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Name: A-Xing ZHU
Current Appointment: Professor
1994  Ph.D. (Geography), University of Toronto
     Thesis: "Soil Pattern Inference Using GIS Under Fuzzy Logic"
1987  M.Sc. (Geography), University of Calgary. 
     Thesis: "The White Spruce Communities in the Drumheller Area"
1983  B.Sc. (Geography), Beijing Normal University, Beijing, P. R. C.
Areas of Specialization:
GIS/RS techniques, artificial intelligence, fuzzy logic, and their application in natural resource management and watershed system modeling.
Academic Awards:
?Hamel Faculty Fellow Award, UW-Madison
?Vilas Associates Award, UW-Madison
?The ASPRS Intergraph Award for best paper in spatial data standards, 1998
?World Bank Scholarship for Outstanding Chinese Scholars
Society Appointments:
?Elected Vice Chairman of the Pedometrics Commission of International Union of Soil Science
?Co-Editor of the Uncertainty Modeling in Geographical Information Science
Representative Publications:
?Zhu, A.X. 2008. Detail Digital Soil Survey: Models and Methods (in Chinese), Science Press, Beijing, China, ISSN:978-7-03-021521-5, 227 p.
Refereed Articles
?Zhu, A.X., F. Liu, B. Li, T. Pei, C. Qin, G. Liu, Y. Wang, Y. Chen, X. Ma, F. Qi, C. Zhou, accepted. “Differentiation of soil conditions over flat areas using land surface feedback dynamic patterns extracted from MODIS”, Soil Science Society of America Journal.
?Pei, T., C. Zhou, A.X. Zhu, B. Li, C. Qin, accepted. “Discovering Clusters in Spatio-temporal Data Using Windowed Nearest-Neighbour Method”, International Journal of Geographic Information Science.
?Pei, T., A.X. Zhu, C. Zhou, B. Li, C. Qin, accepted. “Detecting Feature from Spatial Point Processes Using Averaging Nearest-neighbor”, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems.
?Qin, C. A.X. Zhu, X. Shi, T. Pei, B. Li, C. Zhou, Accepted. “The quantification of spatial gradation of slope positions”, Geomorphology.
?Liu, J., Zhu, A.X., 2009. Mapping with Words: A New Approach to Automated Digital Soil Survey, International Journal of Intelligent Systems 24, 293-311.
?Behrens, T., K. Schmidt, A.X. Zhu, T. Scholten, Accepted. “Multi-scale digital terrain analysis and feature selection for digital soil mapping”, Geoderma.
?Zhu, A.X., Yang, L., B.L. Li,C.Z. Qin,T. Pei, B.Y. Liu, Accepted. “Construction of quantitative relationships between soil and environment using fuzzy c-means clustering”, Geoderma.
?Pei, T., A. Jasra, D.J. Hand, A.X. Zhu, 2008. “DECODE: A new method for discovering clusters of different densities in spatial data”, Data Mining and Knowledge Discover. DOI: 10.1007/s10618-008-0120-3.
?Yang, F.H., A.X. Zhu, K. Ichii, M.A. White, H. Hashimoto, R.R. Nemani, 2008. “Representativeness Analysis of the Ameriflux Network”, Journal of Geophysical Research, DOI: 10.1029/2007JG000627, 2008.
?Qi, F., Zhu, A-X., Pei, T., Qin, C., and Burt, J.E., 2008, Knowledge discovery from are-class resource maps: capturing prototype effects, Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 35(4) 223-237.
?Zhu, A.X., 2008. “Spatial Scale and Neighborhood Size in Spatial Data Processing for Modeling Nature Environment”. In: Mount, N. J., Harvey, G. L., Aplin, P. and Priestnall, G., Representing, Modeling and Visualizing the Natural Environment: Innovations in GIS 13, CRC Press, Florida, pp.147-165.
?Zhu, A.X., L. Yang; B. Li, C. Qin, E. English, J. E. Burt, C.H. Zhou, 2008. “Purposefully sampling for digital soil mapping”. In: A.E. Hartemink, A.B. McBratney and M.L. Mendonca Santos (eds.) Digital Soil Mapping with Limited Data, Springer-Verlag, New York, pp. 233-245.
?Zhu, A.X., Burt J E, Smith M, Wang R X, Gao J., 2008. The impact of Neighbourhood Size on Terrain Derivatives and Digital Soil Mapping. In: Q. Zhou, B. Lees G. Tang (eds.) Advances in Digital Terrain Analysis. Springer-Verlag, New York, pp.333-348.
?Zhu, A.X., 2008. “Rule based mapping”. In: J.P. Wilson and A.S. Fotheringham (eds) The Handbook of Geographic Information Science, Blackwell, Malden, MA, pp. 273-291.
Major Research Projects:
Theoretical and Methodological Foci:
?Mapping spatial variation using "soft knowledge"
?Watershed system science and GIS-based environmental modeling
?Spatial data mining and knowledge discovery
?Uncertainty in GIS and its propagation through environmental models
Application Areas:
?Soil survey using GIS, artificial intelligence and fuzzy logic (SOLIM)
?Wildlife habitat mapping using "soft knowledge"
?Landslide mapping using GIS, remote sensing and fuzzy logic
?Best landuse management practice using GIS-based environmental modeling and scenario analysis
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An Wai, Beijing 100101
People’s Republic of China
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