Faculty - Term Instructor
Remote Sensing, GIS, and GPS
B.S.: Geography Education South China Normal University, China (Jul 2002) M.A.: Geography Indiana State University, USA (May 2005); PhD: Geography Indiana State University, USA (Dec 2008)
- Examining the impact of Marcellus Shale gas drilling activities on surface and ground water quality.
- Detecting land use and land cover changes using geospatial algorithms (e.g., fractals, spatial autocorrelation indexes, spatial metrics, and texture).
- Analyzing urban phenomenon at multiple scales including urban temperature modeling, residential population estimation, urban landscape mapping, and urban environmental quality assessment with the use of remote sensing and GIS.
Teach students how to study environmental issues with the use of various geospatial techniques including remote sensing, GIS, and GPS.
Liang, B., and Q. Weng. (Accepted) An Evaluation of Fractal Characteristics of Urban Landscape in Indianapolis, USA Using Multi-sensor Satellite Images. International Journal of Remote Sensing.
Liang, B., and Q. Weng. 2011. Assessing urban environmental quality change of Indianapolis, United States by the remote sensing and GIS integration. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 4(1): 43-55.
Weng, Q., Liu, H., Liang, B., and D. Lu. 2008. The spatial variations of urban land surface temperatures: pertinent factors, zoning effect, and seasonal variability. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 1(2):154-166.
Liang, B., and Q. Weng. 2008. A multi-scale analysis of census-based land surface temperature variations and determinants in Indianapolis, United States. Journal of Urban Planning and Development, 134(3): 129-139.
Liang, B., Weng, Q., and D. Lu. 2007. Using remotely sensed impervious surface data to estimate population. In: Remote Sensing of Impervious Surface, edited by Q. Weng, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, Fl, pp. 409-430.
Weng, Q., Lu, D., and B. Liang. 2006. Urban surface biophysical descriptors and land surface temperature variations. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 72(11): 1275-1286.
Geog1110: World Geography
Geog1310: Maps and Map Interpretation
Geog4159/5159: Satellite Image Processing
Geog4350/5350: Global System Field Survey
Geog4360/5360: Thematic Cartography
Geog4370/5370: Remote Sensing of the Environment