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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)
yxie@emich.edu, http://igre.emich.edu, http://www.emich.edu/geo/

I. EDUCATION:

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):

Li, S., Xie, Y*., Brown, D.G., Bai, B., Jinhua, J., & Judd, K., 2013. Spatial variability of the adaptation of grassland vegetation to climatic change in Inner Mongolia of China. Applied Geography. Published online: 22-JUN-2013, pp. 1-12, DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2013.05.008 (Impact Factor 3.01).

Zhang, A., Xie*, Y., 2013. A chaos-theory-based data-mining technique for image endmember extraction: Laypunov Index and Correlation Dimension (L&D). IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, in press (DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2013.2256790) (Impact Factor 2.895).

Liu, Y. and Xie*, Y. 2013. Measuring the dragging effect of natural resources on economic growth: evidence from a space-time panel filter modeling in China. Annuals of Association of American Geographers, Published online 13 May 2013 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00045608.2013.784108. (Impact Factor 2.110).

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V. PUBLICATIONS- II (Book, Book Chapter, Peer-reviewed Proceedings):

Sha. Z., Brown, D. G., Xie, Y., Welsh, W. F., 2012. Discriminating stocking rates in a typical grassland using in situ spectral reflectance data. Proceedings of Earth Observation and Remote Sensing Applications (EORSA), Shanghai, China, 2012 (EI indexed).

Li, S. and Xie, Y., 2012. Investigating spatiotemporal dynamics of grassland changes by using multi-temporal Landsat images: A case study in central Xilingol, China. Proceedings of Earth Observation and Remote Sensing Applications (EORSA), Shanghai, China, 2012 (EI indexed).

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).

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VI. GRANT AND RESEARCH ACTIVITIES:

Project Administrator, Wayne County U.S. History & Geography Project: Building Competence in U.S. History through the Use of Geographic Information Systems, 2013-2014, $200,000, funded by Michigan Department of Education - Title II Program.

Project Director, GIS Mapping System for Activity One B: Statewide Education Network for the 22i Technology Readiness Infrastructure, 2013, $48,000, funded by Michigan Department of Education - The 22i Grant, which supports implementation of online testing that will increase computer traffic to and from each k-12 building in the state.

Principal Investigator in Science, Investigating Climate Change and Remote Sensing (ICCARS), 2010 - 2013, $750,000, funded by US NASA.

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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

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