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Dr. Le Wang

Professor of Geography
National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis
110 Wilkerson Quad.
Department of Geography
The State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14261
Tel: 716-645-0474 Fax: 716-645-2329
Email: lewang@buffalo.edu

   
 
Education
  • 1999-2003 Ph.D., Environmental Science, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1996-1999 M.S., Remote Sensing, Peking University, Beijing, China
  • 1992-1996 B.E., Remote Sensing, Wuhan Technical University of Surveying and Mapping, Wuhan, China
Positions and Employment
  • 2016 - present: Professor, Department of Geography, The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 2016- present: Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Geography, The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 2009- 2016: Associate Professor, Department of Geography, The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 2009- 2012: Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Geography, The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 2007- 2009: Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 2003 - 2007 Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Texas State University - San Marcos
  • 2002 -2003 Adjunct Professor, San Joaquin Delta College, California
Funded Projects
Refereed Journal Articles (*designates my advisee)
  1. Wang, L., C Shi, C Diao, W Ji, D Yin,2016.A survey of methods incorporating spatial information in image classification and spectral unmixing,International Journal of Remote Sensing 37 (16), 3870-3910.
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  3. Yin,D.*,L. Wang. 2016. How to assess the accuracy of the individual tree-based forest inventory derived from remotely sensed data: a review. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 37 (19), 4521-4553
  4. Diao,C.*,L. Wang. 2016. Incorporating plant phenological trajectory in exotic saltcedar detection with monthly time series of Landsat imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment, 7(5): 466-475.
  5. Shi, C.*., L. Wang. 2016. Linear Spatial Spectral Unmixing Model, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing , 54(6),3599-3611.
  6. Diao,C.*,L. Wang. 2016. Temporal partial unmixing of exotic salt cedar using Landsat time series, Remote Sensing Letters, 7(5): 466-475.
  7. Ji,W.*,L. Wang. 2016. Phenology-guided saltcedar (Tamarix spp.) mapping using Landsat TM images in western U.S. Remote Sensing of Environment 173(2):29-38.
  8. Wang, L., D. Yin, 2015. Patch Metrics, The International Encyclopedia of Geography, People, Earth, Environment, and Technology (Editor: Michael GoodChild).
  9. Ji,W.*,L. Wang. 2015. Discriminating saltcedar (Tamarix ramosissima) from sparsely distributed cottonwood (Populus euphratica) using summer season satellite image, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 81(10):29-39.
  10. Luo,H.*,L. Wang. 2015. Development of a multi-scale object-based shadow detection method for high spatial resolution image. Remote Sensing Letters, 6(1):59-68.
  11. Xun,L.*,L. Wang. 2015. A new Object-SVM method for mapping Saltcedar (Tamarisk spp.) with QuickBird imagery. GIScience and Remote Sensing. 52(3):1-17
  12. Peng,F.F.*,L. Wang, J.Y. Gong, and H.Y. Wu. 2015. Stereo Image Retrieval with Features Obtained from Stereo-Extracted DSMs and Orthoimages. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 8(2):800-815.
  13. Tian,J*,L. Wang, 2015. Sub-footprint analysis to uncover tree height variation using ICESat/GLAS, International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 35(3):284-293.
  14. Silvan,J*,L. Wang, 2014. On quantifying post-classification subpixel fractional changes, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing, 98(12):94-105
  15. Tai, X*.,L. Wang,2014. Develop an Ensemble Support Vector Data Description Method for Improving Invasive Tamarisk Mapping at Regional Scale, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 35(19):7030-7045.
  16. Wang, L., S. Zhang.2014. Incorporation of texture information in a SVM method for classifying Saltcedar in Western China, Remote Sensing Letters, 5(6): 501-510.
  17. Shi, C.*., L. Wang. 2014. Incorporating spatial information in spectral unmixing: A review, Remote Sensing of Environment, 149 (2014):70-87.
  18. Diao, C.*, L. Wang. 2014. Development of an Invasive Species Distribution Model with Fine-Resolution Remote Sensing, International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation,30(8):65-75.
  19. Li, D.R., Y. Yao, Z. Shao, L. Wang. 2014. From Digital Earth to Smart Earth, Chinese Science Bulletin, 59(8):722-733.
