Fang Qiu

Professor - Economic Political and Policy
Department Head
fang.qiu@utdallas.edu
972-883-4134
GR3212
Tags: Geospatial Information Science Social Data Analytics and Research

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Geographic Information Sciences
University of South Carolina - 2000
M.S. - Geographical Information Systems
Chinese Academy of Sciences - 1993
B.S. - Geography with GIS emphasis
China Normal University - 1990

Research Areas

Research Interests
Remote Sensing Digital Image Processing, LIDAR and Hyperspectral Remote Sensing, Neural Network and Fuzzy Logic, Spatial Analysis and Modeling, GIS Application Software Development, and Web-based Mapping and Information Processing. 

Publications

Sridharan, H., F. Qiu, 2013. A spatially disaggregated areal-interpolation model using LiDAR derived building volumes,Geographic Analysis. In Press. 2013 - Publication
Zhang, C. and F. Qiu. 2012. Mapping individual tree species in an urban forest using airborne LiDAR data and hyperspectral imagery, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing. Accepted (Winner of 2012 AAG Remote Sensing Specialty Group Early Career Paper Award). 2012 - Publication
Zhang, C. and F. Qiu. 2012. Mapping individual tree species in an urban forest using LiDAR data and hyperspectral imagery, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing. Accepted (Winner of 2012 AAG Remote Sensing Specialty Group Early Career Paper Award). 2012 - Publication
Qiu, F., F. Ni, B. Chastain, H. Huang, P. Zhao, W. Han, and L. Di. 2012. GWASS:GRASS web application software system based on the GeoBrain web service, Computers & Geosciences. doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2012.01.023. 2012 - Publication
Qiu, F., C. Zhang, and Y. Zhou, 2012, The development of an areal interpolation ArcGIS extension and a comparative study, GIScience and Remote Sensing.Vol. 49 (5), 644-663. doi:10.2747/1548-1603.49.5.644 2012 - Publication
Qiu, F., B. Chastain, C. Zhang. 2011. Modeling land suitability/capability using fuzzy evaluation, GeoJournal. Accepted. 2011 - Publication
Zhang, C., F. Qiu. 2011. A point-based intelligent approach to areal interpolation, Professional Geographer. Vol. 63, No. 2, 262-276. 2011 - Publication
Curtin, K. M., K. L. Hayslett-McCall, and F. Qiu, 2010. Determining Optimal Police Patrol Areas with Maximal Covering and Backup Covering Location Models, Networks and Spatial Economics, DOI 10.1007/s11067-007-9035-6. Vol. 10, No. 1, 125-145. 2010 - Publication
Qiu, F., H. Sridharan, and Y. Chun, 2010. Spatial autoregressive models for population estimation at the block level using LIDAR derived volume information. Cartography and Geographic Information Systems. Vol. 37, No. 3, 239-257. 2010 - Publication
Qian, Y., F. Qiu, J. Chang and K. Zhang, 2008. Visualization informed noise elimination and its application in processing high spatial resolution remote sensing imagery, Computers and Geosciences, Vol. 34. No. 1, 35-52. 2008 - Publication

Appointments

Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2014–Present]
School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
Department Head
University of Texas at Dallas [2013–Present]
School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
Associate Professor with tenure
University of Texas at Dallas [2006–2014]
School of Economic, Policy and Policy Sciences
Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2000–2006]
School of Social Sciences
Research Assistant and Instructor
University of South Carolina [1996–2000]
Director and Certified Instructor
Chinese Academy of Sciences [1994–1996]
Research Associate
Chinese Academy Sciences [1993–1994]

