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Bo Peng

PhD Student, Research Assistant
Spatial Computing and Data Mining Lab
Department of Geography
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Email: bo.peng AT
413 Science Hall, 550 N Park St
Madison, WI 53706


Bo is a Ph.D. student in Geographic Information Science with a doctoral minor in ECE Machine Learning at Spatial Computing and Data Mining Lab, Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin - Madison, working with Dr. Qunying Huang.

He is awarded the Microsoft AI for Earth Grant in 2020. He worked as a research intern at Los Alamos National Laboratory supported by the Applied Machine Learning Summer Research Fellowship for summer 2020. He was a research assistant at Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2014-2017.

He received the M.Sc. in ECE (Machine Learning track) from UW-Madison, the M.Sc. in Geographic Information System from University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the B.Eng. in Remote Sensing from Wuhan University.

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Research topics span remote sensing, machine learning, computer vision, image processing, and disaster resilience. Some example projects include:

Role: Research Fellow
Mentors: Dr. Diane Oyen and Dr. Juan Castorena
Sponsor: Los Alamos National Laboratory, Applied Machine Learning Summer Research Fellowship

Selected Publications

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  • CS/ECE/ME 532 - Matrix Methods in Machine Learning
    Senior Teaching Assistant, Spring 2020
    Teaching Assistant, Fall 2019
  • GEOG 377 - Intro to Geographic Information Systems
    Lecturer / Instructor, Summer 2020
    Teaching Assistant, Spring 2019
  • GEOG 574 - Spatial Database
    Teaching Assistant, Fall 2018