Jinfei Wang


Jinfei Wang

Contact Information

Office: Room 2402, SSC
Tel: 519 661-2111, 85017
E-mail: jfwang@uwo.ca

Research Areas

Remote Sensing and GIS

Research Interests

  • Algorithms for automatic linear and other man-made feature detection from images
  • Methods for GIS feature extraction and lane use/cover change detection in urban environment using multispectral and hyperspectral data
  • Methods for object oriented information extraction from high resolution remotely sensed imagery
  • Applications of radar/optical remote sensing and GIS for environmental change analysis near large rivers/mountains and in marsh and mangrove wetlands


GEO 2230 – Remote Sensing

GEO 3231 – Advanced Topics in Remote Sensing

GEO 9110 – Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

GEO 9418 – Remote Sensing Digital Image Analysis

Supervised Graduate Students and Theses Titles

PhD Students

  • N. Ghasemian (joint-supervised) (Current) Target detection/ Change detection/ Data fusion
  • Y. He (Current) Using the application of remote sensing in urban areas
  • K. Mohammed (joint-supervised) (Current) Participatory community mapping of forest ecosystem services, carbon stock and food security in Africa
  • B. Shan (Current) Understanding spatial variations in soil and crops using Precision Agriculture
  • X. Zhou (Current) Application of radar information extraction in agriculture 
  • D. Kpienbaareh (joint-supervised) (2021) Using Remote Sensing and Public Participatory Geographic Information Systems to understand crop diversity and yield estimation for food security in Malawi
  • Y. Song (2020) Using of UAV-based Optical and Thermal Imagery on the Estimation of within-field Soil and Crop Parameters for Precision Farming
  • B. Feng (2018) Tensor-based Hyperspectral Image Processing Methodology and its Applications in Impervious Surface and Land Cover Mapping
  • C. Liao (2018) Crop monitoring and yield estimation using polarimetric SAR and optical satellite data in southwestern Ontario
  • X. Huang (2016) Application of Polarimetric SAR for Surface Parameter Invasion
  • C. Zeng (2014) Automated Building Information Extraction and Evaluation from High-resolution Remotely Sensed Data
  • F. Flores de Santiago (2013) Multiple approaches for assessing mangrove biophysical variables using in situ and remote sensing techniques
  • Z. Chen (2007) Land Use/Cover Change Detection in the Three Gorges Area
  • Q. Zhang (2002) Spatial, spectral and temporal analysis of urban landscape dynamics using optical satellite data

Masters Students

  • N. Ahmed (joint-supervised) (Current) Fusion of remote sensing and GIS for measuring the social equity of spatial accessibility to urban green space in Bangladesh 
  • M. Chiu (Current) Remote Sensing in Precision Agriculture
  • R. Kwik (Current) Age estimation of galaxies by the application of Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing
  • J. Yu (2021) Intra-field Nitrogen Estimation for Wheat and Corn using Unmanned Aerial Vehicle-based and Satellite Multispectral Imagery, Plant Biophysical Variables, Field Properties, and Machine Learning Methods
  • H. Lee (2020) Canopy Nitrogen Weight Retrieval from UAV imagery for wheat and corn fields
  • M. Roffey (2019) Tree identification using hyperspectral imagery and lidar
  • X. Sun (joint-supervised) (2019) Geospatial analysis of urban sprawl for the City of Toronto
  • P. Crawford (2018) Effects of Aerial LiDAR Data Density on the Accuracy of Building Reconstruction
  • I. Pritchard (Joint-supervised) (2016) Automated Impact Crater Detection and Characterization Using Digital Elevation Data
  • Y. Song (2016) Evaluation of the UAV - Based Multispectral Imagery and Its Application for Crop Intra-Field Nitrogen Monitoring and Yield Production in Ontario
  • A. Gambles (2015) Integration of Multi-Temporal and L-Band Synthetic Aperture RADAR (SAR) Imagery for Hierarchical Agricultural Crop Classification in Northeastern Ontario, Canada
  • Q. Ma (2013) Potential of RADARSAT-2 Polarimetric Data for Land Use and Land Cover Classification and Crop Monitoring in Southwestern Ontario
  • T. Zhao (2013) Object-based Urban Building Footprint Extraction and 3D Building Reconstruction from Airborne LiDAR Data
  • N. Lantz (2012) Detection and mapping of Phragmites australis using high resolution multispectral and hyperspectral satellite imagery
  • B. Lehrbass (2010) Object-based Urban Tree Cover Extraction from High Spatial Resolution Optical and LiDAR Imagery: Techniques and Data Integration
  • D. Aldred (2007) Rooftop Identification from Spaceborne Remote Sensing Images
  • Q. Tan (2007) CHRIS-PROBA Hyperspectral Data for Urban Studies in Beijing
  • C. Gilby (2005) Application of remote sensing and a geographic information system (GIS) for monitoring plant invasiveness in the wetlands of Walpole Island, Ontario
  • D. May (2004) Mapping wetland extent and condition from IKONOS satellite imagery of the O'Donnell Point region, Georgian Bay, Ontario
  • J. Tian (2004) Extraction of urban man-made features from high resolution remotely sensed data
  • Z. Chen (2003) Application of GIS to landslide hazard mapping: A case study in southern MacKenzie Valley
  • X. Peng (2002) Use of stereo radarsat data and the derived DEM for landcover mapping in a mountainous are of Southern Argentina
  • S. Arzandeh (2001) Evaluation of radar and optical satellite imagery for wetland mapping and change detection in Walpole Island, Ontario


