LI Xia
NAME: LI Xia
BIRTH DATE:
June 27th, 1962

CONTACT ADDRESS:
                   LI Xia, PhD
                   Yat-sen Chair Professor,
                   School of Geography and Planning, 
                   Sun Yat-sen University,
                   135 West Xingang RD.,
                   Guangzhou 510275, P.R. China
                   Tel: (+020) 13924203023
                   Fax: (+020) 84115833 (O)
                   Email: lixia@mail.sysu.edu.cn; lixia@graduate.hku.hk

EDUCATION:
1993-1996 Ph.D. -Geographical information systems, the Centre of Urban Planning and Environmental Management, University of 
                     Hong Kong, Hong Kong, P.R. China.
1983-1986 MSc. -Remote sensing, the Institute of Remote Sensing, Peking University, P.R. China.
1979-1983 BSc. -Geography (Geomorphology), the Department of Geography, Peking University, P.R. China.

APPOINTMENTS:
1986–2003 Research Professor and Deputy Director of Academic Committee, Guangzhou Institute of Geography, Guangdong
                      Academy of Sciences, Guangdong, P.R. China.
1997–2003 Senior Research Fellow, Centre of Urban Planning and Environmental Management, University of Hong Kong, Hong
                      Kong SAR, P.R. China.
2003–2010 Professor, School of Geography and Planning, Sun Yat-sen University, P.R. China.
2006–2007 Guest Professor, Department of Geography, University of Cincinnati, USA.
2010–           Yat-sen Chair Professor, School of Geography and Planning, Sun Yat-sen University, P.R. China.

RESEARCH INTERESTS:
(1) Cellular automata, agent-based modeling, and intelligent GIS;
(2) Remote sensing, radar remote sensing;
(3) Land use simulation and planning

MEMBERSHIPS IN ACADEMIES AND SOCIETIES:
(1) International Editorial Board Member of GeoJournal
(2) International Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Geographical Information Science
(3) International Editorial Board Member of Computers, Environment and Urban Systems
(4) International Editorial Board Member of Environment and Planning B
(5) Deputy Editor of a Chinese journal, Tropical Geography
(6) Associate Editor of Chinese Science Bulletin
(7) Deputy Director of the GIS Theories and Methodologies of Chinese GIS Associations

MAJOR AWARDS AND HONORS:
(1) 2nd Prize of Guangdong Provincial Science and Technology Award (1988)
(2) 3rd Prize of Guangdong Provincial Science and Technology Award (1991)
(3) 3rd Prize of Guangdong Provincial Science and Technology Award (1993)
(4) 2nd Prize of Guangdong Provincial Science and Technology Award (1998)
(5) Ding Ying’s Outstanding Scientific Award (2001)
(6) 3rd Prize of Guangdong Provincial Science and Technology Award (2002)
(7) 3rd Prize of the ESRI Award for Best Scientific Paper in the Journal of Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing (with
      Anthony Yeh) (2002)
(8) 1st Prize of the ESRI Award for Best Scientific Paper in the Journal of Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing (with
      Anthony Yeh) (2004)
(9) Distinguished Chang Jiang Scholarship from Ministry of Education, China (2005)
(10) Yat-sen Chair Professor (2010)
(11) 1st Prize of Guangdong Provincial Science and Technology Award (Fundamental Researches) (2010)


Books
1. Li X., Yeh A.G.O., Liu X.P. and Li S.Y. (2010), Intelligent GIS and Spatial Optimization, 275 pp. Beijing: Science Press.(黎夏,叶嘉安,刘小平,李少英。2010。智能式GIS与空间优化。北京:科学出版社。275 pp.)(in Chinese)
2. Li X., Yeh A.G.O., Liu X.P. and Yang Q.S. (2007), Geographical Simulation Systems: Cellular Automata and Multi-agent Systems, 312 pp. Beijing: Science Press. (黎夏,叶嘉安,刘小平,杨青生。2007。地理模拟系统:元胞自动机和多智能体。北京:科学出版社。312 pp.)(in Chinese)
3. Li X. and Liu K. (2006), GIS and Spatial Analysis, 340 pp. Beijing: Science Press.(黎夏,刘凯。2006。GIS与空间分析:原理与方法。北京:科学出版社。340 pp.)(in Chinese)
4. Yeh A.G.O., Song X.D., Niu X.Y. and Li X. (2006), GIS and Planning Support System, 206 pp. Beijing: Science Press.(叶嘉安,宋小冬,钮心毅,黎夏。2006。地理信息与规划支持系统。北京:科学出版社。206页。206 pp.)(in Chinese)
5. Li X. (2005). Advanced GIS Modelling Techniques and Applications, China Education & Culture Publishing Company. 294 pp.
