Prof. Jonathan Li

Jonathan Li

Professor and head of the lab

Research interests: Mobile laser scanning, HD mapping, point cloud processing, machine learning, environmental monitoring; autonomous driving; geospatial intelligence.
junli@uwaterloo.ca

Dr. Saied Pirasteh

Saied Pirasteh

Senior research scientist

Research interests: Remote sensing, geographic information system (GIS); hazards monitoring; disaster management and landslide modeling.

s2pirast@uwaterloo.ca

Lingfei Ma

Lingfei Ma

PhD Candidate

Research interests: Autonomous driving; mobile laser scanning; intelligent processing of point clouds; 3D scene modelling and augmented reality.
l53ma@uwaterloo.ca

Received PhD degree in 2020. Now Assistant Professor at the Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China.

Ming Liu

Maggie (Ming) Liu

PhD Candidate

Research interests: Environmental health; quantitative Earth observations; machine learning; change detection.

m283liu@uwaterloo.ca

Received PhD degree in 2020. Now Assistant Professor at Changan University, Xian, China.

Ying Li

Yvana (Ying) Li

PhD Candidate

Research interests: Traffic Sign Detection and Recognition; Mobile Laser Scanning; Point Cloud Processing; Autonomous Driving; Geometric and Semantic Modelling; Augmented Reality.

y2424li@uwaterloo.ca 

Received PhD degree in 2021. Now Assistant Professor with Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, China.

Lanying (Bella) Wang

Lanying (Bella) Wang

PhD Candidate

Research interests: Remote Sensed Data Fusion; Quantitative Earth Observation; Artificial Intelligence in Remote Sensing.

lanying.wang@uwaterloo.ca

Longxiang Xu

Longxiang Xu

Research Assistant

Research Interests: LiDAR Remote Sensing; Machine Learning; Artificial Intelligence

l323xu@uwaterloo.ca

Yuwei (Vivi) Cai, MES Candidate

Yuwei (Vivi) Cai

MES Candidate

Research Interest: Remote Sensing; Point Cloud Processing; Environmental monitoring; Artificial Intelligence.

y99cai@uwaterloo.ca

Received MES Degree in 2020. 

Zijian Jiang

Zijian Jiang

MES Candidate

Research interests: Remote Sensing and GIS; Data analysis; Deep learning.

z95jiang@uwaterloo.ca

Yuxiang Fang

Yuxiang Fang

Research Assistant

Research Interests: LiDAR Remote Sensing; Machine Learning; Geospatial Data Science

y226fang@uwaterloo.ca

Junbo Wang

Junbo Wang

Visiting PhD Student

Research interests: GIS and spatial analysis in ocean and coastal management
jeremywang@vip.163.com

Completed his visit in 2021.

Haochen (Henry) Zhou

Haochen (Henry) Zhou

MSc Candidate

Research Interests: LiDAR remote sensing; Point cloud analytics; Spatial analysis; Deep learning.

h287zhou@uwaterloo.ca

Michael A. Chapman

Michael A. Chapman

Professor

Research interests: Airborne and vehicle-borne imaging and ranging data processing, road surface monitoring using smartphone sensors, mobile LiADR systems for transportation infrastructure inventory.

mchapman@ryerson.ca

Craig Frayne

Craig Frayne

MSc Candidate

Research interests: Hyperspectral imaging; Sensor fusion; Circular economy; Recycling; Machine Learning

cfrayne@uwaterloo.ca

Zhaokun

Kun Zhao

Visiting PhD Student

Research interests: Autonomous driving; Deep learning; Intelligent processing of point clouds; Multi-sensors fusion; 3D vehicle detection
zhaokun1244@163.com

Completed his visit in 2021.

Awase Syed

Awase Syed

Research Scientist

Research interests: Geospatial data science; geographic information systems (GIS); artificial intelligence, geospatial information and communications technology (GeoICT)

awase008@gmail.com

Dedong Zhang, PhD Candidate

Dedong Zhang

PhD Candidate

Research Interest: Autonomous driving; SLAM-based 3D mapping; point cloud processing; sensor fusion

dedong.zhang@uwaterloo.ca

Zarrin Tasneem

Zarrin Tasneem

Research Assistant

Research Interests: Airborne LiDAR data processing and analysis; corridor mapping; 3D urban modeling; multispectral LiDAR for land cover mapping; GeoAI

zarrin.tasneem@uwaterloo.ca

Wei Liu

Wei Liu

Visiting Scholar

Research interests: Computer vision; machine learning; vehicle fine-grained recognition; vehicle identificaiton
weiliu@ecjtu.edu.cn

Completed his visit in 2020. Now Associate Professor at East China Jiaotong University, Nanchang, China.