Refereed Journals

Fernandez, C.I., B. Leblon, A. Haddadi, JF. Wang & K. Wang. 2021. "Cucumber powdery mildew detection using hyperspectral data." Canadian Journal of Plant Science.

Fernández, Claudio I., Brigitte Leblon, Jinfei Wang, Ata Haddadi, & Keri Wang. 2021. "Detecting Infected cucumber plants with close-range multispectral imagery." Remote Sensing 13, no. 15: 2948.

Yu, Jody, Jinfei Wang, & Brigitte Leblon. 2021. "Evaluation of Soil Properties, Topographic Metrics, Plant Height, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Multispectral Imagery Using Machine Learning Methods to Estimate Canopy Nitrogen Weight in Corn." Remote Sensing 13, no. 16: 3105. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13163105.

Song, Yang, Jinfei Wang, & Bo Shan. 2021. "Estimation of Winter Wheat Yield from UAV-Based Multi-Temporal Imagery Using Crop Allometric Relationship and SAFY Model." Drones 5, no. 3: 78. https://doi.org/10.3390/drones5030078.

Chen, Qiang, Qianhao Cheng, Jinfei Wang, Mingyi Du, Lei Zhou, & Yang Liu. 2021. "Identification and Evaluation of Urban Construction Waste with VHR Remote Sensing Using Multi-Feature Analysis and a Hierarchical Segmentation Method." Remote Sensing 13, no. 1: 158.

Sun, Xiaoxuan, Diana Mok, & Jinfei Wang. 2021. "Real options, housing price risk, and urban sprawl: A case study of the Toronto census metropolitan area using remotely sensed data, 1986–2016." Papers in Regional Science 100, no. 5: 1273-1294.

Vlachopoulos, Odysseas, Brigitte Leblon, Jinfei Wang, Ata Haddadi, Armand Larocque, & Greg Patterson. 2021. "Evaluation of crop health status with UAS multispectral imagery." IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing.

Vlachopoulos, Odysseas, Brigitte Leblon, Jinfei Wang, Ataollah Haddadi, Armand LaRocque, & Greg Patterson. 2021. "Mapping Barley Lodging with Uas Multispectral Imagery and Machine Learning." The International Archives of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences 43: 203-208.

Chen, Lin & Xing, Minfeng & He, Binbin & Wang, Jinfei & Shang, Jiali & Huang, Xiaodong & Xu, Min. 2021. "Estimating Soil Moisture Over Winter Wheat Fields During Growing Season Using Machine-Learning Methods." IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. PP. 1-1. 10.1109/JSTARS.2021.3067890.

