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GENERAL INFORMATION

Name:               Yifang Ban      

Languages:       English, Chinese and Swedish (Intermediate)

EDUCATION

Ph.D. – 1996      University of Waterloo, Canada, 1992 - 1996

                           with specialization in Remote Sensing

M.Sc. - 1987       Nanjing University, China, 1984 - 1987

                           with specialization in Remote Sensing and GIS

B.Sc. – 1984       Nanjing University, China, 1980 - 1984        

(with honours)      with specialization in Computer Cartography

Certificate            International Space University

(with honours)      with specialization in Satellite Applications

                             1994 Summer Session, Barcelona, Spain

POSITIONS HELD

CURRENT POSITION:

Chair Professor of Geoinformatics, 2004 - present

Division of Geodesy and Geoinformatics

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Stockholm, Sweden

RESEARCH INTERESTS:     

Radar Remote Sensing, Multisensor Data Fusion

Image Processing, Analysis & Change Detection,

3D Visualization, Spatial Analysis & Modelling

Urban Analysis, Land Cover Mapping, Natural Resource   

Management, Environmental Impact Assessment

PREVIOUS POSITIONS:      

Tenured Associate Professor, Jul.1, 2003 – Aug. 31, 2006[1]

Assistant Professor, July 1, 2000 – June 30, 2003

York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 Assistant Professor, Jan. 1, 1998 – Aug. 2001[2]

Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

Assistant Professor, Oct. 1, 1996 – Dec. 31, 1997

Division of Geoinformatics, KTH

Research Scientist/ Ph. D. Candidate, Sept. 1992 - Sept. 1996

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Remote Sensing/GIS Associate, Jan. – Sept., 1996 (part-time)

Watts, Griffis and Mcquat Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada

GIS Analyst, Mar. 1991 - Aug. 1992

PDM Information Technology Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Visiting Scientist, May 1990 - Mar. 1991

Ontario Centre for Remote Sensing, Toronto, Canada

Research Associate, July 1987 - May 1990

Remote Sensing Satellite Receiving Station

Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROFESSION

 

Offices in Professional Organization

  • Chair, ISPRS Inter-Commission (II/IV/VIII) Working Group on Global Land Cover Mapping and Services, 2012-2016.
  • Vice-President, ICA Commission on Mapping with Satellite Images, 2013-present.
  • Swedish Representative to European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL), 2008-present.
  • Swedish Representative to International Cartographic Association, Commission on Mapping from Satellite Data, 2008-present
  • Co-Chair of Temporal Analysis of Satellite Images SIG, European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL), 2011-present.

 

Recent Journal Editing

  • Associate Editor, IEEE Journal on of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 2014-2016.
  • Guest Editor, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Theme Issue on Global Land Cover Mapping, 2013
  • Guest Editor, IEEE Journal on of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, Special Issue on Multitemporal Remote Sensing, 2013.

 

Recent Conference Organizations

  • Technical Committee Member, the 35th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, 2013, Beijing, China.
  • Scientific Committee Member, ESA Living Planet Symposium 2013, Edinburgh, UK.
  • Scientific Committee Member, MultiTemp 2013, Calgary, Canada
  • Scientific Committee Member, Urban Remote Sensing Joint Event, 2013, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • Scientific Committee Member, 3rd International Conference on Earth Observations for Global Changes (EOGC), 2013, Toronto, Canada.
  • Conference Chair, 1st International Workshop on Temporal Analysis of Satellite Images, 2012.
  • Program Committee Member, 2nd International Workshop on Earth Observation and Remote Sensing Applications (EORSA), 2012, Shanghai, China
  • Scientific Committee Member, 4th ICA Workshop on Geospatial Analysis and Modelling, 2011, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Program Committee Member, SIGRAD 2011 - DIGITAL CITIES: Computer Graphics and the Built Environment, Stockholm.
  • Scientific Committee Member, Urban Remote Sensing Joint Event, 2011, Munich, Germany.
  • Scientific Committee Member, Earth Observations for Global Changes, 2011, Munich, Germany.
  • Scientific Committee Member, European Space Agency Living Planet Symposium, 2010, Bergan, Norway.
  • Program Committee Member, ICA Workshop on Mapping with Satellite Data, 2010, Florida, USA.
  • Scientific Committee Member, Earth Observations for Global Changes (EOGC), 2009, Chengdu. China.

