Welcome to the Remote Sensing Space-Time Innovation (RSSI) Lab in the Department of Geography and GIScience at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Our research focuses on computational remote sensing of terrestrial ecosystem dynamics at local to global spatial scales, and daily to decadal temporal scales. We are particularly interested in advancing computational remote sensing paradigms in characterizing land surface patterns and processes, underlying mechanisms, and subsequent feedbacks to the atmosphere. We combine remote sensing, process-based models, field observations, artificial intelligence, high-performance and cloud computing, to study ecosystem structures, functions, and responses to climate change and human activities. Our work traverses varying types of ecosystems, including natural (e.g., forest), human-dominated (e.g., agriculture), and disturbed (e.g., species invasion) ecosystems. Current research foci in our lab include computational remote sensing, multi-scale land surface phenology, intelligent agriculture, and invasive species and biodiversity.
We always welcome talented and motivated students to join our RSSI lab! If you are interested in joining the lab, there is more information here.