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Master student

Lidar workgroup @ Nanjing University



Lixia Ma is now a PhD student at the International Institute for Earth System Science of Nanjing University. Her research interest is to automatically classify the point cloud data generated from both Aerial Laser Scanning (ALS) and Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) data based on the pattern recognition techniques. She works with Dr. Guang Zheng to develop the algorithm for classifying the individual tree or forest stand 3D point cloud data into three differnet categories including ground surface, forest stem or branches and leaves.




2015.9 - now, PhD student, Nanjing University (NJU)

2012.9 - 2015.6, M.Sc. Nanjing University (NJU)

2008.9 - 2012.6  B.Sc.   Xibei University (NWU)




 Tel/Fax: 86-25-8968-1031  
  4th floor, Kunshan Building,
 Xianlin Campus, Nanjing University

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1. L. X. Ma, G. Zheng, L. M., Moskal. "Pattern recognition based forest 3D point cloud classification using terrestiral laser scanning data", submitted to Sivilaser 2013 (accetped).

2.Zheng, G. Ma, L.X., He, W., Eitel, J.U.H., Moskal, L.M., Zhang, Z.Y. Assessing the contribution of woody materials to forest angular gap fraction and effective leaf area index using terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) data. doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2015.2481492. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing [in press].

3. Ma, L.X., Zheng, G., Eitel, J.U.H., Moskal, L.M., He, W., Huang, H. B. Improved salient feature-based approach for automatically separating photosynthetic and nonphotosynthetic components within terrestrial lidar point cloud data of forest canopies. doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2015.2459716, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing [in press].

4.Ma, L.X., Zheng, G., Magney, T.S., Eitel, J. U. H.,Moskal, L. M. Determining woody-to-total area ratio using terrestrial laser scanning data. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 2016 [in press]