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Hongxing Liu

Title: Professor, Department Head, Director of the Center for Geospatial Information & Environmental Sensor Networks (GIESN)
Office: 207 Braunstein Hall
Tel: 513-556-3451
Email: hongxing.liu@uc.edu
Web: http://giesn.uc.edu/hxliu

Dr. Hongxing Liu is a professor in Department of Geography at University of Cincinnati. His research interests include GIScience,  remote sensing,  and environmental modeling. His research projects have been funded by NSF, NASA, NOAA Sea Grant Program, Texas Advanced Research Program, and other funding agencies. In his research work, various theoretical and methodological issues in GIScience and remote sensing have been addresed. He has received a number of prestigious awards, including NASA Group Achievement Award, the Best Paper Award from Computers & Geoscience, John Davidson President&39;s Award for Practical Papers from the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), and the Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching from Texas A&M University.

Education

  • Ph.D, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1999 (Geography).
  • BS, ShaanxiNormalUniversity, 1982 (Geography).
  • MS, Beijing(Peking) University, 1985 (Geography).
  • Master of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Sydney, 1994.

Research Information

Research Interests

Subject interests:
Remote sensing (hyperspectral, synthetic aperture radar, LiDAR, passive microwave), GIScience, sensor network, terrain analysis, hydrological & watershed modeling, coastal habitat and geomorphology, glacial dynamics and snow hydrology, urban spatial structures, and natural hazards.

Theoretical and methodological interests:
Object-oriented image analysis, spatio-temporal modeling, multi-scale representation, and localized inversion models.

