30 Jun 2022 02:00pm - 04:00pm

CUHK and CUHK(SZ) Joint Seminar Series: From CUHK to Space – The Use of GeoInformation Science and Technology for Interdisciplinary Research

Event Date: 30 Jun 2022 02:00pm - 04:00pm

Type: Seminar 

Organizer: Office of Research and Knowledge Transfer Services

Coordinator: InnoPort

In this webinar, three distinguished researchers from the Institute of Space and Earth Information Science, CUHK, namely, Prof. KWAN Mei Po, Prof. HUANG Bo and Prof. MA Peifeng will share their recent projects on geoinformation science and technology and their potential for interdisciplinary research collaboration. Please refer to below for more details:

Date: June 30, 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 2 – 4 pm
Mode: Zoom
Medium: English
Registration: https://cloud.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/webform/view.php?id=13648796 (Zoom link will be sent upon confirmation)


Prof. SHAM Mai Har
Pro-Vice-Chancellor/Vice-President (Research), CUHK

Speakers & Topics:

Speaker Topic
Prof. KWAN Mei Po

Choh-Ming Li Professor of Geography and Resource Management
Director, Institute of Space and Earth Information Science, CUHK

Prof. Kwan is a Fellow of the U.K. Academy of Social Sciences, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Fellow of the U.K. Royal Geographical Society and American Association of Geographers (AAG). She was named to the 2019 and 2021 Highly Cited Researchers Lists compiled by the Web of Science Group as one of the world's most influential researchers. She has received many prestigious awards, including the James R. Anderson Medal of Honor in Applied Geography, Wilbanks Prize for Transformational Research in Geography, and Distinguished Scholarship Honors from the American Association of Geographers.

Remote and Mobile Sensing Technologies for Smart Cities Research

The rapid development and widespread use of advanced remote sensing and mobile sensing technologies in recent years have greatly facilitated the acquisition of enormous amounts of high-resolution space-time data. In this presentation, Prof. Kwan will discuss how to integrate these multi-source geospatial big data acquired by earth observation technologies and mobile sensing technologies to provide more accurate analysis and to develop solutions and policies for smart cities research.

Prof. HUANG Bo

Professor, Department of Geography and Resource Management
Associate Director, Institute of Space and Earth Information Science, CUHK

Prof. Bo Huang received his PhD in Remote Sensing and Mapping from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Geography and Resource Management, CUHK, where he is also the Associate Director of ISEIS. His research interests are focused on geospatial data science and urban environmental applications, specifically unified satellite image fusion, spatiotemporal statistics, and multiobjective spatial optimization for sustainable land use and transportation planning. Dr. Huang serves as an Associate Editor of International Journal of Geographical Information Science.

Advances in Remote Sensing of Tropical/subtropical Regions

Optical remote sensing in tropical/subtropical regions faces critical challenges, such as cloud cover and rains, which have limited the acquisition of satellite imagery. To address this limitation, Prof. Huang and his team devised several strategies, including satellite image fusion, cloud removal, mobile sensing, and spatiotemporal big data analytics. In this presentation, Prof. Huang will describe these strategies and methods and highlight the advances they have made so far.

Prof. MA Peifeng

Research Assistant Professor, Institute of Space and Earth Information Science, CUHK

Prof. Peifeng Ma is currently a Research Assistant Professor, and will be a Vice-Chancellor Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Resource Management, CUHK. Dr Ma has published more than 40 articles. He is the deputy chief designer of the Golden Bauhinia satellite application systems. He has won the prestigious AXA Post-Doctoral Fellowship and the Young Talent Award from the National Remote Sensing Centre of China.

Radar Remote Sensing of Land Deformation and Early Warning of Geo-hazards for Sustainable Development

Land deformation under the combined effects of natural and anthropogenic activities is threatening infrastructural health and public safety. In this talk, Prof. Ma will discuss their work on the development of innovative radar remote sensing methods with deep learning analytics to monitor large-scale land deformation for early warning. Prof. Ma will highlight how it strongly supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and CUHK’s Strategic Plan 2021–2025.

Enquiries: InnoPort Team, ORKTS (innoport@cuhk.edu.hk; 3943 0475)