CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Zhiyong Hu

Ph.D. & Associate Professor in GIS

Department of Environmental Studies

University of West Florida

11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514

Email: zhu@uwf.edu   Tel: (850) 474-3494     Fax: (850) 857-6036

 

 

SPECIALTIES

Dr. Zhiyong Hu specializes in applications of geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, spatial analysis and modeling in urban land use/cover dynamics, environmental studies, natural resources, and environmental health.

 

EDUCATION

2000-2004       Ph.D., Geography                                           University of Georgia, Athens,GA

1992-1995       Master of Science, Geology                            Northeastern University, China

1988-1992       Bachelor of Science, Geology                        Northeastern University, China

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2004 –             Assistant Professor/Associate Professor         University of West Florida

2002 – 2004    Teaching Assistant                                          University of Georgia

2000 – 2002    Research Assistant                                          University of Georgia

1997 – 2000    Research Assistant                                          Institute of Geography

Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

1995 – 1997    Certified Engineer                                          Surveying & Mapping Inc.,

                                                                                                Shenyang, China

 

MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Association of American Geographers (AAG)

American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (ASPRS)

 

TEACHING

 

TEACHING AWARD

2008-2009       University of West Florida Faculty Excellence in Teaching & Advising.

 

COURSES

GEA4990/5990           Geography of China

EVR6930                    Special Topics in Environmental Studies

GEO4164/5165           Geostatistics                           

GEO4905/6905           Directed Study

GIS3015                     Cartographic Skills

GIS4035                     Photo Interpretation & Remote Sensing

GIS4036/5039            Applications in Remote Sensing

GIS4043                     Intro GIS                                  

GIS4048/5100            Applications in GIS

GIS4102/5103            GIS Programming                                                                          

GIS4930/5935            Special Topics in GIS               

GIS6110                     Advanced Topics in GIS       

GIS4944/5945            GIS Internship

 

RESEARCH

 

FEATURED RESEARCH

Heart disease in the air, by Jane Beitler, in Sensing Our Planet: NASA Earth Science Research Features 2010, pp 48-51.

URL:  http://nasadaacs.eos.nasa.gov/pdf/2010/Heart_disease_in_the_air.pdf

 

Invited book chapter

1.      Hu, Z.   (Manuscript in preparation). GIS for location intelligence in business analytics.   J. Wang, Encyclopedia of Business Analytics and Optimization. To be published by IGI Global.

2.      Hu, Z., Liebens, J., & Rao, K.R. (2011). Merging satellite measurement with ground-based air quality monitoring data to assess health effects of fine particulate matter pollution. In J. Maantay & S. McLafferty (Eds.), Geospatial Analysis of Environmental Health. Springer Verlag.  pp. 395-409. 

 

Journal ARTICLES

1.      Hu, Z. (Manuscript in preparation). Nighttime light and sea turtle false nesting: a remote sensing and GIS perspective.  To be submitted to International Journal of Remote Sensing.

2.      Bi, T., Hu, Z., and Jin, C., 2010. Research on the spatial association between ore deposits and fractures. Geology and Resources, 19(2).

3.      Hu, Z., Rao, K.R., 2009. Particulate air pollution and chronic ischemic heart disease in the eastern United States: a county level ecological study using satellite aerosol data. Environmental Health, 8:26.

4.      Hu, Z., 2009. Spatial analysis of MODIS aerosol optical depth, PM2.5, and chronic coronary heart disease. International Journal of Health Geographics, 8:27.

5.      Hu, Z., Liebens, J., and Rao, K. R., 2008. Linking stroke mortality with air pollution, income, and greenness in northwest Florida: an ecological geographical study. International Journal of Health Geographics, 7-20.

6.      Hu, Z., and Lo, C. P., 2007. Modeling urban growth in Atlanta using logistic regression.  Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 31-6.

7.      Hu, Z., 2007. Using NDVI differencing and temporal logic to enhance the ISODATA classification in an urban environment, GIScience & Remote Sensing, 44-1.

8.      Hu, Z., He, J., and Ke, Z., 2001. Voronoi model of geographic space image schemata. Journal of Scientia Geographica Sinica, 21(2).

9.      Hu, Z., and He, J., 2000. Strategies for distributed geographic information sharing. Computer Engineering and Applications, 36 (12).

10.  He, J., Hu, Z., Z. Ye, H. Li, and J. Wang, 2000. Digital Earth, virtual  reality and  urban seismic disaster simulation. The Journal of Chinese Geography, 10(2).

 

Proceedings

11.  Hu, Z, 2009. Quantitative evaluation of satellite aerosol data for mapping fine particulate air pollution in the conterminous United States. The 24th International Cartography Conference, 15-21 November, 2009, Santiago, Chile.

12.  Hu, Z., J. Liebens, and K. R. Rao, 2008. Assessing heath effects of aerosol particles using MODIS AOD remote sensing data.”  Proceedings of the 31st International Geographical Congress. Tunis, Tunisia, August 2008.

