Associate Professor
Political Science & Geography

Hua Liu

7024 Batten Arts & Letters
Norfolk, 23529

Ph.D. in Geography, Indiana State University, (2007)

M.Sc. in Cartography and Geographic Information Systems, Wuhan University, (2003)

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Liu, H. "Assessing potential risk areas of human zika infections in city of Los Angeles, California by using high-resolution remote sensing imagery" $10,000. Old Dominion University. January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017
Ma, G. and Liu, H. "Development of a multidisciplinary approach for assessing climate change and sea level rise impact on tidal wetlands in Lynnhaven Bay, VA" $16,000. Old Dominion University. January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
Liu, H. "Summer 2014 International Travel Fund" $400. Old Dominion University. 2014 - 2014
Liu, H. "Summer 2014 short-term research visit grant" $1,600. 2014 - 2014
Ezer, T. and Liu, H. "Cook Inlet beluga whale research: Study of physical and biological factors that impact the beluga’s population" $20,000. April 2011 - July 2013
Diaz, R. and Liu, H. "Hampton Roads regional catastrophic planning team for the twenty-four jurisdictions of the greater Hampton Roads region in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina phase III work plan and costs" $7,000. State. July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Zhang, Q. and Liu, H. "Accessibility and availability of emergency food assistance and food insecurity among American children" $20,000. June 2011 - September 2012
Behr, J. G. and Liu, H. "Mapping neighborhood community vulnerability and medically fragile populations in Hampton Roads: Assisting localities to plan for and protect our citizens in the event of natural disasters" $1,950. Old Dominion University. March 1, 2011 - January 31, 2012
Liu, H. "The disparate impacts of SLR on Hampton Roads’ underserved populations residing in the Chesapeake Bay’s coastal zone: A multidisciplinary approach to understanding the impact of various remediation policy options to address contaminated environments" $8,500. Old Dominion University. May 2011 - December 2011
Gaff, H. and Liu, H. "Impact of climate on the introduction of a zoonotic disease in the United States: A focus on Rift Valley Fever" $35,000. July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
Liu, H. "Examining the spatial-temporal effects of urban heat islands on West Nile Virus dissemination: A study of Orleans Parish, Louisiana and Mobile County, Alabama" $7,000. Old Dominion University. May 2010 - August 2010
Liu, H. "Inventory and mapping environmental management systems in Hampton Roads localities" $32,000. Old Dominion University. January 2010 - January 2010
Liu, H. "Integrating remote sensing data and inundation ocean models to map coastal areas and improve flood predictions" $8,500. Old Dominion University. May 2009 - August 2009
Liu, H. "Student Research Fund" $1,330. 2005 - 2007
Liu, H. "Pilot Research Funding" $1,700. 2005 - 2005