Research Support

  • (PI), Derivation of time series surface velocity measurements from multi-sensor sequential satellite images for investigating mass balances of Antarctic glaciers and their impacts on global sea level changes. 385,420.00 . 2010 to 2013. Status: Pending.
  • (PI), Assessment and Prediction of Coastal Erosion and Morphological Changes in the Upper Texas Gulf Coast, Texas Advanced Research Program. $137,900. 2008 to 2011. Status: Active.
  • (co-PI), Antigua and Barbuda Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Management Program-Watershed Processes and Remote Sensing Data Acquisition & Processing, The Stanford Development Group. $2,000,000. 2006 to 2008. Status: Completed.
  • (PI), Quantitative Analysis of Short-term Shoreline Changes using Multi-temporal High-resolution Satellite Imagery and GIS Technique, Sea Grant Program. ,$269,799. 2004 to 2008.
  • (PI), Knowledge Base for Urban Land Use and Land Cover Transition Patterns: A comparative study between US and Chinese cities, Texas A&M University, International Research Travel Assistance Grant. $1,300. 2006.
  • (PI), High-resolution Modeling of Surface Topography, Ice Motion, and Mass Balance Using Radar Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques, NSF. $244,374. 2002 to 2006.
  • (PI), Simulating Surface Water Runoff and Assessing Impacts of Natural and Human-induced Environmental Changes on Hydrologic Processes by Integrating Remote Sensing Data and Hydrologic Models, NASA. $81,000 . 2002 to 2005.
  • Mapping Antarctic Ice Sheet Margins and Snow Melt Zones over Decadal Time Scales for Understanding Regional and Global Climate Change, Office of Earth Science, NASA. $143,936. 2000 to 2004.
  • (PI), Evaluation of Impacts of Urban Sprawl on the Urban Ecosystem in the Houston Metropolitan Area usingMulti-sensor Remote Sensing Data, Research Enhancement Program, College of Geosciences, Texas A&M University. $7,400. 2001 to 2002.
  • (co-PI), PI: Ken Hinkel, co-PIs: Richard Beck, Wendy Eisner, Amy Townsend-Small, Collaborative Research: Toward a Circumarctic Lakes Observation Network (CALON)--Multiscale observations of lacustrine systems. $2,444,810. 2011 to 2016. Status: Pending.
  • PI: Richard Beck, co-PI: Ken Hinkel, Susanna Tong, SCAN 5b - High Altitude Applications for EnvironmentalMonitoring, SkySentry LLC, Department of Defense. $44,985. 2010 to 2011. Status: Pending.
  • (co-PI), PI: Richard Beck, co-PI: Ken Hinkel, Wendy Eisner, Changjoo Kim, Phase 2 of Advanced End-to-End Cyberinfrastructure(BARC IT - 2 ), NSF. $997,005. 2010 to 2013. Status: Pending.
  • (PI), co-PI: Changjoo Kim, Probabilistic Use of LiDAR Data to Detect and Characterize Landslides, Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). $161,032.68. 2010 to 2011. Status: Denied.
  • (co-PI), PI: Ken Hinkel, co-PIs: Richard Beck, Wendy Eisner, Changjoo Kim, Research: Toward a Circumarctic Lakes Observation Network (CALON), NSF. $970,088. 2010 to 2015.
  • (co-PI), PI: Richard Beck, co-PI: Robert Frohn, Hyperspectral Monitoring of Harmful Algal Blooms, EPA. $273,201. 2010 to 2011. Status: Denied.
  • (co-PI), PI: Richard Beck, co-PI: Robert Frohn, Hyperspectral Monitoring of Great Lakes CoastalWatersheds, EPA. $789,630. 2010 to 2011. Status: Denied.
  • (co-PI), PI: Richard Beck, co-PI: Robert Frohn, A Decade of Change – High-Resolution Remote Sensing and Biological Monitoring of Invasive Plant Species and Their Impacts on EPA’s 2001 Hyperspectral Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands Test Sites, EPA. $528,311. 2010 to 2011. Status: Denied.
  • (co-PI), PI: Dharma Agrawal, co-PIs: Hang Chen, Kelly Cohen, Manish Kumar, IGERT: Sensor-based Embedded System Design to satisfy Requirement of different Applications. $593,212. 2010 to 2015. Status: Denied.
  • (co-PI), PI: Manish Kumar, co-PIs: Kelly Cohen, Lawrence Bennett, Resource Allocation in Large-Scale Wildfires, UC University Research Council 2009-10 Interdisciplinary Faculty Research Support Grant Program. $25,000. 2010 to 2015. Status: Denied.
  • Analysis of Temporal and Spatial Variations in the Surface Velocity Fields of the Antarctic Ice Sheet using Multi-sensor Sequential Satellite Images, NSF. $306,177. 2009 to 2012. Status: Denied.
  • (PI), Mapping and analyzing risk and vulnerability of the upper Texas Gulf coast to natural hazards, NOAA and Texas General Land Office. $205,882. 2009 to 2011. Status: Denied.
  • (co-PI), Collaborative Research: Microbial dynamics and carbon biogeochemistryof Sargassum mats. $282,602. 2009 to 2012. Status: Denied.
  • (PI), Kalman Filter Theory as an Analytical Framework and Algorithmic Foundation for Assimilating Spatio-Temporal Observations in CoastalEcosystem Models. $496,513 . 2008 to 2011. Status: Denied.
  • (PI), Liu, Hongxing, Construction of the Prototype Virtual Ohio Geospatial Database for Visualization and Decision Support, Air Force Research Laboratory. (FA8650-09-2-1649), $5,900.00. 10/01/2009 to 09/30/2011. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), Liu, Hongxing, Derivation of Time Series Velocity Measurements from Multi-Sensor Sequential Satellite Images for Investigating Mass Balances of the Antarctic Glaciers and their Impacts on Sea Level, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. (NNX11AO48G), $100,004.00. 09/01/2011 to 08/31/2013. Status: Active.
  • (Collaborator), Beck, Richard; Eisner, Wendy; Hinkel, Kenneth; Kim, Changjoo; Liu, Hongxing; Townsend-Small, Amy, Collaborative Research: Toward a Circumarctic Lakes Observation Network (CALON)--Multiscale Observations of Lacustrine Systems, National Science Foundation. (ARC 1107607), $966,001.00. 09/15/2011 to 08/31/2015. Status: Active.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Liu, H., L. Wang, D. Sherman, Y. Gao, Q. Wu (2010). An object-based conceptual framework and computational method for representing and analyzing coastal morphological changes. International Journal of Geographical Information Sciences, DOI: 10.1080/13658810903270569.
  • Yu, B., H. Liu, J. Wu & W. Lin (2009). Investigating impacts of urban morphology on spatio-temporal variations of solar radiation with airborne LiDAR data and a solar flux model. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 30(17), 4359, 4385.
  • Liu, H., J. Yu, Z. Zhao, & K. Jezek (2008). Incorporation of Flow Stripes as Constraints for Calibrating Ice Surface Velocity Measurements from Interferometric SAR Data. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 72(12), 1501, 1508.
  • Liu, H., & L. Wang (2008). Mapping Detention Basins and Deriving their Spatial Attributes from Airborne LiDAR Data for Hydrological Applications. Hydrological Processes, 22, 2358, 2369.
  • Liu, H., Z. Zhao, J. Yu, & K. Jezek (2008). Simultaneous Least-squares Adjustment of Multi-Frame Velocities Derived from Interferometric and Speckle Tracking Methods. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 5(2), 289, 293.
  • H. Su*, H. Liu, & W. Heyman (2008). Automated Derivation of Bathymetric Information from Multi-Spectral Satellite Imagery using a Non-Linear Inversion Model. Marine Geodesy, 31(4), 281, 298.
  • Liu, H., L. Wang*, S.J. Tang*, and K. Jezek. 2010. “Robust Multi-scale Image Matching for Deriving Ice Surface Velocity Field from Sequential Satellite Images,” International Journal of Remote Sensing (accepted)
  • Liu, H. L. Wang*, D. Sherman, Wu, Q., Su, H. 2010. “Algorithmic Foundation and Software Tools for Extracting Shoreline Features from Remote Sensing Imagery and LiDAR Data,” Journal of Geographical Information System, (accepted, in press)
  • Yu, J., H. Liu, K. C. Jezek, R. C. Warner, and J. Wen (2010), “Analysis of velocity field, mass balance, and basal melt of the Lambert Glacier–Amery Ice Shelf system by incorporating Radarsat SAR interferometry and ICESat laser altimetry measurements,”Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, B11102, doi:10.1029/2010JB007456
  • Yu*, B. H. Liu, J. Wu, Y. Hu and L. Zhang, 2010 “Automated derivation of urban building density information using airborne LiDAR data and object-based method,” Landscape and Urban Planning, 98, 210-219
  • Wang, L., K. Jezek, and H. Liu, 2010. “Antarctica seasonal melt extent and duration [in .State of the Climate in 2009.],”Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society(BAMS),91, pp. S130-S131
  • Wen, J., Y. Wang, W. Wang, K. Jezek, H. Liu, and I. Allison, 2010.“Basal melting and freezing of the Amery Ice Shelf, East Antarctica,”Journal of Glaciology,56(195): 81-90
  • Yu, B., Liu, H., & Wu, J. (2010). “A method for urban vegetation classification usingairborne LiDAR data and high resolution remote sensing images,” Journal of Image andGraphics, 15(5), 782-789.
  • Yu, B., Liu, H., & Wu, J. (2010).“Exploring the theoretical framework of object-oriented analysis for urban spatial information using remote sensing data,” Journal of East China Normal University (Natural Science), 6, 12-25 (in Chinese).
  • Liu, H., H. Su, L. Wang, A. Filippi, W.Heyman, 2010. “Global, Regional And Localized Inversion Methods For Mapping Bathymetry Based On Multi-Spectral Imagery”, Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, July 25 - 30, 2010, IGARSS 2010 Proceedings, 2010 IEEE International, 1-4.
  • Bhattacharya, I., K. C. Jezek, L. Wang and H. Liu , 2009. “Surface melt area variability of Greenland ice sheet: 1979-2008,” Geophysical Research Letters. 36, L20502, doi: 10.1029/2009GL039798.
  • Wang, L., and Liu, H., 2009, Antarctica seasonal melt extent and duration [in .State of the Climate in 2008.]. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society(BAMS), 90, pp. S111-S118.
  • Yu, B., Liu, H., Zhang, L., & Wu, J. (2009). An object-based two-stage method for adetailed classification of urban landscape components by integrating airborne LiDAR andcolor infrared image data: A case study of downtown Houston. Proceeding of the 2009Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event, Shanghai.
  • Liu, H., L. Wang, and K. Jezek, 2008. “State of the Climate 2007-Antarcticaseasonal melt extent and duration,”Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society(BAMS), 89, S102-S103.
