Ph.D., Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2004)
Office: AUST 425
Office phone: 860-486-2196
I have interests in GIS, geostatistics and their applications in natural resource management and environmental evaluation. My current research concentrates on:
1. Multi-Dimensional Markov chain modeling,
2. GIS Cyberinfrastructure (http://jiangxi.cs.uwm.edu/gis/),
3. Applications of geostatistics and GIS Cyberinfrastructure techniques in natural resource and environmental studies (e.g. land use/cover change, natural resource management, landscape ecology, environmental planning, as well as transportation geography studies). For example, here is a recently funded project by NSF: “CNH-Ex: Interactive Effects of Economics, Public Policy, Land Use Change, and Invasive Plants in Long Island Sound Watersheds”.
UConn Geography Research Cluster:
Zhang, C., T. Zhao, and W. Li. 2015. Geospatial Semantic Web. Springer. pp 194.
Zhang, C., T. Zhao, and W. Li. 2015. Towards an interoperable online volunteered geographic information system for disaster response. Journal of Spatial Science 60(2): 257-275 doi: 10.1080/14498596.2015.972996.
Li, W., C Zhang, M. Willig, D. Dey, G. Wang, and L. You. 2015. Bayesian Markov chain random field cosimulation for improving land cover classification accuracy. Mathematical Geosciences 47(2): 123-148.
Zhang, C., T. Zhao, L. Anselin, W. Li, and K. Chen. 2015. A map-reduce based parallel approach for improving query performance in a geospatial semantic web for disaster response. Earth Science Informatics 8:499-509, doi: 10.1007/s12145-014-0179-x.
Zhang, C., W. Li, and D. Civco. 2014. Application of geographically weighted regression to fill gaps in SLC-off Landsat ETM+ satellite imagery. International Journal of Remote Sensing 35(22): 7650-7672.
Sept.1 2017—Aug.31 2020. “Processing and optimization of spatial knowledge queries of The National Map”. USGS. PIs: C. Zhang, T. Zhao, and W. Li
Aug.1 2014—Jan.1 2017. “CNH-Ex: Interactive Effects of Economics, Public Policy, Land Use Change, and Invasive Plants in Long Island Sound Watersheds”. NSF, Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH) program. UCONN PIs: C. Zhang, J. Allen, J. Silander, M. Boyer, and K. Segerson.