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Desheng Liu

  • Professor, Geography
  • Professor, Statistics
  • 1189 Derby Hall
    154 N Oval Mall
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-247-2775

Honors

  • January, 2011

    Lawrence A. Brown Faculty Fellowship.

  • January, 2006

    First Place in Student Honors Paper Competition.

  • January, 2006

    Robert N. Colwell Memorial Fellowship Award.

  • January, 2005

    Student Scholarship.

  • January, 2004

    Graduate Student Paper Award.

  • January, 2003

    Earth System Science Fellow.

  • January, 2002

    Student Scholarship.

  • January, 2001

    Best Undergraduate Thesis.

  • January, 2001

    Outstanding Bachelor Graduate.

  • January, 2000

    First Prize in "Surveying and Mapping" Scholarship.

Chapters

2011

  • 2011. "Geographic Information Systems (GIS), spatial statistics in." In Encyclopedia of Environmetrics, 2nd eds, edited by A. H. El-Shaarawi and W. W. Piegorsch,

Journal Articles

2016

  • Gangodagamage, C.; Foufoula-Georgiou, E.; Brumby, S.P.; Chartrand, R. et al., 2016, "Wavelet-Compressed Representation of Landscapes for Hydrologic and Geomorphologic Applications." IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters 13, no. 4, 480-484 - 480-484.
  • Zhu, X.; Helmer, E.H.; Gao, F.; Liu, D. et al., 2016, "A flexible spatiotemporal method for fusing satellite images with different resolutions." Remote Sensing of Environment 172, 165-177 - 165-177.

2015

  • Zhu, X.; Liu, D., 2015, "Improving forest aboveground biomass estimation using seasonal Landsat NDVI time-series." ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 102, 222-231 - 222-231.
  • Wang, J.; Zhao, Y.; Li, C.; Yu, L. et al., 2015, "Mapping global land cover in 2001 and 2010 with spatial-temporal consistency at 250m resolution." ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 103, 38-47 - 38-47.
  • Cai, S.; Liu, D., 2015, "Detecting change dates from dense satellite time series using a sub-annual change detection algorithm." Remote Sensing 7, no. 7, 8705-8727 - 8705-8727.
  • Wehmann, A.; Liu, D., 2015, "A spatial-temporal contextual Markovian kernel method for multi-temporal land cover mapping." ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 107, 77-89 - 77-89.

2014

  • Zhang, F.; Zhu, X.; Liu, D., 2014, "Blending MODIS and Landsat images for urban flood mapping." International Journal of Remote Sensing 35, no. 9, 3237-3253 - 3237-3253.
  • Cai, S.; Liu, D.; Sulla-Menashe, D.; Friedl, M.A., 2014, "Enhancing MODIS land cover product with a spatial-temporal modeling algorithm." Remote Sensing of Environment 147, 243-255 - 243-255.
  • Zhu, X.; Liu, D., 2014, "Accurate mapping of forest types using dense seasonal landsat time-series." ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 96, 1-11 - 1-11.

2012

  • Zhu, X.; Gao, F.; Liu, D.; Chen, J., 2012, "A modified neighborhood similar pixel interpolator approach for removing thick clouds in Landsat images." IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters 9, no. 3,
  • Liu, D.; Cai, S., 2012, "A spatial-temporal modeling approach to reconstructing land-cover change trajectories from multi-temporal satellite imagery." Annals of the Association of American Geographers 102, no. 6,

2011

  • Li, W.; Radke, J.; Liu, D.; Gong, P., 2011, "Measuring detailed urban vegetation with multi-source high-resolution remote sensing imagery for environmental design and planning." Environment and Planning B, Planning and Design
  • Pu, R.; Liu, D., 2011, "Segmented canonical discriminant analysis of in situ hyperspectral data for identifying 13 urban tree species." INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF REMOTE SENSING 32, no. 8,
  • Pu, R. and D. Liu, 2011, "Segmented canonical discriminant analysis of in situ hyperspectral data for identifying thirteen urban tree species." International Journal of Remote Sensing 32, no. 8, 2207-2226 - 2207-2226.
  • Durand, M.T. and D. Liu, 2011, "The need for prior information in characterizing snow water equivalent from microwave brightness temperatures." Remote Sensing of Environment

2010

  • Liu, D. and F. Xia, 2010, "Assessing object-based classification: advantages and limitations." Remote Sensing Letters 1, no. 4, 187-194 - 187-194.
  • Mishra, U.; Lal, R.; Liu, D.; Van Meirvenne, M., 2010, "Predicting the Spatial Variation of the Soil Organic Carbon Pool at a Regional Scale." SOIL SCIENCE SOCIETY OF AMERICA JOURNAL 74, no. 3,
  • Mishra, U., R. Lal, D. Liu, and M.V. Meirvenne, 2010, "Predicting the spatial variation of the soil organic carbon pool at a regional scale." Soil Science Society of America Journal 74, no. 3, 906-914 - 906-914.
  • Liu, D.; Xia, F., 2010, "Assessing object-based classification: advantages and limitations." REMOTE SENSING LETTERS 1, no. 4,

