My Fall 2024 Office Hours: Fridays: 10:00 - 11: 30 a.m., largely through Zoom; In-person meetings possible upon request.

This is my web home for professional activities. Please feel free to navigate this site to learn more about my teaching, research, and professional activities.

My book Urban Remote Sensing (1st edn) was published by John Wiley & Sons in 2011. This book has been translated into Chinese, and was published by China's Higher Education Press on September 1, 2015. The Chinese version received one of the 2015 Best Imported Book Awards given by China Press Association. After ten years of this publication, I am pleased to announce the release of the second edition of Urban Remote Sensing (John Wiley & Sons, 2022). Information on my other book projects is posted here.

Some of my representative peer-reviewed journal articles can be found from here.  Here are two being recently published:    

Lai, F. and Yang, X. 2022. Improving Land Cover Mapping over a Large Coastal City through Stacked Generalization with Filtered Training Samples. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 88(7): 451-459 (Corresponding author)|Winner of the 2023 ESRI Award for Best Scientific Paper in GIS given by American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). 

Zhang, F. and Yang, X. 2020. Improving Land Cover Classification in an Urbanized Coastal Area by Random Forests: The Role of Variable Selection. Remote Sensing of Environment, Https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2020.112105 (Impact Factor for 2022 = 13.5/corresponding author). 

I will teach two courses in Fall 2024: Introduction to Remote Sensing and GIS for Environmental Analysis and Modeling. More information can be found from here.

I am a tenured Full Professor in the department of Geography at the Florida State University. My research centers on the development of remote sensing and geospatial analytical technologies with applications to support the geographic inquiries in urban and environmental domails. Specifically, my research interests include but are not limited to the following major areas:

  • Remote sensing and machine learning
  • Spatial data science: GIS-based spatial analysis,modeling & visualization
  • Urban ecology, land change science & ecological sustainability
  • Coastal ecosystems & watershed modeling
  • Applied geomorphology & geo-hazards
  • China

I recently begin a new appointment to direct the M.S. in Geographic Information Science (MSGIS) program for the period of Summer 2022-Spring 2025. I was the author for a proposal to establish the MSGIS program within FSU in 2005. Other active services include the appointment as an editorial board member for several SCI-indexed journals.

Vancouver, Canada, April 17, 2010

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Xiaojun Yang
Department of Geography
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL32306-2190, U.S.A.
Tel: 850-644-1706 (Main Office)
Fax: 850-644-5913
Email: xyang@fsu.edu
URL: Http://myweb.fsu.edu/xyang


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