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Indiana State, Chinese Academy of Sciences further collaboration

May 10, 2016

The Center for Urban and Environmental Change at Indiana State University welcomed Linlin Lu, associate professor at Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in China, as part of its speakers series this spring.

Lu presented a speech on "Global Human Settlement Mapping from Satellite Imagery: Products and Applications" on March 10. About 30 graduate students and undergraduate students attended the seminar.This talk introduced the needs for global human settlement information in several application fields and reviewed several current global urban data products. Lu presented the framework, technology and preliminary products of CAS-JRC Global Human Settlement Layer (GHSL) mapping project and discussed possible applications of GHSL product in related fields such as urbanization analysis and disaster exposure mapping.

Lu's visit to campus also allowed her to meet with Qihao Weng, professor in the earth and environmental sciences department at Indiana State, and discuss current research and possible collaboration on human settlement mapping and assessment of urbanization impacts on environmental change and disaster damage assessment and exposure mapping.

Lu obtained Ph.D. degree in remote sensing from Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2009. In the same year, she joined RADI as an assistant professor. Her primary research area is environmental change analysis and disaster damage assessment with remote sensing and geographic information systems technology.

Weng was recognized this year as Distinguished Supervisor for Student Professional Development at Indiana State for the 2015-2016 academic year.

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Chinese Professor Linlin Lu came to campus to discuss current research and possible collaboration on human settlement mapping and assessment of urbanization impacts on environmental change and disaster damage assessment and exposure mapping.

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