2009

  • Liu, D.; Chun, Y., 2009, "The effects of different classification models on error propagation in land cover change detection." INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF REMOTE SENSING 30, no. 20,
  • Kang,Emily,L; Liu,Desheng; Cressie,Noel, 2009, "Statistical analysis of small-area data based on independence, spatial, non-hierarchical, and hierarchical models." COMPUTATIONAL STATISTICS & DATA ANALYSIS 53, no. 8, 3016-3032 - 3016-3032.
  • Liu, D. and Y. Chun, 2009, "The effects of different classification models on error propagation in land cover change detection." International Journal of Remote Sensing 30, no. 20, 5345-5364 - 5345-5364.
  • Kang, E.L.; Liu, D.; Cressie, N., 2009, "Statistical analysis of small-area data based on independence, spatial, non-hierarchical, and hierarchical models." Computational Statistics & Data Analysis 53, no. 8,
  • Mishra, U.; Lal, R.; Slater, B.; Calhoun, F. et al., 2009, "Predicting Soil Organic Carbon Stock Using Profile Depth Distribution Functions and Ordinary Kriging." SOIL SCIENCE SOCIETY OF AMERICA JOURNAL 73, no. 2,
  • Mishra, U., R. Lal, B. Slater, F. Calhoun, D. Liu, M. Van Meirvenne, 2009, "Predicting soil organic carbon stock using profile depth distribution functions and ordinary kriging." Soil Science Society of America Journal 73, no. 2, 614-621 - 614-621.

2008

  • Liu, D.; Pu, R., 2008, "Downscaling thermal infrared radiance for subpixel land surface temperature retrieval." SENSORS 8, no. 4,
  • Liu, D., K. Song, J.R.G. Townshend, and P. Gong, 2008, "Using local transition probability models in Markov random fields for forest change detection." Remote Sensing of Environment 112, no. 5, 2222-31 - 2222-31.
  • Liu, D. and R. Pu, 2008, "Downscaling thermal infrared radiance for subpixel land surface temperature retrieval." Sensors 8, 2695-2706 - 2695-2706.
  • Kelly, M., D. Liu, B. McPherson, D. Wood, and R. Standiford, 2008, "Spatial pattern dynamics of oak mortality and associated disease symptoms in a California hardwood forest affected by sudden oak death." Journal of Forest Research 13, no. 5, 312-319 - 312-319.
  • Kelly, M.; Liu, D.; McPherson, B.; Wood, D. et al., 2008, "Spatial pattern dynamics of oak mortality and associated disease symptoms in a California hardwood forest affected by sudden oak death." JOURNAL OF FOREST RESEARCH 13, no. 5,
  • Liu, D.; Song, K.; Townshend, J.R.G.; Gong, P., 2008, "Using local transition probability models in Markov random fields for forest change detection." REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT 112, no. 5,

2007

  • Guo, Q.; Kelly, M.; Liu, D., 2007, "An object-based classification approach in mapping tree mortality using high spatial resolution imagery." GISCIENCE & REMOTE SENSING 44, no. 1,
  • Kelly, M.; Guo, Q.; Liu, D.; Shaari, D., 2007, "Modeling the risk for a new invasive forest disease in the United States: An evaluation of five environmental niche models." COMPUTERS ENVIRONMENT AND URBAN SYSTEMS 31, no. 6,
  • Liu, D.; Kelly, M.; Gong, P.; Guo, Q., 2007, "Characterizing spatial-temporal tree mortality patterns associated with a new forest disease." FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT 253, no. 1-3,
  • Kelly, M., Q. Guo, D. Liu, and D. Shaari, 2007, "Modeling the risk for a new invasive forest disease in the United States: An evaluation of five environmental niche models." Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 31, no. 6, 689-710 - 689-710.

2006

  • Liu, D.; Gong, P.; Kelly, M.; Guo, Q., 2006, "Automatic registration of airborne images with complex local distortion." PHOTOGRAMMETRIC ENGINEERING AND REMOTE SENSING 72, no. 9,
  • Liu, D.S.; Kelly, M.; Gong, P., 2006, "A spatial-temporal approach to monitoring forest disease spread using multi-temporal high spatial resolution imagery." REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT 101, no. 2,
  • Liu, D., M. Kelly, and P. Gong, 2006, "A spatial-temporal approach to monitoring forest disease spread using multi-temporal high spatial resolution imagery." Remote Sensing of Environment 101, no. 2, 167-180 - 167-180.

