Associate Professor Xiaoli Deng

Associate Professor

School of Engineering (Surveying)

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Xiaoli Deng graduated with a PhD in Geodesy from Curtin University of Technology in 2004, specialising in improvement of geodetic parameter estimation in coastal regions from satellite radar altimetry. Since then, Xiaoli has broadened the scope and breadth of her research considerably to now include satellite geodesy and satellite oceanography.

She has undertaken several research projects funded by the University of Newcastle, NSW Environmental Trust, and internationally by NASA, European Space Agency and French government Space Agency. The contribution to the projects is her specific skill of improving satellite altimetry data in coastal regions, monitoring the sea level around Australia, and investigating its influence on climate change.

Xiaoli has made a significant contribution to develop research infrastructure in the surveying group at the University of Newcastle. She has now a research team of three PhD students with research into coastal altimetry and its applications, sea level change, satellite altimetry waveform retracking, satellite geodesy in natural hazard mitigation, and marine gravity field. The team is also involved in research into the new generation of satellite SAR altimetry.

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.

Teaching Expertise
Since 2003 the following courses 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.

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.

Collaborations
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).

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Curtin University of Technology

Keywords

  • Analysis of Observations
  • Astronomy and Satellite Positioning
  • Coastal Altimetry and Its Applications
  • Geodesy
  • Satellite Altimetry Retracking Algorithms
  • Satellite Geodesy
  • Satellite Geodesy in Natural Hazard Mitigation
  • Survey Computations
  • Surveying

Languages

  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
040503 Physical Oceanography 10
040699 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience not elsewhere classified 10
090902 Geodesy 80

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Associate Professor University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2014 -  Editorial Board - IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters journal IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters journal
Australia
1/07/1999 - 1/07/2002 PhD student Curtin University of Technology
Spatial Sciences
1/01/1996 - 1/06/1999 Associate Professor Wuhan Technical University of Surveying and Mapping, China
Geo-science and Surveying Engineering
China

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2010 -  Membership - Australian Spatial Information Education and Research Association Australian Spatial Information Education and Research Association
Australia
1/01/2005 -  Membership - The Institution of Surveyors, Australia The Institution of Surveyors, Australia
Australia
1/01/1999 -  Membership - International Association of Geodesy (IAG) International Association of Geodesy (IAG)
Australia

Awards

Research Award

Year Award
2004 Visiting Research Fellow
Taiwan National Chiao Tung University
2003 Visiting Research Fellow
Taiwan National Chiao Tung University

Invitations

Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2006 Characteristics of the Leeuwin Current from TOPEX/Poseidon satellite altimetry in Australian coastal oceans
Organisation: International Association of Geodesy Description: A 40-minute invited lecture which focused on the investigation of the Leeuwin Current off the Western Australian coast from satellite altimetry and the existing Australian geoid model. Also as a member of the workshop scientific committee.
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Publications

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


Chapter (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Deng X, 'Satellite Altimetry', Encyclopedia of Geodesy, Springer International Publishing, Springer Link (2016)
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-02370-0_58-1
2011 Deng 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]
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-12796-0
Citations Scopus - 17
2011 Gommenginger 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]
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-12796-0
Citations Scopus - 24

Journal article (14 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Villadsen H, Deng X, Andersen OB, Stenseng L, Nielsen K, Knudsen P, 'Improved inland water levels from SAR altimetry using novel empirical and physical retrackers', Journal of Hydrology, 537 234-247 (2016)

© 2016 Elsevier B.V.Satellite altimetry has proven a valuable resource of information on river and lake levels where in situ data are sparse or non-existent. In this study severa... [more]

© 2016 Elsevier B.V.Satellite altimetry has proven a valuable resource of information on river and lake levels where in situ data are sparse or non-existent. In this study several new methods for obtaining stable inland water levels from CryoSat-2 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) altimetry are presented and evaluated. In addition, the possible benefits from combining physical and empirical retrackers are investigated.The retracking methods evaluated in this paper include the physical SAR Altimetry MOde Studies and Applications (SAMOSA3) model, a traditional subwaveform threshold retracker, the proposed Multiple Waveform Persistent Peak (MWaPP) retracker, and a method combining the physical and empirical retrackers. Using a physical SAR waveform retracker over inland water has not been attempted before but shows great promise in this study.The evaluation is performed for two medium-sized lakes (Lake Vänern in Sweden and Lake Okeechobee in Florida), and in the Amazon River in Brazil. Comparing with in situ data shows that using the SAMOSA3 retracker generally provides the lowest root-mean-squared-errors (RMSE), closely followed by the MWaPP retracker. For the empirical retrackers, the RMSE values obtained when comparing with in situ data in Lake Vänern and Lake Okeechobee are in the order of 2-5 cm for well-behaved waveforms. Combining the physical and empirical retrackers did not offer significantly improved mean track standard deviations or RMSEs. Based on these studies, it is suggested that future SAR derived water levels are obtained using the SAMOSA3 retracker whenever information about other physical properties apart from range is desired. Otherwise we suggest using the empirical MWaPP retracker described in this paper, which is both easy to implement, computationally efficient, and gives a height estimate for even the most contaminated waveforms.

