Zhixiao Xie, PhD
Chair & Professor
Phone (561) 297-2852
Office SE 456A
Ph.D. in Geography (State University of New York at Buffalo)
MS in Computer Science and Engineering (State University of New York at Buffalo)
MS in Ecology (Chinese Academy of Sciences )
BS in Geography (Peking University)
GIS, Remote Sensing, Spatial Data Analysis & Modeling
TeachingSpatial Data Analysis
Principles of GIS
Applications of GIS
Programming in GIS
Advanced Topics in GIS
Advanced Remote Sensing (Object Based Image Analysis)
Selected Recent Publications
Xie, Z. and J. Yan 2013. “Detect Traffic Accident Clusters with Network Kernel Density Estimation and Local Spatial Statistics: An Integrated Approach”. Journal of Transport Geography, 31: 64-71.
Xie., Z., Z. Liu, and Y. Li, 2013. “Validation of the Everglades Depth Estimation Network (EDEN) Water-Surface Models”, Papers in Applied Geography, 36:98-106.
Zhang, C., D. Selch, Z. Xie, C. Roberts, H. Cooper, and G. Chen, 2013. Object-based Benthic Habitat Mapping in the Florida Keys from Hyperspectral Imagery. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 134, 88-97.
Johnson,B. and Z. Xie 2013. “Classifying a high resolution image of an urban area using super-object information”. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 83: 40-49.
Zhang, C. and Z. Xie 2013. “Data fusion and classifier ensemble techniques for vegetation mapping in the Everglades”. Geocarto International, 1-16, DOI:10.1080/10106049.2012.756940.
Zhang, C. and Z. Xie 2013. “Object-based Vegetation Mapping in the Kissimmee River Watershed Using HyMap Data and Machine Learning Techniques”. Wetlands, 33:233–244.
Xie, Z., Zhang, C., and L. Berry 2012. Geographically Weighted Modeling of Surface Salinity in Florida Bay Using Landsat TM Data. Remote Sensing Letters, 4(1), 76-84.
Zhang, C. and Z. Xie 2012. Combining Object-based Texture Measures with a Neural Network for Vegetation Mapping in the Everglades from Hyperspectral Imagery”. Remote Sensing of Environment, 124: 310-320.
Xie, Z., L. Pearlstine, and D.E. Gawlik 2012. “Develop a Finer Resolution DEM to Support Hydrological Modeling and Ecological Study in the Northern Everglades Freshwater Wetland”. GIScience & Remote Sensing, 49(5): 664-686.
Johnson, B. and Z. Xie, 2011. Unsupervised image segmentation evaluation and refinement using a multi-scale approach. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 66: 473–483
Xie, Z., Zhongwei Liu, John W. Jones, Aaron L. Higer, and Pamela A. Telis 2011. Landscape unit based digital elevation model development for the freshwater wetlands within the Arthur C. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Southeastern Florida. Applied Geography 31 (1): 401-412
Xie, Z., D.E. Gawlik, J. M. Beerens, Z. Liu, A. L. Higer 2009. Variability Patterns And Outlier Smoothing Of The Everglades Depth Estimation Network Digital Elevation Model In The Northern Everglades. Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences (2009) 32: 342-35
Kuby, M., L. Lines, R. Schultz, Z. Xie, J. Kim, and S. Lim 2009. Optimization of Hydrogen Stations in Florida Using the Flow-Refueling Location Model, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 34: 6045 – 6064
Xie, Z. and L. Bian 2009. Using spatial continuity and discontinuity information for content based geographic image retrieval. Geocarto International 24(1): 3-23
Xie, Z., C. Roberts, and B. Johnson 2008. Object Based Target Search Using Remotely Sensed Data: A Case Study in Detecting Invasive Exotic Australian Pine in South Florida. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 63(6):647-660
Xie, Z. and J. Yan 2008. Kernel Density Estimation Of Traffic Accidents In A Network Space. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 32: 396–406
Lines, L, M. Kuby, R. Schultz, J. Clancy, and Z. Xie 2008. A rental car strategy for commercialization of hydrogen in Florida. International Journal of hydrogen energy 33:5312 – 5325
Xie, Z. 2006. A Framework for Interpolating Population Surface at the Residential Housing Unit Level. GIScience & Remote Sensing 43 (3): 1-19.
Zheng, Y., Z. Xie, C. Roberts, L. Jiang, and H. Shimizu 2006. Did climate drive ecosystem change and induce desertification in Otindag sandy land, China over the past 40 years? Journal of Arid Environments 64: 523-541
Xie, Z. and F. Qiu 2005. Issues on the use of variogram-based feature vectors in content based image retrieval. Florida Geographer 36: 41-60.
Zheng, Y., Z. Xie, Y. Yu, L. Jiang, and H. Shimizu 2005. Model simulation and comparison of the ecological characteristics of three degraded grassland types in China. Belgian Journal of Biology 138(2):109-118.
Xie, Z. 2004. A rotation and flip invariant algorithm for representing spatial continuity information of geographic images in content based image retrieval. Computers & Geosciences, 30 (9-10): 1093-1104.
Bian, L. and Z. Xie 2004. A spatial dependence approach to retrieving industrial complexes from digital images. Professional Geographer, 56 (3): 381-393
2015.5-present Chair, Department of Geosciences, FAU
2013-present Editorial Board , ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
2011-2015.6 Director, Center for GIS (Geographic Information Analysis and Modeling)
2014.9-2015.5 Associate Dean for Research and Partnership Initiatives, College of Science
2013-2015 Chair, FAU Science College Graduate Program Committee
2013-2014 Chair, FAU Science College Master Researcher Committee
2011-2015 Chair, FAU Geosciences Department GIS Curriculum Committee
2013-2015 Member, FAU University Graduate Council
2013-2015 Member, FAU University Graduate Programs Committee
2013-2015 Member, FAU Research Committee
2014-2015 Science College Representative, FAU Council on International Education (FAUCIE)
2009-2010 Chair, Remote Sensing position search committee
2009 Chair, GIS position (Davie campus) search committee
2013-2014 Program committee for the Third International Workshop on Earth Observation and Remote Sensing Applications (EORSA 2014)
2012-2013 Program committee for the Second International Workshop on Earth Observation and Remote Sensing Applications (EORSA 2013)
2008 Program committee for SEDAAG annual meeting
2007 Program committee for SEDAAG annual meeting
2008-2013 Everglades Digital Elevation Model and Digital Water Surface Model development through the USGS Everglades Depth Estimation Network (EDEN) project: Dr. Xie has been a PI on a series of EDEN projects funded by the USGS.
"The Everglades Depth Estimation Network (EDEN) is an integrated network of real-time water-level monitoring, ground-elevation modeling, and water-surface modeling that provides scientists and managers with current (1991-present), on-line water-depth information for the entire freshwater portion of the Greater Everglades." (http://sofia.usgs.gov/eden/).
2011-2015 Research and Technical Assistance for Assessing: Climate Change, Sea Level Rise and Salinity Dynamics in the Greater Everglades, funded by the USGS, PI, Len Berry, Co-PIs, Zhixiao Xie, Caiyun Zhang
2010-2011 Feasibility of modeling impacts of sea level rise on foraging habitat of the Little Blue Heron in the Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge, Funded by US Fish and Wildlife Service, PI, Dale Gawlik, Co-PI, Zhixiao Xie
2006-2007 Detect invasive plants in Florida coastal areas using an image retrieval approach and remote sensed data, Funded by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWC), PI, Zhixiao Xie, Co-PI, Charles Roberts
2005-2007 Location Strategies for the Initial Hydrogen Refueling Infrastructure in Florida, Funded by Florida Hydrogen Initiative, Lee Lines, Michael Kuby, Ronald Schultz, Zhixiao Xie