Jinfei Wang

Professor

Ledgley

Contact Information

Office: Room 2402, SSC
Tel: 519 661-2111, 85017
Fax: 519 661-1233
E-mail: jfwang@uwo.ca

Research Areas

Remote sensing and GIS

Funded MSc or PhD position for domestic (Canadian/Permanent Resident) students - to start September 2018

Dr. Jinfei Wang (jfwang@uwo.ca) is currently recruiting for domestic students to work on a project that aims to use UAV imagery for crop disease detection, starting September 2018. The student will be co-supervised by Dr. Jinfei Wang (UWO) and Dr. Brigitte Leblon (UNB). The position is funded by an industry partner located in London, ON. The student will be expected to travel from time to time to UNB and the industry partner. Eligible Candidates:

  • should have successfully completed a BSc or MSc degree and have a strong background in phytopathology or agronomy;
  • will have a strong ability to data analysis, as well as good writing and oral skills;
  • displaying research experience, as documented in peer-reviewed publications, will be an asset;
  • must be Canadian or Permanent Resident of Canada.

Research Interests

  • Algorithms for automatic linear and other man-made feature detection from images
  • Methods for GIS feature extraction and lane use/cover change detection in urban environment using multispectral and hyperspectral data
  • Methods for object oriented information extraction from high resolution remotely sensed imagery
  • Applications of radar/optical remote sensing and GIS for environmental change analysis near large rivers/mountains and in marsh and mangrove wetlands

Publications & Supervised Graduate Students and Theses Titles

Refereed Journals

Boyu Feng and Jinfei Wang. Evaluation of Nonnegative Matrix Factorization-base methods for impervious surface area extraction from simulated EnMAP imagery. Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. 2018.

Zhaohua Chen, Jinfei Wang and Xiaodong Huang. Land subsidence monitoring in Great Vancouver region through a synergy of INSAR and polarimetric analysis. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing. 2018.

Chunhua Liao, Jinfei Wang, Xiaodong Huang and Jiali Shang. Cropland classification using multi-temporal RADARSAT-2 data with random forest classifier in southwestern Ontario, Canada. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing. 2018.

Chunhua Liao, Jinfei Wang, Ian Pritchard, Jiangui Liu and Jiali Shang. A spatio-temporal data fusion model for generating NDVI time series in heterogeneneous regions. Remote Sensing. 9(11), pp. 1125. 2017. DOI: 10.3390/rs9111125.

Chunhua Liao, Jinfei Wang, Jiali Shang, Xiaodong Huang, Jiangui Liu and Ted Huffman. Sensitivity study of Radarsat-2 polarimetric SAR and crop height and fractional vegetation cover of corn and wheat. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 39(5), pp. 1475-1490.  2017. DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2017.1407046.

Xiaodong Huang, Jinfei Wang, Jiali Shang, Chunhua Liao and Jianqui Liu, Application of polarization signature to land cover scattering mechanism analysis and classification using multi-temporal C-band polarimetric RADARSAT-2 imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment. 193, pp. 11-28. 2017.

Qi Jing, Budong Qian, Jiali Shang, Ted Huffman, Jiangui Liu, Elizabeth Pattey, Taifeng Dong, Nicolas Tremblay, Craig F. Drury, Bao-Luo Ma, Guillaume Jego, Xianfeng Jiao, John Kovacs, Dan Walters and Jinfei Wang, Assessing the options to improve regional wheat yield in eastern Canada using the CSM-CERES-Wheat model. Agronomy Journal. Vol. 109, No.2, pp. 510-523. March 2017.

Zhenpei Li, Jinfei Wang, Robert Brook, Achim Kamelger, Roderick Easton. Promoting Data Requirement for the Oil & Gas Pipeline Integrity Management Using Pipeline Data Model. Oil Gas European Magazine. 42(2), pp. 86-90. 2016.

Zhenpei Li, Jinfei Wang, Robert Brook, Penghui Ren. Independent 3D pipeline-data model improves integration, Oil & Gas Journal. August 2016.

Quan, Jinling, Wenfeng Zhan, Yunhao Chen, Mengjie Wang, and Jinfei Wang. Time series decomposition of remotely sensed land surface temperature and investigation of trends and seasonal variations in surface urban heat islands. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 2016.

