Instructor's Profile

Peng Gong received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Nanjing University, China, in 1984 and 1986, respectively. He received the Ph.D. degree in Geography at University of Waterloo, Canada, in 1990.

He is presently an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the University of California at Berkeley. Between 1990-91, he was a project scientist at the Earth-Observations Laboratory, Institute for Space and Terrestrial Science, Ontario, Canada. Between 1991-94, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Geomatics Engineering, at the University of Calgary, Canada. His research interest is in photo ecometrics, forest scene understanding, change detection, global change modeling, integrated analysis of multisource data, uncertainties in digital map data and knowledge-based geographic information systems. He is the author/coauthor of over 90 technical papers and is a winner of three best paper awards from the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing for papers published in Phtogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing. He is the Chief Editor for Geographic Information Sciences , the guest editor of the special issue on multisource spatial data analysis for Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing and presently an Associate Editor for that journal. He is the editor of a book in Chinese entitled "Urban GIS: Methods and Applications" published by CPGIS in 1996. He is the senior author of a book in Chinese entitled "Earth Observation Technologies and Earth System Science" published by Science Press, Beijing in 1996. Dr. Gong is the 1993-94 President of the Association of Chinese Professionals in GIS (Abroad), a member of AAG, ASF, ASPRS, Canadian Society of Remote Sensing and IEEE.