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Career Summary

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Curtin University of Technology, 27/05/2004

Research

Research keywords

  • Coastal Altimetry and Its Applications
  • Satellite Altimetry Retracking Algorithms
  • Satellite Geodesy
  • Satellite Geodesy in Natural Hazard Mitigation

Research expertise

Improvement of satellite radar altimetry data in coastal zones through developing altimetry waveform retracking algorithms.

Development and use of satellite and in-situ observation techniques, models and methods for monitoring of sea level variability, ocean currents, climate, marine gravity field and natural hazards.

Study of the new generation of satellite Synthetic Aperture Radar altimeters for monitoring of coastal and land-ice surfaces at small spatial scales.

Languages

  • Chinese
  • English

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
090902Geodesy80
040699Physical Geography And Environmental Geoscience Not Elsewhere Classified10
040503Physical Oceanography10

Memberships

Editorial Board.

  • Editor - IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters journal

Other

  • Member - Australian Spatial Information Education and Research Association
  • Member - International Association of Geodesy (IAG)
  • Member - The Institution of Surveyors, Australia

Awards

Research Award.

2004Visiting Research Fellow
Taiwan National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan)
Research on satellite altimeter data processing for gravity, geoid and ocean mean dynamic topography in coastal regions (4 weeks) in Taiwan National Chiao Tung University.
2003Visiting Research Fellow
Taiwan National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan)
Research on marine gravity anomalies from satellite altimetry in coastal regions (4 weeks) in Taiwan National Chiao Tung University.

Invitations

Characteristics of the Leeuwin Current from TOPEX/Poseidon satellite altimetry in Australian coastal oceans
International Association of Geodesy , China (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2006

Collaboration

Deng has created important research connections with leading researchers both nationally and internationally. She has collaborated with Cheinway Hwang (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan), Richard Coleman (University of Tasmania), CK Shum (Ohio State University, USA), William Emery (University of Colorado, USA), Ken Ridgway (CSIRO Marine Research) and Paolo Cipollini (National Oceanography Centre, UK).

Administrative

Administrative expertise

The admin duties are mainly involved in Faculty and Surveying Group.

1) a coordinator for the Discipline research seminars between 2003 and 2004,

2) a member of Faculty Board between 2003 and early 2007 and in 2014,

3) University representative in Institution of Surveyors NSW Hunter Mining Group since 2005,

4) Surveying representative in UNISS.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Analysis of Observations
  • Astronomy and Satellite Positioning
  • Geodesy
  • Survey Computations
  • Surveying

Teaching expertise

Since 2003 the following cources have been taught:

Surveying 1 (SURV1110),

Survey Computing (SURV2340),

Geodesy (SURV3510),

Analysis of Observation (SURV3350),

Astronomy and Satellite Positioning (SURV4410), and

Surveying Project (SURV4850).

Deng has supervised to completion 2 PhD students, 1 of them as first supervisor. Deng is now first supervisor for 3 PhD students and co-supervisor to another one.

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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2006Deng X, Featherstone WE, 'A coastal retracking system for satellite radar altimeter waveforms: Application to ERS-2 around Australia', Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 111 (2006) [C1]
2006Hwang CW, Guo JY, Deng X, Hsu HY, Liu YT, 'Coastal gravity anomalies from retracked Geosat/GM altimetry: Improvement, limitation and the role of airborne gravity data', Journal of Geodesy, 80 204-216 (2006) [C1]
2005Deng X, Featherstone WE, 'Improved Determination Of Sea Surface Heights Close To The Australian Coast From ESR-2 Satellite Radar Altimetry', Window on the future of geodesy : Sapporo, Japan June 30-July 11, 2003, Sapporo, Japan (2005) [E1]

Publications

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Chapter (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Deng X, Griffin DA, Ridgway K, Church JA, Featherstone WE, White NJ, Cahill M, 'Satellite altimetry for geodetic, oceanographic, and climate studies in the Australian region', Coastal Altimetry, Springer, Heidelberg 473-508 (2011) [B1]
2011Gommenginger C, Thibaut P, Fenoglio-Marc L, Deng X, Gomez-Enri J, Gao Y, 'Retracking altimeter waveforms near the coasts', Coastal Altimetry, Springer, Heidelberg 61-101 (2011) [B1]