  • Liu, H., Wang, L., and Jezek, K., 2007“State of the Climate 2006-Antarcticaseasonal melt extent and duration,”Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS), 88, pp. S75-S75
  • Liu, H., J.Yu*, Z.Zhao, and K.Jezek, 2007. “Calibrating and Mosaicking Surface Velocity Measurements from Interferometric SAR Data with a Simultaneous Least-squares Adjustment Approach,”International Journal of Remote Sensing, 28(6), 1217-1230
  • Liu, H. Z.Zhaoand K.Jezek, 2007.Synergistic fusion of phase unwrapping and speckle tracking methods for deriving surface velocity measurements from interferometric SAR data,” IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letter4(1), 102-106.
  • Kim, K., K.Jezek, and H. Liu, 2007. “Orthorectified image mosaic of the Antarctic coast compiled from 1963 Argon satellite photography,”International Journal of Remote Sensing28 (23), 5357-5373
  • Liu, H., D. Sherman, and S.Gu*, 2007. “Automated extraction of tidal datum referenced shoreline from airborne LIDAR data and accuracy assessment based on Monte Carlo Simulation,” Journal of Coastal Research, 23(6), 1359-1369.
  • Liu, H.,L.Wang*,and K.Jezek, 2006. “Delineation of Dry and Melt Snow Zones using Active and Passive Microwave Observations from Space,” IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 44(8), 2152-2163
  • Liu, H.,L.Wang*,and K.Jezek, 2006. “Spatio-temporal variations of snow melt zones in Antarctic Ice Sheet derived from satellite SMMR and SSM/I data (1978-2004),” Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, 1-20, F01003, doi:10.1029/2005JF000318
  • Wang*, L. andH.Liu, 2006.“Identification and filling of surface depressions in massive digital elevation models for hydrological modeling,” International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 20(2), 193-213
  • Jezek, K. and H.Liu, 2005. “Structure of Eastern Antarctic Peninsula Ice Shelves and Ice Tongues from Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery,”Journal of Glaciology, 51(174), 373-376
  • Liu, H., L.Wang*, and K.Jezek, 2005. “Wavelet-based edge detection approach to derivation of snow-melt onset, duration and extent from satellite passive microwave measurements,” International Journal of Remote Sensing, 26 (21), 4639-4660
  • Liu, H., L. Wang, and K. Jezek, 2005. “Delineation of Dry and Melt Snow Zones in Antarctica using Active and Passive Microwave Observations from Space”, Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Seoul, Korea, 25-29 July, 2005, IGARSS ’05Processings, 2005 IEEE International, Volume 8, 5452-5455
  • Liu, H.and K.Jezek, 2004. “Automated extraction of coastline from satellite imagery by integrating Canny edge detector and locally adaptive thresholding method,” International Journal of Remote Sensing, 25, 5,937-958
  • Liu, H.and K.Jezek, 2004. “A complete high-resolution coastline of Antarctica extracted from orthorectifiedRadarsat SAR imagery,” Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 70(5), 605-616
  • Liu, H.Z.Zhao, and K.Jezek, 2004. “Correction of positional errors and geometric distortions in topographical maps and DEMs using rigorous SAR simulation technique,” Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 70(9), 1031-1042
  • Liu, H., 2003. “Derivation of surface topography and terrain parameters from single satellite image using shape-from-shading technique,” Computers & Geosciences, 29, 1229-1239
  • Liu, H., K.Jezek and M.O'Kelly, 2001. "Detecting outliers in irregularly distributed spatial data sets by locally adaptive and robust statistical analysis and GIS," International Journal of Geographical Information Science, Vol. 15, No.8, p721-741
  • Jezek, K., H.Liu, Z.Zhao, and B.Li, 2000. “Improving Antarctic Digital Elevation Model by Using Radar Remote Sensing and GIS techniques,” Polar Geography, Vol 23, No 3, p209-224
  • Liu, H. and K.Jezek, 1999. "Investigating DEM error pattern by directional variograms and Fourier analysis," Geographical Analysis, Vol. 31, No.3, p249-266
  • Liu, H., K.Jezek and B.Li, 1999. "Development of Antarctic digital elevation model by integrating cartographic and remotely sensed data: a GIS-based approach," Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 104, No. B10, p23,199-23,213
  • Liu, H., and B.Li, 1992. "Application of shift-share methods on analysis of urban economic structure," Territorial Development and Management, Vol. 2, No.2, p44-51
  • Dong, L. and H.Liu, 1991. "Development and planning concepts for the great urban agglomeration in the central Liaoning province," City Planning Review, No. 5, p21-24
  • Liu. H., 1988."On location of enterprises and development of town," City Planning Review, No.4, p6-8
  • Liu, H.,1988. "Systems analysis and regionalization of population capacity in the Southern Ningxia," Economic Geography, Vol. 8., No.4, p249-252
  • Liu, H., 1987. "Analysis of urbanization characteristics and trend in Wenzhou," City Planning Review, No. 2, p39-44

