Faculty & Staff Details

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Qi Chen, Assistant Professor

Degree: Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 2007.

Office Location:Saunders 422
Phone Number: (808) 956-3524
Fax Number:
Email: qichen@hawaii.edu



Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley. 2007.: Remote Sensing and Environmental Science

M.S., Nanjing University, 2001.: GIS

B.A. Nanjing University, Geography

Courses Taught

GEOG 388 - Geographical Information Systems

GEOG 489 - Applied GIS

GEOG 370 - Aerial Photo and Image Interpretation

GEOG 470 - Remote Sensing

GEOG 762 - Graduate Seminar: Remote Sensing


I am particularly interested in using geospatial technologies (remote sensing and GIS), statistical learning, mathematical models, and ecological theories to understand the patterns and function of our environment and predict their changes driven by natural and anthropogenic activities.


  • Chen, Q., 2010. Retrieving canopy height of forests and woodlands over mountainous areas in the Pacific coast region using satellite laser altimetry. Remote Sensing of Environment, 114(7), 1610-1617.

  • Chen, Q., 2010. Assessment of terrain elevation derived from satellite laser altimetry over mountainous forest areas using airborne lidar data. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 65(1), 111-122.

  • Baldocchi, D., Q. Chen, X. Chen, S. Ma, G. Miller, Y. Ryu, J. Xiao and J. Battles, 2010. The dynamics of energy, water and carbon fluxes in a blue oak (Quercus douglasii) savanna in California, USA. In “Ecosystem Function in Global Savannas: Measurement and Modeling at Landscape to Global Scales” – edited by Michael J. Hill and Niall P. Hanan and published by CRC/Taylor and Francis.

  • Zhang, W., McCubbin, H., McCubbin, L., Chen, Q., Foley, S., Kehl, L., and Storm, I., 2010. Education and self-rated health: An individual and neighborhood level analysis of Asian Americans, Hawai'ians, and Caucasians. Social Science & Medicine, 70, 561-569.

  • An, R., Gong, P., Wang, H., Feng, X., Xiao, P., Chen, Q., Zhang, Q., Chen, C., Yan, P., 2010. A modified PSO algorithm for remote sensing image template matching, Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing.

  • Chen, Q., 2009. Improvement of the Edge-based Morphological (EM) method for lidar data filtering. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 30(4), 1069-1074.

  • Chen, Q., D.D. Baldocchi, P. Gong, and T. Dawson, 2008. Modeling radiation and photosynthesis of a heterogeneous savanna woodland landscape with a hierarchy of model complexities. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 148(6-7), 1005-1020.

  • Pu, R., N. M. Kelly, Q. Chen, and P. Gong, 2008. Spectroscopic determination of health levels of Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia) Leaves. Geocarto International, 23(1), 3-20.

  • Chen, Q., P. Gong, D.D. Baldocchi, and Y. Tian, 2007. Estimating basal area and stem volume for individual trees from LIDAR data, Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 73(12), 1355-1365.

  • Chen, Q., 2007. Airborne lidar data processing and information extraction, Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 73(2), 91-95.

  • Chen, Q., P. Gong, D.D. Baldocchi, and G. Xie, 2007. Filtering airborne laser scanning data with morphological methods, Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 73(2), 175-185.

  • Ye, Q, S. Chen, Q. Chen, C. Huang, G. Tian, S. Chen, Y. Shi, Q. Liu, and G. Liu, 2006. Spatial-temporal characteristics in landscape evolution of the Yellow River Delta during 1855 – 2000 and a way out for the Yellow River estuary, Chinese Science Bulletin, 51 (Supp. 197—209), DOI: 10.1007/s11434-006-8197-9.

  • Chen, Q., D.D. Baldocchi, P. Gong, and M. Kelly, 2006. Isolating individual trees in a savanna woodland using small-footprint LIDAR data, Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 72(8), 923-932.

  • Chen, Q., P. Gong, 2004. Automatic variogram parameter extraction for textural classification of high resolution IKONOS Imagery, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 42(5), 1106-1115.

  • Wang, Z., J. Dai, X. Feng, Z. Liu, and Q. Chen, 2000. Study on Implementation of an ARC/INFO Based Enterprise GIS, Application Research of Computers, 17(10), 22-24.

  • Li, M., Q. Chen, Y. Zhou, X. Li, 2000. Data organizing and processing of enterprise GIS based on spatial data engine. Journal of Images and Graphics, 5A(3), 179-185.

  • Chen, Q., M. Li, G. Wu, Z. Wang, 1999. Some practical issues on designing a cadastral information system with GIS. Application Research of Computers, 16(5), 80-82.