Zhang Xiang


Personal Information:

Personal Information:

  • Name (English):

    Zhang Xiang
  • Administrative Position:

    Associate Researcher
  • Education Level:

    With Certificate of Graduation for Doctorate Study
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  • Business Address:

    State key laboratory of surveying and mapping and remote sensing information engineering, department of information science, Wuhan University
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  • Degree:

    Doctoral Degree in Science
  • School/Department:

    State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing (LIESMARS), Wuhan University
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  • Alma Mater:

    WuHan University
  • Discipline:

    Cartography and Geography Information Systems;
    Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

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I am Dr. Xiang Zhang, Male, born in 1989. I am now an associate researcher in Wuhan University. My research interest includes drought disaster, geospatial sensor web, and sustainable smart city. 

I got my B.Sc from Huazhong Agricultural University in 2012, and my PhD from Wuhan University in 2017. I was also a visiting scholar in Purdue University from 2015-2017. After that, I finished my post-doc career. And I work closely with Prof. Nengcheng Chen, Prof. Dev Niyogi, and Prof. Deren Li. From 2019, I am hired by Wuhan University as an associate researcher.

In recent years, I received several grants (over 3.7 million RMB) from Ministry of Science and Technology, China, National Natural Science Foundation of China, and China Postdoctoral Science Foundation. I also published over 40 SCI/EI papers, including geospatial sensor web review in Earth-Science Reviews (IF: 9.530)PADI drought index in Remote Sensing of Environment, drought propagation analysis in AFM, and SICR satellite-in situ fusion method in IEEE TGRS. I also hold/applied 4 national invention patents. Moreover, I was invited by TOP SCI journals including RSE、AFM、ISPRS、IEEE TGRS and IJRS as international reviewers, topic editor of SCI journal Water, and was rewarded as "Outstanding Reviewer for RSE".  In addition, I was also rewarded "The First Prize of Academic Innovation by Graduate of Wuhan University" and "National Scholarship for Graduate".

Educational Experience

  • 2015.11 to 2017.1

    Purdue University | Applied Meteorology

  • 2012.9 to 2017.6

    Wuhan University | Cartography and geography information system | Doctoral Degree in Science

  • 2008.9 to 2012.6

    Huazhong Agricultural University | Geographical Information System | Bachelor's Degree in Science

Work Experience

  • 2019.8 to Now

    Wuhan University | State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing | 在职 | Associate Researcher

  • 2017.8 to 2019.7

    WuHan University | State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing | Assistant Researcher / Postdoctoral

Research Focus

  • [1]1. Drought disaster: tracking and monitoring, spatio-temporal process analysis, quantitative assessment, future prediction methods of agricultural drought and urban drought

  • [2]2. Geospatial Sensor Web: collaborative monitoring, data fusion and focusing service methods, typical GSW applications

  • [3]3. Smart Sustainable Cities: resilience of urban ecosystems and water systems under urban disaster, urban ecological monitoring, smart city assessment, and UN 2030 SDG

Social Affiliations

  • 2020.9 to Now

    Topic Editor of Water (SCI Journal)

  • 2016.1 to Now

    Serving as a international reviewer for TOP SCI journals such as Remote Sensing of Environment, Geophysical Research Letters, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Remote Sensing Letters, Scientific Reports, Ecological Indicators.