Dr. Zhu holds a B.E. in Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry (2006) from Wuhan University (China), a Ph.D. degree in Geography (2013) from Boston University. He is currently an assistant Professor of Geography at Texas Tech University (USA). His research interests focus on remote sensing, time series analysis, change detection, land cover/land use mapping, and climate change. He has have published more than 20 peer-reviewed papers in top remote sensing journals, including Remote Sensing of Environment, and Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. He had participated in many USGS and NASA funded remote sensing projects.