Dr. Zhe Zhu
I am the Assistant Professor in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, the Founding Director of the Global Environmental Remote Sensing (GERS) Laboratory, and the CATALYST-UConn Center of Excellence at the University of Connecticut (UConn), Storrs, CT. I am the UConn Featured Faculty, the recipient of the 2021 UConn-AAUP Excellence Awards, the Web of Science Highly Cited Researchers (2020-2021), a member of the USGS-NASA Landsat Science Team and NASA Black Marble Science Team, and the author of the Fifth National Climate Assessment (NCAS) on Land Cover and Land-Use Change for U.S. Global Change Research Program. I am also the Associate Editor of Remote Sensing of Environment, Science of Remote Sensing, Journal of Remote Sensing, and on the Editorial Board of PeerJ and Remote Sensing.
My research has been focused on developing novel numerical, statistical, and computational approaches that integrate satellite data and in-situ measurements for studying the coupled human-environment systems and environmental change at multiple spatiotemporal scales, with particular emphasis on large-scale (e.g., national, and global) and dense time series (e.g., weekly, or subweekly satellite observations) analyses. I am currently the PI or Institutional PI for 2.7 million active research grants and participating in a total of 21 million research grants. My projects are mainly supported by government funding agencies, such as USGS, NASA, NSF, USDA, IARPA, DEEP, as well as by the private sector, such as The Climate Corporation, Eversource Energy, and PCI Geomatics Corporate.
In my spare time, I like fishing, hiking, and playing basketball.