About the Director

Prof. Tien-Yin (Jimmy) Chou

Director, GIS Research Center, Feng Chia University

Geographic Information Systems Research Center, Feng Chia University 100, Wunhua Rd., Situn District, Taichung, Taiwan 40724 R.O.C.
Tel: +886-4-24516669
Fax: +886-4-24519278
Email:jimmy@gis.tw

Education

1986 – 1990 Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
Ph.D in Source Development
1981 – 1984 National Chung Hsing University (Taichung, Taiwan, R.O.C.)
MS in Soil and Water Conservation

Professional Experience

1991 – Present Feng Chia University (Taichung, Taiwan)
Director, GIS Research Center

Professor, Department of Land Management
1986 – 1990 Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
Research assistant, Department of Soil and
Environmental Sciences

Research Interests

  • Source Conservation
  • Remote Sensing
  • Land Management
  • Geographic Information System
  • Disasters Prevention and Protection Information

Awards & Honors

  • Outstanding I.T. Elite Award, 2008, Taipei computer Association.
  • Best Achievement in Water Resources Award, 2005, Chinese Society of Water Resources Management.
  • Special Achievement in GIS Award, 2003, ESRI, USA.
  • Best Contribution on land administration Award, 2001, Ministry of Interior, Taiwan

Membership of international organizations

  • American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensin(ASPRS)
  • American Congress of Surveying and Mapping(ACSM)
  • International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing(ISPRS)
  • Chinese Professional of GIS Abroad(CPGIS)
  • Open Geospatial Consortium(OGC) Principal member
  • OGC Planning Committee Board Member
  • Secretary General of Asian Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture(AFITA)
  • High Level Advisory Board Member, TURaS Project in FP-7
  • Asia-Pacific Regional Vice-Chair, Outreach & Membership Committee, Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI) Association
  • Ming-Kuan Tsai, Yung-Ching Lee, Chung-Hsin Lu , Mei-Hsin Chen , Tien-Yin Chou, Nie-Jia Yau (2012), “Integrating geographical information and augmented reality techniques for mobile escape guidelines on nuclear accident sites”, Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, Volume 109, pp.36-44 (SCI).
  • Bruno Basso, Lorenzo De Simone, Davide Cammarano, Edward C Martin, Salvatore Margiotta, Peter R Grace, Tin-Yin Chou, Mei-Ling Yeh (2011), “Evaluating responses to land degradation mitigation measures in southern Italy”, International Journal of Environmental Research (SCI).
  • Wan Shiuan, Tsu Chiang Lei, Tein Yin Chou (2011), “A landslide expert system: image classification through integration of data mining approaches for multi-categories analysis”, International Journal of Geographical Information Science (SSCI, SCI).
  • Lei Tsu-Chiang, Shiuan Wan, Tien-Yin Chou, Hung-Chieh Pai (2011), “The knowledge expression on debris flow potential analysis through PCA+LDA and Rough Sets Theory- A Case study of Chen-Yu-Lan watershed, Nantou, Taiwan”, Environmental Earth Sciences, Volume 63, Number 5, pp.981-997 (SCI).
  • Wu, H. L, S. C. Chen, T.Y. Chou and B. T. Huang (2010), “Debris flow disaster mitigation on early warning and evacuation after the Chichi Earthquake in Taiwan”, Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies, Volume:2010-2 (EI).
  • T. C. Lei, S. Wan, J. Y. Li, T. Y. Chou, 2010, “The study on region objective classification for Paddy Rice Patch Extraction from ADS-40 Image”, International Journal of Remote Sensing (SCI).
