A-Xing Zhu Photo

Dr. A-Xing Zhu

Founder / Curriculum Design


  • Adjunct Professor, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences;
  • Elected Vice Chairman of the Pedometrics Commission of International Union of Soil Science;
  • Co-Editor of the Uncertainty Modeling in Geographical Information Science

Selected Publications

Zhu, A.X., F. Liu, B. Li, T. Pei, C. Qin, G. Liu, Y. Wang, Y. Chen, X. Ma, F. Qi, C. Zhou, accepted. “Differentiation of soil conditions over flat areas using land surface feedback dynamic patterns extracted from MODIS”, Soil Science Society of America Journal.

Pei, T., C. Zhou, A.X. Zhu, B. Li, C. Qin, accepted. “Discovering Clusters in Spatio-temporal Data Using Windowed Nearest-Neighbour Method”, International Journal of Geographic Information Science.

Pei, T., A.X. Zhu, C. Zhou, B. Li, C. Qin, accepted. “Detecting Feature from Spatial Point Processes Using Averaging Nearest-neighbor”, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems.

Qin, C. A.X. Zhu, X. Shi, T. Pei, B. Li, C. Zhou, Accepted. “The quantification of spatial gradation of slope positions”, Geomorphology. Liu, J.,

Zhu, A.X., 2009. Mapping with Words: A New Approach to Automated Digital Soil Survey, International Journal of Intelligent Systems 24, 293-311.

Behrens, T., K. Schmidt, A.X. Zhu, T. Scholten, Accepted. “Multi-scale digital terrain analysis and feature selection for digital soil mapping”, Geoderma.

Zhu, A.X., Yang, L., B.L. Li,C.Z. Qin,T. Pei, B.Y. Liu, Accepted. “Construction of quantitative relationships between soil and environment using fuzzy c-means clustering”, Geoderma.

Pei, T., A. Jasra, D.J. Hand, A.X. Zhu, 2008. “DECODE: A new method for discovering clusters of different densities in spatial data”, Data Mining and Knowledge Discover. DOI: 10.1007/s10618-008-0120-3.

Yang, F.H., A.X. Zhu, K. Ichii, M.A. White, H. Hashimoto, R.R. Nemani, 2008. “Representativeness Analysis of the Ameriflux Network”, Journal of Geophysical Research, DOI: 10.1029/2007JG000627, 2008. Qi, F.,

Zhu, A-X., Pei, T., Qin, C., and Burt, J.E., 2008, Knowledge discovery from are-class resource maps: capturing prototype effects, Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 35(4) 223-237.

Zhu, A.X., 2008. “Spatial Scale and Neighborhood Size in Spatial Data Processing for Modeling Nature Environment”. In: Mount, N. J., Harvey, G. L., Aplin, P. and Priestnall, G., Representing, Modeling and Visualizing the Natural Environment: Innovations in GIS 13, CRC Press, Florida, pp.147-165.

Zhu, A.X., L. Yang; B. Li, C. Qin, E. English, J. E. Burt, C.H. Zhou, 2008. “Purposefully sampling for digital soil mapping”. In: A.E. Hartemink, A.B. McBratney and M.L. Mendonca Santos (eds.) Digital Soil Mapping with Limited Data, Springer-Verlag, New York, pp. 233-245.

Zhu, A.X., Burt J E, Smith M, Wang R X, Gao J., 2008. The impact of Neighbourhood Size on Terrain Derivatives and Digital Soil Mapping. In: Q. Zhou, B. Lees G. Tang (eds.) Advances in Digital Terrain Analysis. Springer-Verlag, New York, pp.333-348. Zhu, A.X., 2008. “Rule based mapping”. In: J.P. Wilson and A.S. Fotheringham (eds) The Handbook of Geographic Information Science, Blackwell, Malden, MA, pp. 273-291.

Awards and Honors

Hamel Faculty Fellow Award, UW-Madison Vilas Associates Award, UW-Madison “One-Hundred Talent” Award, Chinese Academy of Sciences The ASPRS Intergraph Award for best paper in spatial data standards, 1998 World Bank Scholarship for Outstanding Chinese Scholars