Qinghua Xie, Kunyu Lai, Jinfei Wang, Juan M. Lopez-Sanchez, Jiali Shang, Chunhua Liao, Jianjun Zhu, Haiqiang Fu, & Xing Peng. 2021. "Crop Monitoring and Classification Using Polarimetric RADARSAT-2 Time-Series Data Across Growing Season: A Case Study in Southwestern Ontario, Canada." Remote Sensing 13, no. 7: 1394. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13071394 (Open access).

Xie, Q., Wang, J., Lopez-Sanchez, J. M., Peng, X., Liao, C., Shang, J., Zhu, J., Fu, H. & Ballester-Berman, J. D. 2021. Crop Height Estimation of Corn from Multi-Year RADARSAT-2 Polarimetric Observables Using Machine Learning. Remote Sensing. 13, 392. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13030392.

Fernández, C. I., Haddadi, A., Leblon, B., Wang, J. & Wang, K. 2021. "Comparison between Three Registration Methods in the Case of Non-Georeferenced Close Range of Multispectral Images." Remote Sens. 13, 396. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13030396.

Huang, X., Ziniti, B., Cosh, M. H., Reba, M., Wang, J. & Torbick, N. 2021. "Field-Scale Soil Moisture Retrieval Using PALSAR-2 Polarimetric Decomposition and Machine Learning." Agronomy, 1, 35. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11010035.

Kpienbaareh, D., Sun, X., Wang, J., Luginaah, I., Bezner Kerr, R., Lupafya, E. & Dakishoni, L. 2021. "Crop Type and Land CoverMapping in Northern Malawi Using the Integration of Sentinel-1, Sentinel-2, and PlanetScope Satellite Data." Remote Sensing. 13, 700. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13040700.

Xiao, Tengfei, Xing, Minfeng, He, Binbin, Wang, Jinfei, Shang, Jiali & Huang, Xiaodong & Ni, Xiliang. 2021. "Retrieving Soil Moisture Over Soybean Fields During Growing Season Through Polarimetric Decomposition." IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. Vol. 14. 1123-1145. https://doi:10.1109/JSTARS.2020.3041828.

Kpienbaareh, D., Bezner Kerr, R., Luginaah, I., Wang, J., Lupafya, E., Dakishoni, L. & Shumba, L. 2020. "Spatial and ecological farmer knowledge and decision-making about ecosystem services and biodiversity." Land. 9, 356.

Liao, C., Wang, J., Xie, Q., Baz, A. A., Huang, X., Shang, J. & He, Y. 2020. "Synergistic Use of Multi-Temporal RADARSAT-2 and VENμS Data for Crop Classification Based on 1D Convolutional Neural Network." Remote Sensing. 12(5), 832.

Yang Song, Jinfei Wang, Jiali Shang & Chunhua Liao. 2020. "Using UAV-based SOPC derived LAI and SAFY model for biomass and yield estimation of winter wheat." Remote sensing, Vol 12(15):2378.

Yang Song, Jinfei Wang & Jiali Shang. 2020. "Estimating Effective Leaf Area Index of Winter Wheat Using Simulated Observation on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle-Based Point Cloud Data." Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. Vol 13: 2874-2887

Dandan Wang, Yunhao Chen*, Voogt, J. A., Krayenhoff, E. S., Wang, J. F. & Wang, L. B. 2020. "An advanced geometric model to simulate thermal anisotropy time-series for simplified urban neighborhoods (GUTA-T)." Remote Sensing of Environment, 237: 111547. (SCI)

Zheng, Z., Wang, J., Shan, B., He, Y., Liao, C., Gao, Y. & Yang, S. 2020. "A New Model for Transfer Learning-Based Mapping of Burn Severity." Remote Sens. 12, 708.

B. Feng & J. Wang. 2020. "Hyperspectral Image Dimension Reduction Using Weight Modified Tensor-Patch-Based Methods." in IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, vol. 13, pp. 3367-3380, doi: 10.1109/JSTARS.2020.3000284.

Boyu Feng, Jinfei Wang, Ying Zhang & Brent Hall. 2020. "Urban flood hazard mapping using a hydraulic-GIS combined model." Natural Hazards, 100(3), 1-16.

