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Ming-Chih Hung



133 Valk


660.562.1055 (fax)

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Joined Northwest in 2003

Professor of Geography


  • Ph.D. Geography; University of Utah, 2003
  • M.S. Geography; University of Utah, 1996
  • B.S. Geography; National Taiwan University, 1993

Courses Taught

  • 32-604 Applications of Remotely Sensed Data
  • 32-663 Digital Image Processing
  • 32-680 GIScience Research Seminar
  • 32-690 GIScience Research Project

Academic Interests

  • Remote sensing
  • LiDAR
  • Land use/land cover analysis
  • GIS, GeoVisualization
  • Database design/development
  • GPS
  • Precision agriculture
  • Environmental modeling

Scholarly Activity

Funded Projects

  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, 50 K Topographic Map (TM) Map Production Program, Person of Contact, with Dr. Yi-Hwa Wu as faculty technical advisor, and Dr. Brett Chloupek as student supervisor, $148,918.69+$8,559.92 (2022-2023), $115,748.80+$3,328.00 (2023-2024).
  • National Science Foundation, MRI: Acquisition of the Bartik High-Performance Computing Cluster, Co-Principal Investigator, PI: Dr. James Campbell, and three other co-PIs: Drs. Han Yu, Alisha Campbell, and Benjamin Blackford (NWMSU), $225,607.00 (2016-2019).
  • S. Department of Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), From Raw Data to Implementation Plan: Using Our Monitoring Data to Drive Specific Habitat Conservation Decisions, Principal Investigator, $10,000.00 (2012-2013).
  • S. Department of Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Using Remote Sensing to Detect Stream Sediment Footprints around Road Crossings, Principal Investigator, $5,000.00 (2010-2013).
  • S. Department of Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), A Pilot Study for an Early Detection and Warning System for Invasive Plants in Aquatic Environments using Remote Sensing, Principal Investigator, with two other co-PIs: Drs. Yi-Hwa Wu and Jamie Patton (NWMSU), $13,000.00 (2009-2013).
  • S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) subcontract through Blackland Research and Extension Center (BREC), Texas AgriLIFE Research, Texas A&M University System, Database Management System and Interface for APEX, Principal Investigator, with two other co-PIs: Drs. Yi-Hwa Wu and Jamie Patton (NWMSU), $40,516.00 (2008-2010).

Publications: Books

  • Hung, M.-C. & Wu, Y.-H., editors, 2018, Recent Advances and Applications in Remote Sensing. London, United Kingdom: InTechOpen, 203 pp.
  • Hung, M.-C., editor, 2016, Applications of Spatial Statistics. Rijeka, Croatia: InTech, 154 pp.

Publications: Peer-Reviewed Journals (selected)

  • Williams, J., Hung, M.-C., and Wu, Y.-H., 2021, Visualization and Quantitative Assessment to Verify Precipitation Forecasts Associated with Mid-Latitude Cyclones across the Eastern United States, International Journal of Geoinformatics, Vol.17, No.3, pp. 1-13.
  • Nichols, C., Hung, M.-C., and Wu, Y.-H., 2020, Hierarchical Classification and Knowledge-Based Decision Tree for Land Use/Land Cover Classification with Very High Resolution Imagery, International Journal of Geoinformatics, Vol.16, No.3, pp. 7-19.
  • Tenholder, N. & Hung, M.-C. & Wu, Y.-H., 2018, Effect of Metrolink Light Rail Stations on Residential Property Values in St. Louis County, Missouri, USA, International Journal of Geoinformatics, Vol.14, No.4, pp. 13-25.
  • Wu, Y.-H. & Hung, M.-C., 2018, Online Students, Where are they and When do they do Homework? Case Study from an Online MS - GIScience Program, Higher Education Studies, Vol.8, No.3, pp. 63-71.
    Hung, M.-C. & Wu, Y.-H., 2015, A First Look at Faculty Workload on Advising Online Theses: A Case Study from an Online MS in GIScience Program, International Journal of Humanities Social Sciences and Education, Vol.2, No.9, pp.201-211.
  • Kurinsky, B. & Hung, M.-C., 2015, Identification and Visualization of Vegetation Encroachments along Power Line Corridors Using LiDAR, International Journal of Research in Geography, Vol.1, No.1, pp. 38-51.
  • Cobb, D. & Hung, M.-C. & Wu, Y.-H., 2015, Identifying Socially Vulnerable Population to Storm Surge Flooding Based on Local Planning Needs: A Case Study of Lee County, Florida, International Journal of Geoinformatics, Vol.11, No.3, pp. 43-52.
  • Crawford, D. & Hung, M.-C., 2014, Implementing a Utility Geographic Information System for Water, Sewer, and Electric: Case Study of City of Calhoun, Georgia, Journal of URISA, Vol.26, No.1, pp. 25-34.
  • Wu, Y.-H. & Hung, M.-C. & Patton, J., 2014, Development of Database and Graphic User Interface for Farmland Delineation in ArcGIS Environment Based on APEX Requirement, International Journal of Geoinformatics, Vol.10, No.3, pp. 31-39.
  • Wu, Y.-H. & Hung, M.-C. & Patton, J., 2013, Assessment and Visualization of Spatial Interpolation of Soil pH Values in Farmland, Precision Agriculture, Vol.14, No.6, pp. 565-585.
  • Germaine, K. & Hung, M.-C., 2011, Delineation of Impervious Surface from Multispectral Imagery and LiDAR Incorporating Knowledge-Based Expert System Rules, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, Vol.77, No.1, pp.75-85.
  • Wu, Y.-H. & Hung, M.-C., 2010, Non-Connective Linear Cartograms for Mapping Traffic Conditions, Cartographic Perspectives, Vol.65, pp.33-50.

Other Professional Experience

  • American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (ASPRS)
  • Association of American Geographers (AAG)
  • Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA)
  • North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS)
  • Missouri Academy of Science (MAS)