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Dr. Yichun Xie - Director
YICHUN XIE, Ph.D.
Department of Geography and Geology
(205 Strong Hall) and
Institute for Geospatial Research and Education
(125 King Hall)
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
(734) 487-7588 (Tel), (734) 487-5394 (Fax)
email@example.com, http://igre.emich.edu, http://www.emich.edu/geo/
July 1994: Doctor of Philosophy in Geography
State University of New York at Buffalo
Concentrations: GIS, Urban Modeling in GIS Environment, Spatial Statistics
Jan. 1991: Master of Arts in Urban Studies / Urban Planning
The University of Akron
Concentrations: Urban and Regional Development, Urban Geography
July 1978: Diploma in Geography
Anhui Normal University (China)
Concentrations: Physical Geography, Regional Geography
II. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:
Sept. 2001 - present: Director, Institute for Geospatial Research and Education (IGRE), Eastern Michigan University.
Jan. 2005 - April. 08: Head, Department of Geography and Geology, Eastern Michigan University.
Sept. 1997 - Aug. 01: Director, Center for Environmental Information Technology & Application (CEITA), Eastern Michigan University.
Aug. 2001 - Present: Full Professor, Department of Geography and Geology, Eastern Michigan University.
Aug. 1996 - Aug. 01: Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Geology, Eastern Michigan University.
Aug. 1994 - May 97: GIS Program Coordinator, Institute for Community and Regional Development (ICARD), Eastern Michigan University.
Aug. 1994 - July 96: Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Geology, Eastern Michigan University.
Aug. 1991 - July 94: Research Assistant to Dr. Michael Batty, Director of National Center for Geographical Information & Analysis, State University of New York at Buffalo.
June 1989 - July 91: Data and GIS Analyst, Center for Urban Studies, The University of Akron.
June 1988 - May 89: Visiting Scholar, Department of Geography, The University of Akron.
June 1984 - May 88: Deputy Director of Regional Geography Division and Lecturer of Geography, Anhui Normal University, China.
III. MAJOR ACADEMIC AWARDS:
- NSF (National Science Foundation) ITEST (Innovative Technology Experience for Students and Teachers) PI (Principal Investigator) Emeritus Award, February 2010, US National Science Foundation.
- 2004 Distinguished Scholarship Award, American Association of Geographers Regional Development & Planning Specialty Group, American Association of Geographers Philadelphia Centennial Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, March 14-19, 2004.
- One-Hundred Researchers: Distinguished Overseas Scholar Award, 2003-2006, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
- 1999 Distinguished Faculty Scholarly/Creative Activity Award, Eastern Michigan University.
IV. PUBLICATIONS-I (Peer-reviewed Journal Articles):
Xie, Y., Sha, Z., Quantitative Analysis of Driving Factors of Grassland Degradation: A Case Study in Xilin River Basin, Inner Mongolia。 The Scientific World Journal，Volume 2012, Article ID 169724, 14 pages，DOI:10.1100/2012/169724
Ye, X., and Xie, Y., 2011. Re-examination of Zipf's Law and Urban Dynamic in China: A Regional Approach。The Annals of Regional Science, DOI 10.1007/s00168-011-0442-8
Xie, Y., Sha, Z., and Bai Y., 2010. Classifying historical remotely sensed imagery using a tempo-spatial feature evolution (T-SFE) model. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 65: 182-190.
V. PUBLICATIONS- II (Book, Book Chapter, Peer-reviewed Proceedings):
Li, S., Xie, Y., and Meng, L., 2011. Monitoring Land Cover Changes In Hulun Buir By Using Object-Oriented Method, Proceedings of International Workshop on the Analysis of Multi-temporal Remote Sensing Images, University of Trento - Italy, 12 July 2011 (EI indexed).
Xie, Y. and Yang, X. 2011. Agent-based urban modeling - simulating urban growth and subsequent landscape change in Suzhou, China. In: Xiaojun Yang (ed), Urban Remote Sensing: Monitoring, synthesis and modelling in the urban environment, Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, NJ., pp. 347 - 355.
Sha, Z. and Xie, Y. 2010. A Supervised Spectral Substratum Classifier to Classify Images With Fuzzy Memberships. In: Wagner, W., Székely, B. (eds.): ISPRS TC VII Symposium - 100 Years ISPRS Proceedings, IAPRS, Vol. XXXVIII, Part 7A, Vienna, Austria, July 5-7, 2010.
VI. GRANT AND RESEARCH ACTIVITIES:
Institutional Principal Investigator, Investigating Climate Change and Remote Sensing (ICCARS), 2010 - 2012, $274,586, funded by US NASA.
Project Administrator and Co-PI, Hyperspectral Remote Sensing and Science-Based Management of Invasive Species in the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, 2010 - 2012, $500,000, funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Project Administrator and Co-PI, Coupled Remote Sensing and Biological Monitoring of Invasive Plant Species and Their Impacts on the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge (CRSBM-DRIWR), 2009-2011, $633,350, funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
VII. CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT:
1.New Graduate and Undergraduate Programs
I, as the principal professor, have developed the following new programs at Eastern Michigan University. I conducted the market needs analyses, wrote the proposals, developed most of the syllabi, and obtained the approvals from various committees at the department, the college, and the university levels. These new programs include,
- GIS Concentration in Doctoral Degree of Technology
- MS Degree Program of Geographic Information System
- Graduate Certificate Program for GIS Professionals
- Graduate Certificate Program for GIS Educators (Online)
- GIS Undergraduate Minor Program
2.Ph.D. Supervising Committees
I have served in Ph.D. supervising committees in several institutions, including,
- College of Education, and College of Technology, Eastern Michigan University
- Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
- Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
3.Supervision of Ph.D. Dissertation, Master Thesis, and Post-doctor Fellows
Ph.D.: Cheryl Hanewicz, Utah Valley State College; John Bayerl, Michigan Dearborn School District; Zhanli Sun, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Arwa Al-Madan, Eastern Michigan U.
M.S.: Anthony Bedogne, Washtenaw County Department of Information Technology; Rugui Chen, Consulting Engineering Associates, Detroit; Zuojiang Fan, L-3 Communication (Titan Group), San Francisco; David Harris, Washtenaw County Department of Information Technology; Li Wu, George Mason University; Le Xu, Toledo University; Xinyue Ye, Balling Green University, California; Ling Zhang, Davis Demographics & Planning, Inc., Riverside, CA.
Post-doctor Scholar Sponsor: Aimin Fan, University of Windsor, Canada; Min Ji, Shandong Science & Technology University, China; Xianhua Liu, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Ting Ma, Zhangbao Ma, Eastern Michigan University; Zongyao Sha, Wuhan University; Zhanli Sun, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Lei Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Qiang Zhou, MWH Global, California.
VIII. INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS AND OTHER ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES:
- Co-Editor, Journal of Plant Ecology, since 2007.
- Co-Editor, Annals of GIS, since 2008.
- Advisory board member, the Geographic Information Science and Technology Body of Knowledge