  20. Yang, J., C. Huang, Z, Zhang, L. Wang. 2014. The temporal trend of urban green space coverage in major Chinese cities between 1990 and 2010, Urban forestry and urban greening, 13(1):19-27.
  21. Frazier, A.*, L. Wang, J. Chen. 2014. Two new hyperspectral indices for comparing vegetation chlorophyll content, Geo-spatial Information Science , 17(1):17-25.
  22. Wang, L., J.Silvan, J. Yang, A. Frazier. 2013. Invasive Saltcedar spread mapping using multi-resolution remote sensing data, Professional Geographer 65(1)1-15.
  23. Li, N., X.F. Huang, F. Zhang, L. Wang. 2013. Registration of Aerial Image and Lidar Data in Desert Areas Using the Centroids of Bushes as Control Information´╝î photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 79(8):743-752.
  24. Rogerson, P., L. Wang.2013. Research note: simple scan tests for spatial clustering on a square lattice, Geographical Analysis.45(2):202-211.
  25. Hu, S.G.,L.Wang, 2013. Automated urban land use classification with remote sensing, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 34(3):790-803.
  26. Frazier, A.*, L. Wang, 2013. Modeling landscape structure response across a gradient of land cover intensity, Landscape Ecology, 28(2):233-246.
  27. Hu, S.G., Q.M. Cheng, L. Wang, D.Y., Xu. 2013. Modeling land price distribution using IDW interpolation and fractal filtering method, Landscape and Urban Planning, 110(2):25-35
  28. Hu, S.G., Q.M. Cheng, L.Wang.2012. Characterization of Urban Residential Land Price in space and time, Applied Geography, 34:161-1170.
  29. Meng,X.L.*, N. Currit, L.Wang, X. Yang. 2012. Detect residential buildings directly from lidar and aerial photographs through object-oriented land-use classification, Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 78(1):35-44
  30. Frazier, A.*, L. Wang, 2011. Characterizing spatial patterns of invasive species using sub-pixel classifications, Remote Sensing of Environment, 115(8),1997-2007.pdf
  31. Silvan, J.*, L. Wang. 2011 Extraction of buildings footprint from LiDAR altimetry data with the hermite transform, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, (6718) 314-321.
  32. Wang, L., C. Wu. 2010. Preface: Population estimation using remote sensing and GIS technologies, International Journal of Remote Sensing,31(21):5569-5570.pdf
  33. Silvan. J.*, L.Wang. 2010. Fully constrained linear spectral unmixing: analytic solution using fuzzy sets, IEEE Trans. on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 48(11):3992-4002.pdf
  34. Deng, C., C. Wu, L. Wang. 2010. Improving Housing Unit Method for Small Area Population Estimation Using Remote Sensing and GIS Information, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 31(21):5673-5688.4.pdf
  35. Silvan. J.*, L.Wang, P. Rogerson, C. Wu, T. Feng, B. Kamphaus. 2010. Assessing fine spatial resolution remote sensing for small area population estimation, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 31(21):5605-5634.pdf
  36. Silvan. J.*, L.Wang. 2010. Retrieval of subpixel Tamarix canopy cover from Landsat data along the Forgotten River using linear and nonlinear spectral mixture models, Remote Sensing of Environment, 114, 1777-1790.pdf
  37. Wang,L.. 2010. A multi-scale approach for delineating individual tree-Crowns with very-high resolution imagery, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing,76(4):371-378.pdf
  38. Huang, X., L. Zhang, L.Wang. 2009. Evaluation of Morphological Texture Features for Mangrove Forest Mapping and Species Discrimination Using Multispectral IKONOS Imagery, IEEE Geoscience and remote sensing letters, 6(3), 393-397.pdf
  39. Meng, X.*, L. Wang, N. Currit. 2009. Morphology-based building detection from airborne lidar data, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 75(4):437-442.pdf
  40. Wang, L., J. Chen, P. Gong, H.Shimazaki, M. Tamura.2009. Land cover change detection with a cross-correlogram spectral matching algorithm, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 30(12):3259-3273.pdf
  41. Meng, X.*, L. Wang, J. Silvan, N. Currit. 2009. A multi-directional ground filtering algorithm for airborne LIDAR. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing, 64(1):117-124pdf
  42. Wu, S.*, X. Qiu, L. Usery and L. Wang..2009. Using geometrical, textural, and contextual information of land parcels for classification of detailed urban land use, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 99(1):1-23.pdf
  43. Wang, L., and W. Sousa. 2009. Distinguishing mangrove species with laboratory measurements of hyperspectral leaf reflectance, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 30(5):1267-1281.pdf