  • S. Wan, T. C. Lei, T. Y. Chou (2010), “An enhanced supervised spatial decision support system of image classification: consideration on the ancillary information of paddy rice area”, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, pp.623~642 (SSCI, SCI).
  • Bruno Basso, Lorenzo De Simone, Agostino Ferrara, Davide Cammarano, Giovanni Cafiero, Mei-Ling Yeh, Tien-Yin Chou (2010), “Analysis of contributing factors to desertification and mitigation measures in basilicata region”, Italian Journal of Agronomy.
  • Liu, C.H., Y. L. Chang and T. Y. Chou, 2010.11.1-5, “The Interaction Analysis of HUI Effects and Land Cover Change in Taichung City”, The 31st Asian Conference on Remote Sensing, Asian Association on Remote Sensing(AARS), Vietnam.
  • Lai, C.H., C. Y. Mu, C. F. Chen, T. Y. Chou and D. J. Lin, 2010.10.25-29, “Using Spatial Information and Wireless Technology to Develop Real Time Management System for Commercial Vehicle Operation”, 17th ITS World Congress Busan 2010, Asia-pacific ITS, Busan, Korea.
  • Mu, C. Y., C. F. Chen, C. H. Lai, D. J. Lin and T. Y. Chou, 2010.10.25-29, “The Application of Data Mining Technologies on Commercial Vehicle GPS Data – A Case Study on Formosa Plastics Transport Corp., Taiwan”, 17th ITS World Congress Busan 2010, Asia-pacific ITS, Busan, Korea.
  • Tsai, M. C., Y. M. Fang, B. J. Lee and T. Y. Chou, 2010.5.24-26, “Application of Landslide Calamity Mitigation in Taiwan by Using GPS Measurement and Automated Monitoring System”, 2010 Third International Conference on Debris Flow, Milan, Italy.
  • Chou, T.Y., C. Y. Chien, C. W. Kuan, Y. W. Chang, M. L. Yeh and Y. C. Lai, 2010.10.4-7, “Development of a New System Approach to Land Use Sustainability with Various Interfaces”, AFITA 2010 International Conference”, AFITA, Bogor, Indonesia, pp.247~252.
  • Fang, Y.H., B. J. Lee, T. Y. Chou and H. Y. Yin, 2010.4.26-30, “Analysis of Debris Flow Underground Sound by Wavelet Transform”, 2010 Interpraevent International Symposium in Pocific Rim, Taipei, Taiwan, pp.730~738.
  • Huei-Long Wu, Su-Chin Chen, Tien-Ying Chou, Bo-Tsung Huang, 2010, “Effects of the Monitoring System and Resident Evacuation during Debris Flows in Mountainous Areas after the Chichi Earthquake,” Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies, Vol.2010-2.
  • Fang, Y. M., B. J. Lee, T.Y. Chou, C. M. Huang and H. Y. Yin, 2009.12, “New Thinking of Landslide Disaster Monitoring System – A Case Study of Pingding Village”, Tech Policy Review International Journal(SCI), pp. 21~48.
  • Wu, H. L., S. C. Chen, T.Y. Chou and B. T. Huang, 2009.10, “Effects of the Monitoring System and Resident Evacuation during Debris Flows in Mountainous Areas after the Chichi Earthquake”, Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies(EI). (Accepted)
  • Fang, Y.M., B.J. Lee, T.Y. Chou, Y.I. Lin and J.C. Lien, 2009.04, “The Implementation of SOA within Grid Structure for Disaster Monitoring”, Journal of Expert Systems with Applications(SCI), Vol.36 No.3, pp.5784-5792.
  • Wan S., Lei T.C. and T.Y. Chou, 2009, “An Enhanced Supervised Spatial Decision Support System of Image Classification: Consideration on the Ancillary Information of Paddy Rice Area”, International Journal of Geographical Information Science.(Accepted)
  • Wan, S., T.C. Lei and T.Y. Chou, 2009, “A Novel Data Mining Technique of Analysis and Classification for Landslide Problems”, Journal of Natural Hazards(SCI).(Accepted)