 

Recent Review / Referee Assignments

  • Reviewer for major remote sensing journals including Remote Sensing of Environment, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, Remote Sensing of Environment, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, ISPRS Journal of Photohrammetry and Remote Sensing, International Journal of GIS, International Journal of Digital Earth, etc.
  • EU Expert, FP7 Marie Curie Proposal Evaluation, 2013
  • Evaluation of Associate Professorship (Docent) in Remote Sensing (1) and GIS (1), Lund University, 2013.
  • Evaluation for Research Proposal to STINT, Sweden, 2013.
  • Evaluation of Professorship in Planning and GIS, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 2011.
  • Evaluation of Professorship in Geoinformatics, University of Helsinki, 2010-2011
  • Evaluation of Associate Professorship in Radar Remote Sensing, Chalmers University of Technology, 2011.
  • Evaluation of Research Proposals in the Belgian Earth Observations Programme, 2011.
  • Evaluation of Junior & Senior Lectureships, Aalborg University, Denmark, 2009.
  • Evaluation of Professorship in Geoinformatics, University of Gävle, Sweden, 2008.
  • Evaluation of Assistant Professorship in Radar Remote Sensing, Chalmers University of Technology, 2006.
  • External reviewers for Research Grant Applications at Agriculture Canada, 2006-2008.
  • External reviewers for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, 2005.
  • External Expert for reviewing proposals to Swedish National Space Board, 2002-2004.
  • Canadian Coordinator, Association of Chinese Professionals in GIS, 2002-2004.
  • Swedish Representative to Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS), 1999 - 2000.
  • PhD Thesis Opponent, Aalborg University, Denmark, 2013.
  • PhD Theses (2) Evaluation Committee Member, Chalmers University of Technology, 2013.
  • PhD Thesis Opponent, University of Pavia, Italy, Feb., 2012.
  • PhD Thesis Evaluation, Aalto University, Finland, June, 2012.
  • PhD Thesis Evaluation Committee Member, SLU Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, June, 2012.
  • PhD Thesis Evaluation Committee Member, Chalmers University of Technology, 2009.

TEACHING

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT AT KTH, 2004-present

•     AG1324 Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 3rd  year

•     AG2413 Digital Image Processing and Applications, 4th year

•     AG2412 GeoVisualization, 4th year

•     AG2414 Spatial Analysis, 4th year

•     AG2416 Advanced Remote Sensing, , 5th year

•     AG2421A GIS Project, 5th year

•     AG132X, BSc Thesis

•     AG242X, MSc Thesis

 

GRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT AT KTH, 2004-present

•     1E5590 Knowledge-based Remote Sensing Ph.D. course, KTH

•     1E5560 Visualization of Geoinformation, Ph.D. course, KTH

•     1E5580 Advanced Spatial Analysis, Ph.D. course, KTH

•     Radar Remote Sensing, Ph.D. course, KTH

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT AT YORK, 2000-2004

  •  AS/SC/GEOG 2350/2390G, Introduction to Geoinformatics, at the 2nd year level
  •  AS/SC/GEOG 2420, Introductory Statistical Analysis in Geography, 2nd year
  •  AS/GEOG 3440/ES/ENVI 3521, Environmental Remote Sensing, 3rd year
  •  AS/GEOG 4340 Geographic Information Systems, 4th year
  •  AS/GEOG 4440/ES/ENVI 4521, Remote Sensing and Image Processing for Geographical Analysis and Environmental Monitoring, 4th year

SUPERVISION OF POSTDOC AND PHD STUDENTS          

  • Martin Sjöström, Postdoc., Spervisor, 2012-2013, KTH
  • Juan Deng, Postdoc., Supervisor, 2012-2013, KTH
  • Thuy Vu, Postdoc., Supervisor, 2009- 2010, KTH
  • Yunfeng Hu, Postdoc., Supervisor, 2008- 2009, KTH
  • Yikang Rui, Ph.D. student, Supervisor, 2008-2013, KTH (Completed in 2013)

Thesis Title: Urban Growth Modeling Based on Land-use Changes and Road Network Expansion.

  • Xin Niu, Ph.D. student, Supervisor, 2008-2012, KTH (Completed in 2012)

Thesis Title: Multitemporal Spaceborne Polarimetric SAR Data for Urban Land Cover Mapping                    

  • Bo Mao, Ph.D. student, Supervisor, 2008-2011, KTH (completed in 2011)

Thesis Title: Visualization and Generalization of 3D City Models

  • Tao Jia, Ph.D. student, Co-Supervisor, 2008-2012, KTH (completed in 2012)

Thesis Title: Knowledge Discovery from Massive Geographic Data: A Complex Systems Perspective

  • Xintao Liu, Ph.D. student, Co-Supervisor, 2008-2012, KTH (completed in 2012)

Thesis Title: The Principle of Scaling of Geographic Space and its Application in Urban Studies                     

  • Alexander Jacob, Ph.D. student, Supervisor, 2012-present, KTH
  • Jan Haas, Ph.D. student, Supervisor, 2011-present, KTH (completed Licentiate)
  • Osama Adam Yousif, Ph.D. student, Supervisor, 2011-present, KTH (completed Licentiate)
  • Dorothy Furberg, part-time Ph.D. student, Supervisor, 2007-present, KTH
  • Qian Zhang, part-time Ph.D. student, Supervisor, 2007-present, KTH (completed Licentiate)
  • Hongtao Hu, part-time Ph.D. student, Supervisor, 2006-present, KTH (completed Licentiate)
  • Yuchu Qin, part-time Ph.D. student, Supervisor, 2008-present, KTH
  • Xing Lin, part-time Ph.D. student, Supervisor, 2006-2011, KTH (completed Licentiate 2011)
  • Lars Skog, part-time industrial Ph.D. student, Co-Supervisor, 2006-present, KTH

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