6. Gu Q.S., Rao K.Y. and Li X. (1990), Remote Sensing Applications in Lingdongyang, 108 pp., Beijing: Science Press.(古秋深,饶开燕,黎夏。1990。伶仃洋遥感应用研究。北京:科学出版社。108 pp.)(in Chinese)

Major International Papers
7. Li X., Shi X., He, J. Q., Liu X. P., 2011. Coupling simulation and optimization to solve planning problems in a fast developing area. Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 101(5), 1032–1048.
8. Cheng T, Wang J. Q. and Li X., 2011. A Hybrid Framework for Space-Time Modeling of Environmental Data, Geographical Analysis, 43(2), 188–210.
9. Liu X P, Lao C H, Li X., 2012. An integrated approach of remote sensing, GIS and swarm intelligence for zoning protected ecological areas. Landscape Ecology, 27: 447-463.
10. Hu FY, Xu W(Correspondence author), Li X., A modified particle swarm optimization algorithm for optimal allocation of earthquake emergency shelters. International Journal of Geographical Information Science (In Press).
11. Li X., Xia Li, Yihan Zhang, Xiaoping Liu, Yimin Chen. Assimilating process context information of cellular automata into change detection for monitoring land use changes. International Journal of Geographical Information Science (In Press).
12. Qi Z X, Yeh A G O, Li X., and Lin Z, 2012. A novel algorithm for land use and land cover classification using RADARSAT-2 polarimetric SAR data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 118, 21-39. (In Press)
13. Chen Y M, Li X. (Correspondence author). Defining agents’ behaviours using urban economic theories for simulating complex urban residential dynamics. International Journal of Geographical Information Science (In Press).
14. Qi Z X, Yeh A G O, Li X., and Lin Z, 2012. Integration of polarimetric decomposition, object-oriented image analysis, and decision tree algorithms for land-use and land-cover classification using RADARSAT-2 polarimetric SAR data. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 78(1). (In Press).
15. Liu X P, Li X., Tan Zhangzhi. Zoning farmland protection under spatial constraints by integrating remote sensing, GIS and artificial immune systems. International Journal of Geographical Information Science (In Press).
16. Liu X P, Li X., Shi X, Huang K N. A multi-type ant colony optimization (MACO) method for optimal land use allocation in large areas. International Journal of Geographical Information Science (In press).
17. Li X., 2011. Emergence of bottom-up models as a tool for landscape simulation and planning. Landscape and Urban Planning, 100, 393–395. (SCI论文)
18. Chen YM, Li X. (Correspondence author), Zheng Y, Guan YY, Liu XP, 2011. Estimating the Relationship between Urban Forms and Energy Consumption: A Case Study in the Pearl River Delta, 2005-2008. Landscape and Urban Planning, 102(1): 33-42. (SCI论文)
19. Li X., Chen Y M, Liu X P, Li D, He J Q., 2011. Concepts, methodologies, and tools of an integrated Geographical Simulation and Optimization System (GeoSOS). International Journal of Geographical Information Science. 25(4), 633–655 (SCI论文)
20. Li X., Lao C H, Liu X P, Chen Y M. , 2011. Coupling urban cellular automata with ant colony optimization for zoning protected natural areas under a changing landscape. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. 25(4), 575–593 (SCI论文)
21. Li X., Chen Y M, Liu X P, Li D, He J Q. 2010. Concepts, methodologies, and tools of an integrated Geographical Simulation and Optimization System (GeoSOS). International Journal of Geographical Information Science. iFirst, 1–23.
