Prof. LIN Hui
Institute of Space and Earth Information Science
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, N.T. Hong Kong




Ph.D. in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), State University of New York at Buffalo, USA. (Supervisor: Professor Hugh Calkins)


M.A. in GIS, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA. (Supervisor: Professor Duane Mable)


M.Sc. in Remote Sensing, Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. (Supervisor: Professor CHEN Shupeng)


Dip. Engineering in Aerial Photogrammetry, Wuhan Technical University of Surveying and Mapping, Wuhan, China.



Position held

Chen Shupeng Professor of GeoInformation Science, Department of Geography and Resource Management

Director, Institute of Space and Earth Information Science



Research Interests

- Microwave Remote Sensing Image Processing and Analysis
- Virtual Geographic Environments (VGE )
- Spatial Database and Data Mining
- Spatially Integrated Humanities and Social Science


Undergoing Research Projects

ITF $3,099,250
  The Development of a High-efficiency Integratd PS-InSAR Platform and Early-warning Sysem (ITS/152/11FP)  
ITF  $8,060,755+

Developments of Key Technolgies and Demonstration Systems for Guangdong,Hong Kong and Macao Water Quality and Quantity Remote Sensing Monitoring.  

CNSF RMB600,000
ITF $2,948,278

Evaluation Technology and Demonstrative Platform for Cross-boundary Air Pollution in the Pearl River Delta Region

ITF $998,735
  Research and Development of SAR Tomography based on Compressed Sending (ITS/075/13)  
Faculty CRF $317,814
  Correlation Analysis of Emotional Experience based on Dynamic Context-awareness and Multi-modal Emotion Recognition  
MOST RMB15,000,000
  Studies on the Interaction between Global Climate Change and Human Activities  
ITF $3,703,000
  Development of Geographic-feature-based PSInSAR 3D deformation monitoring system (UIM/264)  

Selected Publication

  • Tan, Lu, Mingyuan Hu, Hui Lin*, 2014, Agent-based simulation of building evacuation: Combining human behavior with predictable spatial accessibility in a fire emergency, Information Sciences, DOI: 10.1016/j.ins.2014.09.029

  • Zhang, Chunxiao, Hui Lin*, Min Chen, Rongrong Li, Zhichao Zeng, 2014, Scale compatibility analysis in geographic process research: A case study of a meteorological simulation in Hong Kong, Applied Geography, Vol.52, Aug, pp.135-143.

  • Lin, Hui, M. Chen, G. Lv, Q. Zhu, J. Gong, X. You, Y. Wen, B. Xu, M. Hu, 2013, Virtual Geographic Environments: a New Generation of Geographic Analysis Tool, Earth-Science Reviews, 126, 74-84.

  • Lin, Hui, Min Chen, Guonian Lu, 2013, Virtual Geographic Environment – A Workspace for Computer-aided Geographic Experiments, Annals of AAG, Vol. 103, No. 3, 465-482.

  • Chen, Fulong, Hui Lin,Wei Zhou, Tianhua Hong, Gang Wang, 2013, Surface deformation detected by ALOS PALSAR small baseline SAR interferometry over permafrost environment of Beiluhe section, Tibet Plateau, China, Remote Sensing of Environment138, pp10-18.

  • Luo,Qingli, Daniele Perissin, Hui Lin, Yuanzhi Zhang and Wei Wang, 2013,Subsidence Monitoring of Tianjin Suburbs by TerraSAR-X Persistent ScatterersInterferometry,IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observatiojs and Remote Sensing (JSTARS) , Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/JSTARS.2013.2271501.

  • Xu, Bingli, Hui Lin, J. Gong, S. Tang, Y. Hu, I Nasser, T. Jing, 2013, Integration of a computational grid and virtual geographic environment to facilitate air pollution simulation,Computer & Geosciences, Vol.54, April, pp. 184-195,

  • Zhang, Hongsheng, Yuanzhi Zhang, Hui Lin, 2012, A comparison study of impervious surfaces estimation using optical and SAR remote sensing images, International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, Vol.18, pp.148-156.

  • Perissin, D., Z. Wang, Hui Lin, 2012, Shanghai subway tunnels and highways monitoring through Cosmo-SkyMed persistent scatterers, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 73, pp.58-67.

  • Chen, F. Hui Lin*, Zhen Li, Quan Chen, Jianmin Zhou, 2012, Interaction between permafrost and infrastructure along the Qinghai-Tibet Railway detected via jointly analysis of C- and L-band small baseline SAR interferomentry, Remote Sensing of Environment, 123, 532-540.

  • Wang, Hongshuo, Hui Lin*, J. Chen, and F. Chen, 2012, Study on the relationship between  sub-pixel percentage cover and multi-temporal NDVI, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 33, No. 17, pp. 5615-5628.

  • Zhang, H., Hui Lin, Y. Li, Y. Zhang, 2012, Feature Extraction for High-resolution Imagery Based on Human Visual Perception, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 34, No. 4, pp.1146-1163.

  • Cheng, S., D. Perissin, Hui Lin, F. Chen, 2012, Atmospheric delay analysis from GPS meteorology and InSAR APS, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 86(2012), pp.77-82.

  • Lin, Hui, F. Chen, Q. Zhao, 2011, Land  deformation  monitoring  using  coherent  target-neighborhood  networking  method  combined  with  polarimetric  information,  a  case  study  of  Shanghai,  China. International Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol.32, No.9, pp.2395-2407.

  • Jiang, L. Hui Lin, J. Ma, B. Kong, Y. Wang, 2011, Potential of small-baseline SAR interferometry for monitoring land subsidence related to underground coal fires: Wuda (Northern China) case study, Remote Sensing of Environment, 115, 257-268.

  • Chen, F  and  Hui Lin*, 2011, Multi-baseline differential SAR interferometry analysis of Lantau Highway, Hong Kong, using ENVISAT ASAR data, Remote Sensing Letters, Vol.2, No.2, pp167-173

  • Jiang, Liming, Hui Lin, and Shilai Cheng, 2011. Monitoring and assessing reclamation settlement of coastal area with advanced InSAR technique:Macao city (China) case study, International Journal of Remote Sensing. Volume 32, Issue 13, July 2011, pages 3565-3588. DOI: 10.1080/01431161003752448.

  • Chen, Min, Hui Lin*, Guonian Lu, Li He, Yongning Wen, 2011, A spatial-temporal framework for historical and cultural research on China, Applied Geography, Vol, 31, pp.1059-1074.

  • Xu, Bingli, Hui Lin*, Longsang Chiu; Ya  Hu; Jun Zhu, Mingyuan Hu, Weining Cui, 2011, Collaborative virtual geographic environments: a case study of air pollution simulation, Information Science, Vol. 181,No.11, pp.2231-2246.

  • Lin, Hui, Jun Zhu, Jianhua Gong, Bingli Xu, Hua Qi. 2010, A Grid-  based Collaborative Virtual Geographic Environment for the Planning of Silt Dam     Systems.  International Journal of Geographical Information Science.  24 (4): 607-621.

  • Xu, Qing, Hui Lin, X. Li, J. Zou, Q. Zheng, W. Pichel, and Y. Liu, 2010, Assessment of an analytical model for sea surface wind speed retrieval from spaceborne SAR. International Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 31, No.4, pp.993-1008.

  • Jiang, Liming and Hui Lin, 2010. Integrated analysis of SAR interferometric and geological data for investigating long-term reclamation settlement of Chek Lap Kok Airport, Hong Kong, Engineering Geology, 110, 77-92, DOI:10.1016/j.enggeo.2009.11.005.

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