Journal article (8 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Idris NH, Deng X, Andersen OB, 'The importance of coastal altimetry retracking and detiding: A case study around the Great Barrier Reef, Australia', International Journal of Remote Sensing, 35 1729-1740 (2014)
2012Idris NH, Deng X, 'The Retracking Technique on Multi-Peak and Quasi-Specular Waveforms for Jason-1 and Jason-2 Missions near the Coast', MARINE GEODESY, 35 217-237 (2012) [C1]
2010Lee H, Shum CK, Emery W, Calmant S, Deng X, Kuo C-Y, et al., 'Validation of Jason-2 altimeter data by waveform retracking over California Coastal Ocean', Marine Geodesy, 33 304-316 (2010) [C1]
2009Deng X, Coleman R, Featherstone WE, Ridgway KR, 'Assessment of geoid models offshore Western Australia using in-situ measurements', Journal of Coastal Research, 25 581-588 (2009) [C1]
2008Deng X, Hwang C, Coleman R, Featherstone WE, 'Seasonal and interannual variations of the Leeuwin Current off Western Australia from TOPEX/Poseidon satellite altimetry', Terrestrial Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, 19 135-149 (2008) [C1]
2006Hwang CW, Guo JY, Deng X, Hsu HY, Liu YT, 'Coastal gravity anomalies from retracked Geosat/GM altimetry: Improvement, limitation and the role of airborne gravity data', Journal of Geodesy, 80 204-216 (2006) [C1]
2006Deng X, Featherstone WE, 'A coastal retracking system for satellite radar altimeter waveforms: Application to ERS-2 around Australia', Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 111 (2006) [C1]
2002Deng X, Featherstone WE, Hwang C, Berry PA, 'Estimation of Contamination of ERS-2 and POSEIDON Satellite Radar Altimetry Close to the Coasts of Australia', Marine Geodesy, 25 249-271 (2002) [C1]
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Conference (24 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Idris NH, Deng X, 'Coastal Waveform Retracking for Sea Surface Height Estimates: a Fuzzy Expert System Approach', Proceedings of 20 Years of Progress in Radar Altimerty, Venice, Italy (2013) [E2]
2013Deng X, Andersen OB, Cheng Y, Stewart MG, Gharineiat Z, 'Integrated Mapping of Coastal Sea Level Using Altimetry and Tide Gauges for Monitoring Extreme Sea Levels', Proceedings of 20 Years of Progress in Radar Altimetry, Venice, Italy (2013) [E2]

Co-authors: MARK STEWART

2013Idris NH, Deng X, 'An iterative coastal altimetry retracking strategy based on fuzzy expert system for improving sea surface height estimates', International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Melbourne, VIC (2013) [E2]
2013Andersen O, Deng X, Stewart M, Gharinerat Z, 'Tide gauge and satellite altimetry integration for storm surge prediction', Proceedings of ESA Living Planet Symposium 2013, Edinburgh, UK (2013) [E2]

Co-authors: MARK STEWART

2011Deng X, 'Satellite altimetry sees large tropical cyclone Yasi towards Queensland, Australia', Earth on the Edge - Science For A Sustainable Planet: IUGG XXV General Assembly Online Abstract Proceedings, Melbourne (2011) [E3]
2011Deng X, 'Tropical Cyclone Yasi observed by Jason-1 and Jason-2', 5th Coastal Altimetry Workshop. Abstract Book, San Diego, USA (2011) [E3]
2011Idris N, Deng X, 'Waveform retracking techniques for Quasi-specular and multi-peaked echoes near the coast', 5th Coastal Altimetry Workshop. Abstract Book, San Diego, USA (2011) [E3]
2011Deng X, Andersen O, Cheng Y, 'Sea level changes from altimetry and tide gauges in the south-eastern Australian coastal region', Earth on the Edge - Science For A Sustainable Planet: IUGG XXV General Assembly Online Abstract Proceedings, Melbourne (2011) [E3]
2010Shum C, Lee H, Calmant S, Deng X, Duan J, Guo J, et al., 'Study of terrestrial hydrology using space geodetic techniques', 2010 Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting. Abstracts, Taipei, Taiwan (2010) [E3]
2010Lee H, Shum CK, Emery W, Calmant S, Deng X, Kuo C-Y, et al., 'Validation of Jason-2 altimeter data by waveform retracking over coastal ocean', OSTST 2010. Ocean Surface Topography Science Team 2010 Meeting, Lisbon, Portugal (2010) [E3]
2010Nurmaulia SL, Fenoglio-Marc L, Deng X, Becker M, 'Inter-comparison of tide gauge and satellite altimetry for long-term sea level change in the Indonesian region', 4th Coastal Altimetry Workshop, Porto, Potugal (2010) [E3]
2010Deng X, Ridgway K, 'Altimetry for ocean current systems around Australia', 2010 Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting. Abstracts, Taipei, Taiwan (2010) [E3]
2009Deng X, Stewart MG, 'Retracking satellite radar altimeter Jason-1 waveforms in the coastal zone: A case study of joint analysis with tide gauges', 3rd Coastal Altimetry Workshop. Program and Abstracts, Frascati, Italy (2009) [E3]