Book Chapter

  • Liu, H., 2009. "Shoreline Mapping and Coastal Change Studies Using Remote Sensing Imagery and LiDAR Data" in X Yang (Ed.) Remote Sensing and Geospatial Technologies for Coastal Ecosystem Assessmentand Management, Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography, DOI 10.1007/978-3-540-88183-4_13, SPRINGER-VERLAG GMBH, Heidelberg Platz 3, 14197 Berlin, Germany, pp297-322

Monograph

  • Liu, H.2000. Development of An Antarctic Digital Elevation Model, BPRC report, No.19, ISSN: 0896-2472, Byrd Polar Research Center, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 157pp

Under Review

  • Yu, J., Liu, H., Wang, L., and Jezek, K., “Blue Ice Areas and their Topographical Properties in the Lambert – Amery Glacial Basin Using Landsat ETM+ Imagery, ICESat Laser Altimetry and ASTER DEMs,”Antarctic Science
  • Wang, L., Liu, H. and H. Su, “Impacts of changing land cover and climate on flood hazards using object-oriented hydrologic model and multi-scale remote sensing data,”Annals of Association of American Geographers

Work in Progress

  • Liu, K., Liu, L.,Liu H., Li, X., “Analysis of Spatial Pattern of Cold Damage to Mangrove Forest and Its Topographical Controls using IKONOS imagery and ASTER GDEM,” to be submitted to Remote Sensing of Environment
  • Liu, H., L. Wang, H. Su*, “Deriving morphological information of stream channel network from LIDAR DEMs by combining hydrological and locally adaptive thresholding methods,” to be submitted to International Journal of Geographical Information Sciences
  • Yu, B. H. Liu, and J. Wu. “Conceptual framework, semantic properties and computational methods for representing and quantifying urban growth pattern with sequential satellite images”, to be submitted to International Journal of Geographical Information Sciences
  • Liu, H., H. Su*,L. Wang, A. Flippi,and W. Heyman“A geographically adaptive inversion model for deriving bathymetric information from multi-spectral satellite imagery,” to be submitted to Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
  • L. Wang* and H Liu, “Semi-automated and automated derivation of surface flow velocity field from sequential remote sensing images: Algorithms and software tools,” to be submitted to International Journal of Remote Sensing
  • L. Wang* and H Liu, “A phase coded complex operator for extracting morphological information of stream channels based on high-resolution LIDAR data,” to be submitted to Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing

Presentations & Lectures

Invited Presentations

  • (2009). Conceptual Framework and Computational Methods for Object-oriented Environmental Analysis and Modeling Department of Geography, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • (2008). Remote Sensing and GIS Applications in Urban Analysis and Modeling Xi’an Transportation University, Xi’an, China.
  • (2008). Applications of Interferometry SAR, Hyperspectral and LiDAR Remote Sensing in Environmental Modeling and Natural Hazard Analysis Department of Geography, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China.
  • (2006). LIDAR Remote Sensing for Hydrological Modeling and Coastal Studies Department of Geography, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.
  • (2006). LIDAR and Hyperspectral Remote Sensing in Coastal and shallow water regions Department of Geography, Zhong-Shan (Sun Ya-Shen) University, Guangzhou, China.
  • (2006). Remote Sensing and numerical models in urban land use analyses, Department of Civil Engineering Xi’an Transportation University, Xi’an, China.
  • (2005). LIDAR Remote Sensing for Urban and Hydrological Modeling, Department of Civil Engineering Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.
  • (2004). Satellite Remote Sensing of Antarctic Topography, Surface Melting, and Ice Motion Australian Antarctic Data Center, Australian Antarctic Division, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
  • (2004). Mapping the Antarctic Coastline from Space Polar Research Center, Ohio State University, Columbus.
  • (2004). Hydrological Analysis and Modeling using Airborne LIDAR Technology Department of Geography, University of Utah, Salk Lake City, Utah.

