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
Hot Temperature
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. (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
Brito, P. L. , Kuffer, M. , Koeva, M., Pedrassoli, J. C. , Wang, J., Costa, F., & Freitas, A. D. D. (2020). The spatial dimension of COVID-19: The potential of Earth observation data in support of slum communities with evidence from Brazil. ISPRS international journal of geo-information, 9(9), 1-21. [557]. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi9090557
Scheider, S. , Wang, J., Mol, M., Schmitz, O., & Karssenberg, D. (2020). Obfuscating spatial point tracks with simulated crowding. International journal of geographical information science, 34(7), 1398-1427. https://doi.org/10.1080/13658816.2020.1712402
Wang, J., Schmitz, O., Lu, M., & Karssenberg, D. (2020). Thermal unmixing based downscaling for fine resolution diurnal land surface temperature analysis. ISPRS journal of photogrammetry and remote sensing, 161, 76-89. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2020.01.014

UT Research Information System


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


Courses Academic Year  2020/2021

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