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Research Thesis Topic

GIS, Remote Sensing and Applications

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GIS, Remote Sensing and Applications


The project aims to undertake high quality research in the following research areas:
• GIS, Remote Sensing and image processing for natural resource, land use and land cover changes and environmental applications.
• GIS for spatial analysis, modelling and environmental applications.
• Time series of satellite imagery and machine learning for urban dynamics modelling.
• High-quality digital terrain modelling from airborne LiDAR data for hydrologic modelling and flooding mapping.
• Integration of LiDAR and satellite image data for forest fuel loads and burning severity modelling.
• Airborne and terrestrial laser scanning for forest and environment applications.
• Deep learning/machine learning for big spatial data analysis and applications.
• Spatial-temporal analysis of high-resolution spatial data for forest disturbance and biomass dynamics modelling.
• Terrestrial laser scanning for building information modelling (BIM) and applications.
• Multi-source spatial data and CityEngine for 3D modelling and visualisation
• Applications of UAV in mining, forest, natural resource and environment.

Potential PhD or masters students interested in any of the above research issues/topics or and any topics in the above research areas are welcomed to contact Dr Xiaoye Liu ( for additional information.

Principal Supervisor

Associate Supervisors

Research Affiliations
  • School of Engineering and Built Environment

Field of Research
  • Agriculture, Land and Farm Management
  • Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing
  • Ecological Applications
  • Environmental Science and Management
  • Forestry Sciences
  • Geomatic Engineering
  • Other Information and Computing Sciences
  • Statistics
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Available Academic Programs
  • Doctor of Philosophy (DPHD)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (DPHD)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (DPHD)
  • Master of Research (MRES)
  • Master of Research (MRES)

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USQ Scholarship Applications

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Not Applicable

Admission Requirements

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