Paper Presentations

  • R. Beck and H. Liu (2010). Hyperspectral remote sensing of Lake Erie and Maumee River Basin. 2010Autumn GIESN Brownbag Seminar Series, University of Cincinnati.
  • Liu, H. (2010). LiDAR Remote Sensing of Watershed Drainage System: Topological and Geometric Information for Stream Channel Network. 2010Autumn GIESN Brownbag Seminar Series, University of Cincinnati.
  • Liu, H., H. Su, L. Wang, A.Filippi, W.Heyman (2010). Derivation of bathymetric information for coastal waters by applying locally adaptiveinversion model to multispectral satellite imagery. Annual Meeting of The Association of American Geographers, Washington D.C..
  • Wang, L. and H. Liu (2010). An object-oriented approach to generating hydrologic response units for distributed hydrologic modeling. Annual Meeting of The Association of American Geographers, Washington D.C..
  • Yu, J. H. Liu, and L. Wang (2010). Quantitative analysis of Antarctic coastal geomorphology based on ICESat laser altimetry along-track profiles. Annual Meeting of The Association of American Geographers, Washington D.C..
  • Su, H. H. Liu, L. Liu, W. Heyman, A. Filippi (2010). Integration of bathymetric LiDAR-derived morphological information and high-resolution multispectral image-derived spectral information for improved benthic habitat classification. Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, Oregon.
  • Su, H., H. Liu & W. Heyman (2009). Object-oriented Image Classification for Benthic Habitats Using Multispectral Quickbird Data. Annual Meeting of The Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Wu, Q. (2010). Object-Oriented Representation and Analysis of Coastal Changes for Hurricane-Induced Damage Assessment. Annual Meeting of The Association of American Geographers, Washington D.C..
  • Su, H., H. Liu, L. Liu, W. D. Heyman& A. M. Filippi (2010). Association between Morphological and Biological Classifications of Benthic Habitats. Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, Oregon.
  • Yu, Bailang; Liu, Hongxing; Zhang, Li; Wu, Jianping (2009). An object-based two-stage method for a detailed classification of urban landscape components by integrating airborne LiDAR and color infrared image data: A case study of downtown Houston. Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event, DOI: 10.1109/URS.2009.5137543.
  • Gao, Y., and H. Liu (2009). Automated profile analysis for deriving coastal geomorphologic features and dynamic properties. Annual Meeting of The Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Liu, H.and B. Yu (2009). Conceptual framework and numerical algorithms for object-based change analysis. Annual Meeting of The Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Liu, H., J. Yu and K. Jezek (2008). Velocity Field, Mass Balance and Basal Melt of the Lambert Glacier–Amery Ice Shelf System. The XXI Congress, The international Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Beijing, China.
  • Liu, H., L. Wang (2008). Deriving Morphological Information of Stream Channel Network from LIDAR DEMs. the Sixteenth International Conference on GeoInformatics and Joint Conference on GIS and Built Environment, Guangzhou, China.
  • Gao, Y., and H. Liu (2008). Object-based analysis of coastal morphological changes using repeat airborne LiDAR data. Annual Meeting of The Association of American Geographers, Boston, MA.
  • Su H. H. Liu and W. Heyman (2008). Automated Method for Calibrating a Non-linear Inversion Model to Derive Bathymetric Information from Multi-spectral Imagery. Annual Meeting of The Association of American Geographers, Boston, MA.
  • Ravikumar, R. and H. Liu (2008). Multi-Scale Image Texture Analysis Using Gabor Filter Bank. Annual Meeting of The Association of American Geographers, Boston, MA.
  • Yu, B. H. Liu, J. Wu and W. Lin (2008). Analysis of Spatio-temporal Solar Radiation Variations of Downtown Houston Using Airborne LiDAR Data and Solar Flux Model. Annual Meeting of The Association of American Geographers, Boston, MA.
  • Liu, H., and L.Wang (2007). Deriving morphological information of stream channel network from LIDAR DEMs. Annual Meeting of The Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, LA.
  • Tang, S. andH.Liu (2007). Derivation of Ice Motion measurements of the Antarctic Glaciers from Sequential SAR Images using Hierarchical Image Matching Method. Annual Meeting of The Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, LA.
  • Wang, L and H.Liu (2007). Investigating Impacts of Natural and Human-induced Environmental Changes on Hydrological Processes and Flood Hazards Using a GIS-based Hydrologic/Hydraulic Model and Remote Sensing Data. Annual Meeting of The Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, LA.
  • Gu, S.H.Liuand W.Heyman (2007). Derivation of shallow-water bathymetry using remotely sensed imagery. Annual Meeting of The Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, LA.
  • Cheng, Z. andH.Liu (2007). An Agent based Cellular Automata Model for Urban Simulation of Houston Metropolitan Area. Annual Meeting of The Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, LA.
  • Liu, H., D. Sherman, and S.Gu (2006). Shoreline mapping and coastal change studies in the upper Texas Gulf coast using high-resolution remote sensing data. Annual Meeting of The Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL.
  • Tang, S. andH.Liu (2006). Investigation of Coastal Dynamics of the Antarctic Ice Sheet using Sequential Radarsat SAR Images. Annual Meeting of The Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL.
  • Yu, J.H.Liu, K Jezek, and R. Wanner (2006). A detailed investigation of mass balance of the Lambert–Amery Glacial System using the Radarsat three-pass interferometric data. Annual Meeting of The Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL.
