Refereed Journal Articles


Shao, Z., Zhou, Z., Huang, X., & Zhang, Y. (2021). MRENet: Simultaneous Extraction of Road Surface and Road Centerline in Complex Urban Scenes from Very High-Resolution Images. Remote Sensing, 13(2), 239. doi:10.3390/rs13020239​.

Zhang, R., Shao, Z., Huang, X., Wang, J., & Li, D. (2020). Object Detection in UAV Images via Global Density Fused Convolutional Network. Remote Sensing, 12(19), 3140.​

Huang, X., Li, Z., Lu, J., Wang, S., Wei, H., & Chen, B. (2020). Time-series clustering for home dwell time during COVID-19: what can we learn from it?. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 9(11), 675.​

Huang, X., Li, Z., Jiang, Y., Li, X., & Porter, D. (2020). Twitter reveals human mobility dynamics during the COVID-19 pandemic. PloS one, 15(11), e0241957.

Lu, J., Carbone, G. J., Huang, X., Lackstrom, K., & Gao, P. (2020). Mapping the sensitivity of agriculture to drought and estimating the effect of irrigation in the United States, 1950–2016. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 292, 108124. [download PDF]

Huang, X., & Wang, C. (2020). Estimates of exposure to the 100-year floods in the conterminous United States using national building footprints. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, doi: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2020.101731. [download PDF]

Huang, X., Wang, C., Li, Z., & Ning, H. (2020). A 100 m population grid in the CONUS by disaggregating census data with open-source Microsoft building footprints. Big Earth Data, 10.1080/20964471.2020.1776200. [download PDF]

Xu, D., Huang, X., Li, Z., & Li, X. (2020). Local Motion Simulation using Deep Reinforcement Learning, Transactions in GIS, doi: 10.1111/tgis.12620. [download PDF]

Liu, Z., Zhang, A., Yao, Y., Shi, W., Huang, X., & Shen, X. (2020). Analysis of the performance and robustness of methods to detect base locations of individuals with geo-tagged social media data. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, doi: 10.1080/13658816.2020.1847288.

Huang, X., Wang, C. Lu, J., & Ning, H. (2019). Understand spatiotemporal development of human settlement in hurricane-prone areas using nighttime remote sensing, Natural Hazards and Earth System Science, doi: 10.5194/nhess-19-2141-2019. [download PDF]

Huang, X., Wang, C. Li, Z., & Ning, H. (2019). Identifying disaster related social media for rapid response: a visual-textual fused CNN architecture. International Journal of Digital Earth, doi: 10.1080/17538947.2019.1633425. [download PDF]

Huang, X., Wang, C. Li, Z., & Ning, H. (2018). A visual-textual fused approach to automated tagging of flood-related tweets during a flood event. International Journal of Digital Earth, doi: 10.1080/17538947.2018.1523956. [download PDF]

Huang, X., Wang, C., & Li, Z. (2018). Reconstructing flood inundation probability by enhancing near real-time imagery with real-time gauges and tweets. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 56(8), 4691-4701. [download PDF]

Huang, X., Wang, C., & Li, Z. (2018). A near real-time flood-mapping approach by integrating social media and post-event satellite imagery. Annals of GIS, 24(2), 113-123. [download PDF]

Wang, C., Li, Z., & Huang, X. (2018). Geospatial Assessment of Wetness Dynamics in the October 2015 SC Flood with Remote Sensing and Social Media. Southeastern Geographer, 58(2), 164-180. [download PDF]

Li, H., Wang, C., Huang, X., & Hug, A. (2018). Spatial Assessment of Water Quality with Urbanization in 2007–2015, Shanghai, China. Remote Sensing, 10(7), 1024. [download PDF]

Ning, H., Huang, X., Wang, C., & Li, Z. Detecting new building construction in urban areas based on images of small unmanned aerial system. Papers in Applied Geography, doi: 10.1080/23754931.2019.1707108. [download PDF]

Refereed Journal Articles In Review

Huang, X., Li, Z., Jiang, Y., Deng, C. & Zhang, J. The Characteristics of multi-source mobility datasets and how they reveal the luxury nature of social distancing in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic (Under Review).

Huang, X., Lu, J., Gao, S., Wang, S., Liu, Z., Han, X. Staying at home is a privilege: evidence from fine-grained mobile phone location data in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Under Review).

Xu, D., Huang, X., & Li, Z. Multi-Exit Evacuation Simulation based on Deep Reinforcement Learning (Under Review).

Wang, J., Shao, Z., Huang, X., Lu, T., Zhang, R. & Lv, X. Spatial-temporal Pooling for Action Recognition in Videos. Neurocomputing (Under Review).

Wang, J., Shao, Z., Huang, X., Lu, T. & Zhang, R. Pan-sharpening via high-pass modification convolutional neural network (Under Review).

Shao, Z., Cheng, G., Li, D., Huang, X., Lu, Z. & Liu, J. Spatio-temporal-spectral-angular observation model that integrates observations from UAV and mobile mapping vehicles for better urban mapping. (Under Review).

Wang, X., Li, D., Huang, X. & Shao, Z. A systematic review on remote sensing of urban heat island (Under Review).