  44. Silvan J.*, L. Wang, F.B. Zhan. 2009. Representing geographical objects with scale-induced indeterminate boundaries: A neural network-based data model, International Journal of Geographic Information Science, 23(3):295-318.pdf
  45. Cao, X., J. Chen, B. Matsushita, H. Imura, L. Wang.. 2009. An Automatic Method for Burn Scar Mapping Using Support Vector Machines, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 30(3):577-594.pdf
  46. Wang, L., J. Silvan, and W. Sousa. 2008.Neural network classification of mangrove species from multiseasonal IKONOS imagery, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 74(7): 921-927.pdf
  47. Tang, J.M.*, L. Wang., Z. Yao. 2008. Analyses of urban landscape dynamics using multi-temporal satellite images: A comparison of two petroleum-oriented cities. Landscape and Urban Planning, 87(4):269-278pdf
  48. Silvan J.*, L. Wang .2008.Sub-pixel confusion-uncertainty matrix for assessing soft classifications, Remote Sensing of Environment, 112(3):1081-1095.pdf
  49. Wang, L., X. Cao, J. Chen. 2008. ISVR: An improved synthetic variable ratio method for image fusion, Geocarto International, 23(2): 155-165.pdf
  50. Wu, S.*, L. Wang, and X. Qiu. 2008. Incorporating GIS building data and census housing statistics for sub-block-level population estimation, Professional Geographers, 60(1): 121-135.pdf
  51. Myint, S.W., C.P. Giri, L. Wang., Z. Zhu, and S. Gillette, 2008. Identifying mangrove species and their surrounding land use and land cover classes using an object oriented approach with a lacunarity spatial measure, GIScience and Remote Sensing, 45(2): 188-208.pdf
  52. Wu, S.*, J. Silvan, and L. Wang. 2007. Per-field land use classification based on tax parcel boundaries, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 28(12): 2777-2801.pdf
  53. Tang, J.M.*, L.Wang, and S. Myint. 2007. Improving urban classification through fuzzy supervised classification and spectral mixture analysis, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 28(18): 4047-4063.pdf
  54. Zhang, Y.M., J. Chen, L. Wang, X. Wang, and Z.Gu. 2007. Mapping biological soil crust in the Gurbantunggut Desert, China with TM imagery. Journal of Arid Environments, 68(4): 599-610.pdf
  55. Tang, J.M.*, L. Wang, and Z.J. Yao. 2007. Spatial-temporal urban landscape change analysis using markov chain and modified generic algorithm, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 28(15): 3255-3271.pdf
  56. Myint, S.W. and L. Wang, 2006. Multi-criteria Decision Approach for Land Use Land Cover Change Using Markov Chain Analysis and Cellular Automata Approach, Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 32(6): 390-404.
  57. Wu, S.*, X. Qiu and L. Wang. 2006. Using Semi-variance Image Texture Statistics to Model Population Densities, Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 33(2): 127-140.pdf
  58. Tang, J.M.*, L. Wang, and Z.J. Yao. 2006. Analyzing spatial fragmentation of urban sprawl from multi-temporal satellite images: a case study of Daqing City, China. GIScience & Remote Sensing, 43(3): 218-232. pdf
  59. Silvan, J.M*, and L. Wang. 2006. A Multi-resolution approach for filtering LiDAR altimetry data, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 61(1): 11-22.pdf
  60. Wu, S.*, B. Xu. and L. Wang. 2006. Urban land use classification using variogram-based analysis with an aerial photograph, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 72(7): 813-822.pdf
  61. Tang, J.M.*, L. Wang, and S.W. Zhang. 2005. Investigating landscape pattern and its dynamics in 1990-2000 of Daqing, China using remote sensing and GIS. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 26: 2259-2280.pdf
  62. Chen, J., Y.M. Zhang., L. Wang, H. Shimazakia, and M. Tamura. 2005. A new index for mapping lichen dominated biological soil crusts in desert areas. Remote Sensing of Environment 96: 165-175.pdf
  63. Wu, S.*, X. Qiu, and L. Wang. 2005. Population estimation methods in GIS and remote sensing: a review. GIScience and Remote Sensing 42: 58-74.pdf
  64. Wang, L., W. Sousa, and P. Gong. 2004. Integration of object-based and pixel-based classification for mangrove mapping with IKONOS imagery, International Journal of Remote Sensing 25(24): 5655-5668.(the #1 mostly downloaded paper in 2005 with IJRS).pdf
  65. Wang, L., W. Sousa, P. Gong, G.S. Biging. 2004. Comparison of IKONOS and QuickBird images for mapping mangrove species on the Caribbean coast of Panama, Remote Sensing of Environment 91(3-4): 432-440 (the #22 mostly downloaded paper in 2004 with RSE).pdf
  66. Wang, L., P. Gong, and G.S. Biging. 2004. Individual tree crown delineation and treetop detection in high-spatial resolution aerial imagery, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 70(3): 351-357.pdf

