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Rongjun Qin

  • Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engr.
  • Assistant Professor, Civil, Envir & Geod Eng
  • 2036 Neil Avenue
    218B Bolz Hall
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-292-4356


Dr. Rongjun Qin holds a joint appointment of 80% Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering (CEG) and 20% ECE. Find his professional website:

Dr. Qin earned his BS in Computational Mathematics and ME in Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing from Wuhan University and a second B.Eng. degree in Electrical Communication Engineering from Wuhan University of Technology. He obtained his Ph.D. at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich with a major in photogrammetry and remote sensing.

He joins us after recently conducting research at the Singapore ETH Centre Future Cities Laboratory,  an  interdisciplinary  research center focusing on smart cities and urban sustainability. His research interests include 3D/4D modeling, image processing, data acquisition and remote sensing interpretation.


  • July, 2017

    Supervising Master students winning Planet Kaggle deep learning Challenge - Bronze Medal.

  • November, 2016

    Winner of IARPA Topcoder Challenge.

  • June, 2011

    Excellent Postgraduate (first Class Honor).

  • June, 2010

    "Guang Hua Scholarship" Award.

  • June, 2009

    Excellent Student Scholarship Award.

  • June, 2009

    "Triple A" Student Award.

  • June, 2009

    Innovative Undergraduate Research Program Award.

  • June, 2008

    Excellent Student Scholarship Award.

  • November, 2007

    National Mathematic Modeling Contest in China.

  • June, 2007

    Excellent Student Scholarship Award.

Journal Articles


  • Rongjun Qin, Jianya Gong, 2011, "A Robust Method of Calculating Point Spread Function from Knife-edge,." Journal of Remote Sensing 15, no. 5, 895-907 - 895-907.


  • "3D Change Detection in Street Level." 2013, Presented at Presentation to Singapore Land Authority,
  • "Earth Observation from the Sky - Earth Observation from the Sky." 2016, Presented at Guest lecturer on Advanced Topics in GPS,
  • "Semantic Enrichment and Automatic Update of Maps for Auto-Navigation." 2016, Presented at COUNT (Consortium of Ohio Universities on Navigation and time Keeping) Tenth Annual Information Meeting,
  • "Remotely sensed imagery for intelligent data acquisition." 2017, Presented at Nagoya University Signing Ceremony and Seminar,
  • "UAV image processing." 2013, Presented at The Implementation of Multi sensors Remote Sensing Technology for Sustainable Disaster Management, ACRS (Asian conferences on remote sensing) 2013,
  • "Experiences on UAV Image Processing." 2013, Presented at 1st International workshop on reality-based 3D modeling for cultural heritage and archeological objects,
  • "Geospatial data analytics – Sensing the built and natural environment through remotely sensed image interpretation." 2016, Presented at Ohio State University - Translational Data Analytics,
  • "RPC Stereo Processor (RSP) - A software package for DSM and orthophoto generation from satellite images." 2016, Presented at ISPRS Congress 2016,
  • "Adaptive Multi-depth Map Fusion for Multi-view 3D Reconstruction." 2016, Presented at IARPA Multi-view 3D Challenge Workshop,
  • "3D Change Detection and Monitoring Techniques with Remote Sensing Data." 2014, Presented at CREATE event, National University of Singapore,
  • "3D Modeling and Change Detection." 2014, Presented at Remote Sensing Technology Institute at German Aerospace Center (DLR),
  • "Spatial Data Processing Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Rapid Disaster Responses." 2016, Presented at Rapid mapping technique for disaster observation and global change data acquisition,
  • "UAS applications." 2016, Presented at UAS Center, Ohio State Department of Transportation,
  • "Semantic Enrichment and Automatic Update of Maps for Auto-Navigation." 2017, Presented at COUNT (Consortium of Ohio Universities of Navigation and Time Keeping) Eleventh Annual meeting,
  • "3D Remote Sensing Techniques." 2014, Presented at Guest Lecturer in Department of Geography, National University of Singapore,
  • "Automated 3D recovery from very high resolution multi-view images Overview of 3D recovery from multi-view satellite images." 2017, Presented at ASPRS Conference (IGTF) 2017,
  • "3D City Modeling." 2017, Presented at Invited presentation by American Family Insurance Company,
  • "Towards traffic junction and traffic flow data acquisition using camera data from drones." 2017, Presented at OTEC 2017,
  • "3D point cloud generation using aerial oblique imagery from google." 2017, Presented at Ad-hoc invitation to American Families Data Science Group,

Papers in Proceedings


  • Rongjun Qin "Automated 3D recovery from very high resolution multi-view images Overview of 3D recovery from multi-view satellite images." in ASPRS Conference (IGIF) 2017. (3 2017).


  • Huang, Xianfeng, Armin Gruen, Rongjun Qin, Tangwu Du and Wei Fang "Integration of Mobile Laser Scanning Data with UAV Imagery for Very High Resolution 3D City Modeling." in he International Symposium on Mobile Mapping Technology 2013. (4 2013).
  • Armin Gruen Xianfeng Huang, Rongjun Qin, Tangwu Du, Wei Fang, Joao Boavida, Adriano Oliveira "Joint Processing of UAV Imagery and Terrestrial Mobile Mapping System Data for Very High Resolution City Modeling.." in International Arch. of the Photogram., Remote Sens. & Spatial Information Sci., Volume XL-1/W2. (9 2013).


  • Moosavi, Seyed Vahid, and Rongjun Qin "Moosavi, Seyed Vahid, and Rongjun Qin." in IEEE International Conf. on Informa. Vis. (10 2012).
  • Rongjun Qin, Armin Gruen and Xianfeng Huang "UAV Project – Building A Reality-based 3D Model of The NUS (National University of Singapore) Campus,." in 33rd Asian Conference on Remote Sensing, paper presented at Asian Conference on Remote Sens.,. (11 2012).


  • IEEE 10th International Conference on Signal Processing "Improved Kinetic Model of Short Term EGFR Signaling Network." in 6th Conference of Biomathematics 2007. (8 2007).