  • Gu, S., H.Liu, and G.Sherman (2006). Derivation of Beach Attributes by Integrating Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques. Annual Meeting of The Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL.
  • Cheng, Z. andH.Liu (2006). Population and land use changes during 1990-2000 and their impacts on flood hazard risk in Houston Metropolitan Area. Annual Meeting of The Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL.
  • Wang, L, F.Olivera, and H.Liu (2006). Incorporating high resolution LIDAR DEM into a GIS-based distributed hydrological model with variable spatial scales. Annual Meeting of The Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL.
  • Clemonds, M. and H.Liu (2005). Exploring the Relationship between Vegetation Canopy and Thermal Properties in Urban Residential Areas by Integrating Airborne LIDAR and Remotely Sensed Imagery. Annual Meeting of The Association of American Geographers, Denver, Co.
  • Gu,S., H.Liu, D.Sherman, and C. Arias (2005). Topologically constrained transect method for shoreline change analysis and prediction in GIS environment. Annual Meeting of The Association of American Geographers, Denver, Co.
  • Chen, Z., H.Liu, D.Sherman, and S.Cheong (2005). Investigation of Coastal Land Use Changes by integrating Remote Sensing Imagery and Population Census Data. Annual Meeting of The Association of American Geographers, Denver, Co.
  • Yu, J., H.Liu, and K.Jezek (2005). The GIS-based net mass balance of the LambertGlacierBasin, Antarctica. Annual Meeting of The Association of American Geographers, Denver, Co.
  • Liu, H. (2004). Spatial Disaggregation of Demographic Data by Using Remote Sensing Data and Local Regression Method. Annual Meeting of The Association of American Geographers, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Lin, W. and H.Liu (2004). a GIS-Based 3D Urban Model Using LIDAR and Aerial Photographs. Annual Meeting of The Association of American Geographers, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Yu, J., H.Liu, and K.Jezek (2004). Cross Validation and Mosaicking of Ice Velocity Measurements Derived from Different InSAR Image Frames. Annual Meeting of The Association of American Geographers, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Clemonds, M. and H.Liu (2004). Exploring Urban Heat Island Effects in the Houston Metropolitan Area Using Satellite Remote Sensing Data. Annual Meeting of The Association of American Geographers, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Liu, H. (2003). Dasymetric mapping of urban growth by integrating time series satellite images and population census data. Annual Meeting of The Association of American Geographers, New Orleans.
  • Liu, H. and K.Jezek (2003). Extraction of digital elevation models from SPOT and ASTER imagery using a linear shape-from-shading technique. ASPRS Annual Conference, Anchorage.
  • Yu, J.H.Liu, and K.Jezek (2003). Extraction of topographic information from ASTER and Radarsat SAR data using Stereo and InSAR techniques. Annual Meeting of The Association of American Geographers, New Orleans.
  • Wang, L. and H.Liu (2003). Derivation of Hydrologic Parameters and Stream Network from Airborne LiDAR data. Annual Meeting of The Association of American Geographers, New Orleans.
  • Wang, L.,H.Liu, and K.Jezek (2003). Spatial and Temporal Variations of Snow Melt in Antarctic Ice Sheet Derived from Satellite Passive Microwave Measurements. ASPRS Annual Conference, Anchorage.
  • Clemonds, M. andH.Liu (2003). Analysis of Urban Land Use in Houston Using Multi-polarimetric SIR-C Radar Data. Annual Meeting of The Association of American Geographers, New Orleans.
  • Yu, J. and H.Liu (2002). Extraction of High-resolution Digital Elevation Models from ASTER Satellite Data using Along-track Stereo Techniques. Annual Southwest AAG Meeting, Laredo, Texas.
  • Liu, H. (2002). Object oriented approach to satellite image classification for urban land use analysis in Houston. Annual Meeting of The Association of American Geographers, Los Angles.
  • Liu, H. and K.Jezek (2002). An automated approach to mapping coastline based on satellite imagery. ASPRS-ACSM Annual Conference and FIG XXII Congress, WashingtonD.C..
  • Song, W. and H.Liu (2002). Analysis of Urban Land Use Change of Beijing 1964 – 2000 Using Declassified Intelligence Satellite Photograph (DISP) and Landsat7 Imagery. Annual Meeting of The Association of American Geographers, Los Angles.
  • Wang, L.,H.Liu, and K.Jezek (2002). Spatial-temporal analysis of snow melting in Antarctica using SMMR and SSM/I data. Annual Meeting of The Association of American Geographers, Los Angles.
  • Wang, L.,H.Liu, and K.Jezek (2002). Spatial-temporal analysis of snow melting in Antarctica using SMMR and SSM/I data. Annual Meeting of The Association of American Geographers, Los Angles.
  • Liu, H. and K.Jezek (2001). Automated Extraction of Coastlines based on Satellite Synthetic Aperture Radar Images. Annual Meeting of The Association of American Geographers, New York, NY.
  • Liu, H. and K.Jezek (1998). Development of High Resolution Antarctic DEM by integrating cartographic and remotely sensed data. The AGU 1998 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California.
  • Liu, H. and K.Jezek (1998). Investigating DEM error patterns by variograms, spectral and Kriging techniques. Annual Meeting of The Association of American Geographers, Boston, MA.
  • Li, B., K.Jezek,H.Liu, and J.Crawford (1998). Evaluation of satellite image acquisition mission plan: a GIS approach. Annual Meeting of The Association of American Geographers, Boston, MA.