2004

  • Kelly, M.; Shaari, D.; Guo, Q.H.; Liu, D.S., 2004, "A comparison of standard and hybrid classifier methods for mapping hardwood mortality in areas affected by "sudden oak death"." PHOTOGRAMMETRIC ENGINEERING AND REMOTE SENSING 70, no. 11,

Presentations

  • "Automatic Registration of airborne images by combining area-based methods with local transformation models." 2004, Presented at Annual Assembly of the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science and the Third International Conference on Geographical Information Science,
  • "Hyperspectral image classification using Support Vector Machines: feature selection and domain knowledge." 2005, Presented at Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG),
  • "Mapping the Sudden Oak Death dynamics using multi-temporal high spatial resolution airborne imagery." 2006, Presented at American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) 2006 Annual Conference,
  • "Spatio-temporal Mapping and Modeling of Sudden Oak Death Spread in California." 2006,
  • "A new simulation approach to testing independence between non-stationary spatial point patterns." 2007, Presented at Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG),
  • "Object-based classification and height extraction of urban vegetation with multi-source high spatial resolution imageries." 2007, Presented at Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG),
  • "Mapping Forest Age and Forest trajectory in a Tropical Maya Area Using Multi-temporal Landsat Images." 2010, Presented at Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG),
  • "Mapping long term land-cover change trajectory using spatial-temporal classification of multi-temporal Landsat images." 2010, Presented at Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG),
  • "Reconstructing Land Cover Change Trajectories from Time Series Satellite Observations." 2010, Presented at ICSA 2010 Applied Statistics Symposium,
  • "Improving the accuracy and consistency of land cover mapping using spatio-temporal modeling." 2011,
  • "A PIF-based relative radiometric normalization method for multi-temporal remote sensing images." 2011, Presented at Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG),
  • "A Bayesian hierarchical approach to modeling the spatial-temporal dynamics of PM concentration in Ohio." 2011, Presented at Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG),
  • "Reconstructing Land-Cover Change Trajectories from Multi-Temporal Satellite Data." 2011,
  • "Spatio-temporal statistical modeling of land-cover processes." 2011,
  • "Evaluation of ADAR imagery for mapping moisture stress in oaks with advanced symptoms of Sudden Oak Death." 2002, Presented at Sudden Oak Death Science Symposium,
  • "Geospatial Analysis of Sudden Oak Death in California." 2006,
  • "Detecting Sudden Oak Death dynamics from multi-temporal high spatial resolution imagery." 2006, Presented at Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG),
  • "Traffic related air pollution." 2007, Presented at Environmental Exposure and Health Data Seminar,
  • "Prediction and mapping of soil organic carbon stock using pedometrical techniques at regional scale." 2007, Presented at The ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings,
  • "A comparison of physical and statistical approaches for downscaling thermal radiance using ASTER data." 2008, Presented at Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG),
  • "Simulation analysis of spatial-temporal patterns of errors on land-cover change maps." 2008, Presented at The Eighth International Symposium on Spatial Accuracy Assessment in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences,
  • "Space-Time data in remote sensing of snow hydrology and in ice-core paleoclimatology." 2009, Presented at Discussion Group on Space-Time Data and Modeling,
  • "People and pixels: linking remote sensing, population, and health research." 2010, Presented at Methods Seminar: Geographic Analysis, Part II,
  • "Spatial-temporal modeling approaches to remote sensing land cover mapping." 2011,
  • "Improving spatial-temporal consistency of land cover products: a statistical perspective." 2011, Presented at International Workshop on Global Land Cover Mapping,
  • "Hydrologic response to land-use and land-cover change at a watershed scale." 2011, Presented at Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG),
  • "Recent advances in geospatial information technologies." 2011,
  • "Mapping stressed trees using remotely sensed imagery." 2002, Presented at Meeting of the California Oak Mortality Task Force,
  • "Automatic image registration with complex local deformation." 2004, Presented at First Symposium for the Earth System Scholars Network,
  • "Classifying multi-temporal TM imagery using Markov Random Fields and Support Vector Machines." 2005, Presented at Third International Workshop on the Analysis of Multi-temporal Remote Sensing Images,
  • "Spatio-temporal Mapping and Modeling of Forest Disease Spread Using Remote Sensing and Spatial Statistics." 2006,
  • "Simulating remotely sensed imagery for classification evaluation." 2008, Presented at The XXI Congress of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing,
  • "Error propagation in land cover change detection: a simulation analysis." 2008,
  • "An integrated spatial analysis of motor vehicle theft in Columbus, OH." 2008, Presented at CURA Roundtable Discussion,
  • "Modeling the spatial distributions of motor vehicle theft in urban landscape." 2009, Presented at Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG),
  • "Regreening of southeast Ohio: depicting the trajectories of land cover change since 1970s using satellite images." 2009, Presented at Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG),
  • "Spatial distribution of registration errors and its impact on change analysis using multi-temporal remote sensing imagery." 2010, Presented at Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG),
  • "Spatial-temporal modeling of ambient PM concentration in Ohio." 2010, Presented at Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG),
  • "Estimating vegetation height and topographic metrics from high resolution LiDAR and SRTM data using Fourier spectral decomposition." 2010, Presented at Workshop on New Tools in Process-Based Analysis of Topographic Data, University Cooperation for atmospheric Research (UCAR),
  • "Mapping forest-cultivation transition trajectory using spatial-temporal classification of multi-temporal Landsat images." 2010, Presented at Special Joint Symposium of ASPRS, ISPRS Technical Commission IV and AutoCarto 2010,
  • "Mapping the forest distribution based on synthetic Landsat time-series in Appalachian Ohio." 2011, Presented at Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG),
  • "On chance-adjusted measures for accuracy assessment in remote sensing image classification." 2011, Presented at American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) 2011 Annual Conference,
  • "Urban development detection using SPOT-Panchromatic imagery in the developing country." 2004, Presented at Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG),
  • "Classification of 1-m ADAR imagery for mapping hardwood mortality." 2004, Presented at Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG),
  • "Spatio-temporal mapping and modeling a new forest disease spread using remote sensing and spatial statistics." 2006, Presented at NASA Land Cover and Land Use Change Science Team Meeting,
  • "Integrating object-based classification and one-class Support Vector Machines in classifying a specific land class from high spatial resolution images." 2008, Presented at The XXI Congress of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing,
  • "Evaluation of the predictors of soil organic carbon stock at a regional scale." 2008, Presented at 2008 Joint Annual Meeting of ASA-CSSA-SSSA,
  • "Environment-economy relationships in the forests of Appalachian Ohio." 2010, Presented at Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG),
  • "Ordinary kriging, regression kriging and geographically weighted regression approach to predict soil organic carbon pool of Ohio." 2010, Presented at The ASA-CSSA-SSSA 2010 International Annual Meetings,
  • "A multi-date classification approach to mapping land cover change trajectories." 2010, Presented at Special Joint Symposium of ASPRS, ISPRS Technical Commission IV and AutoCarto 2010,
  • "The impact of sampling schemes on identifying error propagation in land cover change detection." 2011, Presented at Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG),
  • "A spatial-temporal approach for correction of illogical land cover transitions in multi-temporal change detection." 2011, Presented at Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG),
  • "A Bayesian approach to estimating snow water equivalent from passive microwave measurements." 2011, Presented at The 19th International Conference on GeoInformatics,
  • "Recent progress in remote sensing based land cover mapping." 2011,
  • "Land cover change and its impact on hydrological processes in Monday creek watershed, Ohio." 2011,
  • "Application of remote sensing in water resources management." 2011,
  • "Spatial statistical analysis of doctors’ prescription amounts by region." 2007, Presented at The 2007 Joint Statistical Meetings,

