Dr. Gang Chen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA. His research focuses on the application of multi-sensor remote sensing to monitor the change of forest ecosystems and understand how natural (e.g., climate change, fire, and plant disease) and anthropogenic factors (e.g., urban development, and the construction of hydroelectric dams) drive the change. He has been working on a variety of projects, across several regions/countries including Antarctica, Brazil, Canada, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. He received the 2016 Early Career Scholar in Remote Sensing Award from the American Association of Geographers (AAG), 2015 Junior Faculty Development Award from UNC Charlotte, 2014 North Carolina Space Grant New Investigators Program Award, 2011-2012 NSERC Visiting Fellowship from Natural Resources Canada, and 2011 National Best Ph.D Thesis Award from the Canadian Remote Sensing Society.
Research interests: remote sensing, forest disturbances, high-resolution land cover change, machine learning.