  • Lin, Y. H., T. Y. Chou, T. H. Li and Y. T. Yang, 2009.10.18~2009.10.23, “Application and promotion of Electronic Map on environmental education, The 30th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing”, Asian Association on Remote Sensing, Beijing China, TS12-02.
  • Chen, W. C., M. H. Chen and T. Y. Chou, 2009.10.18~2009.10.23, “The Study of AdaBoost Algorithm to Enhance Support Vector Machine Application on Urban Rice Land Classification”, The 30th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing, Asian Association on Remote Sensing, Beijing China, TS14-04.
  • Liu, J.Y., M.C. Tsai, F.J. Chien, Y.H. Chang, T.Y. Chou, 2009.7.13~17, “Using hybrid GIS for environmental management and monitoring”, 2009 ESRI International User Conference, U.S.A. San Diego.
  • Lin, Y.S., H.Y. Hsiao, J.D. Ho, Z.D. Xie, M.S. Chen, T.Y. Chou, 2009.7.13~17, “Geospatial Technologies Application for Water Resources Management in Taiwan”, 2009 ESRI International User Conference, U.S.A. San Diego.
  • Ko, H. Y., Y. M. Fang, Y. H. Chang and T. Y. Chou, 2009.8.12-8.14, “Using Mobile Sensors for In-situ Monitoring of Debris Flows in Taiwan”, The 17th International Conference on Geoinformatic 2009, Fairfax U.S.A., pp.39.
  • Wan, S., T.C. Lei, P.C. Huang and T.Y. Chou, 2008.05, “The Knowledge Rules of Debris Flow Event:A Case Study for Investigation Chen Yu Lan River,Taiwan”, Engineering Geology(SCI,EI), Volume 98, Issues 3-4, pp.102-114.
  • Lei, T.C., S.Wan and T.Y. Chou, 2008.01, “The Comparison of PCA and Discrete Rough Set for Feature Extraction of Remote Sensing Image Classification - A Case Study on Rice Classification”, Comput Geosci (SCI,EI), Vol.12, pp.1-14
  • Huang, Y.H., T.Y. Chou, C.Y. Mu and J.C. Chen, 2006.8.7-11, “Applying GIS on involving public opinions for sustainable rural development”, 2006 ESRI International User Conference, U.S.A.
  • Yang, L.S., T.Y. Chou, J.Q. Hsiao and C.H. Liu, 2006.10.09-13, “Automatic Cloud Cover Information for Multi-Spectral Imager Assessment”, 2006 Asian Conference on Remote Sensing, Ulaanbaatar Mongolia.
  • Chou, T.Y., T.C. Lei and H.C. Pai, 2006.10.09-13, Debris Flow occurrence Factors with Rough Sets Theory, 2006 Asian Conference on Remote Sensing, Ulaanbaatar Mongolia.
  • Chou, T.Y., T.C. Lei and H.H. Chen, 2006.10.09-13, Application of boosting to improve image classification accuracy in Rice Parcel with Decision Tree, 2006 Asian Conference on Remote Sensing, Ulaanbaatar Mongolia.
  • Chou, T.Y., T.C. Lei and I.L. Shih, 2006.10.09-13, The Research of Knowledge Expression on Image Classification by Using Rough Sets Theory and PCA, 2006 Asian Conference on Remote Sensing, Ulaanbaatar Mongolia.
  • Lo, W.S., M.S. Chen and T.Y. Chou, 2006.11.13-14, “The development of territory surveying and mapping information integration and circulation system in Taiwan”, 2006 Special Commemorative Project, The 5th international cadastral symposium, National Land and House Investigator Convention in Kyoto, Japan Federation of Land and House Investigator's Associations, pp.83.
  • Pai, H.C., T.Y. Chou, L.S. Yang and T.C. Lei, 2007.03.19-24, “A data mining technology for knowledge expression from debris flow streams”, 2007 Remote Sensing Symposium across Taiwan Strait, Center for Space and Remote Sensing Research, National Central University.
  • Liu, J.Y., T.Y. Chou, Y.H. Chang, C.C. Chang and F.J. Chien, 2007.6.18-22, “Web GIS Solution for Rice Cultivation Management in Taiwan”, 2007 ESRI International User Conference, U.S.A.
