dr. J. Wang (Jon)

Assistant Professor

About Me

My overarching research interests involve understanding the dynamics and interactions of geographic processes, with special focus on urban development and interventions to adapt to extreme events. In operationalizing my research, I primarily rely on earth observation-based techniques to measure variables, and geospatial analysis along with artificial intelligence to explore patterns in space and time.

In the department of PGM, my major focuses are: (1) mapping urban morphology, and (2) understanding environmental risk of deprived groups.


Engineering & Materials Science
Earth (Planet)
Land Surface Temperature
Earth & Environmental Sciences
Earth Observation
Land Surface
Surface Temperature
Urban Area
Social Sciences


Strategic themes / Focus areas
  • Urban remote sensing
  • Urban climate
  • Spatiotemporal analysis
  • Applied data science
  • Remote sensing
  • Image analysis
  • GIS
  • Machine learning


Wang, J., Fleischmann, M., Venerandi, A., Romice, O. , Kuffer, M., & Porta, S. (2023). EO + Morphometrics: Understanding cities through urban morphology at large scale. Landscape and urban planning, 233, [104691]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2023.104691
Madhuanand, L., Philippart, C. J. M. , Wang, J., Nijland, W., de Jong, S. M., Bijleveld, A. I., & Addink, E. A. (2023). Enhancing the predictive performance of remote sensing for ecological variables of tidal flats using encoded features from a deep learning model. GIScience and Remote Sensing, 60(1), [2163048]. https://doi.org/10.1080/15481603.2022.2163048
Wang, J., Fleischmann, M., Venerandi, A. , Kuffer, M., & Porta, S. (2022). Earth observation + morphometrics: towards a systematic understanding of cities in challenging contexts. In Annual Conference Proceedings of the XXVIII International Seminar on Urban Form (pp. 363-370). University of Strathclyde. https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/80476/
Wang, J., Georganos, S. , Kuffer, M. , Abascal, A., & Vanhuysse, S. (2022). On the knowledge gain of urban morphology from space. Computers, environment and urban systems, 95, [101831]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2022.101831
Wang, J. (2021). Managing multi-hazards risk of urban deprivation in the context of urban planning and design. In IGARSS 2021 - 2021 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Proceedings (pp. 2118-2121). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS47720.2021.9553673

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Ph.D.,Research Center of Digital City, Wuhan University, China; Collaborative Innovation Center of Geospatial Technology, Wuhan, China.

Master of Urban Planning,The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, U.S.System dynamic modeling of urban sustainable development.

B.S. in Resource, Environment and Planning, Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu, China

Affiliated Study Programmes


Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
ITC (building no. 75)
Hengelosestraat 99
7514AE  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands