Current Research Topics Conducted by our Reseach Team

  • change detection from multi-scale remotely sensed data
  • Feature extration and from high-resolution images
  • Multi-scale analysis and modeling of environmental change using remote sensing and GIS
  • Uncertainty and error modeling in remote sensing
  • Spatial and temporal analsyis and modeling of infectious diseases
  • Diease outbreak detection in surveillance system
  • Modeling the impact of land use and climate changes on water quality
  • Air quality mapping and dynamic modeling
  • Point pattern analysis (PPA)

Funded Reseach Projects

  • Semi-automated tools for outlining forest resources and biomass from high resolution digital images (OCE VIP II grant)(2015-2016)
  • Effects of nitrogen deposition on CH4 emissions from paddy fields in the south area of China based on remote sensing techniques (China NSF grant) (2015-2018)
  • Methods and uncertainty modeling for land cover change detection from multi-resolution remotely sensed data. (NSERC Discovery grant) (2013-2018)
  • Image-objects Manipulation Engine (IoME): semi-automated feature extraction from Very High Resolution (VHR) remotely sensed imagery. (MITACS ELevated PDF) (2013-2015)
  • Cloud enabled object-based feature extraction tools for high resolution remotely sensed images. (SOSCIP) (2013-2014)
  • Object-based change detection for forest resources from high resolution digital images. (NSERC Interactive) (2013)
  • Rural well water contamination and human health: An investigation in Eastern Ontario. (PSI Health Research Grant) (2011-2013)
  • Developing feature extraction tools for time series of remotely sensed data. (NSERC Engage) (2010-2011)
  • Establishing a Queen's Geocomputation and Analysis Laboratory for Public Health and Disease Modeling. (CFI, OMR, Queen's) (2010-2013)
  • Measuring traffic exposure and assessing environmental equity. (CRS) (2010-2012)
  • Access to primary care services after hours and during regular office hours and utilization of external health care resources. (SOAMA AHSC AFP innovation grant) (2010-2011)
  • Development of a spatial framework to enhance chronic disease surveillance (PHAC Chronic surveillance program) (2009-2010)
  • CODIGEOSIM project: Geosimulation tools for simulating spatial-temporal spread patterns and evaluating health outcomes of communicable diseases" (GEOIDE phase IV pilot project) (2008-2012)
  • Mutti-scale classification error and uncertainty modeling on categorical maps. (NSERC discovery grant) (2008-2013)
  • Spatial-temporal detection approaches in the syndromic surveillance system. (KPHU subcontract) (2006)
  • Simulating the impact of climate variability and land-use change on spatial and temporal variability in nitrogen export and water quality. (NSERC PGS) (2006-2009)
  • Improving the mapping of pollutant concentration across Ontario by combing satellite-based and ground-based measurements. (MOE best in sceince program) (2004-2005)
  • Geospatial/statistical analysis of Kingston social and economic data. (KEDCO contract) (2003-2005)
  • An integrated remote sensing and GIS method for measuring, analyzing, and modeling urban structure changes in the Greater Toronto Area. (Queen's ARC). (2003-2004)
  • Development and evaluation of multi-resolution classification framework and error models for land cover mapping (NSERC discovery grant) (2003-2008)
  • Development and evaluation of multi-scale analysis methods for earth observation data. (Queen's ARC) (2002-2003)
  • Queen's research initial grant (2002-2005)


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