:10.2747/1548-1603.49.5.644
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2014-PresentProfessorGeospatial Information SciencesSchool of Economic, Political and Policy SciencesUniversity of Texas at Dallas
2013-presentDepartment HeadGeospatial Information SciencesSchool of Economic, Political and Policy SciencesUniversity of Texas at Dallas
2006-2014Associate Professor with tenureGeospatial Information SciencesSchool of Economic, Policy and Policy SciencesUniversity of Texas at Dallas
2000-2006Assistant ProfessorGeospatial Information SciencesSchool of Social SciencesUniversity of Texas at Dallas
1996-2000Research Assistant and InstructorNASA Affiliated Research Center at the Department of Geography University of South Carolina
1994-1996Director and Certified InstructorArc/Info Technical Consulting and Training Center of China Chinese Academy of Sciences
1993-1994Research AssociateNational Laboratory of Resources and Environment Information System Chinese Academy Sciences
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Research Grants
  • Urban Forest Inventory Based on Airborne LIDAR and Hyperspectral Imagery, funded by Dallas Urban Forest Advisory Committee, 9/1/2008- 8/31/2009. $50,000
  • Efficient Spatial-Temporal Analysis of Environment and Public Health Related Data”, with W. Wu and E. Sha, funded by National Science Foundation(NSF0513669), 9/1/2005 - 8/31/2008. $397,504.00
  • Genetic, Behavioral and Lifestyle Risk Factors for Complications of Type 2 Diabetes in a Mexican American Population in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, with J. McCormick, funded by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 8/1/2005-8/1/2006. $496,000, ($42,687 Subcontract to UTD)
  • Waste-To-Energy: Strategic Geographic Planning Tool Development, Phase II, with K. Curtin and R.  Briggs. Funded by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 9/1/2005-12/31/2006. $110,000.
  • Waste-To-Energy: Strategic Geographic Planning Tool Development, with R.  Briggs, and K. Curtin. Funded by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 10/1/2004-12/31/2005. $65,000.
  • NASA EOS Higher-Education Alliance: Mobilization of NASA EOS Data and Information through Web Services and Knowledge Management Technology for Higher Education Teaching and Research, with L. Di, Z. Xia and W. Luo, funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA:E6001682). 2/1/2004-1/31/2009. $3,000,000 ($70,000 Subcontract to UTD)
  • Develop Internet Map Mapping Sites Using ESRI ArcIMS Software for the City of Rowlett, PI. Funded by City of Rowlett, TX. 2004-2005. $6,000
  • Center of Excellence in Spatial Information Technology, Oracle Corporation Award, 07/01/2002, Software donation worth of $304,695.00.