22. Li X., Lao C H, Liu X P, Chen Y M. 2010. Coupling urban cellular automata with ant colony optimization for zoning protected natural areas under a changing landscape. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. iFirst, 1–19.
23. Ai, B., Li X. (Correspondence author), Xiang, Z., 2010. Reconstructing high-accuracy DEM with precise orbit data and external DEM. Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, 14: 15-32.
24. Liu X P., Li X., Zhang X H. 2010. Determining Class Proportions Within a Pixel Using a New Mixed-Label Analysis Method. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. 48(4), 1882-1891.
25. Chen Y M, Li X. (Correspondence author), Liu X P, Liu Y L. 2010. An agent-based model for optimal land allocation (AgentLA) with a contiguity constraint. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. 24(8): 1269-1288.
26. Liu X P., Li X., Shi X., Zhang X H. 2010. Simulating land use dynamics under planning policies by integrating artificial immune systems with cellular automata. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 24(5): 783-802.
27. Liu X P., Li X., Chen Y M., Tan Z Z. 2010. A new landscape index (LEI) for quantifying urban expansion using multi-temporal remotely sensed data. Landscape Ecology. 25: 671-682.
28. Li X., Zhang X. H., Yeh A G O, Liu X. P. 2010. Parallel cellular automata for large-scale urban simulation using load-balancing techniques. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. 24(6): 803–820.
29. Liu T., Li X. (Correspondence author), Liu X P. 2010. Integration of small world networks with multi-agent systems for simulating epidemic spatiotemporal transmission. Chinese Science Bulletin, 55(13), 1285-1293.
30. Dai J, Li X. 2010. Multi-agent systems for simulating traffic behaviors. Chinese Science Bulletin, 55 (3): 293-300.
31. Li X., Yeh A G O, Qian J P, Ai B, Qi Z X. 2009. Matching Algorithm for Detecting Land Use Changes in Multi-temporal SAR Images Using Object-oriented Analysis and Case-Based Reasoning. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 75(11), 1319–1332.
32. Li X., He J Q, Liu X P. 2009. Ant intelligence for solving optimal path-covering problems with multi-objectives. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. 23(7), 839 – 857.
33. Zhuo L, Ichinose T, Zheng J, Chen J, Shi P J, Li X. 2009. Modelling the population density of China at the pixel level based on DMSP/OLS non-radiance-calibrated night-time light images. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 30(4), 1003 – 1018.
34. Li X., He J Q, Liu X P. 2009. Intelligent GIS for solving high-dimensional site selection problems using ant colony optimization techniques. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. 23(3-4), 399-416.
35. Liu X P, Li X. (Correspondence author). 2008. An Innovative Method to Classify Remote Sensing Images Using Ant Colony Optimization. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. 46(12), 4198-4208.
36. Li X., Yang Q S, Liu X P, 2008. Discovering and evaluating urban signatures for simulating compact development using cellular automata. Landscape and Urban Planning, 86, 177-186.
37. Li X., Yang Q S, Liu X P. 2008. Genetic algorithms for determining the parameters of cellular automata in urban simulation. Science in China (Series D), 50(12), 1857-1866.
38. Liu X P, Li X. (Correspondence author). 2008. A bottom-up approach to discover transition rules of cellular automata using ant intelligence. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. 22(11-12), 1247–1269.
39. Elmore A J, Shi X, Gorence N J, Li X., Jin H M, Wang F, Zhang X H. 2008. Spatial distribution of agricultural residue from rice for potential biofuel production in China, Biomass and Bioenergy, 32, 22-27.