Additional Information

Professional Membership
  • President, 2007-2008, International Association of Chinese Professional in Geographic Information Sciences - Abroad (CPGIS)
  • Member, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)
  • Member, Association of American Geographers (AAG)
  • Member, IEEE Geosciences and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS)
  • Life Member, International Association of Chinese Professional in Geographic Information Sciences - Abroad (CPGIS)
Research Grants
  • Urban Forest Inventory Based on Airborne LIDAR and Hyperspectral Imagery, funded by Dallas Urban Forest Advisory Committee, 9/1/2008- 8/31/2009. $50,000
  • Efficient Spatial-Temporal Analysis of Environment and Public Health Related Dataâ€, with W. Wu and E. Sha, funded by National Science Foundation(NSF0513669), 9/1/2005 - 8/31/2008. $397,504.00
  • Genetic, Behavioral and Lifestyle Risk Factors for Complications of Type 2 Diabetes in a Mexican American Population in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, with J. McCormick, funded by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 8/1/2005-8/1/2006. $496,000, ($42,687 Subcontract to UTD)
  • Waste-To-Energy: Strategic Geographic Planning Tool Development, Phase II, with K. Curtin and R.  Briggs. Funded by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 9/1/2005-12/31/2006. $110,000.
  • Waste-To-Energy: Strategic Geographic Planning Tool Development, with R.  Briggs, and K. Curtin. Funded by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 10/1/2004-12/31/2005. $65,000.
  • NASA EOS Higher-Education Alliance: Mobilization of NASA EOS Data and Information through Web Services and Knowledge Management Technology for Higher Education Teaching and Research, with L. Di, Z. Xia and W. Luo, funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA:E6001682). 2/1/2004-1/31/2009. $3,000,000 ($70,000 Subcontract to UTD)
  • Develop Internet Map Mapping Sites Using ESRI ArcIMS Software for the City of Rowlett, PI. Funded by City of Rowlett, TX. 2004-2005. $6,000
  • Center of Excellence in Spatial Information Technology, Oracle Corporation Award, 07/01/2002, Software donation worth of $304,695.00.
Awards and Honors
2006 “Best Web Application” Award (3rd place), ESRI International Conference. 2006 “CPGIS Go-West Lecture Tour”, Travel Award from International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Sciences -Abroad. 2005 “CPGIS Go-West Lecture Tour”, Travel Award from International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Sciences -Abroad. 2005 “CPGIS Young Scholar Summit”, Travel Award from International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Sciences -Abroad. 2004 “CPGIS Young Scholar Summit”, Travel Award from International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Sciences -Abroad. 2002 “Course Development for Online Instruction” Award from UTD Center for Online Learning and Technology 2000 Paul E. Lovingood, Jr. Research Award, 2000, University of South Carolina 2000 IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society 2000 Student Prize Paper Award, Second Prize, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering  2000 IGASS 2000 Travel Support Award, Honolulu Hawaii 2000 CPGIS 2000 Annual Best Student Paper Award, The International Association of Chinese Professional in Geographic Information Systems 1990 - 1993 Outstanding Graduate Student, Chinese Academy of Sciences.  1990 Best Bachelor Thesis Award, East China Normal University. 1986 - 1990 Fellowship, East China Normal University, Shanghai 

News Articles

Eye in the Sky Details Urban Tree Landscape
For decades, arborists and urban planners alike have struggled with how best to evaluate and maintain Dallas’ urban forests. A vital source of greenery, environmental protection and quality of life, these forests were previously cataloged by volunteers on foot with handheld GPS devices. At best, the results were a rough, inaccurate patchwork portrayal of the variety and number of trees in a given area.
A new technique pioneered by Dr. Fang Qiu, associate professor in geospatial information sciences in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, has produced a comprehensive survey of some of the Dallas forest — and he did it leaf by leaf. The effort marks the first time any metropolitan area has surveyed trees with the Qiu’s novel, two-step approach.

Qiu was commissioned by Steve Houser, who chairs the Dallas Urban Forest Advisory Committee.
UTD Professor Wins NASA Grant to Develop Geospatial Earth Science Database
RICHARDSON, Texas (Jan. 10, 2005) — Dr. Fang Qiu, an assistant professor of geographic information sciences at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), has been awarded a $70,000 grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to help create a system that will track scientific information about the Earth for use in higher education.

The grant was funded under NASA’s Earth Observing System (EOS) Higher Education Alliance, and Qiu will serve as co-investigator of the initiative, alongside researchers from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., the City University of New York and Northern Illinois University.