Wenli is a Post-Doc Researcher with the Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she earned her PhD in 2015. She received her B.Sc. in Computer Cartography from Wuhan University in 2006 and her M.Sc. in Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System from the Beijing Normal University in 2009.

Wenli is a researcher with strong skills and knowledge within the field of GIS as well as remote sensing. She have been working on Pilot, Phase I and II study of NASA’s Carbon Monitoring System (CMS) projects. Her current research focuses on application of remote sensing for environmental sciences in the following fields: 1) Land cover and land use classification using Multi-spectral and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) remote sensing; 2) Lidar remote sensing for the purpose of obtaining forest vertical structural parameters; 3) SAR remote sensing of forest through backscatter and scattering mechanism analysis.

Areas of Interest

  • Active remote sensing (LiDAR and SAR) of forest
  • Satellite monitoring of water


  • PhD
    Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland
  • MS
    Geographical Information System, Beijing Normal University
  • BS
    Computer Cartography, Wuhan University
Wenli Huang
Department of Geographical Sciences
wlhuang [at] umd.edu