40. Shi X, Elmore A, Li X., Gorence NJ, Jin H M, Zhang X H, Wang F. 2008. Using Spatial Information Technologies to Select Sites for Biomass Power Plants: A Case Study in Guangdong Province, China, Biomass and Bioenergy, 32, 35-43.
41. Qingsheng Yang, Li X. (Correspondence author), Xun Shi. 2008. Cellular automata for simulating land use changes based on support vector machines. Computers & Geosciences, 34, 592-602.
42. Li X., Liu X P. 2008. Embedding sustainable development strategies in agent-based models for use as a planning tool. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 22(1), 21-45.
43. Liu X.P, Li X. (Correspondence author). 2008. Simulating complex urban development using kernel-based non-linear cellular automata. Ecology Modelling. 211, 169-181.
44. Liu X.P, Li X. (Correspondence author), Peng X J, He J Q. 2008. Swarm intelligence for classification of remote sensing data. Science in China (Series D), 51(1), 79-87.
45. Liu K, Li X. (Correspondence author), Shi X, Wang S G. 2008. Monitoring mangrove forest changes using remote sensing and GIS data with decision-tree learning. Wetlands. 28(2), 336-346.
46. Li X., Yeh A G O, Wang S G.. 2007. Regression and analytical models for estimating mangrove wetland biomass in South China using Radarsat images. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 28(24), 5567-5582.
47. Li X., Liu X P. 2007. Defining agents’ behaviors to simulate complex residential development using multicriteria evaluation, Journal of Environmental Management. 85, 1063-1075.
48. Liu X P, Li X. (Correspondence author), Yeh A G O. 2007. Discovery of transition rules for geographical cellular automata by using ant colony optimization. Science in China (Series D). 50(10), 1578-1588.
49. Li X., Liu X P. 2006. An extended cellular automaton using case-based reasoning for simulating urban development in a large complex region. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. 20, 1109-1136.
50. Liu, X P, Li X. (Correspondence author). 2006. Multi-agent systems for simulating spatial decision behaviors and land use dynamics, Science in China (Series D). 49(11), 1184-1194.
51. Li X., Yeh A G O, Liu, K., Wang S G. 2006. Inventory of mangrove wetlands in the Pearl River Estuary of China using remote sensing, Journal of Geographical Sciences, 16(2), 155-164.
52. Yeh A G O, Li X. 2006. Errors and Uncertainties in Urban Cellular Automata, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems. 30(1), 10-28.
53. Li X., Yeh A G O. 2005. Knowledge discovery for geographical cellular automata, Science in China (Series D). 48(10), 1758-1767.
54. Li X., Yeh A G O. 2005. Integration of genetic algorithms and GIS for optimal location search. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. 19(5), 581-601.
55. Chen S S, Chen L F, Liu Q H, Li X. 2005. Remote sensing and GIS-based integrated analvsis of coastal changes and their environmental impacts in Lingding Bay, Pearl River Estuary, South China, Ocean and Coastal Management, 48, 65-83.
56. Yeh A G O, Li X. 2005. Error Propagation and Model Uncertainties of Cellular Automata in Urban Simulation with GIS, in P.M. Atkinson, G.M. Foody, S.E. Darby, and F. Wu (eds.) GeoDynamics, London: CRC Press, pp. 329-345.
57. Li X. 2005. A Four-component Efficiency Index for Assessing Land Development Using Remote Sensing and GIS. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 71(1), 47-57.
58. Li X., Yeh A G. O. 2004. Data mining of cellular automata's transition rules, International Journal of Geographical Information Science. 18(8), 723-744.
59. Li X., Yeh AG O. 2004. Analyzing spatial restructuring of land use patterns in a fast growing region using remote sensing and GIS, Landscape and Urban Planning, 69(4): 335-354.
60. Li X., Yeh A G O. 2004. Multitemporal SAR images for monitoring cultivation systems using case-based reasoning, Remote Sensing of Environment, 90(4): 524-534.
