Graduate research assistantship available in urban remote sensing at the University of Alabama in Huntsville

Hu’s Urban Remote Sensing Lab ( has one GRA position open at the master’s or Ph.D. level beginning as soon as the summer of 2021. 

Hu’s lab primarily focuses on the interaction of humans, the land surface, and the atmosphere in complex and changing urban environments, and seeks to improve our understanding of urban environmental changes and urban climate under the context of rapid urbanization and changing climate for sustainable urban development. The lab uses traditional and advanced remote sensing and develops advanced geospatial analytic approaches for applications in cities worldwide. This NASA-funded position will support research on urban effects on hydrometeorological cycles using multiple sources of remote sensing products. The graduate student will work closely with Dr. Leiqiu Hu and have the opportunity to collaborate with other researchers from multiple universities on this collaborative and interdisciplinary project.

The prospective candidate is expected to have strong quantitative background training in one or more of the following areas: remote sensing, climatology, geostatistics, big data analytics, or other related physical sciences. Familiarity with at least one programming language (R, Python, MATLAB, etc.) is highly desirable. The potential candidate is expected to have strong written and verbal communication skills in English. 

About UAH
The University of Alabama in Huntsville is a research-intensive, internationally recognized university with strong ties to NASA Earth sciences through the co-located National Space Science and Technology Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The department has two master programs in Atmospheric Science (ATS) and Earth System Science (ESS), and one Ph.D. program in ATS, which enables students to gain not only an understanding of the physics of the climate system and the environment but also a working hands-on knowledge of how data and information is used to aid decision-makers.
Information on applying to UAH graduate programs in the graduate programs at UAH:

The applicants are highly encouraged to contact Dr. Leiqiu Hu ( at with a copy of updated CV, unofficial transcripts, examples of publications if applicable, and contacts of three referees. Note that the GRE score has been waived until Fall 2021. For more information about the Earth System Science or Atmospheric Science programs and research opportunities, please contact Dr. Leiqiu Hu ( at as well. The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.  

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