Dong, Taifeng, Jiangui Liu, Budong Qian, Ting Zhao, Qi Jing, Xiaoyuan Geng, Jinfei Wang, Ted Huffman, and Jiali Shang. Estimating winter wheat biomass by assimilating leaf area index derived from fusion of Landsat-8 and MODIS data. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. 49, pp. 63-74. July 2016.

Xiaodong Huang, Jinfei Wang and Jiali Shang. An Adaptive Two-Component Model-Based Decomposition on Soil Moisture Estimation for C-Band RADARSAT-2 Imagery Over Wheat Fields at Early Growing Stages. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters. 13(3), pp. 414-418. March 2016.

Xiaodong Huang, Jinfei Wang and Jiali Shang. An integrated surface parameter inversion scheme over agricultural fields at early growing stages by means of C-band polarimetric RADARSAT-2 imagery. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. 54(5), pp. 2510-2528. May 2016.

Chuiqing Zeng, Stephen Bird, James J. Luce and Jinfei Wang. A Natural-Rule-Based-Connection (NRBC) method for river network extraction from high resolution imagery. Remote Sensing. Vol.7, 14055-14078. October 2015. DOI: 10.3390/rs71014055.

Xiaodong Huang, Jinfei Wang and Jiali Shang. Simplified adaptive volume scattering model and scattering analysis of crops over agricultural fields using the RADARSAT-2 polarimetric synthetic aperture radar imagery. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing. Vol. 9, No.1. July 2015. 096026. DOI: 10.1117/1.JRS.9.096026.

Jiali Shang, Jiangui Liu, Ted Huffman, Budong Qian, Elizabeth Pattey, Jinfei Wang, Ting Zhao, Xiaoyan Geng, David Kroetsch, Taifeng Dong and Nick Lantz. Estimating plant area index for monitoring crop growth dynamics using Landsat-8 and RapidEye images. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing. Vol. 8, No.1. November 2014. 085196. DOI: 10.1117/1.JRS.8.085196.

Jinling Quan, Yunhao Chen, Wenfeng Zhan, Jinfei Wang, James Voogt, Jing Li. A hybrid method combining neighbourhood information from satellite data with modeled diurnal temperature cycles over consecutive days. Remote Sensing of Environment. Vol. 155, pp. 257-274. December 2014.

Jun Zhang, Peijun Li and Jinfei Wang. Urban built-up area extraction from Landsat TM/ETM+ images using spectral information and multivariate texture. Remote Sensing. Vol. 6, pp. 7339-7359. August 2014. DOI: 10.3390/rs6087339.

Wei Ye, Hanping Hong and Jinfei Wang. Comparison of spatial interpolation methods for extreme wind speeds over Canada. Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering. August 2014. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000429). 04014095. 

Chuiqing Zeng and Jinfei Wang, Wenfeng Zhan, Peijun Shi and Autumn Gambles. An Elevation Difference Model for building height extraction from stereo-image-derived DSM. International Journal of Remote Sensing. Vol. 35, No.22, pp. 7614-7630. November 2014.

Cheng Qiao, Jinfei Wang, Jiali Shang and Bahram Daneshfar. Spatial relationship assisted classification from high-resolution remote sensing imagery. International Journal of Digital Earth. Published online, 1-17. June 2014. DOI: 10.1080/17538947.2014.925517).

Jinling Quan, Yunhao Chen, Wenfeng Zhan, Jinfei Wang, James Voogt, Mengjie Wang. Multi-temporal trajectory of the urban heat island centroid in Beijing, China based on a Gaussian volume model. Remote Sensing of Environment. Vol. 149, No. 6. pp. 33-46, June 2014.

Chuiqing Zeng, Ting Zhao and Jinfei Wang. A multicriteria evaluation method for 3-D building reconstruction. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensign Letters. Vol. 11, No. 9. pp. 1619-1623, Sept 2014.

Ting Zhao and Jinfei Wang. Use of LiDAR Derived NDTI and Intensity for Rule-based Object-oriented Extraction of Building Footprints. International Journal of Remote Sensing. Vol.35, Issue 2. pp. 578-597. January 2014.

