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Dept. of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

  Phone: (852) 2766 5959
  Fax: (852) 2330 2994



Qihao Weng, a Foreign Member of The Academy of Europe (Academia Europaea), and a Fellow of IEEE, AAAS, AAG, ASPRS and AAIA, is currently a Chair Professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and worked as the Director of the Center for Urban and Environmental Change and a Professor of Geography at Indiana State University, 2001-2021, and a Senior Fellow at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration from 2008 to 2009. He received his Ph.D. degree in geography from the University of Georgia in 1999. Weng is the Lead of GEO Global Urban Observation and Information Initiative, 2012-2022, and an Editor-in-Chief of ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. Additionally, he serves as the Series Editor of Taylor & Francis Series in Remote Sensing Applications, and Taylor & Francis Series in Imaging Science. Weng has been the Organizer and Program Committee Chair of the biennial IEEE/ISPRS/GEO 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 from 2007 to 2010, and a panelist of U.S. DOE’s Cool Roofs Roadmap and Strategy in 2010.

Honors and Awards

  • 2024 AAG Wilbanks Prize for Transformational Research in Geography, American Association of Geographers. Link to AAG news release page.
  • 2024 Lifetime Achievement in Remote Sensing Award, Remote Sensing Specialty Group, American Association of Geographers.
  • 2021. Foreign Member, Academia Europaea (The Academy of Europe). Link to the member page.
  • 2021. Fellow. American Association of Geographers (AAG). Link to the AAG news release page.
  • 2021. Fellow, The Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (AAIA). Link to the fellow page.
  • 2021. John R. Jensen Distinguished Lecturer, AAG Remote Sensing Specialty Group.
  • 2021. Outstanding Service Award, AAG China Geography Specialty Group.
  • 2021. Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, 2021-2023.
  • 2020. Fellow, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS).
  • 2020 AAG Distinguished Scholarship Honors, American Association of Geographers (AAG). [Citation]
  • 2019. Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); honored for "his distinguished contributions to environmental geography, particularly for furthering understanding of urban environments and urbanization impacts through developing innovative methods and techniques of remote sensing."
  • 2019. JSPS Invitational Fellowship for Research in Japan (Short-term S[E], formerly known as "JSPS Award for Eminent Scientists"), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
  • 2019. Taylor and Francis Lifetime Achievement Award. [Citation]
  • 2018. Notable Alumnus of Minjiang University: received the title and gave a speech at the university’s 60th anniversary celebration, Oct 28, 2018.
  • 2018. Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), honored for "contributions to urban remote sensing".
  • 2018. Member, EU Academy of Sciences.
  • 2015. Willard and Ruby S. Miller Award, American Association of Geographers (AAG). [Citation]
  • 2015-2018: Distinguished Professor (Visiting), South China Normal University.
  • 2011. Outstanding Contributions Award in Remote Sensing, American Association of Geographers (AAG).
  • 2010. Erdas Award for Best Scientific Paper in Remote Sensing (1st place), ASPRS.
  • 2008. NASA Senior Fellowship Award, NASA.
  • 2006. Theodore Dreiser Distinguished Research and Creativity Award, Indiana State University.
  • 2005. Faculty Fellowship, Lilly Foundation, via Indiana State University.
  • 1999. Robert E. Altenhofen Memorial Scholarship Award, ASPRS.
  • 1998. Best Student Authored Paper Award, International Geographic Information Foundation.

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Remote Sensing E-learning Community for Digital Image Processing

To facilitate on-line and off-line learning and knowledge sharing, this website is created for sharing computer codes, algorithms, systems, products, and publications that support remote sensing observations and applications, digital image processing, and the extraction of geophysical and biophysical information. It is our hope that through co-learning, sharing, and collaborating, an e-community can be built among researchers, practitioners, teachers, and students, which is named: Remote Sensing E-community for Digital imaGe procESsing (RS-EDGES). By sharing codes, algorithms, products and publications, researchers will disseminate their results more efficiently and learners can save much precious time to avoid re-inventing the existing techniques and models. Furthermore, the collaboration and cooperation among researchers with similar interests can foster future inventions and discoveries.



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The Center for Urban and Environmental Change at Indian State University is an interdisciplinary research and outreach center in the College of Arts and Sciences. The Center focuses on studies of the causes, effects, and responses to environmental change in cities and urban/suburban areas. Programs and activities relate to both the science and the management of urban environmental change, including policy, regulation, technology, impact adaptation, mitigation, and remediation.


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An Introduction to Contemporary Remote Sensing (2012)Read more ...

Urban Remote Sensing, Second Edition (2018)


Remote Sensing and GIS Integration - Theories, Methods, and Applications (2009)

Remote Sensing of Impervious Surfaces (2007)


Urban Remote Sensing (2006)

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