Dr. Qiusheng Wu

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at Binghamton University, State University of New York (纽约州立大学-宾汉姆顿). My research interests focus on the application of GIS and remote sensing to the study of the physical environment. Check out my research and teaching pages for more information about what I am currently working on.

Academic Profiles:
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Editorial Appoitments:
Associate Editor, Wetlands, Springer (since 2016)
Editor, Cogent Geoscience, Taylor & Francis (since 2016)
Editorial Board, Remote Sensing, MDPI (since 2016)

Ph.D., Geography - University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, USA (2015)
M.A., Geography - University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, USA (2011)
B.S., GIS - Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China (2007)

Check out my research


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Geographic Information Science (GIS)

Spatial Analysis, Geostatistics, WebGIS, GIS Programming, Python, R

Remote Sensing

LiDAR, Multispectral, Microwave, Terrain Analysis, Algorithm Development, Land Use and Land Cover Change

Environmental Modelling

Hydrological Modelling, Wetlands Hydrology, Spatio-temporal Modelling


  1. Berhane, T.M., Lane, C.R., Wu, Q., Anenkhonov, O., Chepinoga, V., Autrey, B.C., & Liu, H. (2018). Comparing pixel- and object-based approaches in effectively classifying wetland-dominated landscapes. Remote Sensing. 10(1): 46. DOI: 10.3390/rs10010046
  2. Wu, Q. (2018). GIS and Remote Sensing Applications in Wetland Mapping and Monitoring. In: Huang, B. (Ed.), Comprehensive Geographic Information Systems, Vol. 2, pp. 140–157. Oxford: Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.10460-9
  3. Wu, B., Yu, B., Wu, Q., Chen, Z., Yao, S., Huang, Y., & Wu, J. (2018). An extended minimum spanning tree method for characterizing local urban patterns. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. 32(3): 450-475. DOI: 10.1080/13658816.2017.1384830
  4. Wu, Q., & Lane, C.R. (2017). Delineating wetland catchments and modeling hydrologic connectivity using LiDAR data and aerial imagery. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 21: 3579-3595. DOI: 10.5194/hess-21-3579-2017
  5. Ye, Z., Liu, H., Chen, Y., Shu, S., Wu, Q., & Wang, S. (2017). Analysis of water level variation of lakes and reservoirs in Xinjiang, China using ICESat laser altimetry data (2003-2009). PLoS ONE. 12(9): e0183800. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0183800
  6. Jia, Y., Huang, Y., Yu, B., Wu, Q., Yu, S., Wu, J.H., & Wu, J.P. (2017). Downscaling Land Surface Temperature by Fusing Suomi NPP-VIIRS and Landsat-8 TIR Data. Remote Sensing Letters. 8(12): 1132-1141. DOI: 10.1080/2150704X.2017.1362125
  7. Chen, Z., Yu, B., Song, W., Liu, H., Wu, Q., Shi, K., & Wu, J. (2017). A New Approach for Detecting Urban Centers and Their Spatial Structure with Nighttime Light Remote Sensing. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. 55(11): 6305-6319. DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2017.2725917
  8. Wang, S., Wu, Q.*, & Ward, D. (2017). Automated delineation and characterization of drumlins using a localized contour-tree approach. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. 62: 144-156. DOI: 10.1016/j.jag.2017.06.006
  9. Beck, R., Xu, M., Zhan, S., Liu, H., et al., & Wu, Q. (2017). Comparison of Satellite Reflectance Algorithms for Estimating Phycocyanin Concentrations and Cyanobacterial Total Biovolume in a Temperate Reservoir Using Coincident Hyperspectral Aircraft Imagery and Dense Coincident Surface Observations. Remote Sensing. 9(6): 538. DOI: 10.3390/rs9060538
  10. Wu, B., Yu, B., Wu, Q., Yao, S., Zhao, F., Mao, W., & Wu, J. (2017). A Graph-based Approach for 3D Building Model Reconstruction from Airborne LiDAR Point Clouds. Remote Sensing. 9(1): 92. DOI: 10.3390/rs9010092