Co-authors: MARK STEWART

2008Deng X, Ridgway KR, Coleman R, 'The time series of the Leeuwin Current transport from satellite altimeter measurements', OSTST 2008 Meeting: GODAE First Symposium IDS Workshop. Posters, Nice, France (2008) [E3]
2008Deng X, Lee H, Shum CK, Roesler C, Emery W, 'Retracking of radar altimetry for coastal applications', 2nd Coastal Altimetry Workshop: Presentations, Pisa, Italy (2008) [E3]
2008Deng X, Ridgway KR, Coleman R, 'The baroclinic transport across the Leeuwin Current system from satellite altimetry', EOS, Transactions American Geophysical Union, Cairns, QLD (2008) [E3]
2007Deng X, 'Assessment of geoid models off Western Australia using in-situ measurements', 2007 Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting. Program, Hobart, Tasmania (2007) [E3]
2007Lee H, Shum CK, Yi Y, Ibaraki M, Schwartz F, Deng X, 'Hydrologic study of vegetated wetland using reftracked satellite altimetry', 2007 Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting. Program, Hobart, Tasmania (2007) [E3]
2005Deng X, Featherstone WE, 'Improved Determination Of Sea Surface Heights Close To The Australian Coast From ESR-2 Satellite Radar Altimetry', Window on the future of geodesy : Sapporo, Japan June 30-July 11, 2003, Sapporo, Japan (2005) [E1]
2004Hwang C, Hsu HY, Deng X, 'Marine Gravity Anomaly from Satellite Altimetry: A Comparison of Methods over Shallow Waters', Satellite Altimetry for Geodesy, Geophysics and Oceanography, Wuhan (2004) [E1]
2004Deng X, Featherstone WE, Hwang C, 'Monitoring the Leeuwin Current from TOPEX/POSEIDON Satellite Altimetry', proceedings of IAG International Symposium: Gravity, Geoid and Space Missions, Portugal (2004) [E2]
2002Deng X, Featherstone WE, Hwang C, Shum CK, 'Improved Coastal Marine Gravity Anomalies at the Taiwan Strait from Altimeter Waveform Retracking', Proceedings of International Workshop on Satellite Altimetry for Geodesy, Geophysics and Oceanography: Summer Lecture Series and Scientific Applications, Wuhan (2002) [E2]
2001Deng X, Featherstone W, Hwang C, Berry PA, 'Analysis of Poseidon and ERS-2 Satellite Radar Altimeter Waveform Data around Australian Coasts: IAG 2001 Scientific Assembly', Vistas for geodesy in the new millennium, Budapest, Hungary (2001) [E1]
2001Deng X, Featherstone WE, Hwang C, Berry PAM, 'Retracking ERS-2 Radar Altimeter Waveform Data in Australia''s Coastal Zone', Proceedings of IAG 2001 Scientific Assembly, Budapest (2001) [E2]
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Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2004Deng X, Improvement of Geodetic parameter Estimation in Coastal Regions from Satellite Radar Altimetry, (2004) [T3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants15
Total funding$78,687

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2014 (1 grants)

3rd International Gravity Field Service (IGFS) General Assembly (IGFS2014), Shanghai China, 30 June- 6 July 2014$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Project Team
Doctor Xiaoli Deng
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020142014
GNo:G1400737

