Remote Sensing Scientist, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota

Research Scientist, Department of Geography, University of Calgary

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of Waterloo

"My passion is to better understand and mitigate the impacts of nature-human interactions on the environment.”

The general theme of my research is to develop integrated geospatial models towards understanding and mitigating the impacts of nature-human interactions on the environment, ecosystem, and climate. Consequently, during my research career, I have led several multidisciplinary and collaborative research projects related to natural resources management, landuse and landcover change, human footprint mapping, ecological modeling, wetland and vegetation mapping, urban energy budget, and environment and climate change.

My research is published in Nature Communications, JGR Biogeosciences, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Journal of Hydrology, Remote Sensing, and other high impact journals. Besides publishing peer-reviewed articles, I have contributed to writing science letters and technical reports and have presented my scholarly works to various audiences including researchers, professionals, and the public.

I am also fortunate to obtain a wide range of teaching experiences. In addition to developing and teaching undergraduate courses, I have developed and instructed workshops of different lengths and on various topics including 'collection and processing of UAV data for earth observation', 'working with LiDAR point cloud', and 'geospatial object-based image analysis'.  

I have been keen to serve the Remote Sensing and  Geospatial Research Community across the globe through volunteer services including reviewing research grant proposals, co-editing journals, reviewing journal articles, serving in different roles in conferences, and others. 

In my free time, I enjoy playing with my little son and traveling to explore nature.