  11. Wu, Q., Su, H., Sherman, D.J., Liu, H., Wozencraft, J.M., Yu, B., & Chen, Z. (2016). A graph-based approach for assessing storm-induced coastal changes. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 37:4854-4873. DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2016.1225180
  12. Wu, B., Yu, B., Wu, Q., Huang, Y., Chen, Z., & Wu, J. (2016). Individual tree crown delineation using localized contour tree method and airborne LiDAR data. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. 52:82-94. DOI: 10.1016/j.jag.2016.06.003
  13. Wu, Q., Deng, C., & Chen, Z. (2016). Automated delineation of karst sinkholes from LiDAR-derived digital elevation models. Geomorphology. 266, 1-10. DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.05.006
  14. Beck, R., Zhan, S., Liu, H., Tong, S., et al., & Wu, Q. (2016). Analysis of satellite reflectance algorithms for estimating chlorophyll-a in a temperate reservoir using coincident hyperspectral aircraft imagery and dense water truth. Remote Sensing of Environment. 178: 15-30. DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2016.03.002
  15. Wu, Q., & Lane, C.R. (2016). Delineation and quantification of wetland depressions in the Prairie Pothole Region of North Dakota. Wetlands. 36(2): 215-227. DOI: 10.1007/s13157-015-0731-6
  16. Wu, B., Yu, B., Huang, C., Wu, Q., & Wu, J. (2016). Automated extraction of ground surface along urban roads from mobile laser scanning point clouds. Remote Sensing Letters. 7(2): 170-179. DOI: 10.1080/2150704X.2015.1117156
  17. Wu, Q., Liu, H., Wang, L., & Deng, C. (2016). Evaluation of AMSR2 L3 soil moisture products over the continental U.S. using in situ observations from International Soil Moisture Network. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and GeoInformation. 45, Part B: 187-199. DOI: 10.1016/j.jag.2015.10.011 
  18. Su, H., Liu, H., & Wu, Q. (2015) Prediction of Water Depth from Multi-Spectral Satellite Imagery - The Regression Kriging Alternative. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters. 12(12): 2511-2515. DOI: 10.1109/LGRS.2015.2489678
  19. Wu, Q., Liu, H., Wang, S., Yu, B., Beck, R., & Hinkel, K. (2015). A localized contour tree method for deriving geometric and topologic properties of complex surface depressions based on high resolution topographical data. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. 29:12, 2041-2060. DOI: 10.1080/13658816.2015.1038719
  20. Wu, Q., Lane, C.R., & Liu, H. (2014). An Effective Method for Detecting Potential Woodland Vernal Pools Using High-Resolution LiDAR Data and Aerial Imagery. Remote Sensing. 6(11):11444-11467. DOI: 10.3390/rs61111444
  21. Lane, C.R., Liu, H., Autrey, B., Anenkhonov, O., Chepinoga, V., & Wu, Q. (2014). Improved Wetland Classification Using Eight-Band High Resolution Satellite Imagery and a Hybrid Approach. Remote Sensing. 6(12):12187-12216. DOI: 10.3390/rs61212187
  22. Townsend-Small, A., Pataki, D.E., Liu, H., Li, Z., Wu, Q., & Thomas, B. (2013). Increasing summer river discharge in southern California, USA, linked to urbanization. Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 4643-4647. DOI: 10.1002/grl.50921
  23. Beck, R.A., Hinkel, K.M., Eisner, et al., & Wu, Q. (2013). Contrasting Historical and Recent Breakup Styles on the Meade River of Arctic Alaska in the Context of a Warming Climate. American Journal of Climate Change, 2, 165-172. DOI: 10.4236/ajcc.2013.22016 
  24. Liu, H., Wang, L., Sherman, D.J., Wu, Q., & Su, H. (2011). Algorithmic Foundation and Software Tools for Extracting Shoreline Features from Remote Sensing Imagery and LiDAR Data. Journal of Geographic Information System, 3, 99-119. DOI: 10.4236/jgis.2011.32007 
  25. Liu, H., Wang, L., Sherman, D., Gao, Y., & Wu, Q. (2010). An object-based conceptual framework and computational method for representing and analyzing coastal morphological changes. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 24, 1015-1041. DOI: 10.1080/13658810903270569