2013 (1 grants)

IAG Scientific Assembly 2013, Potsdam Germany, 1 - 6 September 2013$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Project Team
Doctor Xiaoli Deng
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020132013
GNo:G1300881

2012 (1 grants)

The "6th Altimetry Workshop" and the "20 Years of Progress in Radar Altimetry" Symposium, Riva del Garda and Venice, Italy, 20- 29 September 2012$1,200
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Project Team
Doctor Xiaoli Deng
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,20020122012
GNo:G1200791

2011 (1 grants)

The 5th Coastal Altimetry Workshop and Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting, San Diego, USA, 16 - 21 October 2011$1,200
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Project Team
Doctor Xiaoli Deng
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,20020112011
GNo:G1100891

2010 (2 grants)

Local sea-level rise in the coastal waters of NSW$20,000
Funding Body: NSW Environmental Trust

Project Team
Doctor Xiaoli Deng
SchemeRole
Environmental Research (Seeding Grant)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020102010
GNo:G1000080

Synergy of space geodetic and oceanographic observations for studying sea-level cariations in australian coastal regions$18,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Project Team
Doctor Xiaoli Deng
SchemeRole
Pilot GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$18,00020102010
GNo:G0900034

2009 (1 grants)

Geodesy for Planet Earth - International Association of Geodesy 2009 Scientific Assembly, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 31 August - 4 September 2009$1,200
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Project Team
Doctor Xiaoli Deng
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,20020092009
GNo:G0190327

2008 (1 grants)

Second Coastal Altimetry Workshop, Pisa Italy, 6/11/2008 - 7/11/2008$1,700
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Xiaoli Deng
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,70020082008
GNo:G0189614

2007 (1 grants)

The XXIV International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) General Assembly$1,700
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Xiaoli Deng
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,70020072007
GNo:G0187749

2006 (1 grants)

International workshop on coast and land applications of satellite altimetry, 21-22 July 2006$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Xiaoli Deng
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020062006
GNo:G0186721

2005 (2 grants)

Estimation of the Mean Sea Surface for Ocean Surface Current Studies around Australia$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Xiaoli Deng
SchemeRole
Early Career Researcher GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020052005
GNo:G0185416

Dynamic Planet 2005 'Monitoring and Understanding a Dynamic Planet with Geodetic and Oceanographic Tools' 22-26 August 2005$995
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Xiaoli Deng
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$99520052005
GNo:G0185709

2004 (1 grants)

International Symposium on Gravity, Geoid and Space Missions, 30 August - 3 Septembert 2004$2,400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Xiaoli Deng
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,40020042004
GNo:G0184472

2003 (2 grants)

Investigations of the leeuwin current from the satellite radar altimetry and a regional gravimetric geoid model$13,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Xiaoli Deng
SchemeRole
Early Career Researcher GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$13,50020032003
GNo:G0183108

XXIII General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, Sapporo, Japan 30 June - 11 July, 2003$2,292
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Xiaoli Deng
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,29220032003
GNo:G0183123
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions4
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL2.2

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018PhD (Surveying)Principal SupervisorSpectral Analysis of the Altimetry Data for Investigating Sea Level Variation Using Hilbert-Huang Transform.
20132019PhD (Surveying)Principal SupervisorOptimised Radar Altimetry Waveform Retracking for Water Surface Elevation Measurement Over Heterogeneous Inland Waters
20122016PHD Surveying
** Unknown Australian tertiary institution name **
Co-SupervisorSatellite Altimetry for Hydrological Cycles
20122016PhD (Surveying)Principal SupervisorCoastal Altimetry for Sea Level Changes in Northern Australian Coastal Oceans

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2014PhD (Civil Eng)Principal SupervisorDevelopment of New Retracking Methods for Mapping Sea Levels Over the Shelf Areas from Satellite Altimetry Data
2010PhD (Civil Eng)Co-SupervisorRobust Non-Rigid Surface Matching and its Application to Scoliosis Modelling
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Dr Xiaoli Deng

Work Phone(02) 492 18988
Fax(02) 492 16991
Email
PositionSenior Lecturer
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaSurveying
Office
EA113,
Engineering A,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/xiaoli-deng