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Jiwei Li

Asst Research Professor (FSC)
Post Doctoral Scholars, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5302

Jiwei Li, PhD, is a biological oceanographer, remote sensing scientist, and computer scientist. He will be joining in Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science,  School of Earth and Space Exploration, at ASU as an Assistant Professor in August 2021.

Dr. Li’s research stands at the forefront in exploring interactions between human and natural systems, especially at the land-ocean interface. His research combines remote sensing with globally scalable physical analytical algorithms, big data analysis, cloud computing, and machine learning to understand the influences of human activities on the aquatic systems (oceans, rivers, and lakes) to protect the Earth’s resources (coral reef, freshwater, fishes) and achieve a more sustainable future. He is currently focused on building the first global coral reef monitoring system to inform conservation and management of shallow coastal ecosystems.​


May 2018   Ph.D., Geosciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Dissertation title: “Estimation of colored dissolved organic matter in inland waters via water bio-optical properties using a remote sensing approach”

July 2012  M.Sc., GIS and Remote Sensing, Capital Normal University, China
Thesis title: “Land subsidence spatio-temporal dynamics radar estimation in Tianjin regions”

​July 2008  B.S., Computer Science, Northwest University, China
Thesis title: “Application of the image information hiding technology”


Editorial Board: Remote Sensing