13.  Hu, Z., J. Liebens, and K. R. Rao, 2007. Exploring relationship between asthma and air pollution: a geospatial methodology using dasymetric mapping, GIS analysis and spatial statistics. Geoinformatics 2007: Geospatial Information Science. Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 6753, 67532T. SPIE: The International Society for Optical Engineering.

14.  Hu, Z., 2006. Multi-spectral image classification using SVM for intelligent satellite sensor systems. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Future Intelligent Earth Observing Satellites, FIEOS’06, Beijing, China.

15.  Hu, Z., 2005. Stochastic Modeling of Land Use Dynamics in Atlanta, Georgia. Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers (SEDAAG’05), West Palm Beach, November 2005.

16.  Hu, Z., 2004. Mapping land use/cover changes from Landsat Thematic Mapper images: a new approach to accuracy enhancement.  Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers, SEDAAG’04, Biloxi, Mississippi, November 21-23, 2004.

17.  He, J., Z. Hu, Z. Ye, H. Li, and J. Wang, 2000. Computer virtual reality for urban seismic disaster simulation. 2nd Multi-lateral Workshop on Development of Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Mitigation Technologies and Their Integration for the Asia-Pacific Region, Kobe, Japan, March 1-2, 2000.

 

TECHNICAL REPORTS

1.      Hu Z., and Rao, K. R., 07/2009. Integration of Health Outcome, Air pollution, and Socio economic Data in Northwest Florida: A Component of the PERCH Project. Final Report to the U.S. EPA, July 2006-June 2009.

2.      Hu Z., and Rao, K. R., 02/2009. Integration of Health Outcome, Air pollution, and Socio-economic Data in Northwest Florida: The potential of using satellite sensed aerosol optical depth data as an air quality indicator to assess health effects of air pollution. A Component of the PERCH Project. Semiannual Report to the US EPA, July 1 to December 31, 2008.

3.      Hu Z., and Rao, K. R., 07/2008. Integration of Health Outcome, Air pollution, and Socio-economic Data in Northwest Florida: A Component of the PERCH Project. Semi-annual Report to the U.S. EPA, January 1 – June 30, 2008.

4.      Hu Z., and Rao, K. R., 02/2008. Integration of Health Outcome, Air pollution, and Socio-economic Data in Northwest Florida: Air Pollution and Stroke Mortality. A Component of the PERCH Project. Semiannual Report to the U.S. EPA, July 1 to December 31, 2007.

5.      Hu Z., and Rao, K. R., 07/2007. Integration of Health Outcome, Air pollution, and Socio-economic Data in Northwest Florida: Respiratory/Cardiovascular Diseases, Air Pollution, and Socio-economic Status. A Component of the PERCH Project. Semiannual Report to the U.S. EPA, January 1 to June 30, 2007.

6.      Hu Z., and Rao, K. R., 01/2007. Integration of Health Outcome, Air pollution, and Socio-economic Data in Northwest Florida: Environment and Disease Mapping and Preliminary Spatial Analysis. A Component of the PERCH Project. Semiannual Report to the U.S. EPA, July 1 to December 31, 2006.

 

PRESENTATIONS AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS

2010    Hu, Z. Modeling spatial varying relationship between aerosol optical depth and PM2.5 concentration incorporating multiple meteorological parameters. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Washington DC, 2010.

2010    Baldwin, K.  Hu, Z., Waldron, J.  GIS in Monitoring Storm Systems along the Gulf Coast. Scholars of Engineering, Applied Sciences & Technology Annual Research Symposium (SEASTARS), University of West Florida, April 15, 2010.

2010    *Bi, T., Hu, Z. (submitted). Applying GIS and spatial Ssatistics to link DUI arrests and alcohol retailers. The 2nd Conference on Environmental Science and Information Application (ESIAT 2010), July 2010, Wuhan, China.

2009    Hu,Z. Quantitative evaluation of satellite aerosol data for mapping fine particulate air pollution in the conterminous united states. The 24th International Cartography Conference, 15-21 November, 2009, Santiago, Chile.

2009    Evaluating the relationship between low birth weight and air pollution using satellite data.”  Annual meeting of the Association of American   Geographers, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2009.

2008    “Assessing heath effect of aerosol particles using MODIS AOD remote sensing data.”  The 31st International Geographical Congress. Tunis, Tunisia. August 2008.

2008    “Extraction of particulate matter surface from MODIS Data for linking stroke mortality with air pollution in Northwest Florida.” Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Boston, MA, 2008.

2007    “Exploring relationship between asthma and air pollution: a geospatial methodology using dasymetric mapping, GIS analysis and spatial statistics.” The 15th International Conference on Geoinformatics, Nanjing, China, 2007.

2007    “Wavelet-transformation-based remotely sensed image fusion for landscape change detection.”  Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, California,  2007.

