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SPIE appoints Ni-Bin Chang editor of Journal of Applied Remote Sensing

28 May 2013

Ni-Bin ChangBELLINGHAM, USA -- SPIE has announced the appointment of Ni-Bin Chang of the University of Central Florida (UCF) as editor of the Journal of Applied Remote Sensing effective 1 January 2014.

The Journal of Applied Remote Sensing (JARS) publishes peer-reviewed papers on remote sensing theory and applications and covers the concepts, information, and progress of the remote sensing community.

Chang will succeed founding editor Wei Gao of Colorado State University, who served from 2007-2013.

"We are very pleased that Ni-Bin Chang has accepted the position of editor of the Journal of Applied Remote Sensing," said SPIE Publications Committee Chair John Greivenkamp (College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona). "Dr. Chang is an internationally recognized expert in remote sensing who brings a wealth of knowledge, insight, and enthusiasm that will be a great benefit to the journal and the entire technical community."

"JARS has become a distinguished journal in the field of remote sensing since its launch in 2007," Chang said. "I'm delighted to continue the work of Dr. Wei Gao and to carry on the tradition of excellence at this journal."

Chang is a professor in the Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering Department at UCF. He was a professor in the Environmental Engineering Department at Texas A&M University before joining UCF in 2005. He received his master's and PhD degrees from Cornell University in 1989 and 1991, respectively, in the field of environmental systems engineering, and his BS degree in 1983 from National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan.

He is an elected fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a registered professional engineer in Texas, a board-certified environmental engineer, an accredited professional with Leadership in Energy and Environment Design, and an elected member of the European Academy of Sciences.

Chang's major research interests include water resources and environmental systems analysis, sustainability sciences, and global changes, as well as hydrological and environmental remote sensing and monitoring networks. His research activities include both basic and applied sciences for the development of next-generation engineering systems in the areas of ecological engineering, green engineering, industrial ecology, and earth systems engineering. Many current and previous projects lie on the interfaces between these topics leading toward the achievement of the goals in the nexus of resources management, technology integration, and engineering optimization.

He received the Fulbright Scholar Award in 2011; the Haitian Scholar Award from Dalian University of Technology in 2010; the Distinguished Chair Professorship, named by the National Science Council, in 2010 in Taiwan; the Outstanding Achievement Award in Environmental and Water Research from ASCE in 2010; the Research Excellence Award, National Science Council, from 1997-2001 in Taiwan; and the Russell Ackoff Award from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994. He has been an invited speaker at more than 20 universities all over the world.

He has edited, authored, and coauthored more than 205 peer-reviewed journal articles, 8 reference books, 5 edited books, 11 special issues of academic journals, 8 U.S. patents, 19 invited articles in books, encyclopedia, and newsletters, and 167 conference papers, as of 2012.

Chang has served as an associate editor of JARS since 2007.

The Journal of Applied Remote Sensing is published online in the SPIE Digital Library. For more information, see spie.org/jars or access JARS online.

SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. The Society serves more than 235,000 constituents from approximately 155 countries, offering conferences, continuing education, books, journals, and a digital library in support of interdisciplinary information exchange, professional networking, and patent precedent. SPIE provided over $3.2 million in support of education and outreach programs in 2012.


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