Hwang Lee, Jinfei Wang & Brigitte Leblon. 2020. "Intra-Field Canopy Nitrogen Retrieval from Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Imagery for Wheat and Corn Fields." Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, DOI: 10.1080/07038992.2020.1788384

Hwang Lee, Jinfei Wang & Brigitte Leblon. 2020. "Using Linear Regression, Random Forests, and Support Vector Machine with Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Multispectral Images to Predict Canopy Nitrogen Weight in Corn." Remote Sensing, 12(13), 2071

Matthew Roffey & Jinfei Wang. 2020. "Evaluation of Features Derived from High-Resolution Multispectral Imagery and Lidar Data for Object-Based Support Vector Machine Classification of Tree Species." Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, in press.

Claudio I. Fernández, Brigitte Leblon, Ata Haddadi, Jinfei Wang & Keri Wang. 2020. "Potato Late Blight Detection at the Leaf and Canopy Level Using Hyperspectral Data." Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, DOI: 10.1080/07038992.2020.1769471

Fernández, C. I., Leblon, B., Haddadi, A., Wang, K. & Wang, J. 2020. "Potato Late Blight Detection at the Leaf and Canopy Levels Based in the Red and Red-Edge Spectral Regions." Remote Sens. 12, 1292.

Odysseas Vlachopoulos, Brigitte Leblon, Jinfei Wang, Ataollah Haddadi, Armand LaRocque & Greg Patterson. 2020. "Delineation of Bare Soil Field Areas from Unmanned Aircraft System Imagery with the Mean Shift Unsupervised Clustering and the Random Forest Supervised Classification." Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, DOI: 10.1080/07038992.2020.1763789

Vlachopoulos, O., Leblon, B., Wang, J., Haddadi, A., LaRocque, A., Patterson, G. 2020. "Delineation of Crop Field Areas and Boundaries from UAS Imagery Using PBIA and GEOBIA with Random Forest Classification." Remote Sens. 12, 2640.

Huang, Xiaodong, Liao, Chunhua, Xing, Minfeng, Ziniti, Beth, Wang, Jinfei, Shang, Jiali, Liu, Jiangui, Dong, Taifeng, Xie, Qinghua & Torbick, Nathan. 2019. "A multi-temporal binary-tree classification using polarimetric RADARSAT-2 imagery." Remote Sensing of Environment, 235, 111478

Minfeng Xing, Binbin He, Xiliang Ni, Jinfei Wang, Gangqiang An, Jiali Shang & Xiaodong Huang. 2019. "Retrieving Surface Soil Moisture over Wheat and Soybean Fields during Growing Season Using Modified Water Cloud Model from Radarsat-2 SAR Data." Remote Sensing. 11(16), 1956.

Yang Song & Jinfei Wang. 2019. "Winter Wheat Canopy Height Extraction from UAV-Based Point Cloud Data with a Moving Cuboid Filter." Remote Sensing. 11(10), 1239.

Qinghua Xie, Jinfei Wang, Chunhua Liao, Jiali Shang, Juan M. Lopaz-Sanchez, Haiqiang Fu & Xiuguo Liu. 2019. "On the use of Neumann Decomposition for crop classification using multi-temporal Radarsat-2 polarimetric SAR data." Remote Sensing. 11(7), 776. doi:10.3390/rs11070776.

Boyu Feng & Jinfei Wang. 2019. "Constrained nonnegative tensor factorization for spectral unmixing of hyperspectral images: a case study of urban impervious surface extraction." IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters. 16 (4), 583-587. DOI: 10.1109/LGRS.2018.2877734.

Chunhua Liao, Jinfei Wang, Taifeng Dong, Jiali Shang, Jianqui Liu & Yang Song. 2018. "Using spatio-temporal fusion of Landsat-8 and MODIS data to derive phenology, biomass and yield estimates for corn and soybean." Sci. Total Environ. 2019 Feb 10; 650(Pt 2): 1707-1721.

