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15 December, 2020

Professor Peifeng Ma awarded the Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF)

Professor Peifeng Ma has been awarded a funding of totally HK$7,210,500 for the project “Development of InSAR Deformation Analysis Technologies for Urban Infrastructural Safety Diagnosis (面向城市建築結構安全診斷的InSAR形變分析方法研發)" under the Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF), from 15 November 2020 to 14 November 2022.

This project aims to develop cutting-edge synthetic aperture radar (SAR) interferometry (InSAR) technologies to effectively diagnose urban infrastructural safety, and establish “ Urban Infrastructural Safety-Oriented InSAR Cloud Computation System”. The objectives of this project include: (i) develop a new generation of distributed scatterer (DS) InSAR algorithm to enhance detection probability of low-coherence points (e.g., flat roof, roads and vegetation) in SAR images; (ii) mine deformation patterns by deep learning of time-series deformation and identify infrastructural safety levels based on National Building Safety Standard; (iii) develop cloud computation systems to improve computational efficiency, especially when processing massive satellite images over large areas; (iv) develop three-dimensional (3D) visualization engines to demonstrate the results more vividly and improve the interface friendliness. The deliverables of this project will fill this gap and open a new window for remote sensing applications, and provide professional services for building managers, government departments, educational institutions, private companies, and etc.

5 December, 2020

Prof. Mei-Po Kwan Presents Report at The 14th IACP Annual Conference

Prof. Mei-Po Kwan will present a report at The 14th IACP Annual Conference Special Session II: Planning Future Built Environment on December 6, 2020 Beijing time.

3 December, 2020

Prof. Mei-Po Kwan Presents Report at The 2nd international Forum on Engineering Education

Prof. Mei-Po Kwan will present a report at The 2nd International Forum on Engineering Education Panel B1 at 20:55 on December 4, 2020 Beijing time.

2 November, 2020

Prof. Mei-Po Kwan Presents Report at Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Space Science and Technology Alliance Meeting

The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Space Science and Technology Alliance held online meeting on 25 October. Representatives of alliance member institutions, specialists and scholars in space science and technology were invited to join the meeting. Professor Kwan Mei Po, Director of the Institute of Space and Earth Information Science (ISEIS) of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) participated in the meeting and give a plenary talk on behalf of CUHK as alliance member institution.

Professor Kwan delivered her talk titled "Application of Geospatial Information Smart Technology in Building of Healthy Cities". The talk focused on environmental disaster perception and emergency management that Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao are facing, and the need of building healthy cities. She also introduced the collaborations between ISEIS and research institutions in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area such as Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology and Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU).

The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Space Science and Technology Alliance was established in December 2018, in order to enhance the cooperation and to promote in-depth cooperation of space science and technology among the research institutions in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

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2 September, 2020

Master of Science in Environmental Information, Health and Public Management Seminar calendar 2020-21


31 August, 2020

Please join a Leadership Spotlight: An One-hour Interview with Dr. Mei-Po Kwan by Dr. Marie Price, President of American Geographical Society (AGS).

Title: Tracking Movement through Space during COVID-19 and beyond.
Time: Sept 8th at 9am ET, 9pm Beijing time
Organized by: Location Tech Task Force, EthicalGEO, American Geographical Society
Sponsored by: Henry Luce Foundation
Registration required. More information at: https://ethicalgeo.org/event/tracking-movement-through-space-during-covid-19-and-beyond/

31 August, 2020

Prof. Bo HUANG was invited to give a presentation at the ANSO Think Tank Workshop on Big Data Analysis and Forecast for Pandemic, August 31st, 2020. The title of his presentation is: "The Effects of Human Mobility and Control Measures on COVID-19 Infections".

22 July, 2020

Prof. Mei-Po Kwan gave a plenary talk on July 21, 2020, at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, July 21-23, 2020. The title of her talk is: "The Neighborhood Effect Averaging Problem".


28 April, 2020

Professor Kwan will be speaking at the Virtual Forum below:

Harvard CGA Virtual Forum: Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic with Geospatial Research and Applications
As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves rapidly around the globe, Harvard's Center for Geographic Analysis (CGA) will hold a virtual forum on time-sensitive geospatial research and applications for COVID-19, on May 1, 2020, from 10:00am to 1:00pm EDT.

5 April,2020

Prof. Mei-Po Kwan, director of ISEIS will be speaking at the second panel.

Panel Announcement: Geographers Respond to COVID-19

Panel 1: Socio-economic Burdens and Policy Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 6th - 12:30 PM / 2:00 PM (MDT) - vimeo.com/live-chat/404110758
Description: Reactive policies to manage the rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has had wide-ranging impacts on the social and economic burdens faced by populations worldwide. This panel will discuss the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on economic and public health outcomes.

Dr. Irene Casas (Lousiana Tech University)
Dr. Joseph Oppong (University of North Texas)
Dr. Jessica Finlay (University of Michigan)
Dr. Jung Won Sonn (University College London)
Dr. Eric Carter (Macalester College)
Dr. Michael Emch (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Dr. Michael Widener (University of Toronto)

Moderator: Dr. Chetan Tiwari (University of North Texas)

Panel 2: Data & Methodological Challenges for the Geospatial Analysis of the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 10th - 8:00 AM / 9:30 AM (MDT) - Join Virtual Session
Description: Geographers and spatial scientists can play a vital role in understanding COVID-19. However, current research is likely to be data driven due to the fluidity of the pandemic. This panel will discuss the data and methodological challenges that we currently face in spatially-explicitly studies of COVID-19. MORE

Dr. Mei-Po Kwan (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Dr. Michael Desjardins (Johns Hopkins University)
Dr. Xun Shi (Dartmouth College)
Dr. Meifang Li (Dartmouth College)
Dr. Eric Delmelle (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
Dr. Tzai-Hung Wen (National Taiwan University)

Moderator: Dr. Chetan Tiwari (University of North Texas)

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