61. Yeh A G O, Li X. 2004. A general constrained cellular automaton for urban planning, Advances in Spatial Analysis and Decision Making (edited by Z. L. Li, Q. M. Zhou, and W. Kainz), Lisse, the Netherlands: Swets & Zeitlinger B.V., 167-178 pp.
62. Yeh A G O, Li X. 2004. Integration of Neural Networks and Cellular Automata for Urban Planning Geo-spatial Information Science, 7(1): 6-13.
63. Yeh A G O, Li X. 2003. Simulation of development alternatives using neural networks, cellular automata and GIS for urban planning, Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing. 69(9): 1043-1052.
64. Li Y, Liao Q F, Li X., Liao S D, Chi G B, Peng S L. 2003. Towards an operational system for regional-scale rice yield estimation using time-series of RADASAT ScanSAR images, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 24(21): 4207-4220.
65. Yeh A G O, Li X. 2003. Error propagation and model uncertainties of cellular automata in urban simulation with GIS. Proceedings of 7th International Conference on GeoComputation, the Department of Geography at the University of Southampton, 8-10 September 2003.
66. Yeh A G O, Li X. 2003. Uncertainties of cellular automata for urban simulation using GIS. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management, Information Technologies for Urban Sustainability and Prosperity, Center Studies enter for Northeast Asian Studies, Tohoku University, City of Sendai, Japan, 27 - 29 May, 2003. 59-60.
67. Li X., Yeh A G O. 2002. Neural-network-based cellular automata for simulating multiple land use changes using GIS, International Journal of Geographical Information Science. 16(4): 323-343.
68. Li X., Yeh A G O. 2002. Integration of principal components analysis and cellular automata for spatial decisionmaking and urban simulation, Science in China (Series D), 45(6): 521-529.
69. Li X., Yeh A G O. 2002. Urban simulation using principal components analysis and cellular automata for land-use planning, Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 68(4), 341-351.
70. Yeh A G. O, Li X. 2002. Urban simulation using neural networks and cellular automata for land use planning, in D. Richardson and P. van Oosterom (eds), Advances in Spatial Data Handling. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp.451-464.
71. Yeh A G O, Li X. 2002. A cellular automata model to simulate development density for urban planning, Environment and Planning B, 29, 431-450.
72. Yeh A G O, Li X. 2002. Constrained cellular automata for the planning of sustainable urban development. Proceedings of Geoinformatics'2002: GIS and Remote Sensing in Global Change Studies and Sustainable Development, June 1-3, 2002, Nanjing, China.
73. Li X, Yeh A G O. 2001. Calibration of cellular automata by using neural networks for the simulation of complex urban systems. Environment and Planning A, 33, 1445-1462.
74. Yeh A G O, Li X. 2001. Measurement and monitoring of urban sprawl in a rapidly growing region using entropy, Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 67(1), 83-90.
75. Li X., Yeh A G O. 2001. Zoning land for agricultural protection by the integration of remote sensing, GIS and cellular automata. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 67(4), 471-477.
76. Yeh A G O, Li X. 2001. A constrained CA model for the simulation and planning of sustainable urban forms by using GIS. Environment and Planning B, 28, 733-753.
77. Yeh A G O, Li X. 2001. The need and challenges for compact development in the fast growing areas in China - the Pearl River Delta, in Mike Jenks and Rod Burgess (eds), Compact City: Sustainable Urban Form for Developing Countries. SPON Press, London. pp. 73-90.
78. Yeh A G O, Li X. 2001. The simulation of compact cities based on the integration of cellular automata and GIS, in S Bandini and T Worsch (eds), Theoretical and Practical Issues on Cellular Automata. Berlin: Springer-Verlag . pp. 170-178.
79. Yeh A G O, Li X. 2001. Simulation of development density for urban planning using cellular automata, in B Zhao (ed.), Urban Geoinformatics – 2001 International Conference Proceedings, October 16-19, 2001, School of Urban Studies of Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, pp. 9-17.