Jianshen Wang

Jianshen Wang

MES Candidate

Research interests: Remote Sensing and GIS; Data analysis; 3D Modeling.

j847wang@uwaterloo.ca

Qiutong Yu

Qiutong (Glen) Yu

MSc Candidate

Research interests: Big Data Analysis; Spatial Modeling; Geovisualization; 3D GIS

q45yu@uwaterloo.ca

Weidong

Weidong Liang

M.A.Sc. Candidate in Systems Design Engineering

Research Interests: LiDAR remote sensing; Point cloud analytics; LiDAR-based environment perception for autonomous driving

w57liang@uwaterloo.ca

Ke Yang

Ke Yang

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research interests: Object detection and 3D reconstruction with mobile mapping data
ke.yang@uwaterloo.ca

 Zhuoran (Charlotte) Pan

Zhuoran (Charlotte) Pan

Research Assistant

Research Interests: Geospatial Data Analysis; Machine Learning; Artificial Intelligence

s1425793381@gmail.com

Zihao Liu, MEng Candidate

Zihao Liu

MEng Candidate

Research interests: Geographic information systems & Spatial analysis; laser scanning; autonomous driving; Changing metropolitan regions with respect to land-use.

z583liu@edu.uwaterloo.ca

Received MEng Degree in Systems Design Engineering in 2021. Now Software Development Engineer at Amazon Canada, Toronto, Ontario.

Benyuan Wang

Benyuan Wang

M.A.Sc. Candidate in Systems Design Engineering

Research Interests: Autonomous driving, mobile laser scanning, remote sensing image processing, deep learning, LiDAR-based SLAM

b376wang@uwaterloo.ca

Qihang Wang

Qihang Wang

MEng Candidate

Research interests: Artificial Intelligence; Machine Learning; Computer Vision

q338wang@edu.uwaterloo.ca

Received MEng Degree in Sytems Design Engineering in 2021. 

Siyu Li

Siyu (Starry) Li

Research Assistant

Research Interests: Geospatial data science; Web GIS; 3D GIS; Machine Learning; Remote Sensing in Urban and Transportation Planning

s597li@uwaterloo.ca

Zihao Yang, MSc Candidate

Zihao (Roy) Yang

MSc Candidate

Research Interest: Autonomous driving; Mobile Laser Scanning; Artificial Intelligence; Smart Cities; Internet of Things (IoT)

zh2yang@uwaterloo.ca

Received MEng Degree in Systems Design Engineering in 2021. 

Yiqing Wu

Yiqing Wu

MSc Candidate

Research interests: Geospatial Data Science; Geography Information System (GIS); Mobility; Machine learning; Web GIS.

y537wu@uwaterloo.ca

Nannan Qin

Nannan Qin

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research interests: DEM extraction; Object detection; 3D reconstruction from mobile mapping data
nannan.qin@uwaterloo.ca

Completed his Postdoc Fellowship in 2020. Now Research Assistant Professor at Purple Mountain Observatory, CAS, Nanjing, China.

Hongzhang Xu

Hongzhang Xu

PhD Candidate

Research Interest: Remote Sensing Image Processing; Machine Learning & Deep Learning; Multi-Source Data Fusion; Quantitative Remote Sensing.

h389xu@uwaterloo.ca

Weikai Tan, PhD Candidate

Weikai Tan

PhD Candidate

Research interests: Remote sensing image analysis with SAR; optical and LiDAR sensors; Deep learning algorithms for image processing.

weikai.tan@uwaterloo.ca

Bingxu Hu, MSc Candidate

Bingxu Hu

MSc Candidate

Research Interest: Data analysis, Deep-learning; Artificial intelligence; Land-cover classification

b25hu@edu.uwaterloo.ca

Kyle Gao

Kyle Gao

PhD Candidate

Research Interests: Deep learning;3D Computer Vision;Point Clouds models;Attention based models;Remote sensing;Change detection

kgao@uvic.ca

Liyuan (Lucy) Qing, MSc Candidate

Liyuan (Lucy) Qing

MES Candidate

Research Interest: LiDAR Point Cloud Processing; Roadway Pavement Inspection; Autonomous driving; Artificial Intelligence

y3qing@uwaterloo.ca

Received MES Degree in 2020. 

Hasti Andon Petrosians

Hasti Andon Petrosians

Research Assistant

Research interests: GIS; Remote sensing; Time series data analytics; Forest ecology; Statistical modeling; Landscape analysis; Ecosystem modeling; Digital terrain modeling; Spatial downscaling of satellite remotely sensed data

hasti.petrosian@gmail.com

SN Fatholahi

Sarah N. Fatholahi

PhD Candidate

Research interests: Geospatial Data Science; Health Geography; Mobility; Location-based Services.

nfatholahi@uwaterloo.ca

Hongjie He

Hongjie He

PhD Candidate

Research Interest: Land use/land cover change; Regional environment change; Image classification; Data analysis; Secondary development of ENVI; 3D modelling and spatial analysis.

h69he@uwaterloo.ca

Wenxuan Zhu, BES Honours Candidate

Wenxuan Zhu

BES Honours Candidate

Research Interest:Geospatial sensing, 3D vision, laser scanning, point cloud understanding, geospatial data analytics

w78zhu@uwaterloo.ca

Nancy Chen

Nan (Nancy) Chen

PhD Candidate

Research interests: Satellite imagery super-resolution reconstruction; Depth image super-resolution reconstruction; Spatio-spectral fusion of satellite image; Spatio-temporal fusion of satellite image; Artificial Intelligence in Remote Sensing.

n83chen@uwaterloo.ca

Dr. Yan Liu

Yan Liu

Visiting Scholar

Research interests: Information processing; Network data transmission; Machine Learning.

dgliuyan@cugb.edu.cn

Completed her visit and now Associate Professor at China University of Geosciences, Beijing, China.

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