Principal Investigator:

Dr. Qihao Weng, Indiana State University

Other Team Members:

Dr. Dengsheng Lu, Co-I, Indiana University

Dr. Susan Berta, Collaborator, Indiana State University

Dr. Paul Mausel, Collaborator, Indiana State University

Mr. Andrew Swenson, Department of Metropolitan Development, City of Indianapolis

Mr. Jason A. Kissel, Department of Parks and Recreation, City of Indianapolis   


Graduate Assistants:

Mrs. Hua Liu,

Completed her PhD at Indiana State University in Summer 2007

Hua Liu got her bachelor and master degree from Wuhan University, P.R. China. She started her Ph.D. degree since August 2003 in Indiana State University, United States. Her research interest focuses on the application of remote sensing and geographic information systems in natural environment management. Her dissertation is to examine the relationship between landscape pattern and land surface temperatures in three cities: Chicago, Illinois, Houston, Texas, and Indianapolis, Indiana.

Mr. Xuefei Hu,

Currently undergoing his PhD at Indiana State University

Xuefei got his B.S. and M.S. degree from China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China. He start his PHD. program in Indiana State University in 2004. His research interests include: Artificial Neural Network, impervious surface estimation, and urban environment.

Mr. Umamaheshwaran Rajasekar

Currently undergoing his PhD at Indiana State University

Rajasekar Umamaheshwaran received the engineering degree in Civil engineering and Construction management from Center for Environmental Planning & Technology (CEPT University), Gujarat, India (2002) and MSc degree in Geoinformatics from ITC International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, Enschede, The Netherlands (2005). He then worked as a GIS engineer for RMS India in their spatial modeling team (2005-06). His main research interest are in the field of spatial data mining, event modeling/ analysis, geo-databases and soft computing.

Urban Heat Islands Reserach Project of National Science Foundation (BCS-0521734)     09/2005