• Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Cartography and Geographical information engineering
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details


  • 2018-12-01
    Community Fellowship, Federation of Earth Science Information Partners
  • 2018-08-30
    Best Student Presentation Award, JPSS STAR Annual Science Team Meeting
  • 2018-04-15
    3rd Place, University of Maryland Graduate School Three Minute Thesis Competition
  • 2017-06-01
    National Center for Atmospheric Research Graduate Student Research Fellowship
  • 2016-05-12
    Department of Geographical Sciences O.E. Baker Award


  • 2019 ESIP Winter Meeting, Bethesda, MD, United States
  • AGU Fall Meeting, Washington, D.C., United States
  • JPSS STAR Annual Science Team Meeting, College Park, MD
  • AGU Fall Meeting, New Orleans, United States
  • Joint EUSTACE-GlobTemperature workshop, Lisbon, Portugal
  • (Invited talk) FRM4STS International workshop on Earth surface temperature measurements, Teddington, United Kingdom
  • JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting, Chiba, Japan
  • AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, United States
  • 4th GlobTemperature User Consultation Meeting, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 3rd GlobTemperature User Consultation Meeting, Reading, United Kingdom

Research Topics

  • Geospatial-Information Science and Remote Sensing
  • Land Cover - Land Use Change
  • Carbon, Vegetation Dynamics and Landscape-Scale Processes
  • Professional
    AGU Global Environmental Change Canvassing Committee (2019-2020)
  • Professional
    AGU Global Environmental Change Section Executive Committee (2018-2020)
  • Professional
    AGU Student & Early Career Scientist Conference Planning Committee (2018-2019)
  • Campus
    UMD Graduate School PhD Career Consultant (2018-2019)
  • Campus
    Member, University Senate Campus Affairs Committee (2018-2019)
  • Campus
    Chair, BSOS Dean's Graduate Student Advisory Council (2017-2018)
  • Campus
    Representative, Department of Geographical Sciences Department Advisory Council (2015-2018)
  • Campus
    Member, BSOS Dean's Graduate Student Advisory Council (2015-2017)
PhD Candidate Yuhan Rao
2138 LeFrak Hall
Department of Geographical Sciences
yrao [at]