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Professor HUANG Bo (黃波教授)



BSc (Wuhan)


Teaching Fields

Geographic Information Systems
GIS for Transportation and Logistics
Global Positioning Systems

Research Interests

Spatio-temporal data analytics
GIS for sustainable urban/transportation/land use planning
Unified image fusion for sustainable urban environment
Spatial statistics for land use change modeling
Multi-objective optimization for spatial planning with consideration of vulnerability and resilience


Chang Jiang Scholar Chair Professor, Ministry of Education of PR China, Southwest Jiao Tong University (教育部長江學者講座教授)
Associate Director, Institute of Space and Earth Information Science
Director, MSc program in GeoInformation Science, CUHK
President, Hong Kong Society of Remote Sensing (2015 - ~)
President, Hong Kong GIS Association (2009 - 2012)
Editor-in-Chief, Comprehensive Geographical Information Systems (Three-volume GIS sourcebook) (Elsevier, Oxford)
Asia-Pacific Editor, International Journal of Geographical Information Science (Taylor & Francis)
Executive Editor, Annals of GIS (Taylor & Francis)
Associate Editor, International Journal of Sustainable Society (InderScience Publishers, UK)
Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Software Science and Computational Intelligence (IGI Global, US)
Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Cognitive Informatics and Natural Intelligence (IGI Global, US)
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Remote Sensing 遙感學報 (Science Press, China)
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Geography and GIS 地理與地理資訊科學
Guest Editor, Change analysis. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 75(8), 2009.
Guest Co-editor (with Li, J.) Web & Wireless GIS. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 73(6), 2005.
Member, Taskforce of visualization for transportation, Transportation Research Board, US.
Guest Professor, Institute of Remote Sensing Applications, Chinese Academy of Science; Hohai University; State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping, Remote Sensing, Wuhan University; State Key Laboratory of Resources and Environmental Information Systems, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Chief Scientist, National Smart City Joint Laboratory, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of China


Selected Publications

See relatively complete list at:

Wang, J., Huang, B., Fu, F.J., Atkinson, P.M., Zhang, X.Z., 2016. Response of urban heat island to future urban expansion over the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei metropolitan area. Applied Geography, 70: 26-36.

Chu, H.J., Huang, B., and Lin, C.Y., 2015. Modeling the spatio-temporal heterogeneity in the PM10-PM2.5 relationship. Atmospheric Environment, 102: 176-182.

Huang, B. and Zhang, W.T., 2014. Sustainable land use planning for a downtown lake area in central China: a multiobjective optimization approach aided by urban growth modeling. Journal of Urban Planning and Development, 140(2).

Huang, B., Song, H. H., Cui, H. B., Peng, J. G., and Xu, Z. B., 2014. Spatial and spectral image fusion using sparse matrix factorization. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 52(3): 1693-1704.
Zhang, W. T. and Huang, B., 2014. Effects of land use and transportation on carbon sources and carbon sinks: A case study in Shenzhen, China. Landscape and Urban Planning, 122: 175-185.

Huang, B., Zhang, H. K., Song, H. H., Wang, J., and Song, C. Q., 2013. Unified fusion of remote sensing imagery: Generating simultaneously high-resolution spatial-temporal-spectral synthetic earth observations. Remote Sensing Letters, 4(6): 561-569.

Zhang, H. K. and Huang, B., 2013. Support vector regression-based downscaling for intercalibration of multiresolution satellite images. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 51(3): 1114 – 1123.

Song, H. and Huang, B., 2013. Spatiotemporal satellite image fusion through one-pair image learning. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 51(4): 1883-1896.

Huang, B. and Meng, L., 2013. Convergence of per capita carbon dioxide emissions in urban China: A spatio-temporal perspective. Applied Geography, 40: 21-29.

Song, C. Q., Huang, B., and Ke, L. H., 2013. Modeling and analysis of lake water storage changes on the Tibetan Plateau using multi-mission satellite data. Remote Sensing of Environment. 135: 25-35. 

Cao, K., Huang, B., Wang, S. W., and Lin, H., 2012. Sustainable land use optimization using boundary-based fast genetic algorithm. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 36(3): 257-269.

Huang, B., Wu, B., and Barry, M., 2010. Geographically and Temporally Weighted Regression for modeling spatio-temporal variation in house prices. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 24(3): 383 – 401.

Huang, B., Zhang, L., and Wu, B., 2009. Spatio-temporal analysis of rural-urban land conversion. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 23(3): 379 - 398.

Huang, B., Xie, C. L., Tay, R., and B Wu, 2009. Land use change modeling using unbalanced support vector machines. Environment and Planning B. 36(3): 398 - 416.

Chandramouli, M., Huang, B., and Xue, L., 2009. Spatial Change Optimization: Integrating GA with Visualization for 3D Scenario Generation. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 75(8): 1015 - 1023.

Huang, B., Pierre, F., Xue, L. L., and Wang, Y. J., 2008. Seeking the Pareto Front for Multiobjective Spatial Optimization Problems. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 22(5): 507 - 526.

Huang, B. and Wu, Q., 2008. Dynamic Accessibility Analysis for Location Based Service Using Graph Voronoi Diagram. Environment and Planning B, 35(5): 831 – 846.

Huang, B. and Pan, X. H., 2007. GIS coupled with traffic simulation and optimization for incident response. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 31(2): 116 - 132.