DOI 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.03.051
Citations Scopus - 1
2016 Marshall A, Deng X, 'Image Analysis for Altimetry Waveform Selection over Heterogeneous Inland Waters', IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 13 1198-1202 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 IEEE.Over inland waters the altimetry radar return is typically contaminated by both land and surrounding vegetation. Moreover, the radar returns corresponding to floodpla... [more]

© 2016 IEEE.Over inland waters the altimetry radar return is typically contaminated by both land and surrounding vegetation. Moreover, the radar returns corresponding to floodplain vegetation and exposed mud flats can have similar waveform shapes to those reflected from open water surfaces so that the derived water surface elevations are either inaccurate or difficult to extract. This letter presents a robust and automated method based on image analysis of satellite imagery for the selection of altimetry waveforms over inundated zones. The altimetry footprint is assessed as being inundated if the radiometric response of an image kernel within the footprint conforms to known remotely sensed responses for water. The method was applied in the lower middle Fly floodplain of the Fly River in the Western Province of Papua New Guinea (PNG). Altimetry waveforms were assessed for inundation extent and vegetation cover, with those that met threshold levels being flagged for further retracking and water surface elevation monitoring. The results show that the method accurately identified> 90% of inundated sites along altimeter ground tracks and correctly selected waveforms reflected from water surfaces.

DOI 10.1109/LGRS.2016.2575068
2015 Gharineiat Z, Deng X, 'Application of the Multi-Adaptive Regression Splines to Integrate Sea Level Data from Altimetry and Tide Gauges for Monitoring Extreme Sea Level Events', Marine Geodesy, 38 261-276 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/01490419.2015.1036183
2015 Deng X, 'Geodesy ¿ Introduction to Geodetic Datum and Geodetic Systems', Journal of Spatial Science, 60 198-200 (2015) [C3]
DOI 10.1080/14498596.2015.1011589
2015 Stewart MG, Deng X, 'Climate Impact Risks and Climate Adaptation Engineering for Built Infrastructure', ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part A: Civil Engineering, 1 04014001-04014001 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1061/AJRUA6.0000809
Co-authors Mark Stewart
2014 Idris 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) [C1]

A new approach for improving the accuracy of altimetry-derived sea level anomalies (SLAs) near the coast is presented. Estimation of SLAs is optimized using optimal waveform retra... [more]

A new approach for improving the accuracy of altimetry-derived sea level anomalies (SLAs) near the coast is presented. Estimation of SLAs is optimized using optimal waveform retracking through a fuzzy multiple retracking system and the most appropriate detiding method. With the retracking system, fuzzy-retracked SLAs become available within 5 km of the coast; meanwhile it becomes more important to use pointwise tide modelling rather than state-of-the-art global tidal models, as the latter leave residual ocean tide signals in retracked SLAs. These improvements are demonstrated for Jason-2 waveforms in the area of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Comparing the retrieved SLAs with in situ tide gauge data from Townsville and Bundaberg stations showed that the SLAs from this study generally outperform those from conventional methods, demonstrating that adequate waveform retracking and detiding are equally important in bringing altimetry SLAs closer to the coast. © 2014 Taylor & Francis.

DOI 10.1080/01431161.2014.882032
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3
2012 Idris 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]
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 2
2010 Lee 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]
DOI 10.1080/01490419.2010.488982
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 17
2009 Deng 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]
DOI 10.2112/07-0972.1
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
2008 Deng 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]
DOI 10.3319/tao.2008.19.1-2.135(sa)
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6
2006 Hwang 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]
DOI 10.1007/s00190-006-0052-x
Citations Scopus - 61
2006 Deng 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]
DOI 10.1029/2005JC003039
Citations Scopus - 53Web of Science - 42
2002 Deng 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]
1996 Deng X, Chao D, Chen J, 'A Preliminary Process of Topex/Poseidon Data in the China Sea and Neighbour Sea', ACTA GEODAETICA et CARTOGRAPHICA SINICA, 226-321 (1996)
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Conference (33 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Deng X, Gharineiat Z, Andersen OB, Stewart MG, 'Observing and modelling the high water level from satellite radar altimetry during tropical cyclones', International Association of Geodesy Symposia (2016)

