I am a PhD student working with Prof. Paul Palmer in the Atmospheric Composition Modeling Group at School of GeoSciences, the University of Edinburgh. My research interests lie in the area of modeling global, regional and urban-scale air pollution from satellite remotely sensed data. My current project focuses on mapping the spatiotemporal distribution of PM2.5 pollution in China by assimilating multi-source satellite-retrieved AOD, GEOS-Chem models, statistical models, and machine learning models.
Prior to joining the University of Edinburgh, I obtained my Master’s degree at Peking University, where my research activities centered on using VIIRS AOD to interpret the spatiotemporal distribution of PM2.5 in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region. At Peking University, I also engaged in a collaborative research on correcting the saturation problem of DMSP/OLS Nighttime Lights Data based on relative NDVI, in which I performed the experiments, analyzed the data, and contributed analysis tools. I received my Bachelor’s degree from the East China Normal University (ECNU), where my research career started thanks to several research training programs ECNU provided. I was born in Chizhou of Anhui Province in central China, a small and peaceful city adjacent to the Yangtze River.
2018-present: Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences (Supervisor: Prof. Paul Palmer), School of GeoSciences, The University of Edinburgh
2015-2018: Geography: Urban and Regional Planning (Supervisor: Prof. Jiansheng Wu), School of Urban Planning and Design, Peking University
2011-2015: Geographical Information System (Supervisor: Prof. Xuepei Han), School of Geography, East China Normal University
Google Citation: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=eiy4D-YAAAAJ&hl=en
6. Yao Fei, Wu Jiansheng*, Li Weifeng*, 2018, Estimating daily PM2.5 concentrations in Beijing using 750-m VIIRS IP AOD retrievals and a nested spatiotemporal statistical model. In preparation for Science of The Total Environment.
5. Yao Fei, Wu Jiansheng*, Li Weifeng*, 2018, A spatially structure adaptive two-stage model for retrieving ground-level PM2.5 concentrations from VIIRS AOD in China. Submitted to ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.
4. Yao Fei, Si Menglin, Li Weifeng*, Wu Jiansheng*, 2018, A multidimensional comparison between MODIS and VIIRS AOD in estimating ground-level PM2.5 concentrations over a heavily polluted region in China. Science of The Total Environment. 618: 819-828. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.08.209. (SCI)
3. Wang Zheng, Yao Fei, Li Weifeng, Wu Jiansheng*, 2017, Saturation Correction for Nighttime Lights Data Based on the Relative NDVI. Remote Sensing. 9(7): 759. DOI: 10.3390/rs9070759. (SCI)
2. Wu Jiansheng, Yao Fei, Li Weifeng*, Si Menglin, 2016, VIIRS-based remote sensing estimation of ground-level PM2.5 concentrations in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei: A spatiotemporal statistical model. Remote Sensing of Environment. 184: 316-328. DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2016.07.015. (SCI, my supervisor is the first author)
1. Yao Fei, Ye Kang, Zhou Jianhua, 2015, Automatic image classification and retrieval by analyzing plant leaf features. Journal of Zhejiang A & F University. 32(3): 426-433. Link: http://zlxb.zafu.edu.cn/CN/abstract/abstract1071.shtml. (In Chinese)
2018. The 3rd regular meeting of the NCEO ATM-BIO group, hosted by Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), Oxford, UK, November 1-November 2, 2018. Presentation title: PM2.5 over China during 2000-2018 inferred from MAIAC AOD: my PhD project description.
2016. The 10th International Association for China Planning (IACP) Conference, organized by IACP and Peking University, Beijing, China, June 30-July 3, 2016. Presentation title: Remote sensing estimation of ground-level PM2.5 concentrations in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei: A spatiotemporal statistical model. (Won the Best Student Paper Award)
During my personal time after work, I spend most time alone or with my friends in hiking, reading, movie watching, and world exploring. I consider that life and academy are mutually beneficial. Academy essentially serves for better life. Here is a map showing the places that I have visited.
School of GeoSciences
The University of Edinburgh
The King's Buildings
Alexander Crum Brown Road
Edinburgh, EH9 3FF