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My research interests lie at the confluence of remote sensing, GIScience, and biogeography. The broad goal of my research is to develop advanced remote sensing frameworks to understand the interactions among land cover dynamics, hydrologic regimes, climate changes, and human activities. In today’s big data era, large volumes of remotely sensed information open up new paradigms for exploring these interactions. To date, my research has mostly focused on advancing time series of remote sensing at multiple spatial, temporal and spectral scales, to better understand riparian vegetation (e.g., invasive species) dynamics in response to environmental changes. I am also interested in building advanced remote sensing and GIS solutions to investigate the influence of natural and anthropogenic disturbances on the phenological dynamics of vegetated ecosystems, including riparian zones, deciduous forests, and agricultural crops.


  • Ph.D., Geography, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • M.A., Biostatistics, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • B.S., Beijing Normal University


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Research Output 2012 2019

Cloud detection in remote sensing images based on multiscale features-convolutional neural network

Shao, Z., Pan, Y., Diao, C. & Cai, J., Jun 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. 57, 6, p. 4062-4076 15 p., 8625476.

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Remote sensing
Neural networks
remote sensing
Infrared radiation
Satellite imagery
Complex networks
remote sensing
Time series
Remote sensing
Time series
Time series
time series analysis

Walking School Bus Program Feasibility in a Suburban Setting

Kang, B. & Diao, C., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Planning Education and Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle