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Pinliang Dong is an Associate Professor at the Department of Geography, University of North Texas (UNT). He received his Ph.D. from the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Before joining UNT, M.Sc. from the Institute of Remote Sensing Applications (IRSA), Chinese Academy of Sciences, and B.Sc. from Peking University, China. He was a Staff Associate/GIS Specialist at the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University, and an instructor for the Geospatial Technologies Certificate Program at the School of Continuing Education, Columbia University. He also worked as a Senior GIS Analyst/Programmer at Titan Corporation in California (USA) and Okinawa (Japan).
My research interests include geographic information science/system (GIS) and remote sensing (multispectral, hyperspectral, radar, and LiDAR). In recent years, my focus has been on light detection and ranging (LiDAR) data analysis and applications in forestry and vegetation mapping, urban environments, disaster damage assessment, and geosciences. Some of my research samples are shown below. I am always interested in talking with prospective graduate students in geography/geoscience, environmental science, and computer science and engineering about research options.