80. Li X., Yeh A G O. 2000. Modelling sustainable urban development by the integration of constrained cellular automata and GIS, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 14(2), 131-152.
81. Yeh A G O, Li X. 1999. Economic development and agricultural land loss in the Pearl River Delta, China, Habitat International, 23(3), 373-390.
82. Yeh A G O, Li X. 1999. A decision support system for sustainable land development in China using remote sensing and GIS - a case study in Dongguan, in Gregory Kersten, Zbigniew Mikolajuk, Mohammad Rais, Anthony Yeh (eds.), Decision Support System for Sustainable Development, Ottawa: International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 73-98.
83. Yeh A G O, Li X. 1999. Measurement of urban sprawl in a rapid growing region using entropy, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Digital Earth, edited by G. Xu and Y. T. Chen, China, Beijing: Science Press, 788-792.
84. Yeh A G O, Li X. 1999. An entropy method to analyze urban sprawl in a rapid growing region using TM images, Proceedings of the 20th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing, Hong Kong: Joint Laboratory for Geoinformation Science of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, pp. 542-547.
85. Li X., Yeh A G O. 1998. Principal component analysis of stacked multi-temporal images for the monitoring of rapid urban expansion in the Pearl River Delta, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 19(8), 1501-1518.
86. Yeh A G O, Li X. 1998. Sustainable land development model for rapid growth areas using GIS, International Journal of Geographical Information Science. 12(2), 169-189.
87. Li X. 1998. Measurement of rapid agricultural land loss in the Pearl River Delta with the Integration of remote sensing and GIS, Environment and Planning B, 25, 447-461.
88. Yeh A G O, Li X. 1998. Modelling sustainable urban forms using extended cellular automata and GIS, The Proceedings of The Eighth International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, July 11-15 1998, pp. 453-464.
89. Yeh A G O, Li X. 1997. Economic reform and land use changes in Dongguan, the Pearl River Delta, in K. N. Au and K. Lulla (eds.), Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta As Seen from Space Images, pp. 101-110.
90. Yeh A G O, Li X. 1997. An integrated remote sensing and GIS approach in the monitoring and evaluation of rapid urban growth for sustainable development in the Pearl Rive Delta, China, International Planning Studies, 2(2), 193-210.
91. Li X. 1997. A sustainable land allocation model with the integration of remote sensing and GIS - A Case Study in Dongguan, International Journal of Environmental Studies. 53, 325-348.
92. Li X. 1996. A new method to improve classification accuracy with shape information, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 17(8), 1473-1482.
93. Yeh A G O, Li X. 1996. Urban growth management in the Pearl River Delta - an integrated remote sensing and GIS approach, ITC Journal, 1, 77-86.
94. Yeh A G O, Li X. 1995. An integrated remote sensing and GIS approach in the monitoring and evaluation of rapid urban growth for sustainable development in the Pearl River Delta, China, Proceedings of International Workshop on Application of Computers in Urban Planning, Kobe, Japen: Kobe University, 3-5 November, pp. 69-72.
95. Li X. 1994. A two-axis adjusted vegetation index (TWVI), International Journal of Remote Sensing, 15(7), 1447-1458.
96. Yeh A G O, Li X. 1994. Land use analysis and evaluation using GIS and remote sensing in the formulation and implementation of sustainable regional development strategy, in Proceeding of Symposium on Space Technology and Application for Sustainable Development, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (UNESCAP) and State Science and Technology Commission of China, 19-21 September, Beijing, pp.2-4-1 to 2-4-14.
97. Li X. 1993. A united model for quantitative remote sensing of suspended sediment concentration, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 14(14), 2665-2676.
98. Yao K Y, Gu Q SH, Li X. 1993. The application of remote sensing in the water environmental management of Lingdingyang estuary and waterways in the Pearl River Delta, The Proceedings of International Workshop: the Development of Strategies for Pollution Control in the Pearl River Delta, The British Council, 15-19th February, pp. 50-58.