Program: Interdisciplinary PhD in Urban Design and Planning
Dissertation Title: The economic effect of environmentally sensitive area policy on housing and land prices in King County, WA
To apply GIS, remote sensing techniques and my statistical knowledge in landscape ecology research is really an enjoyable experience. I did multivariate analysis to predict parcel land development type by investigating parcel level land cover composition and looking into the neighbor parcel characteristics, which turned out a considerable accuracy. Currently, I am working on land cover classification accuracy assessment derived from LANDSAT TM time series data. I am a 5th year Ph.D. from China; I have a BS in Environmental Science and a MS in Landscape Ecology.