Honors & Awards

  • John I. Davidson President’s Award for Practical Papers, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 2009.
  • Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching, College of Geosciences, TexasA&MUniversity , 2005.
  • Best Paper Award, Journal of Computers & Geosciences, 2004.
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, 2000.
  • Old Polar Explorer Award, Byrd Polar Research Center, OhioStateUniversity, 2000.
  • Miller Award, Ohio State University, 1999.
  • Australian Development Cooperation Award, University of Sydney, Australia, 1992.
  • Summer Scholarship Award, East-West Center, Hawaii, USA, 1990.

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • 1986 to 1992, Lecturer, Department of Geography, Beijing (Peking) University, China.
  • 1994 to 1995, Technician Assistant, Department of Geography, OhioStateUniversity.
  • 1995 to 1999, Research Assistant, Byrd Polar Research Center, OhioStateUniversity.
  • 1999 to 2000, Postdoctoral Researcher, Byrd Polar Research Center, Ohio State University.
  • 2000 to 2005, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Texas A&M University.
  • 2006 to 2009, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Texas A&M University.
  • 2009 to Present, Professor, Department of Geography, University of Cincinnati.

Service

  • Committee Member, Graduate committee, 2010
  • UC representative on Ohio View consortium, 2009
  • Search committee for Geology/Geography GINs position,
  • Search committee for Biology/Geography GINs position,
  • Search committee for chemistry GINs position,
  • Geography department representative on College Environmental Quality Program , 2010
  • Served as director of Center for Geospatial Information & Environmental Sensor Network, 2009
  • Search committee for Jefferson Endowed Chair position, 2009
  • Participate department undergraduate recruiting activities,

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

  • Association of American Geographers (AAG),
  • American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS),
  • IEEE Geosciences and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS),

Courses Taught

  • Recent Advances in Remote Sensing Technology and Image Analysis
    Recent Advances in Remote Sensing Technology and Image Analysis
  • Digital Terrain and Watershed Analysis
    Digital Terrain and Watershed Analysis
  • Natural Hazards: Causes, Patterns and Mitigation
    Natural Hazards: Causes, Patterns and Mitigation
  • Principles of Remote Sensing
    Principles of Remote Sensing
  • Earth from Space
    Earth from Space
  • Intermediate Remote Sensing
    Intermediate Remote Sensing