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Early Career Award Winners

In 2004, the RSSG began recognizing some of its youngest and brightest members who have made significant contributions to the field of remote sensing with its Early Career Award. The Award consists of a check for $250 and publication of the winning manuscript in the journal Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing. Below is a list of past recipients of the award.
  • 2012 Winner - Dr. Caiyun Zhang, Florida Atlantic University
  • 2011 Winner - Dr. Yuhong He, Department of Geography, University of Toronto—Mississauga: “Integrating remote sensing and wavelet analysis for studying fine-scaled vegetation spatial variation among three different ecosystems”
  • 2010 Winner - Qian Yu, Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts
  • 2009 Winner - Dr. Le Wang, SUNY Buffalo: "A multi-scale approach for delineating individual tree-Crowns with very-high resolution imagery."
  • 2008 Winner - Dr. John Rogan, Clark University: "A comparison of linear change detection methods for mapping multiple types of land-cover change in California."
  • 2007 Winner - Dr. Soe Myint, Arizona State University: "Is the Getis index more effective than the Geary*s C function in detecting spatial pattern? A case study of urban land use and land cover mapping."
  • 2004 Winner - Dr. Bing Xu, Texas State University (currently at University of Utah): "Snail density prediction for Schistosomiasis control using IKONOS and ASTER images."
  • 2004 Runner-Up - Dr. Soe Myint, University of Oklahoma: "Examining lacunarity approaches in comparison with fractal and spatial autocorrelation techniques for urban mapping."