Caixia Wang

Caixia Wang
Assistant Professor
ECB 302C


Ph.D. Earth Systems and Geoinformation Sciences, George Mason University, 2010
M.S. Spatial Information Science and Engineering, University of Maine, 2004
B.E. Surveying Engineering, Wuhan University (China), 1996

Professional & Department Service

University Committees

  • College of Engineering Software and Computer Committee, 2013-present
  • Office of Sustainability Transportation Working Group, 2013-present

Advisory and Review

  • Katerva Awards Validation in Transportation Panelist, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • The Glossary of the Mapping Sciences Panelist, ASPRS, 2012

Journal Peer Reviewer

  • ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Transactions in GIS, 2012, 2014
  • GIScience and Remote Sensing, 2014
  • International Journal of Remote Sensing, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 2012
  • Journal of Spatial Information Science, 2012, 2013

Research Interests

  • Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Science
  • Spatial and Spatiaotemporal Modeling and Analysis
  • Spatial Information Integration and Retrieval 
  • Spatial Web Services
  • Cloud Computing


  1. C. Wang, A. Stefanidis and P. Agouris, 2012. Spatial content-based scene similarity assessment.  ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 69: 103-120.
  2. X. Lu, C. Wang, N. Karamnzadeh, A. Croitoru & A. Stefanidis, 2011. Deriving Indoor Scene Structure with path Analysis, ACM GIS 2011 – Workshop on Indoor Spatial Awareness, Chicago, pp. 43-50.
  3. J. Pustejovsky, M. Verhagen, A. Stefanidis & C. Wang, 2011. Geolocating Orientational Descriptions of Landmark Configurations, Workshop on Computational Models of Spatial Language Interpretation and Generation (CoSLI-2), Boston, MA, pp. 32-39.
  4. C. Wang, P. Agouris & A. Stefanidis, 2010. Statistical and Structural Descriptions for Image to Map Registration, International Archives of Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing, Vol. 38, Part B4.
  5. A. Stefanidis, C. Wang, X. Lu & K. M. Curtin, 2009. Multilayer scene similarity assessment, International Workshop on Spatial and Spatiotemporal Data Mining (SSTDM-09) In Cooperation with IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, Miami, Florida, pp. 622-629.
  6. C. Wang, A. Stefanidis, A. Croitoru & P. Agouris, 2008. Map registration of image sequences using linear features, Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 74(1): 25 – 38.
  7. C. Wang, A. Stefanidis, P. Agouris, 2008. An attribute-driven approach for image registration using road networks, International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Vol. XXXVII, Part B4, pp. 193-198.
  8. C. Wang, A. Stefanidis, P. Agouris, 2007. Relaxation matching for georegistration of aerial and satellite imagery, IEEE International Conference on Image Processing(ICIP), San Antonio, Texas, pp. 449-452.
  9. C. Wang, A. Croitoru, A. Stefanidis and P. Agouris, 2007. Image-to-X registration using linear features, IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, Imperial College, London, UK, pp. 1-7.

Career History/Work Experience

Assistant Professor, University of Alaska Anchorage, Fall 2013-present
Visiting Assistant Professor, Missouri State University, 2012-2013
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, George Mason University, 2011-2012

Duties & Responsibilities

  • GEO A137 Principles of Mapping
  • GIS A366 Spatial Information Analysis and Modeling
  • GEO A155 Fundamentals of Surveying
  • GIS A458 Design and Management of Spatial Data