Papers in Proceedings

2011

  • Jiang, S. and D. Liu "On chance-adjusted measures for accuracy assessment in remote sensing image classification." in Proceedings of the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Annual Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, May 1– 5, 2011, 8pp. (1 2011).

2008

  • Liu, D. "Simulating remotely sensed imagery for classification evaluation." in Proceedings of the XXI Congress of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Beijing, China, July 3-11. (1 2008).
  • Guo, Q., G. Du, Y. Liu, and D. Liu "Integrating object-based classification and one-class Support Vector Machines in classifying a specific land class from high spatial resolution images." in Proceedings of the XXI Congress of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Beijing, China, July 3-11. (1 2008).
  • Liu, D.; Chun, Y. "Simulation analysis of error propagation on land cover change maps: a comparison of contextual and non-contextual models." in Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Spatial Accuracy in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences: Accuracy in Geomatics. (1 2008).

2006

  • Kelly, M.; Shaari, D.; Guo, Q.; Liu, D. "Modeling risk for SOD nationwide: What are the effects of model choice on risk prediction?." in Proceedings of the Second Sudden Oak Death Science Symposium: the State of Our Knowledge. (1 2006).

2005

  • Liu, D.; Kelly, M.; Gong, P. "Classifying multi-temporal TM imagery using Markov Random Fields and Support Vector Machines." in Proceedings of the IEEE Third International Workshop on the Analysis of Multi-temporal Remote Sensing Images. (1 2005).

2004