Zhou, J., Chen, Y., Wang, J., Wang, Y. and Zhan, W. (submitted) Modeling the diurnal variations of surface urban heat island (UHI) with multi-source satellite data. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing.

Chuiqing Zeng, Jinfei Wang and Peijun Shi. A Stereo Image Matching Method Assisted by Building Footprints to Improve the DSM Quality on Buildings. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing. Vol.39, No.4. pp. 308-317. October 2013.

Nicholas J. Lantz and Jinfei Wang. Object-based Classification of Worldview-2 imagery for mapping invasive common reed, Phragmites australis. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing. Vol. 39, No. 4. pp. 328-340. November 2013.

Wenfeng Zhan, Yunhao Chen, Ji Zhou, Jinfei Wang, Wenyu Liu, James Voogt, Xiaolin Zhu, Jinling Quan, Jing Li. Disaggregation of remotely sensed land surface temperature: Literature survey, taxonomy, issues, and canveats. Remote Sensing of Environment. Vol. 131. pp. 119-139. April 2013.

Yi Ge, Wen Dou, Zhihui Gu, Xin Qian, Jinfei Wang, Wei Xu, Peijun Shi, Xiaodong Ming, Xin Zhou and Yuan Chen. Assessment of social vulnerability to natural hazards in the Yangtze River Delta, China. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment. Vol. 27, Issue 8. pp. 1899-1908. 2013.

P. Wang, Q. Ma, J. Wang, W. Hong, Y. Li, and Z. Chen. An Improved SAR Radiometric Terrain Correction Method and its Application in Polarimetric SAR Terrain Effect Reduction. Progress in Electromagnetics Research B. Vol. 54. pp. 107-128. 2013.

Chuiqing Zeng, Jinfei Wang, and Brad Lehrbass. An Evaluation System for Building Footprint Extraction From Remotely Sensed Data. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. Vol. 6, No. 3. pp. 1640-1652. 2013.

Wenfeng Zhan, Yunhao Chen, James A. Voogt, Ji Zhou, Jinfei Wang, Wei Ma, and Wenyu Liu. Assessment of thermal anisotropy on remote estimation of urban thermal inertia. Remote Sensing of Environment. Vol 123. pp. 12-24. 2012.

Wenfeng Zhan, Yunhao Chen, Jinfei Wang, Ji Zhou, Jinling Quan, Wenyu Liu, Jing Li. Downscaling land surface temperatures with multi-spectral and multi-resolution images. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. Vol. 18, pp. 23-36. 2012.

Wenfeng Zhan, Yunhao Chen, James Voogt, Ji Zhou, Jinfei Wang, Wenyu Liu, Wei Ma. Interpolating diurnal surface temperatures of an urban facet using sporadic thermal observations. Building and Environment. Vol. 57. pp. 239-252. 2012.

Lehrbass, B. and Wang, J. 2012 'Urban tree cover mapping with relief-corrected aerial imagery and LIDAR' Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing. 78(5), pp. 473-484. 2012

Zhan, W., Chen, Y., Voogt, J.A. Zhou, J., Wang, J., Ma, W. and Liu, W. 2012 'Assessment of thermal anisotropy on remote estimation of urban thermal inertia' Remote Sensing of Environment. 123, pp. 12-24. 2012.

Zhan, W., Chen, Y., Voogt, J., Zhou, J., Wang, J., Liu, W.and Ma, W. Interpolating diurnal surface temperatures of an urban facet using sporadic thermal observations. Building and Environment. 57, pp. 239-252. 2012

Zhan, W., Yunhao, C., Wang, J., Zhou, J., Quan, J., Liu, W. and Li, J. Downscaling land surface temperatures with multi-spectral and multi-resolution images. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. 18, pp. 23-36. 2012

Zhou, J., Chen, Y., Wang, J. and Hu, D. Analysis of urban heat island in the Beijing Metropolitan area using time-series MODIS data. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing (J-STARS). 4(1). 2011

Zhou, J., Wang, J., Li, J. and Hu, D. Atmospheric correction of PROBA/CHRIS data in an urban environment. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 32(9): 2591-2604. 2011

Aldred, D. and Wang, J. A method for obtaining and applying classification parameters in object-based urban rooftop extraction from VHR multispectral images. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 32(10), pp. 2811-2823. 2011

Lehrbass, B. and Wang, J. 2010 'Techniques for object-based classification of urban tree cover from high-resolution multispectral imagery' Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing. 36(S2), pp. S287-S297.