Huang, B., Wu, Q., and Zhan, F. B., 2007. A shortest path algorithm with novel heuristics for dynamic transportation networks. International Journal of Geographic Information Science, 21(6): 625-644.

Huang, B., Liu, N., Chandramouli, M., 2006. A GIS Supported Ant Algorithm for the Linear Feature Covering Problem with Distance Constraints. Decision Support Systems, 42(2): 1063 - 1075.

Huang, B., Yao, L., and Raguraman, K., 2006. A Bi-level GA and GIS for Multi-Objective TSP Route Planning. Transportation Planning and Technology, 29(2): 105 - 124.

Huang, B., Li, H. G., and Huang, X., 2005. A level set approach to segmentation of oil slicks in SAR images. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 26(6): 1145 - 1156.

Huang, B., Cheu, R. L., Liew, Y. S., 2004, GIS and Genetic Algorithms for HazMat route planning with security considerations. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. 18(8): 769-787.

Huang, B. and Li, H. G., 2004, Developing location-aware navigation guides that use mobile Geographic Information Systems. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 1879: 108-113.

Huang, B. and Yao, L., 2003. A spatio-temporal database approach to dynamic segmentation. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 1836: 118-125.

Huang, B., 2003. An object model with parametric polymorphism for dynamic segmentation. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. 17(4): 343 - 360.

Huang, B., Jiang, B. and Lin, H., 2001. An integration of GIS, virtual reality and the Internet for spatial data exploration. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 15(5): 439 - 456.


Research Projects

RGC General Research Fund, “Using big spatial data to support urban air pollution monitoring in real time”, Principal Investigator ($838,500), 2016-2019.

RGC Earmarked Research Grant, “Using deep learning to support urban land use classification with optical imagery and LiDAR data”, Principal Investigator ($585,000), 2015-2018.

Nansha District Government, “Urban resilience planning for Nansha new district, Guangzhou city”, Principal Investigator (RMB5.6 million), 2013-2015.

RGC General Research Fund, "Spatio-temporal image fusion for monitoring fast-changing land cover dynamics", Principal Investigator ($588,379), 2012-2015.

Social Science Collaborative Fund, “Unified Fusion of Remote Sensing Imagery for Sustainable High-Density Urban Environment”, Principal Investigator ($400,000), 2012-2014.

863-Hightech Program (strategic fund) of China, “Global land cover change detection, analysis and map update”, Co-PI (RMB¥3,000,000), 2009-2012.

RGC General Research Fund, "Land use allocation in high-growth cities using adaptive multiobjective optimization", Principal Investigator ($701,600), 2009-2011.

RGC Earmarked Research Grant, "Using Support Vector Machines to Support Land Use Change Modeling", Principal Investigator ($770,200), 2007-2009.

RGC Earmarked Research Grant, “The role of forest products in the productivity of shifting cultivation systems”, Co-investigator (HK$655,910), 2008-2011.

RGC Earmarked Research Grant, “Water quality monitoring from multi-satellite observations in the coastal region of Hong Kong and the Pearl River estuary”, Co-investigator (HK$660,330), 2008-2011.

“Economic reforms and land use/land cover change in Yunnan: between centralised policy planning and local implementation” funded by South China Program, Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Co-investigator (HK$150,000), 2009-2011.

“Intelligent spatio-temporal data analysis and prototype system development” funded by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, PRC, Principal Investigator (HK$800,000), 2009-2012.

“Virtual laboratory for urban land use policy simulation” funded by the Ministry of Land and Resources, PRC, Co-Principal Investigator (HK$960, 000), 2009-2010.

CUHK Direct Grant, "Generating Pareto-optimal land use plans for rapidly developing cities", Principal Investigator (HK$72,000), 2007-2008.

CUHK Direct Grant, "Incremental routing approaches for dynamic transportation networks", Principal Investigator, HK$78,000, 2007-2008.

National Natural Science Foundation (NNSF) of China, "Spatial intelligence: theories and applications", Principal Investigator, RMB250,000, 2007-2009.

"Broad land use update of Hong Kong" funded by the Planning Department, Hong Kong Government, Co-Investigator, HK$450,000, 2007 (PI: Fung T).

Canada National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), "Efficient mobile GIS for location based service", Principal Investigator (2005-2010, CAD110,000).

University of Calgary, "Multi-dimensional GIS", Principal Investigator (2004-2006, CAD10,000).

University of Calgary, "Intelligent algorithms for transportation and logistics" funded by University of Calgary, Principal Investigator (2004-2006, CAD21,000).

Science and Research Engineering Council of Singapore (A*Star), "SANDY: A Spatio-temporal AutoNomic Database System for Location-based Services", Co-PI (with Profs. Beng Chin Ooi and Zhiyong Huang, School of Computing, National University of Singapore, 01/2004-12/2005, S$600,000).

National University of Singapore, "GIS and heuristic algorithms for location optimization of emergency response facilities", Principal Investigator (10/2003-10/2005, S$83,000).

National University of Singapore, "Temporal GIS for road and traffic information management", Principal Investigator (01/2002-01/2004, S$50,000).



Research Excellence Award, CUHK, 2009
Young Researcher Award, CUHK, 2011
First Prize of the 2012 Guangdong Provincial Science and Technology Progress Award (Basic Science), 2013
高校GIS創新人物獎, 2014
Special Contribution Award on Satellite Image Fusion, 2014
Chang Jiang Scholar (Chair Professor), Ministry of Education of People’s Republic of China, 2016