Shao, Z., Pan, W., Huang, X., Li, Y. & Peng, S. Video Stabilization for Improved Video Anomaly Detection (Under Review).

Zhang, M., Cheng, Q., Luo, F., Ye, L. & Huang, X. A Triplet Non-Local Neural Network with Dual-Anchor Triplet Loss for High Resolution Remote Sensing Image Retrieval (Under Review).

Shao, Z., Tang, Y., Huang, X. & Li, D. Monitoring work redumption of Wuhan in the COVID-19 Pandemic using daily nighttime light (Under Review).

Wang, J., Shao, Z., Lu, T., Zhang, R., Huang, X. & Lv, X. Spatio-temporal pooling for action recognition in videos (Under Review).

Song, P., Shao, Z., Huang, X. & Zhang, R. BiCSNet: A Novel Bidirectional Cross-Scale Backbone for Recognition and Localization. (Under Review).

Wang, J., Shao, Z., Huang, X., Lu, T., Zhang, R. & Wang, Z. Enhanced Image Prior for Unsupervised Remoting Sensing Super-Resolution (Under Review).

Wang, J., Shao, Z., Huang, X., et al. NSN: Deep Non-local Self-regression Networks for Satellite Image Super-resolution (Under Review).

Zhang, R., Newsam, S., Li, D., Huang, X., Wang, J. & Shao, Z. Multi­Scale Adversarial Network for Object Detection in UAV Imagery (Under Review).

Zhuang Q., Shao Z., Huang, X., Zhang, Y. & Wu, W. Evolution of soil salinization under the background of landscape patterns in the irrigated northern slopes of Tianshan Mountains, Xinjiang, China (Under Review).

Zhang, R., Shao, Z., Li, D., Wang, J., Wang, Y. & Huang, X. Adaptive dense pyramid network for objection in UAV imagery (Under Review).

Shao, Z., Wu, W., Huang, X. & Li, D. Spatio-Temporal-Spectral observation model for urban remote sensing (Under Review).

Shao, Z., Liu, L., Huang, X., Altan, O. & Javed, A. Urban Impervious Surface Monitoring from Time-series of High-Resolution Remote Sensing Images with Time-invariant Spectral Features (Under Review).

Li, X., Ning, H., Dadashova, B., Ma, A., Kang, Y., Huang, X. Intersection Audit: An Effective Protocol to Identify Signalized Intersections by Mining Google Street View Images (Under Review).

Shao, Z., Feng, X., Bai, L., Jiao, H., Zhang, Y., Li, D., Fan, H., Huang, X. & Ding, Y. Monitoring and Predicting Desert Locust Plague Severity in Asia-Africa using Multi-source Remote Sensing Time-series data (Under Review).

Refereed Journal Articles In Prep

Huang, X., Wang, C, & Li, Z. Burst-based social sensing of infrastructure disruptions during disasters. In Prep.

Huang, X., & Wang, C. Exploring the capability of satellite imagery in population estimation via deep learning, In Prep. (Manuscript Ready)

Huang, X., Wang, C., & Mitra, A. Dynamics of human proximity to rivers in India after major floods using nighttime remote sensing. In Prep.

Huang, X., Xu, D., Li, Z., & Wang, C. (2019). The potential of conditional generative networks in translating multispectral imagery to nighttime imagery, International Journal of Geo-Information. In Preparation.

Ning, H., Li, Z., Hodgson, M., & Huang, X. Building Area Detection in Remote Sensing Image Based on Sliding Window and Existing Point Labels by Convolutional Neural Networks. In Prep. (Manuscript Ready)

Refereed Conference Papers

Huang, X., Xu, D., Li, Z., & Wang, C. (2019). Translating multispectral imagery to nighttime imagery via conditional generative networks. 2019 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. (Accepted).

Huang, X., Wang, C., & Li, Z. (2019). Linking picture with text: tagging flood relevant tweets for rapid flood inundation mapping. Proceedings of the International Cartographic Association, 2, 45, doi: 10.5194/ica-proc-2-45-2019.

Huang, X., Wang, C, & Li, Z. (2019). High-Resolution Population Grid in the CONUS using Microsoft Building Footprints: a feasibility study. Proceedings of the 3rd ACM SIGSPTIAL Workshop on Geospatial Humanities, doi: 10.1145/3356991.3365469.

Huang, X., & Wang, C. (2019, July). Human Settlement Dynamics in Hurricane-Prone Zones of Conterminous US: A View from Nighttime Remote Sensing. In IGARSS 2019-2019 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (pp. 1538-1541). IEEE.

Other publications

Huang, X. (2019). The fusion of remote sensing and social sensing in rapid flood mapping: motivation, opportunities and challenges, US National Report (US National Committee for the International Cartographic Association):

Huang, X.(2020). Remote Sensing and Social Sensing for Improved Flood Awareness and Exposure Analysis in the Big Data Era. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from

Huang, X. (2017). A Future Energy Harvesting Scenario for Georgia Tech Campus Using Photovoltaic Solar Panels and Piezoelectric Materials. MS-GIST Capstone Paper, Georgia Institute of Technology.