Professional Service
2013
  • Vice Chair, Treasurer, Board Member, AAG Spatial Analysis and Modeling Specialty (SAM) Group 
  • Judge, AAG Spatial Analysis and Modeling Specialty (SAM) Group Best Student Paper Competition 
  • Member, External Advisory Committee, GIS Department, Collin College 
  • Member, Program Committee, Geoinformatics Conference, 2013 
  • Panel Reviewer, National Science Foundation (2 times) 
  • Reviewer, Geographical Analysis 
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Geographic Information Sciences 
  • Reviewer, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 
  • Reviewer, GIScience and Remote Sensing 
  • Reviewer, Frontiers of Earth Sciences (2 times) 
  • Review, Geoinformatics (5 times) 
  • Review, SAM Student Paper Competition (9 papers) 
  • External Faculty Promotion Reviewer, Sun Yat-set University 16
2012
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue on Areal Interpolation and Dasymetric Modeling, Geographical Analysis. 
  • Vice Chair, Treasurer, Board Member, AAG Spatial Analysis and Modeling Specialty (SAM) Group 
  • Member, Program Committee, Geoinformatics Conference, 2012 
  • Reviewer, Geographical Analysis 
  • Reviewer, GIScience and Remote Sensing 
  • Reviewer, IJGIS (3 times) 
  • Reviewer, Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 
  • Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 
  • Reviewer, Geoinformatics (6 times) 
  • Reviewer, GeoCarto Internation 
  • Reviewer, Annals of American Association of Geographers (2 times) 
2011
  • Vice Chair, Treasurer, Board Member, AAG Spatial Analysis and Modeling Specialty (SAM) Group 
  • Member, Program Committee, Geoinformatics 2011 
  • Reviewer, Geographical Analysis 
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Remote Sensing (3 times) 
  • Reviewer, Annals of American Association of Geographers 
  • Reviewer, Annals of GIS 
  • Reviewer, Computers and Geosciences (2 times) 
  • Reviewer, Photogrammetric Engineer and Remote Sensing. 
2010
  • Vice Chair, Treasurer, Board Member, AAG Spatial Analysis and Modeling Specialty Group 
  • BOD Member, The International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Sciences 
  • Member, Program Committee, Geoinformatics 2010 
  • Panelist, NASA Proposal Review 
  • Reviewer, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 
  • Reviewer, Advances in Space Research 
  • Reviewer, Computers & Geosciences 
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 
  • Reviewer, Annals of GIS 
2009
  • Newsletter Editor, AAG Spatial Analysis and Modeling Specialty Group 
  • Member, Program Committee, Geoinformatics 2009 
  • Reviewer, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems (2times) 
  • Reviewer, Geographical Analysis 
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Applied Geography Research 
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Geographic Information Sciences 
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Remote Sensing 
  • Reviewer, Sensor 
  • Panel Reviewer, National Science Foundation (2 times) 
2008
  • President, International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Science 
  • Chair, Technical Committee, Geoinformatics 2008 
  • Reviewer, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 
  • Reviewer, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 
  • Reviewer, Computers and Geosciences 
2007
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Geographic Information Sciences 17
  • Reviewer, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 
  • Reviewer, Journal of Geographic Information Sciences 
  • President Elected, Chair of Membership Committee, International 
  • Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Science. 
2006
  • Panel Reviewer, National Sciences Foundation 
  •  Reviewer, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 2 times 
  •  Reviewer, Urban Remote Sensing Book 
2005
  • BOD member, Chair of Membership Committee, International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Science (CPGIS). 
  • Reviewer, Photogrammetry Engineering and Remote Sensing 
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Remote Sensing 
  • Reviewer, GIScience and Remote Sensing 
  • Member, UTD Information Resources Policy and Planning Advisory Committee. 
2004
  • BOD member, Chair of Awarding Committee, International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Science (CPGIS). 
  • Faculty Advisor, UTD Association of Jiangxi Students and Scholars 
  • Reviewer, Photogrammetry Engineering and Remote Sensing, 
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management 
  • Reviewer, Journal of Environment Management 
  • Reviewer, GIScience and Remote Sensing 
  • Reviewer, Computer, Environment and Urban Systems 
2003
  • Reviewer, Photogrammetry Engineering and Remote Sensing, 3 times 
  • Reviewer, Software and Practice 
  • Reviewer, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 
  • Reviewer, Remote Sensing of Environment 
  • Reviewer, Book Chapter, Crime Analysis and GIS 2002 External Dissertation Reader for Zhixiao Xie, State University of New York at Buffalo, NY 
  • Member, UTD Ad Hoc Committee on High Performance Computing and Network Infrastructure 
  • Reviewer, Photogrammetry Engineering and Remote Sensing 
2001
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Remote Sensing 
  • Reviewer, Geographical & Environmental Modeling 
  • Chair, Ph.D. Oral Examining Committee for Dede Weldon Casas 
  • Member, UTD Information Resources Policy and Planning Advisory Committee 
  • Member, GIS Faculty Search Committee, UTD School of Social Sciences 
  • Moderator, Technical Session of ASPRS 2001 Annual Conference 
2000 -Present
  • Faculty Advisor, UTD Grace Chinese Christian Student Fellowship 
1996
  • Vice Chair, Chinese GIS Software Competition Evaluation Committee

Professional Membership
  • President, 2007-2008, International Association of Chinese Professional in Geographic Information Sciences - Abroad (CPGIS)
  • Member, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)
  • Member, Association of American Geographers (AAG)
  • Member, IEEE Geosciences and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS)
  • Life Member, International Association of Chinese Professional in Geographic Information Sciences - Abroad (CPGIS)

Awards and Honors
2006 “Best Web Application” Award (3rd place), ESRI International Conference.
2006 “CPGIS Go-West Lecture Tour”, Travel Award from International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Sciences -Abroad.
2005 “CPGIS Go-West Lecture Tour”, Travel Award from International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Sciences -Abroad.
2005 “CPGIS Young Scholar Summit”, Travel Award from International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Sciences -Abroad.
2004 “CPGIS Young Scholar Summit”, Travel Award from International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Sciences -Abroad.
2002 “Course Development for Online Instruction” Award from UTD Center for Online Learning and Technology
2000 Paul E. Lovingood, Jr. Research Award, 2000, University of South Carolina
2000 IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society 2000 Student Prize Paper Award, Second Prize, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering 
2000 IGASS 2000 Travel Support Award, Honolulu Hawaii
2000 CPGIS 2000 Annual Best Student Paper Award, The International Association of Chinese Professional in Geographic Information Systems
1990 - 1993 Outstanding Graduate Student, Chinese Academy of Sciences. 
1990 Best Bachelor Thesis Award, East China Normal University.
1986 - 1990 Fellowship, East China Normal University, Shanghai 

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