Principle Investigator

Bin Chen, Ph.D. (陈斌)

Assistant Professor, Division of Landscape Architecture
Faculty of Architecture | The University of Hong Kong

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Dr. Bin Chen is a geospatial big data scientist and environmental remote sensing researcher. He has been broadly trained in geospatial science and environmental science. He is passionate about tackling a range of pressing local, regional, and global environmental change challenges using exceptional quantitative, analytical, and computational skills, with the ultimate goal of contributing to a sustainable and healthy world.


  • ​Ph.D.        Global Environmental Change, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, 2017
  • B.S.          Geographic Information System, Wuhan University, Wuhan, 2013


  • Assistant Professor  Division of Landscape Architecture, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 03/2021 –
  • Postdoc.   Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, University of California, Davis, USA, 08/2017 – 02/2021

Research Interests:

  • Remote Sensing and Data-Model Fusion
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Geospatial Big Data Analysis
  • Urban Environmental and Public Health
  • Human-Environment Spatiotemporal Interaction
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


  • 2022          Global Young Scientist Award in Frontier Science and Technology
  • 2022          The Hong Kong openBIM/openGIS Award with Honorable Mention
  • 2021          The University of Hong Kong HKU-100 Scholars Award
  • 2021          Distinguished Postdoctoral Award, LAWR, UC Davis
  • 2021          American Association of Geographers (AAG) Early-Career Award in Remote Sensing
  • 2019          Excellent Ph.D. Thesis Award, Beijing Normal University 
  • 2018          International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Best Young Author Award
  • 2017          Li Xiaowen Remote Sensing Excellent Youth Award, China
  • 2017          Zhou Tingru scholarship (first place), Beijing Normal University
  • 2017          Outstanding Ph.D. graduates award, Beijing Normal University
  • 2016          The first-place university-level outstanding graduate student award, Beijing Normal University
  • 2016          The university-level outstanding social practice award, Beijing Normal University
  • 2016          Best poster award, the third Chinese Graduate Forum on Global Change Studies
  • 2015          The first-place university-level outstanding graduate student award, Beijing Normal University
  • 2015          Outstanding student leader award of GCESS, Beijing Normal University
  • 2014          Outstanding student leader award of Beijing Normal University
  • 2014          National scholarship award for graduate students
  • 2014          Excellent student paper award, the seventh remote sensing symposium on both sides of the Taiwan Straits.
  • 2014          Best student paper award (second place), the third international workshop on EORSA
  • 2014          Excellent bachelor’s dissertation in Hubei Province
  • 2013          Outstanding graduates award, Wuhan University
  • 2013          The first-place Wang Zhizhuo innovative talent scholarship, Wuhan University​

Journal editorships​:

  • Associate Editor, Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation (2021-)
  • Associate Editor, Frontier in Remote Sensing (2022-)
  • Executive Editorial Board, Landscape Architecture Frontiers (2022-)
  • Guest Editor, Remote Sensing, Land, and All Earth (2020-)

Journal reviewers:

  • Science Advances; PNAS; Lancet Public Health; Remote Sensing of Environment; ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing; IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing; Global Change Biology; Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing; International Journal of Remote Sensing; GIScience & Remote Sensing; Science of Remote Sensing; Environment International; Science of the Total Environment; Resources, Conservation and Recycling; Environmental Earth Science; International Journal of Geographic Information System; Geo-spatial Information Science; Remote Sensing; Environmental Science & Technology; Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics; Environmental Research Letters; Environmental Research Communications; GeoHealth; IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing; Earth System Science Data; Agricultural and Forest Meteorology; ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information; Frontiers in Public Health; Landscape Architecture Frontiers; Cities; Sustainable Cities and Society​; Urban Studies; The Innovation; etc.

Professional Membership:

  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • American Association of Geographers (AAG)
  • IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS)
  • International Society of Ecological Modelling (ISEM)
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