Prospective Students, Postdocs, and Visiting Scholars


"If three persons are walking together, one of them is bound to be qualified as my teacher."
(Confucius (551 BC-479 BC), Shu R IIV, translation from

"A student is not necessarily inferior to his teacher, nor does a teacher necessarily be more virtuous and talented than his student. The real fact is that one might have learned the doctrine earlier than the other, or might be a master in his own special field."
(Hanyu (768-824 AD), On Teachers, translation from

"If you become a teacher, by your pupils you'll be taught." (unknown quote)

"A good student should make his advisor feel silly himself." (by hopeusw)



(Partially based on Dr. Yu-Chi Ho)

New members will have a 2-hour training, which can be arranged in either a 2-hour session or two 1-hour sessions. Please read the materials and schedule training with me (click here to find available time slots).


1.Graduate Students

(1) I am affiliated with the Ph.D. Program in Department of Information Science, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University at Albany, where I recruited PhD students. I will be happy to collaborate/serve as advisor/committee member for students from Department of Geography and Planning, Department of Information Science, or other deparments and institutions.

(2) Currently, we have no fund for Graduate Research Assistants (GRA). However, I will be happy to work with you if you can identify other funding resources. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in my lab.

(3) If you want to apply for the graduate program at SUNY Albany, please check the following link for requirements and applications:

2.Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students interested in research are encouraged to contact me for possible research projects. Students should be familiar with one programming language (C++, Java, Python, R, IDL, or Matlab, etc.). Experiences with one geospatial software (ENVI, Erdas, ArcGIS, QGIS, etc.) is also required.

Students from any major are welcome to contact me for possible collaboration and research opportunities.

3. Postdoctoral Researchers

Currently, we have no positions for postdoctoral researchers. New openings will be announced once they are available.

4. Visiting Scholars

Visiting scholars with research interests related to our lab are strongly encouraged to contact me.