  • Liu, A.C., T.Y. Chou, M L. Yeh and C.M. Hung, 2007.07.14-15, E-Learning Platforms for Spatial Data Warehousing and e-learning Programs of Spatial Information in FCU, Proceedings of the Technology Enhanced Learning Conference 2007, Taiwan, pp.17-22.
  • Chou, T.Y., 2007.09.10-11, “Multi-Scale Spatial Information for Environmental Monitoring and Management”, 2007 Taiwan-Franco Workshop on Geo-Information Technology, Taiwan, pp.5-61.
  • Chou, T.Y., J.C. Lien and Y.H. Chiang, 2007.10.29-30, “The Implementation of SOA within Grid Structure for Disaster Monitoring”, 2007 International Conference on Slopeland Disaster Mitigation, Taiwan, pp.155-167.
  • Fang, Y.M., B.J. Lee, T.Y. Chou, H.P. Lie, Y.H. Chang, T.C. Hsiao, Y.I. Lin, J.C. Lien and H.Y. Yin, 2007.10.29-30, “Application and Development of Debris Flow Monitoring System”, 2007 International Conference on Slopeland Disaster Mitigation, Taiwan, pp.168-187.
  • Yang, L.S., C.Y. Chien, B. Basso and T.Y. Chou, 2007.11.12-16, “An Integrated Web-GIS System to Evaluate Land Use Sustainability”, Asian Conference on Remote Sensing, Putra World Trade Center(PWTC), Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, pp.98.
  • Chou, T.Y., C.H. Yeh, B.J. Lee, Y.P. Wu, L.K. Chung and Y.C. Chen, 2007.11.27-29, “Study on the Srandard Operating Procedure(SOP) for Storing And Deploying Stockpiles in Natural disasters”, The 2nd International Conference on Urban Disaster Reduction, Taipei Taiwan, pp.189.
  • Chou, T.Y, Lei, T.C, Wan, S., Yang, L.S. ( 2005) “Spatial Knowledge databases as applied to the detection of changes in urban land use”, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol.26, No.14 , pp.3047-3068.
  • Chou Tien-Yin, Mei-Ling Yeh, Magesh Chandramouli, Ling-Yu Lin (2005) “An E-learning Platform for Spatial Data Warehousing and Querying”, The 9th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, WMSCI 2005,pp.123-128.
  • Chou ,T.Y., M.H.Chen, Wen-Shan Lo (2005), “e-Taiwan with Cadastral Information Database”, GIS DEVELOPMENT, VOL.9 ISSUE3, PP.18-20.
  • Chou, T.Y, W.T. Lin, C.Y. Lin, W.C. Chou and P.H. Huang (2004) “Application of the PROMETHEE Technique to Determine Depression Outlet Location and Flow Direction in DEM”, Journal of Hydrology, 287 (1-4): 49-61.
  • Ming-Chang Tsia, Yu-Haw Chen, Ying-Hui Chang, Chou Tien-Yin (2005), “Creating the Mechanism for Slope Land Monitoring and Computerized Management” 2005ESRI International User Conference Agenda,San Diegeo, California U.S.A.
  • Tien-Yin Chou, Ching-Yi Kuo (2005), “ Study on urban land use judgment with spatial permutation”, Journal of Chinese Society of Aerial Photogrmentry,VOL.10, ISSUE 3, pp.225-238。
  • Tien-Yin Chou (2004) “Integrated System for Debris Flow Observation and Monitoring”,1ST US-TAIWAN CONFERENCE ON EMERGING TECHNOLOGY - North America Taiwanese Engineers’ Association, Southern California Chapter ,U.S.A.
  • His-Lung Mu, Chang-Yi Chen, Chou ,T.Y. (2004) “A Real Time Monitoring and Dispatching Fleet Management System for Formosa Plastics Transport Corporation in Taiwan”, Asian Surveying and Mapping Magazine.
  • Chou ,T.Y., M.H.Chen, Wen-Shan Lo (2004) “Linking Geospatial Technologies with the Application of Cadastral Information in Taiwan”,Newsletter Vol.5 No.3, International Center for Land Policy Studies and Training, pp.9-12.
  • Chang-Yi Chen, Chou Tien-Yin, Ching-Yun Mu, Bing-Jean Lee (2004), “Using Data Mining Techniques on Fleet Management System”, 2004 ESRI International User Conference Agenda, U.S.A.

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