Recent Presentations

  1. Wu, Q. (2017). Environmental Monitoring and Analysis with Geospatial Big Data Powered by Google Earth Engine. In the Data Science Seminar, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Binghamton University, April 20, 2017. Invited Presentation.
  2. Wu, Q. (2017). Mapping Depressional Wetlands and Surface Water Pathways Using LiDAR Data. In the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), Boston, Massachusetts, April 5-9, 2017.
  3. Wu, Q. (2017). GIS and Remote Sensing Applications in Wetland Mapping and Monitoring. In the Sustainable Communities TAE Colloquium, Binghamton University, February 2, 2017. Invited Presentation.
  4. Wu, Q. (2016). Delineation of Nested Wetland Catchments and Modeling of Hydrologic Connectivity Using LiDAR Data and Aerial Imagery. In the 2016 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 12-16, 2016.
  5. Wu, Q. (2016). Automated delineation of karst sinkholes from LiDAR-derived digital elevation models. In the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), San Francisco, California, March 29 –April 2, 2016.
  6. Wu, Q. (2016). Modeling hydrologic connectivity in wetland landscape using high-resolution LiDAR data. In Geography Department Colloquium, Binghamton University, New York, February 8, 2016. Invited Presentation.
  7. Wu, Q. (2015). Automated sinkhole mapping based on high-resolution topographical data. In Annual Meeting of Middle States Division of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), Binghamton, New York, October 2-3, 2015.
  8. Wu, Q., & Lane, C. (2015). Depressional Wetland Mapping in the Prairie Pothole Region. In Esri User Conference, San Diego, July 20-24, 2015.
  9. Wu, Q. (2015). An automated method to extract surface depressions from LiDAR DEMs. In U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD) Geospatial Sciences User Group, Cincinnati, Ohio, July 15, 2015. Invited Presentation.
  10. Wu, Q., & Liu, H. (2015). A localized contour tree method for deriving topologic and geometric information of surface depressions based on LiDAR digital elevation models. In Remote Sensing Specialty Group's Student Paper Competition, Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), Chicago, April 21-25, 2015.
  11. Wu, Q., & Liu, H. (2014). Kriged Kalman filtering for spatio-temporal soil moisture estimation. In Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), Tampa, Florida, April 8-12, 2014.
  12. Wu, Q., & Liu, H. (2013). Evaluation of SMOS Level 3 soil moisture products over the continental U.S. using in situ monitoring networks. In Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), Los Angeles, April 9-13, 2013.

Awards and Honors

  1. 2017     Top 1% of Peer Reviewers in Multidisciplinary, Publons
  2. 2017     Harpur College's Teaching Award - Best Instructor of Graduate Classes, Binghamton University
  3. 2017    AAG Research Grant Award. Association of American Geographers (AAG)
  4. 2017    Dean’s Research Semester Award. Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, Binghamton University
  5. 2016    Presidential Discretionary Award for Outstanding Scholarly Contributions. Binghamton University
  6. 2016    Sentinel of Science Award Recipient (Top 10% of reviewers in the field of Earth and Planetary Sciences by Publons)
  7. 2015    Finalist, Honors Competition for Student Papers, Remote Sensing Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting
  8. 2013    Robert Bruce McNee Award for Outstanding Academic Achievements, Department of Geography, University of Cincinnati
  9. 2013    First Place, Graduate Poster Forum Award, University of Cincinnati
  10. 2012    Summer Graduate Student Research Fellowship, University of Cincinnati
  11. 2012    Excellent Graduate Research Award, Center for Geospatial Information and Environmental Sensor Networks (GIESN), University of Cincinnati
  12. 2012    Student Travel Grants, International Geographic Information Fund (IGIF), Association of American Geographers (AAG)
  13. 2010    First Place, Student Paper Competition, GIS Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting
  14. 2010    Second Place, Student Poster Competition, OhioView SATELLITES Geospatial Technology Conference
  15. 2009    Student Travel Award, GIS Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting


Courses I have taught: GEOG 533, GEOG 503A, GEOG 221, GEOG 121

Courses I am developing: GEOG 550, GEOG 566

Professional Services

I have reviewed more than 110 times for 28+ journals since 2014. Check out my verified peer review record at Publons.

Graduate Students

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Contact Me

Qiusheng Wu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Geography
Binghamton University
State University of New York
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000
Email: wqs@binghamton.edu
Web: http://wetlands.io
Blog: http://lidarblog.com
Phone: 607-777-3145
Fax: 607-777-6456
Office: OJ-112
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