Prof. Dongmei Chen is currently an associate professor at the Department of Geography, Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. She is also crossed-appointed at the Department of Environmental Science. She received her BA from Peking University, China, her MS from the Institute of Remote Sensing Application, Chinese Academic of Science, and her PhD in Geography from the joint doctoral program of San Diego State University and University of California at Santa Barbara, USA. Prof. Chen worked at the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI), California as a GIS product specialist for two years. Her research interests focus mainly on understanding and modeling of interactions between human activities and physical environment by using geographic information science, remote sensing, spatial analysis and modeling technologies. She has worked on more than twenty funded environmental- and health-related research projects, and published over fifty journal articles and book chapters. Prof. Chen has received research awards from American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Canada Foundation of Innovation, Chinese Academic of Science and International Geographic Information Foundation.