Yuyu Zhou

Assistant Professor


My research interests lie in the applications of geospatial technologies including remote sensing, GIS, geovisualization, spatial analytic tools, and integrated assessment modeling to understanding the problems of environmental change and their potential solutions for a sustainable environment. Currently, I am working in research areas concerning Sustainability including:

  • Land cover/land use change (e.g. urbanization) across a variety of spatial and temporal scales
  • Energy supply (e.g. wind and hydropower) and demand (e.g. building)
  • High spatial and temporal greenhouse gas emissions
  • Water-energy nexus
  • Climate change and its impacts on energy, emissions, and carbon cycle

Research Projects

  • NASA, Atmospheric Composition: Modeling and Analysis, “Improved Information on Recent Aerosol Emissions and Trends Within A Community Emissions Data System Using Satellite Data”, PI: Dr. Smith
  • DOE, “Big Data” for IAMs: Work towards an Integrated Multi-layered Data Information System – Urban Example”, PI: Dr. Imhoff
  • NASA, Land-Cover/Land-Use Change for Early Career Scientists, “Understanding and Simulating Global Urban Expansion in the Context of Climate Change”, PI: Dr. Zhou
Area of Expertise: 
B.Sc., Geography, Beijing Normal University, 2001
M.Sc., Cartography and GIS, Beijing Normal University, 2004
Ph.D., Environmental Sciences, University of Rhode Island, 2008
3019 Agronomy