I was born and grew up in China. I received my B.A. in geography from
Peking University, China, a master in GIS and remote sensing application
from the Institute of Remote Sensing Application, Chinese Academic of
Science. I got my Ph.D. in Geography from the joint doctoral program of
San Diego State University and University of California at Santa B.A.rB.A.ra
in 2001. I had worked in ESRI as a GIS
product specialist for one year before I came to Queen's University in
Since arriving at Queens, I have developed a suite of GIS courses at
the undergraduate and graduate levels. Please visit the departmental website
or my website (http://gis.geog.queensu.ca)
for more detailed information. Recent courses that I have instructed include:
GPHY249* - Introduction to Cartography and Thematic mapping
GPHY349* - Principles of Geographic Information Science
GISC 301* - Environmental Modeling
GPHY 855* - Spatial Analysis
GPHY 849* - Seminar in GIS
My research areas focus on the understanding and modeling of interactions
between human activities and the physical environment by using GIS and
remote sensing techniques and spatial modeling approaches from local to
regional scales. My current research interests include:
- Error modeling and accuracy analysis in remote sensing.
- Spatial-temporal disease spread modeling and simulation.
- Modeling social, economic, environmental, health and climate impacts
- Land use/cover change detection and modeling.
- Urban micro-climate and air quality mapping using remotely sensed
data and GIS.
- Spatial point pattern analysis and geostatistics.
Chen, D. and H. Wei. (2008). "The effect of spatial autocorrelation
and class proportion on the accuracy measures from different sampling
designs". ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.
Zhang, B., J. Li, Q. Shen, and D. Chen (2008). " A bio-optical model
based method of estimating total suspended matter of Lake Taihu from near-infrared
remote sensing reflectance". Environmental Monitoring Assessment
Chen, D. (2008). " A standardized probability comparison approach
for evaluating and combining pixel-based classification procedures".
Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing. 74(5): 601-610.
Chen, J., D. Chen, and D. Blostein (2007). " Wavelet-based classification
of remotely sensed images: a comparative study of different feature sets
in an urban environment". Journal of Environmental Informatics, 10(1):
Tian, J. and D. Chen (2007). " Evaluating satellite-based measurements
for mapping air quality in Ontario, Canada". Journal of Environmental
Informatics, 10(1): 30-36
Tian, J. and D. Chen (2007). " Optimization in multi-scale segmentation
of high-resolution images for artificial feature recognition". International
Journal of Remote Sensing. 28(20):4625-4644
Chen, D. and A. Farrar (2007). " Evaluation of NEXRAD precipitation
data for rainfall monitoring in Eastern Ontario, Canada". In Geomatics
Solutions for Disaster Management, edited by J. Li, S. Zlatanova and A.
Fabbri. New York:Springer-Verlag Berlin, pp. 103-116.
Chen, D., J. Weeks, and J. Kaiser (2005). "Remote sensing and spatial
statistics as tools in crime analysis." In Geographic Information
Systems and Crime Analysis, edited by F. Wang. Idea Group Publishing.
Chen, D., D. Stow, and P. Gong (2004). "Examining the effect of
spatial resolution on classification accuracy: an urban environmental
case." International Journal of Remote Sensing 25(11):2177-2192.
Rogan, J., and D. Chen (2004). "Remote sensing technology for land
cover and land use mapping and monitoring." Progress in Planning,
Chen, D. and D. Stow (2003). "Strategies for integrating information
from multiple spatial resolutions into land use/cover classification routines."
Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 69(11):1279-1287.
Chen, D., and D. Stow (2002). "The effect of training strategies
on supervised classification at different spatial resolutions." Photogrammetric
Engineering & Remote Sensing, 68(11):1155-1161.
Chen, D., D. Stow, and A. Getis (2002). "Multi-resolution classification
framework for improving land use/cover mapping." In Linking People,
Place, and Policy: A GIScience Approach, edited by Steve Walsh and Kelly
Meyer, Kluwer Academic Publisher, pp. 235-262.
Stow, D. and D. Chen (2001). "Sensitivity of multitemporal NOAA-AVHRR
data to land use/land cover changes and misregistration in an urbanizing
region" Remote Sensing of Environment, 80:1-7
Chen, D ., D. Stow, L. Tucker and S. Daeschner (2001). "Detecting
and enumerating new building structures utilizing very-high resolution
image data and image processing", Geocarto International, 16(1):69-82.