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IGRE Staff & Employee Consultant

Dr.Yichun Xie - Director
Yichun Xie is Professor of Geography and Founding Director of Institute for Geospatial Research and Education at Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, USA. His research interest focuses on Geographic Information Science, ecological modeling, environmental studies, spatial analysis and statistics, and dynamic urban modeling. Dr. Xie is the author (or editor) of 5 books and over 100 peer-reviewed publications, including a good number of articles in prestigious journals, i.e. Global Environmental Change, Biogeography, Ecography, Annuals of Association of American Geographers, Applied Geography, Landscape Ecology, Environmental Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Energy Economics, International Journal of Geographic Information Science, etc. Moreover, Dr. Xie has served as principal or co-principal investigators over 45 large research or applied research projects sponsored by NSF, NASA, NOAA, USEPA, and USGS. A dozen of these grants have the funding amount over half a million dollars each. He is recipient of Distinguished Research Professor of Eastern Michigan University in 2000, One Hundred Distinguished Overseas Scholars from Chinese Academy of Sciences during 2003-2006, and Super-Professor Recognition at Eastern Michigan University in 2013.

Dr. Xie is also a distinguished GIS/T educator, serving as principal investigators for a dozen significant educational programs, including, GIS/T Resources and Applications for Career Education (GRACE) (NSF ITEST - Innovative Technology Experience for Students and Teachers – Program) , Investigating Climate Change and Remote Sensing (ICCARS) project (NASA Education Cooperative Program), Mayor's Youth Technology Corps Project (MYTC) (NSF ITEST), Virtual Immersion in Science Inquiry for Teachers Project (VISIT) (NSF Teacher Enhancement Program), and Work/Site Alliance: Community Based GIS Education Project (NSF Advanced Technology Education Program). He is recipient of NSF ITEST Principal Investigator Emeritus Award in 2010.


Phone: 734-487-7588

Mike Dueweke - Institute Manager

Institute, Lab, Equipment and Student Manager, B.A. in Geology, 23 years prior management experience in Environmental Consulting, Insurance and Petroleum Exploration. 


Phone: 734-487-8487

Xiaolin Luo - Senior GIS Specialist
Senior Developer / GIS Specialist, Oracle DBA, MS. in Geographical Information System.


Phone: 734-487- 5396

Employee Consultant


Lishen Mao - Office Assistant

Office Assistant, he is currently a graduate student in Geology and Geography department, he had a bachelor degree in computer science department from Eastern Michigan University; 


Phone: (734)604-6242