Congratulations to Dr. Chunyuan Diao on receiving the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) Early/Mid Career Research Award, presented at the annual Symposium at Yale University in June 2023.

Dr. Diao is an outstanding early-career scholar. At UIUC, where she was hired as an assistant professor, Dr. Diao has launched a highly impactful and independent research program in GIScience with a focus on environmental GIScience/remote sensing. She has published a series of high-quality papers in prominent scientific journals in the field, including Remote Sensing of Environment, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, and IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, demonstrating her innovative and significant research contributions to the field. [Read full award statement].