University of Southern California The USC Andrew and Erna Viterbi School of Engineering Microwave Systems, Sensors and Imaging Lab

Le Yang

Visiting Scholar

University of Southern California

Department of Electrical Engineering—Electrophysics

 
Research Interests
  • Radiation transfer modeling in vegetation canopies
  • Synergy optical and microwave remote sensing data to improve forest parameters retrieval.
 
Education
  • Ph.D., Model Recognition and Intelligent System, 2009.

         Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, P.R. China

         Thesis Advisor: Delu Pan & Mingsen Lin

         Thesis Title: Satellite radar altimeter retrieval algorithms over coastal sea and under high sea state events
  • B.S., Applied Physics, 2004.
         Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, P.R. China
 
 
Work Experience
  • May 2015 to now, Visiting Scholar, University of Southern California
  • July 2009 to now, Assistant Researcher, State Key Laboratory of Remote Sensing Science, RADI (Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth), CAS (China Academy of Science). 
 
Publications
 
Journal Publications
Le Yang; Liu, Q.; Zhao, J.; Bao, L., "Global Land Surface Backscatter at Ku-Band Using Merged Jason1, Envisat, and Jason2 Data Sets," Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on , 2015, 53 (2): 784 – 794.
Le Yang, Mingsen Lin, Qinhuo Liu, and Delu Pan. A Coastal altimetry retracking strategy based on waveform classification and sub-waveform extraction, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 2012. 33(24): p. 7806-7819.
Le Yang, Mingsen Lin, Juhong Zou, and Delu Pan. Improving the wind and wave estimation of dual-frequency altimeter JASON1 in Typhoon Shanshan considering the rain effects, Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 2008, 27(5): 1-14. 
 
Conference Proceedings
Qian. Liu, Le Yang, Qinhuo Liu, Jing Lia,Estimation of aboveground woody biomass using HJ-1 and Radarsat-2 data for deciduous forests in Daxing’anling, China, SPIE 2014 Asia Pacific remote sensing.
Le Yang, Qinhuo Liu. Analysis of microwave backscatter measured by radar altimeter on land to study surface aerodynamic roughness, SPIE 2012 Asia Pacific remote sensing.
Hejuan Du, Le Yang, Qinhuo Liu. Joint Simulation of Bidirectional Reflectance and Backscatter Coefficient of Corn Canopy Scene. IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2011:1918-1921
Le Yang, H. Du, Jing Zhao, and Qinhuo Liu. Global vegetation dynamic monitoring using multiple satellite observations, 2002-2007, IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2011 
Le Yang, and Qinhuo Liu. Comparison of Envisat RA2 backscatter results over global land surface, IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) , 2011 
Le Yang, Hejuan Du, Hongzhang Ma, Qinhuo Liu, Use of the merged dual-frequency radar altimeter backscatter data over china land surface, IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) , 2010 
Le Yang, Mingsen Lin, Qinhuo Liu, and Delu Pan, Retracking strategy based on waveform classification and sub-waveform extraction for coastal altimetry along china coastal seas, IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2010 
Le Yang, Juhong Zou, Mingsen Lin, and Delu Pan. Method to correct both foam and rain effects on dual frequency altimeter Jason1 wind measurements in typhoon Shanshan. Proc. SPIE, v7105, 2008. 
Le Yang, Mingsen Lin, and Delu Pan. Retracking Jason1 altimeter waveform over China coastal zone. Proc. SPIE, v7154, 2008.
 
Book Chapters
Le Yang, Lin M, Zhang Y, et al. Evaluation of retracking algorithms over China and adjacent coastal seas. Coastal Altimetry, Vignudelli S, Kostianoy A, Cipollini P, et al, Springer, 2010. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-12796-0_17