Dr. Xutong Niu

 

Assistant Professor in Geomatics

Department of Math, Physics, Computer Science, and Geomatics

Troy University

232 MSCX, 1 University Avenue, Troy, AL 36082

Office: (334) 808-6222; Fax: (334) 670-3796

Email: xniu at troy dot edu

Education

·         2004                Ph.D., Geodetic Science and Surveying Engineering, The Ohio State University

·         2001                M.S., Geodetic Science, The Ohio State University

·         1999                M.E., Remote Sensing, Zhejiang University, P. R. China

·         1996                B.S., Earth Sciences, Zhejiang University, P. R. China

Professional Experiences

·         Aug. 2014 – now                    Associate Professor, Surveying and Geomatics Sciences, Troy University.

·         Jan. 2008 – July, 2014            Assistant Professor, Surveying and Geomatics Sciences, Troy University.

·         Jan. 2005 – Dec. 2007             Postdoctoral Researcher, Mapping and GIS Lab, The Ohio State University

Awards

·         2008                ESRI Award for Best Scientific Paper in GIS from ASPRS (American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing)

·         2007                Duane C. Brown Junior Award, The Ohio State University

·         2007                Mapping and GIS Lab Award, Mapping and GIS Lab, The Ohio State University

·         2006                ESRI Award for Best Scientific Paper in GIS from ASPRS

·         2002 - 2003     Fellow, Program for the Enhancement for Graduate Studies (PEGS), Geodetic Science, The Ohio State University

·         2002                Travel Funds to present professional papers, Program for the Enhancement of Graduate Studies (PEGS), Geodetic Science, The Ohio State University

·         1999 - 2000     University Fellowship, Graduate School, The Ohio State University

Research Projects

·         Mar. 2009 – Feb. 2010            Proposal Writing Fund from Troy University. Grant Total: $3,000. PI.

·         Jan. 2009 – Dec. 2010   GIS projects for National Forest Service in Alabama, USDA. Grant Total: $20,000. Co-PI.

Membership

·         2007 – present, Member of American Geophysical Union (AGU)

·         2004 – present, Member of American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)

Reviewer of Journals and Conference

·         IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (2007)

·         Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing (PE & RS) (2005-2010)

·         ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (2006-2010)

·         Professional Geographer (2005)

·         Marine Geodesy (2007, 2009)

·         Geomatica

·         Environmental Modeling and Software

·         Future of Remote Sensing Workshop 2006

·         EURO mGOV 2006

Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Papers

Lin, Y. and X. Niu. 2014. Spectral-Angle-Based Laplacian Eigenmaps for Nonlinear Dimension Reduction of Hyperspectral Imagery. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, Vol. 80, No. 9, pp. 849-861.

Li, R., X. Niu, C. Liu, and B. Wu. 2009. Impact of Imaging Geometry on 3D Geopositioning Accuracy of Stereo IKONOS Imagery. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, Vol. 75, No. 9, pp. 1119-1125.

Liu, J-K, R. Li, S. Deshpande, X. Niu, and T-Y Shih. 2009. Estimation of Blufflines Using Topographic LiDAR Data and Orthoimages. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, Vol. 75, No. 1. pp. 59-69.

Agrawal, G., H. Ferhatosmanoglu, X. Niu, K. Bedford, and R. Li. 2008. A vision for cyberinfrastructure for coastal forecasting and change analysis. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) 4540 LNCS, pp. 151-174.

Li, R., S. Deshpande, X. Niu, K. Di, and B. Wu. 2008. Geometric Integration of Aerial and High-Resolution Satellite Imagery and Application in Shoreline Mapping. Marine Geodesy, Vol. 31, No. 3, pp. 143-159.

Cheng, K-C, C-Y Kuo, C. K. Shum, X. Niu, R. Li, and K. W. Bedford. 2008. Accurate Linking of Lake Erie Water Level with Shoreline Datum Using GPS Buoy and Satellite Altimetry. Journal of Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. Vol. 19, No. 1-2. pp. 59-62. doi: 10.3319/TAO.2008.19.1-2.53.