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Awards and Honors
  • 2010 Service of Excellence Individual Award, the Annual Conference of the International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Sciences (CPGIS), Beijing, China
  • 2010 Third place, John I. Davidson President's Award for Practical Papers, American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)
  • 2008 Early Career Award, Remote Sensing Specialty Group - The Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 2004 ESRI Young Scholar Award, The University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) Summer Assembly, College Park, Maryland
  • 2003 Best Student Paper Award, Remote Sensing Specialty Group - The Association of American Geographers - 99th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 2002 Excellent Poster Award, the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) Summer Assembly, Athens, Georgia
  • 2002 Best Paper Award, the Annual Conference of the International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Science (CPGIS), Nanjing, China
  • 2001 CPGIS Best Service Group Award, the Annual Conference of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Science (CPGIS), Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2000 United States Geological Survey Scholar, the First International Conference on Geographic Information Science, Savannah, Georgia
  • 1996 Outstanding Undergraduate Student, Wuhan Technical University of Surveying and Mapping, Wuhan, China

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Courses Taught at SUNY Buffalo
  • GEO 120: Maps:Earth from Above
  • GEO 381: Cartography
  • GEO 483/553: Remote Sensing
  • GEO 501: Research Design
  • GEO 503: Advanced Topics in Remote Sensing
  • GEO 653: Advanced Remote Sensing
Courses Taught at Texas State University - San Marcos
  • GEO 3416: Principle of Remote Sensing
  • GEO 4412: Digital Image Processing
  • GEO 5415: Geographic Application of Remote Sensing
  • GEO 7316: Remote Sensing and the Environment
  • GEO 7319: Digital Terrain Modeling
  • GEO 7366: Advanced Topics on Remote Sensing
Courses Taught at San Joaquin Delta College
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Courses Taught at U.C. Berkeley
  • Introduction to Web-GIS, at U.C. Berkeley
  • ESPM 172: Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

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Professional Service and Affiliations
  • 2014-present: Editor, International Journal of Remote Sensing
  • 2015-2017: Chair, the remote sensing specialty group, the Association of American Geographers (AAG)
  • 2013-2015: Vice Chair, the remote sensing specialty group, the Association of American Geographers (AAG)
  • 2005-2006: President, the International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Science
  • 2005-2010,BOD member, the International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Science
  • 2007-present Reviewer, National Science Foundation
  • 2001-present Reviewer, Remote Sensing of Environment, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, The Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Urban Environment & Planning A, the Professional Geographer, Geocarto International, Geographic Information Science, Environment Management.
  • Member, the Association of American Geographers, the American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing, the International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Science

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