2006    “Linkage of stroke rate and particulate matter in Florida using GIS and spatial statistic.” Annual  meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, Illinois, 2006.

2006    “Multi-spectral image classification using Support Vector Machine for intelligent satellite sensor  systems.” The Third International Symposium on Future Intelligent Earth Observing Satellites (FIEOS’06). Beijing, China, 2006.

2005    “Stochastic modeling of land use dynamics in Atlanta, Georgia.” Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers, West Palm Beach, Florida, November 2005.

2005    “Using spatial logistic regression, remote sensing and GIS to model urban growth”, Annual Meeting of the Association of Geographers, Dever, Colorado, 2005.

2004    “Mapping land use/cover changes from Landsat Thematic Mapper images: a new approach to accuracy enhancement.”  Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers, Biloxi, Mississippi, November 2004.

2004    “Land use/cover change detection from satellite images: How to improve the accuracy?” Annual Meeting of Georgia Academy of Sciences, Berry, Georgia, 2004.

2004    “Modeling Urban Sprawl in the Atlanta, Georgia Metropolitan Area”, Centennial Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2004.

 

PRESENTATIONS TO GOVERNMENT

2008    “Remote sensing of air quality and Bayesian hierarchical modeling of relationship between air pollution and disease.” Division of Environmental Health, Florida Department of Health, March 31, 2008.

2007    “Integration of health outcome, air pollution, and socio-economic data in Northwest Florida.” U.S. EPA, Atlanta, July 30, 2007.

 

INVITED TALK AT COLLOQUIUM

2010    Hu, Z. Geographically weighted regression. Department of Mathematics University of West Florida Colloquium Series, April 23, 2010.

2008       Linking pixels and people: assessing health effects of particulate matter using MODIS aerosol data.” Department of Environmental Studies, University of West Florida colloquium series, October 6, 2008.

2008    “Spatial associations between air emissions and health outcomes.” Department of Mathematics University of West Florida Colloquium Series, March 28, 2008.

2004       “GIS, remote sensing and urban growth modeling.” Department of Mathematics University of West Florida Colloquium Series, April 2004.

 

 

SERVICE

 

CAMPUS

2012-     Member, College of Arts and Science Council.

2012-     Member, CAS Curriculum and Planning Committee

2009.7-  Co-op advisor, Department of Environmental Studies.

2009.7- , Interim Graduate Coordinator, Department of Environmental Studies.

2008-09, Member, Physical Geography Faculty Position Search Committee.

2008-09, Member, GIS Coordinator Position Search Committee.

2007-08, Member, Physical Geography Faculty Position Search Committee.

2007-08, Member, GIS Analyst/Data Facilitator Position Search Committee.

2006 –,    Member, University Planning Council, University of West Florida.

2004-  ,   Coordinator, GIS Certificate Program, University of West Florida.

2004-05, Member, Hydrology Faculty Position Search Committee.

2004-05, Member, Physical Geography Faculty Position Search Committee.

 

COMMUNITY

v  Attended the UWF and the regional community college articulate day.

v  2011, 2012. Facilitated Remote Sensing session of the Northwest Florida Science Olympiad.

v  Facilitated a community K-12 education outreach activity: FUN WITH SCIENCE – GIS Day for high school students from local and Alabama. Students and their parents have shown great interest in geospatial technology and have expressed their intent to pursue GIS studies at UWF.

v  Judge of the 54th - 56th Annual West Panhandle Regional Science & Engineering Fair.

v  2006-2009, Chair, Gulf Coast Chinese American Association.

-          In May 2008, I co-organized an earthquake disaster relief charity donation activity with UWF International Center and Florida-China Linkage Institute. The activity collected over $10,000 which was donated to the victims in China.

-          Assisted new UWF Chinese students.

PROFESSION

2012 -           Editorial board member

                        Geography Journal

2008-2011       Editorial board member:

                        International Journal of Information Systems and Social Change

                        International Journal of Society Systems Science                

2008- 2010      Session organizer and Chair, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting

2009-2011       Chapter Reviewer for Books:

                        Geospatial Analysis of Environmental Health. J. Maantay & S. McLafferty (Eds.). Springer Verlag.

                        Advances in Geoinformation Technologies 2010, VSB-TU Ostrava, 10s.

Urban Remote Sensing: Monitoring, Synthesis and Modeling in the Urban Environment. Yang, X. (Ed), John Wiley.

2004-2011       Journal Reviewer:

Computers, Environment and Urban Systems

Geocarto International

Journal of Geographical Systems

International Journal of Health Geographics

International Journal of Information Systems and Social Change

International Journal of Society Systems Science

Landscape and Urban Planning

Remote Sensing

Science of the Total Environment

The Professional Geographer

Zhejiang University-Science B

2011-               Reviewer:

AAG Jacques May Thesis Prize" competition (doctoral division)

AAAS Grant KACST Proposals