Li, R., F. Zhou, X. Niu, and K. Di. 2007. Integration of IKONOS and QuickBird Imagery for Geopositioning Accuracy Analysis. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, Vol. 73, No. 9.

Li, R. and X. Niu. 2007. Guest Editorial. Journal of Marine Geodesy (the 5th Special Issue on Marine and Coastal GIS), Vol. 30, No. 1-2, pp. 1-2.

Li, R., K. Di, J. Wang, X. Niu, S. Agarwal, E. Brodyagina, E. Oberg, and  J. Hwangbo. 2007. A WebGIS for Spatial Data Processing, Analysis, and Distribution for the MER 2003 Mission. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, Vol. 73, No. 6. pp. 671-680. (ESRI Award Winner for the Best Scientific Paper in GIS from ASPRS)

Niu, X. 2006. A Semi-Automatic Framework for Highway Extraction and Vehicle Detection Based on A Geometric Deformable Model. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Vol. 61, No. 3-4, pp. 170-186.

Niu, X., R. Ma, T. Ali, and R. Li. 2005. Integration of Mobile GIS and Wireless Technology for Coastal Management and Decision Making, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, Vol. 71, No. 4, pp 453 - 459. (ESRI Award Winner for the Best Scientific Paper in GIS from ASPRS).

O’Kelly, M.E, T. Matisziw, R. Li, C. Merry, and X. Niu. 2005. Identifying Truck Correspondence in Multi Frame Imagery for Use in Modeling Traffic Dynamics. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 1-17.

Xu, F., X. Niu, and R. Li. 2003. An Improved Approach to Automatic Recognition of Civil Infrastructure Objects. Journal of Geographic Information Sciences. Vol 9, No. 1-2, pp. 78-89.

 

Conference Papers

Li, R., S. Deshpande, X. Niu, I-C Lee, and B. Wu. 2008. Multi-Dimensional Geospatial Data Integration for Coastal Change Analysis. Proceedings of XXIst Congress of International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.

Agrawal, G., H. Ferhatosmanoglu, X. Niu, K. Bedford, and R. Li 2006. Cyberinfrastructure for Coastal Forecasting and Change Analysis. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Geosensor Networks (GSN'06), Boston, MA, October 1-3, 2006.

Li, R., K. Bedford, C.K. Shum, X. Niu, F. Zhou, V. Velissariou, R. Ramirez, A. Zhang 2006. Digitalization of Coastal Management and Decision making Supported by Multi-Dimensional Geospatial Information and Analysis. Proceedings of the 7th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research, San Diego, CA, May 21-24, pp. 429-430.

Niu, X. 2006. A Geometric Active Contour Model for Highway Extraction. Proceedings of ASPRS 2006 Annual Conference, Reno NV, May 1-5, 2006. (CD-ROM)

Zhou, F., X. Niu, and R. Li, 2005. Vertical Datum Conversion in Lake Erie: A Technical Paper. Voice of the Pacific, PACAN Newsletter 2005, pp. 4-7.

Niu, X., F. Zhou, K. Di, and R. Li 2005. 3D Geopositioning Accuracy Analysis based on Integration of QuickBird and IKONOS Imagery. Proceedings of ISPRS Hannover Workshop 2005 in High Resolution Earth Imaging for Geospatial Information, Hannover, Germany, May 17-20, 2005.

Srivastava, A., X. Niu, K. Di and R. Li 2005. Shoreline Modeling and Erosion Prediction. Proceedings of ASPRS 2005 Annual Conference, Baltimore , MD , March 7-11, 2005.

Di, K., F. Xu, J. Wang, X. Niu, C. Serafy, F. Zhou, R. Li and L. Matthies 2005. Surface Imagery Based Mapping and Rover Localization for the 2003 Mars Rover Exploration Mission . Proceedings of  ASPRS 2005 Annual Conference, Baltimore , MD , March 7-11, 2005.

Niu, X., X. Xu, and R. Li 2004. On-Site Coastal Decision Making With Wireless Mobile GIS. XXth Congress of International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS 2004), Istanbul, Turkey, July 12-23, 2004.

Niu, X., K. Di, J. Wang, , J. Lee, and R. Li 2004. Geometric Modelling and Photogrammetric Processing of High-Resolution Satellite Imagery. XXth Congress of International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS 2004), Istanbul, Turkey, July 12-23, 2004.

Niu, X., K. Di, J. Wang, J. Lee, and R. Li 2004. Geometric Modelling and Processing of QuickBird Stereo Imagery. Proceedings of ASPRS 2004 Annual Conference. Denver Colorado, May 23-28, 2004.

Niu, X., and R. Li, 2004. Application of Mobile GIS Web Service for Coastal Management. 4th International Symposium on Mobile Mapping Technology (MMT 2004), Kunming, China, April, 2004.

Niu, X., C. Kuo, V. Velissariou, R. Li, K.Bedford and C. K. Shum 2003. Multi-source Coastal Data Analysis. Proceedings of the NSF National Conference for Digital Government Research, Boston, MA, May 18-21, 2003.

Niu,  X., T. Ali, R. Ma, A. Elaksher and R. Li 2003. Implementation of a Coastal Decision Making System using Internet and Wireless Technologies. Proceedings of the NSF National Conference for Digital Government Research, Boston, MA, May 18-21, 2003.

Ma, R., T. Ali, X. Niu, V. Velissariou, K. Cheng, C. Kuo, X. Xu, A. Elaksher, R. Li, K. Bedford, C. K. Shum, J. Ramirez and A. Zhang 2003. A Spatio-temporal Decision Making System for Coastal Change Monitoring and Coastal Management. Proceedings of the NSF National Conference for Digital Government Research, Boston, MA, May 18-21, 2003.

Li, R., X. Niu, T. Ali, R. Ma and A. Elaksher 2003. Development of a Web-Based, Mobile, Spatial System for Coastal Management and Decision Making. Proceedings of ASPRS 2003 Annual Convention, May 5-9, Anchorage, AK, May 5-9, 2003.  

Niu, X., R. Li, and M. O’Kelly, 2002. Truck Detection from Aerial Photographs, in Proceedings of ISPRS Commission II Symposium on Integrated Systems for Spatial Data Production, Custodian and Decision Support, Xi’an, P.R. China, August 20 – 23, 2002.

Niu, X., F. Xu, R. Li, C. Merry, M. O’Kelly, and T. Matisziw, 2002. Detection of Trucks from Georeferenced Aerial Photographs. ACSM – ASPRS 2002 Annual Conference and FIG 2002 XXII International Congress, Washington DC, April 19 – 26, 2002.

Xu, F., X. Niu, and R. Li. Automatic Recognition of Civil Infrastructure Objects Using Hopfield Neural Network. ACSM - ASPRS 2002 Annual Conference and FIG 2002 XXII International Congress, Washington DC, April 19 – 26, 2002.

 

Research Report

Li, R., K. Bedford, X. Niu, S. Deshpande, F. Zhou, I-C Lee, B. Wu, and V. Velissariou 2007. Seamless Integration of Geospatial Data from Water to Land. Annual Project Report (October 2006 – September 2007). Report to National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).

Li, R., K. Bedford, X. Niu, S. Deshpande, F. Zhou, and V. Velissariou 2006. Seamless Integration of Geospatial Data from Water to Land. Annual Project Report (October 2005 – September 2006). Report to NGA.

Li, R., K. Bedford, X. Niu, V. Velissariou, F. Zhou, and S. Deshpande 2005. Seamless Integration of Geospatial Data from Water to Land. Annual Project Report (October 2004 – September 2005). Report to NGA.

O’Kelly, M.E., R. Li, C. Merry, T. Matisziw, X. Niu, and G. Hall. Freight and intermodal flow analysis, Annual report Period 2000 – 2001. Report to National Consortium on Remote Sensing in Transportation – Flows.