Jie Zhao

Centre for Water Resource Systems,
Vienna University of Technology,
Karlsplatz 13/222, A-1040 Vienna, Austria




Zhao, J. and Floricioiu, D. 2017. The penetration effects on TanDEM-X elevation using the GNSS and laser altimetry measurements in Antarctica. The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, 42(W7), 1593-1600. 


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Jie Zhao


Research Interests


• Flood delineation 

• Probabilistic analysis 

• Time series analysis


Jie focuses on the study of remote sensing based flood mapping at the global scale. She is interested in flood region detection and the uncertainties of the flood map. Many researchers have studied the flood delineation which is usually focused on the local scale and it is important to develop a method in order to produce a flood map at the global scale. The uncertainties of the flood map and the areas where the SAR is not sensitive will also be studied.   


Key Facts


Jie obtained a bachelor degree in Engineering of Surveying and Mapping from Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture (BUCEA), China. She then completed a Master of Engineering in Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing from Wuhan University (WHU), China and a Master of Science in Earth Oriented Space Science and Technology from Technische Universität München (TUM), Germany. Her thesis topic was “Assessment of SAR signal penetration effect on TanDEM-X elevations in Antarctica with laser altimetry and GNSS measurements”. She joined the Vienna Doctoral Programme in November 2017  as a joint PhD candidate between TU Vienna and Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) Doctoral Training Unit in Water Sciences: Hydro-CSI ( She will complete her thesis on flood mapping based on the optical and microwave remote sensing data.