Yu-Hsuan Tu

Postdoctoral Fellows

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Environmental Sciences and Engineering



Dr Tu received his PhD at Remote Sensing Research Centre of the University of Queensland in 2019, after several years of working experience in related disciplines in both the academia and industry of spatial science. His research interest includes high-resolution remote sensing, aerial survey, vegetation mapping, and spatial analysis. He joined KAUST in May 2019.

Research Interests

Dr Tu's recent research focuses on UAV vegetation mapping for agricultural applications, including multi-spectral image calibration, data extraction, and optimisation of image input.

Selected Publications

  • Tu, Y.-H., Phinn, S., Johansen, K., Robson, A., Wu, D., 2020. Optimising drone flight planning for measuring horticultural tree crop structure. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 160, 83–96. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2019.12.006
  • Tu, Y.-H., Johansen, K., Phinn, S., Robson, A., 2019. Measuring Canopy Structure and Condition Using Multi-Spectral UAS Imagery in a Horticultural Environment. Remote Sensing 11. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs11030269
  • Tu, Y.-H., Phinn, S., Johansen, K., Robson, A., 2018. Assessing Radiometric Correction Approaches for Multi-Spectral UAS Imagery for Horticultural Applications. Remote Sensing 10, 1684. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs10111684
  • Tu, Y., Phinn, S., Johansen, K., Robson, A., 2018. Assessing Radiometric Corrections for UAS Multi-Spectral Imagery in Horticultural Environments. Presented at the IGARSS 2018 - 2018 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IEEE, Valencia, Spain, pp. 5449–5452. https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2018.8517703


  • PhD, The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 2019
  • MS, Department of Resources Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, 2010

Professional Profile

  • 2019-Present: Post-doctoral fellow, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2018-2019: Research Assistant, Joint Remote Sensing Research Program, Brisbane, Australia
  • 2014-2015: Project Assistant, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
  • 2011-2013: Spatial Specialist, Strong Engineering Consulting Co Ltd, Taipei, Taiwan

Research Interests Keywords

Agricultural monitoring UAV remote sensing Vegetation mapping Aerial Survey