Boyu Feng & Jinfei Wang. 2018. "Evaluation of Nonnegative Matrix Factorization-base methods for impervious surface area extraction from simulated EnMAP imagery." Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. 11(6), 2018, 1777-1798.

Zhaohua Chen, Jinfei Wang & Xiaodong Huang. 2018. "Land subsidence monitoring in Great Vancouver region through a synergy of INSAR and polarimetric analysis." Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing.

Chunhua Liao, Jinfei Wang, Xiaodong Huang & Jiali Shang. 2018. "Cropland classification using multi-temporal RADARSAT-2 data with random forest classifier in southwestern Ontario, Canada." Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing

Chunhua Liao, Jinfei Wang, Ian Pritchard, Jiangui Liu & Jiali Shang. 2017. "A spatio-temporal data fusion model for generating NDVI time series in heterogeneneous regions." Remote Sensing. 9(11), pp. 1125. DOI: 10.3390/rs9111125.

Chunhua Liao, Jinfei Wang, Jiali Shang, Xiaodong Huang, Jiangui Liu & Ted Huffman. 2017. "Sensitivity study of Radarsat-2 polarimetric SAR and crop height and fractional vegetation cover of corn and wheat." International Journal of Remote Sensing. 39(5), pp. 1475-1490. DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2017.1407046.

Xiaodong Huang, Jinfei Wang, Jiali Shang, Chunhua Liao & Jianqui Liu. 2017. "Application of polarization signature to land cover scattering mechanism analysis and classification using multi-temporal C-band polarimetric RADARSAT-2 imagery." Remote Sensing of Environment. 193, pp. 11-28. 

Qi Jing, Budong Qian, Jiali Shang, Ted Huffman, Jiangui Liu, Elizabeth Pattey, Taifeng Dong, Nicolas Tremblay, Craig F. Drury, Bao-Luo Ma, Guillaume Jego, Xianfeng Jiao, John Kovacs, Dan Walters & Jinfei Wang. 2017. "Assessing the options to improve regional wheat yield in eastern Canada using the CSM-CERES-Wheat model." Agronomy Journal. Vol. 109, No.2, pp. 510-523. 

Zhenpei Li, Jinfei Wang, Robert Brook, Achim Kamelger & Roderick Easton. 2016. "Promoting Data Requirement for the Oil & Gas Pipeline Integrity Management Using Pipeline Data Model." Oil Gas European Magazine. 42(2), pp. 86-90. 

Zhenpei Li, Jinfei Wang, Robert Brook & Penghui Ren. 2016. "Independent 3D pipeline-data model improves integration." Oil & Gas Journal. 

Quan, Jinling, Wenfeng Zhan, Yunhao Chen, Mengjie Wang & Jinfei Wang. 2016. "Time series decomposition of remotely sensed land surface temperature and investigation of trends and seasonal variations in surface urban heat islands." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 

Dong, Taifeng, Jiangui Liu, Budong Qian, Ting Zhao, Qi Jing, Xiaoyuan Geng, Jinfei Wang, Ted Huffman & Jiali Shang. 2016. "Estimating winter wheat biomass by assimilating leaf area index derived from fusion of Landsat-8 and MODIS data." International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. 49, pp. 63-74. 

Xiaodong Huang, Jinfei Wang & Jiali Shang. 2016. "An Adaptive Two-Component Model-Based Decomposition on Soil Moisture Estimation for C-Band RADARSAT-2 Imagery Over Wheat Fields at Early Growing Stages." IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters. 13(3), pp. 414-418. 

Xiaodong Huang, Jinfei Wang & Jiali Shang. 2016. "An integrated surface parameter inversion scheme over agricultural fields at early growing stages by means of C-band polarimetric RADARSAT-2 imagery." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. 54(5), pp. 2510-2528.

Chapters in Books

Zeng, C. & Wang, J. 2018. "Multiview image matching for 3D Earth Surface Reconstruction. Chapter 5." In High Spatial Resolution Remote Sensing: Data, Analysis, and Applications. Editor: He, Y., Weng, Q.. CBC Press, Taylor & Francic Group, (ISBN 978-1498767682). Boca Raton, FL, USA.