Chen, Z. and Wang, J. Land use and land cover change detection using satellite remote sensing techniques in the mountainous Three Gorges Area, China. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 31(6), pp. 1519 – 1542. 2010.

Chapters in Books

Chen, Z. and Wang, J. 2010 'Remote Sensing Monitoring of Land Use and Land Cover Change Along Yangtze River, China' in River Basin Dynamics ed D. Higgitt and X. Lu.

Supervised Graduate Students and Theses Titles

PhD Students Year Title
Y. Song Current The application of Polarimetric SAR on the monitoring of plant nitrate and moisture
B. Feng 2018 Tensor-based Hyperspectral Image Processing Methodology and its Applications in Impervious Surface and Land Cover Mapping
C. Liao 2018 Crop monitoring and yield estimation using polarimetric SAR and optical satellite data in southwestern Ontario
X. Huang 2016 Application of Polarimetric SAR for Surface Parameter Invasion
C. Zeng 2014 Automated Building Information Extraction and Evaluation from High-resolution Remotely Sensed Data
F. Flores de Santiago 2013 Multiple approaches for assessing mangrove biophysical variables using in situ and remote sensing techniques
Z. Chen 2007 Land Use/Cover Change Detection in the Three Gorges Area
Q. Zhang 2002 Spatial, spectral and temporal analysis of urban landscape dynamics using optical satellite data
MSc Students Year Title
H. Lee Current Nitrogen crop mapping using UAV-based images
M. Roffey Current Tree identification using hyperspectral imagery and lidar
X. Sun
(joint-supervised)
Current Geospatial analysis of urban sprawl for the City of Toronto
P. Crawford 2018 Effects of Aerial LiDAR Data Density on the Accuracy of Building Reconstruction
I. Pritchard
(joint-supervised)
2016 Automated Impact Crater Detection and Characterization Using Digital Elevation Data
Y. Song 2016 Evaluation of the UAV - Based Multispectral Imagery and Its Application for Crop Intra-Field Nitrogen Monitoring and Yield Production in Ontario
A. Gambles 2015 Integration of Multi-Temporal and L-Band Synthetic Aperture RADAR (SAR) Imagery for Hierarchical Agricultural Crop Classification in Northeastern Ontario, Canada
Q. Ma 2013 Potential of RADARSAT-2 Polarimetric Data for Land Use and Land Cover Classification and Crop Monitoring in Southwestern Ontario
T. Zhao 2013 Object-based Urban Building Footprint Extraction and 3D Building Reconstruction from Airborne LiDAR Data
N. Lantz 2012 Detection and mapping of Phragmites australis using high resolution multispectral and hyperspectral satellite imagery
B. Lehrbass 2010 Object-based Urban Tree Cover Extraction from High Spatial Resolution Optical and LiDAR Imagery: Techniques and Data Integration
D. Aldred 2007 Rooftop Identification from Spaceborne Remote Sensing Images
Q. Tan 2007 CHRIS-PROBA Hyperspectral Data for Urban Studies in Beijing
C. Gilby 2005 Application of remote sensing and a geographic information system (GIS) for monitoring plant invasiveness in the wetlands of Walpole Island, Ontario
D. May 2004 Mapping wetland extent and condition from IKONOS satellite imagery of the O'Donnell Point region, Georgian Bay, Ontario
J. Tian 2004 Extraction of urban man-made features from high resolution remotely sensed data
Z. Chen 2003 Application of GIS to landslide hazard mapping: A case study in southern MacKenzie Valley
X. Peng 2002 Use of stereo radarsat data and the derived DEM for landcover mapping in a mountainous are of Southern Argentina
S. Arzandeh 2001 Evaluation of radar and optical satellite imagery for wetland mapping and change detection in Walpole Island, Ontario

Teaching

GEO 2220 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
GEO 2230 - Remote Sensing
GEO 3231 - Advanced Topics in Remote Sensing
GEO 9110 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
GEO 9418 - Remote Sensing Digital Image Analysis