Chunyuan Diao


  • Ph.D., Geography, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • M.A., Biostatistics, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • B.S., Beijing Normal University

My research interests lie at the confluence of remote sensing, GIScience, and biogeography. The broad goal of my research is to develop advanced remote sensing frameworks to understand the interactions among land cover dynamics, hydrologic regimes, climate changes, and human activities. In today’s big data era, large volumes of remotely sensed information open up new paradigms for exploring these interactions. To date, my research has mostly focused on advancing time series of remote sensing at multiple spatial, temporal and spectral scales, to better understand vegetation phenological dynamics in response to climatic and environmental changes. I am also interested in modeling agriculture and forest changing dynamics under varying natural and anthropogenic disturbances by integrating remote sensing, process-based models, deep learning, and high performance computing.