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Dr. Zhiwei Li is currently a Research Assistant Professor with the Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Cartography and Geoinformation Engineering from Wuhan University in 2020. Before his current affiliation, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Wuhan University from 2020 to 2022. His research interests mainly focus on urban remote sensing, cloud detection and removal, multi-source data fusion, land cover and land use, flood monitoring, etc. He is/was the PI of one project funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and two projects funded by the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation. He has authored 18 journal and conference papers in RSEISPRS P&RSIEEE JSTARS, etc., with a total of over 1800 citations (Google Scholar), four of which have been selected as ESI highly cited papers. The methods and tools he developed have been widely applied to the pre-processing of multiple types of satellite images to support national land resource monitoring by the China Land Survey and Planning Institute and other related departments.

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

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Doctor of Engineering, Wuhan University


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