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015.This paper investigates the capability of observing tropical cyclones using satellite radar altimetry. Two representative cyc... [more]

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015.This paper investigates the capability of observing tropical cyclones using satellite radar altimetry. Two representative cyclones Yasi (February 2011) and Larry (March 2006) in the northeast Australian coastal area are selected based also on available tide gauge sea level measurements. It is shown that altimetry data can capture high water levels induced by Larry and Yasi through a careful re-processing and re-editing of the data. About 18 years of data from multi-satellite altimetry missions including TOPEX/Poseidon, Jason- 1 and Jason-2, and seven tide gauges around the northern Australian coast are integrated using a multivariate regression approach. The results reveal that the multi-regression model can, in general, explain >60% of sea level variances in the study area. The model is then validated using independent data from tide gauge in Townsville. The comparison results indicate that the high sea levels predicted by the model taken into account of both altimetry and tide-gauge data agree well with those observed at Townsville during cyclone Larry.

DOI 10.1007/1345_2015_108
Co-authors Mark Stewart
2014 Andersen OB, Cheng Y, Deng X, Steward M, Gharineiat Z, 'Using satellite altimetry and tide gauges for storm surge warning', COMPLEX INTERFACES UNDER CHANGE: SEA - RIVER - GROUNDWATER - LAKE (2014)
2013 Idris 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) (2013) [E2]
DOI 10.1109/IGARSS.2013.6723445
2013 Idris 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 (2013) [E2]
2013 Deng 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 (2013) [E2]
Co-authors Mark Stewart
2013 Andersen O, Deng X, Stewart M, Gharinerat Z, 'Tide gauge and satellite altimetry integration for storm surge prediction', Proceedings of ESA Living Planet Symposium 2013 (2013) [E2]
Co-authors Mark Stewart
2011 Deng X, 'Tropical Cyclone Yasi observed by Jason-1 and Jason-2', 5th Coastal Altimetry Workshop. Abstract Book (2011) [E3]
2011 Idris N, Deng X, 'Waveform retracking techniques for Quasi-specular and multi-peaked echoes near the coast', 5th Coastal Altimetry Workshop. Abstract Book (2011) [E3]
2011 Deng 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 (2011) [E3]
2011 Deng 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 (2011) [E3]
2010 Deng X, Ridgway K, 'Altimetry for ocean current systems around Australia', 2010 Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting. Abstracts (2010) [E3]
2010 Shum 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 (2010) [E3]
2010 Nurmaulia 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 (2010) [E3]
2010 Lee 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 (2010) [E3]
Citations Scopus - 21
2009 Deng 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 (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Mark Stewart
2008 Deng X, Lee H, Shum CK, Roesler C, Emery W, 'Retracking of radar altimetry for coastal applications', 2nd Coastal Altimetry Workshop: Presentations (2008) [E3]
2008 Deng 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 (2008) [E3]
2008 Deng X, Ridgway KR, Coleman R, 'The baroclinic transport across the Leeuwin Current system from satellite altimetry', EOS, Transactions American Geophysical Union (2008) [E3]
2007 Deng X, 'Assessment of geoid models off Western Australia using in-situ measurements', 2007 Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting. Program (2007) [E3]
2007 Lee 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 (2007) [E3]
2005 Deng 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 (2005) [E1]
DOI 10.1007/3-540-27432-4_54
Citations Web of Science - 2
2004 Hwang 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 (2004) [E1]
2004 Deng X, Featherstone WE, Hwang C, 'Monitoring the Leeuwin Current from TOPEX/POSEIDON Satellite Altimetry', proceedings of IAG International Symposium: Gravity, Geoid and Space Missions (2004) [E2]
2002 Deng 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 (2002) [E2]
2001 Deng 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 (2001) [E2]
2001 Deng 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 (2001) [E1]
DOI 10.1007/978-3-662-04709-5_92
1997 Deng X, 'Dynamic Deformation and Stress Field Analysis of Fault', Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Analysis of Discontinuous Deformation (1997)
Idris NH, Deng X, Andersen OB, 'Temporal correlation between sea level anomalies from Jason-2 and tide gauge ¿ The importance of ice-retracker'
Deng X, Andersen OB, Cheng Y, 'Sea Level change from altimetry and tide gauges in South Eastern Australia'
Deng X, Andersen BO, Stewart MG, Idris NH, 'Retracking Jason-1 GM and Cryosat-2 LRM Waveforms for Regional High-Resolution Marine Gravity Modelling'
Deng X, Andersen OB, Hwang C, Stewart MG, Idris NH, 'A regional high-resolution marine gravity field around Taiwan from retracked altimetry Jason-1 GM and Cryosat-2 LRM data'
Deng X, 'Observed tropical cyclone Yasi from Jason-1 & Jason-2'
Idris NH, Deng X, 'An iterative coastal altimetry retracking based on fuzzy expert system for improving sea surface height estimates'
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Other (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Deng X, 'SC 2.5 Satellite Altimetry', Geodesists' Handbook 2012 ( pp.872-872) (2012)

Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2004 Deng 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 grants 17
Total funding $134,887

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20152 grants / $56,200

Quantifying sea-level trends and extremes along Australia's coastal margin$55,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Xiaoli Deng, Professor Matt King, Dr Christopher Watson, Dr John Church, Dr John Hunter, O B Andersen
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1401527
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

The 26th General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), Pargue Czech Republic, 22/6 - 2/7 2015$1,200

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team Associate Professor Xiaoli Deng
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500689
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20141 grants / $1,500

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team Associate Professor Xiaoli Deng
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400737
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20131 grants / $1,500

IAG Scientific Assembly 2013, Potsdam Germany, 1 - 6 September 2013$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team Associate Professor Xiaoli Deng
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300881
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20121 grants / $1,200

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team Associate Professor Xiaoli Deng
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200791
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20111 grants / $1,200

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team Associate Professor Xiaoli Deng
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100891
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20102 grants / $38,000

Local sea-level rise in the coastal waters of NSW$20,000

Funding body: NSW Environmental Trust

Funding body NSW Environmental Trust
Project Team Associate Professor Xiaoli Deng
Scheme Environmental Research (Seeding Grant)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000080
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team Associate Professor Xiaoli Deng
Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0900034
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20091 grants / $1,200

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team Associate Professor Xiaoli Deng
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190327
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20081 grants / $1,700

Second Coastal Altimetry Workshop, Pisa Italy, 6/11/2008 - 7/11/2008$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Xiaoli Deng
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189614
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20071 grants / $1,700

The XXIV International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) General Assembly$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Xiaoli Deng
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187749
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20061 grants / $1,500

International workshop on coast and land applications of satellite altimetry, 21-22 July 2006$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Xiaoli Deng
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186721
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20052 grants / $10,995

Estimation of the Mean Sea Surface for Ocean Surface Current Studies around Australia$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Xiaoli Deng
Scheme Early Career Researcher Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185416
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Dynamic Planet 2005 'Monitoring and Understanding a Dynamic Planet with Geodetic and Oceanographic Tools' 22-26 August 2005$995

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Xiaoli Deng
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185709
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20041 grants / $2,400

International Symposium on Gravity, Geoid and Space Missions, 30 August - 3 Septembert 2004$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Xiaoli Deng
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184472
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20032 grants / $15,792

Investigations of the leeuwin current from the satellite radar altimetry and a regional gravimetric geoid model$13,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Xiaoli Deng
Scheme Early Career Researcher Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183108
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Xiaoli Deng
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183123
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed2
Current7

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD3.75

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD The Determination of Marine Gravity Field over China Sea from Satellite Altimetry
PhD (Surveying), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD Inference of Water Vapour Trend from GNSS Network Observations
PhD (Surveying), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Satellite Altimetry Applications and Coastal Altimetry
PhD (Surveying), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Investigation of the Australian Height Datum from Satellite Altimetry Data and Global Geopotential Models
PhD (Surveying), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Optimised Radar Altimetry Waveform Retracking for Water Surface Elevation Measurement Over Heterogeneous Inland Waters
PhD (Surveying), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2012 PhD Coastal Altimetry for Sea Level Changes in Northern Australian Coastal Oceans
PhD (Surveying), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2012 PhD Satellite Altimetry for Hydrological Cycles
Surveying, Unknown
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 PhD Development of New Retracking Methods for Mapping Sea Levels Over the Shelf Areas from Satellite Altimetry Data
PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2010 PhD Robust Non-Rigid Surface Matching and its Application to Scoliosis Modelling
PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
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Associate Professor Xiaoli Deng

Position

Associate Professor
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Focus area

Surveying

Contact Details

Email xiaoli.deng@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 492 18988
Fax (02) 492 16991

Office

Room EA113
Building Engineering A
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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