Expertise

Geography
Remote Sensing, GIS, and Urban Environmental Changes

Articles

Liu, H., Behr, J. G. and Diaz, R. (2016). Population vulnerability to storm surge flooding in coastal Virginia, USA. Integrated environmental assessment and management 12 (3) , pp. 500–509.
Weng, Q., Hu, X., Quattrochi, D. A. and Liu, H. (2014). Assessing intra-urban surface energy fluxes using remotely sensed ASTER imagery and routine meteorological data: A case study in Indianapolis, USA. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 7 (10) , pp. 4046–4057.
Weng, Q., Xu, B., Hu, X. and Liu, H. (2014). Use of earth observation data for applications in public health. Geocarto International 29 (1) , pp. 3–16.
Diaz, R., Behr, J. G., Longo, F. and Liu, H. (2013). A systems framework for modeling health disparities in the prevalence in chronic conditions following a natural disaster event. International Journal of Privacy and Health Information Management 1 (1) , pp. 12-28.
Liu, H. and Weng, Q. (2013). Landscape metrics for analysing urbanization-induced land use and land cover changes. Geocarto International 28 (7) , pp. 582–593.
Liu, H. and Weng, Q. (2012). Enhancing temporal resolution of satellite imagery for public health studies: A case study of West Nile Virus outbreak in Los Angeles in 2007. Remote Sensing of Environment 117 , pp. 57–71.
Liu, H. and Weng, Q. (2012). Environmental factors and risk areas of West Nile Virus in southern California, 2007–2009. Environmental Modeling & Assessment 17 (4) , pp. 441–452.
Liu, H., Weng, Q. and Gaines, D. (2011). Geographic incidence of human West Nile virus in northern Virginia, USA, in relation to incidence in birds and variations in urban environment. Science of the Total Environment 409 (20) , pp. 4235–4241.
Ezer, T. and Liu, H. (2010). On the dynamics and morphology of extensive tidal mudflats: Integrating remote sensing data with an inundation model of Cook Inlet, Alaska. Ocean Dynamics 60 (5) , pp. 1307–1318.
Liu, H. and Weng, Q. (2009). An examination of the effect of landscape pattern, land surface temperature, and socioeconomic conditions on WNV dissemination in Chicago. Environmental monitoring and assessment 159 (1) , pp. 143–161.
Ezer, T. and Liu, H. (2009). Combining remote sensing data and an inundation model to map tidal mudflat regions and improve flood predictions: a proof of concept demonstration in Cook Inlet, Alaska. Geophysical Research Letters 36 (4).
Weng, Q., Hu, X. and Liu, H. (2009). Estimating impervious surfaces using linear spectral mixture analysis with multitemporal ASTER images. International Journal of Remote Sensing 30 (18) , pp. 4807–4830.
Liu, H. and Weng, Q. (2009). Scaling effect on the relationship between landscape pattern and land surface temperature. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing 75 (3) , pp. 291–304.
Liu, H. and Weng, Q. (2008). Seasonal variations in the relationship between landscape pattern and land surface temperature in Indianapolis, USA. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 144 (1) , pp. 199–219.
Liu, H., Weng, Q. and Gaines, D. (2008). Spatio-temporal analysis of the relationship between WNV dissemination and environmental variables in Indianapolis, USA. International Journal of Health Geographics 7 (1) , pp. 66.
Weng, Q., Liu, H., Liang, B. and Lu, D. (2008). The spatial variations of urban land surface temperatures: pertinent factors, zoning effect, and seasonal variability. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 1 (2) , pp. 154–166.
Weng, Q., Liu, H. and Lu, D. (2007). Assessing the effects of land use and land cover patterns on thermal conditions using landscape metrics in city of Indianapolis, United States. Urban ecosystems 10 (2) , pp. 203–219.
Liu, H., Zhu, G. and Huang, K. (2003). Design of the examination system based on World Wide Web by the use of ASP Technology (in Chinese). High Level Education Research in Science and Engineering 3 , pp. 53-55.
Huang, K., Bian, F., Liu, H. and Yu, L. (2003). The investigation of EJB web of telegraphy operation system (in Chinese). Science & Technology Progress and Policy 20 , pp. 268-269.
Zhu, G., Dai, S. and Liu, H. (2001). The Design of Multimedia CAI Packet of “Map Analysis and Application” (in Chinese). Cartography 3 , pp. 37-38.

Book Chapters

Liu, H. and Weng, Q. (2013). Scaling issues in studying the relationship between landscape pattern and land surface temperature Scale Issues in Remote Sensing John Wiley & Sons Inc.

Conference Proceeding

Diaz, R., Behr, J. G., Jeng, A., Liu, H. and Longo, F. (2012). Analyzing the effects of policy options to mitigate the effect of sea level rise on the public health and medically fragile population: A system dynamics approach The Proceedings of the 2012 Symposium on Emerging Applications of M&S in Industry and Academia Symposium.
Liu, H. and Ezer, T. (2009). Integration of Landsat imagery and an inundation model in flood assessment and predictions: A case study in Cook Inlet, Alaska The Proceeding of 17th International Conference on Geoinformatics (IEEE publication).
Liu, H. and Weng, Q. (2004). Uncertainty assessment in landscape metrics for an enhanced landscape ETM+ image The Proceeding of 27th Applied Geography Conference.
  • 2017: Excellence in Promoting Undergraduate Research, Old Dominion University
  • 2015: Excellence in Promoting Undergraduate Research, Old Dominion University
  • 2015: Shining Star Award. Division of Student Affairs, Old Dominion University
  • 2014: Excellence in Promoting Undergraduate Research, Old Dominion University
  • 2012: Certificate of Appreciation from the International Journal of Image and Data Fusion,
  • 2011: Appreciation Award given by ODU Zeta Chi Chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU), Old Dominion University
  • 2010: Excellence in Promoting Undergraduate Research, Old Dominion University
  • 2010: Nominee for the Teaching with Technology Award, Old Dominion University
  • 2010: Shining Star Award. Division of Student Affairs, Old Dominion University
  • 2010: The first recipient of the 2010 ERDAS Award for Best Scientific Paper in Remote Sensing for the paper, entitled “Scaling effect on the relationship between landscape pattern and land surface temperature: A case study of Indianapolis, United States”, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)
  • 2009: Excellence in Promoting Undergraduate Research, Old Dominion University
  • 2007: Benjamin Moulton scholarship, Department of Geography, Geology, and Anthropology, Indiana State University
  • 2006: Outstanding Research Graduate Student, Department of Geography, Geology, and Anthropology, Indiana State University
  • 2005: Outstanding Leadership & Service Award, Chinese Students and Scholars Association, Indiana State University
  • 2004: Outstanding Leadership & Service Award, Chinese Students and Scholars Association, Indiana State University