Jingjing Li

Jingjing Li
College of Natural and Social Sciences
Department of Geosciences and Environment
Office Location: KH D4045
Phone: (323) 343-2224 Email: jli104@calstatela.edu

**DIRECT-STEM program funded by NASA, including research training and summer internship with stipends. Any interested Graduate or Undergraduate students please contact me through emails** 


Dr. Li started teaching in the Department of Geosciences and Environment at CSULA since 2014. She had taught in California State University Long Beach, Chapman University and University of California Irvine Extension before she joined CSULA. She specializes in Hydrologic Modeling, Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing.


Dr. Li teaches GEOG 3690 Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems, GEOL 1580 Natural Disasters, GEOG 4820 Multivariate Statistics in Geography, and GEOL 5700 special topic courses such as Remote Sensing in Hydrology, Hydrologic modeling, etc. She teaches various softwares and technical computing languages including ArcGIS, MATLAB, R and Hydrologic Modeling System (HEC-HMS) in different classes.


Dr. Li's research interests focus on bridging Water Resources/Hydrology and Remote Sensing to improve the understanding of hydrolgic variables. She is interested in the application of satellite data, Geographic Information System(GIS), and information technologies in hydrology and water resources. Her current research activities focus on the utilization of remote sensing data to study the hydrologic responses of watersheds, and to evaluate the spatial variability of precipitation using geostatistical and image processing techniques. 

**Graduate students or Undergraduate students that are interested in the projects listed below please contact me through emails**

Dr. Li's current projects include:

1. Evaluation of Satellite-based Precipitation Estimations 

Funded by NASA Data Intensive Research and Education Center in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (DIRECT-STEM) 

The NASA DIRECT-STEM is recruiting both undergraduate and graduate students with paid stipend, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) summer internship and University of California at Irvine (UCI) internship opportunities.

Collaborator: Dr. Ali Behrangi at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL),  Dr. Kuo-lin Hsu at University of California Irvine

2. Application of Satellite-based Precipitation Estimations on Streamflow Prediction

Collaborator: Dr. Rebeka Sultana at CSU Long Beach

3. Change Detections of Coral Reef Ecosystem using Remote Sensing Data

Collaborator: Dr. Hesham El-askary at Chapman University



Li, J., Hsu, K., AghaKouchak, A., Sorooshian, S., 2016, Object-Based Assessment of Satellite Precipitation Products, Remote Sensing, 8, 547. 


Xu, P., Li, J., 2016, Assessment of Satellite Precipitation Products through Hydrologic Simulation, 2016 UCOWR/NIWR conference proceedings, p. 72.


Li, J., Hsu, K., AghaKouchak, A., Sorooshian, S., 2015, An Object-based Approach for Verification of Precipitation Estimation, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 36(2), 513-529. doi: 10.1080/01431161.2014.999170


Li, J., Xu, P., 2015, Object-based Evaluation of Satellite Precipitation Retrievals: A Case Study of the Summer Season over CONUS, 2015 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, Abs. with programs, p. H21I-1498.


El-Askary, H., Li, J., 2015, Impacts of Aerosols on the Retreat of the Sierra Nevada Glaciers in California, 2015 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, Abs. with programs, p. C13A-0795.

Li, J., Ding, Y., 2015, Intercomparison of Satellite Precipitation Products Using an Object-based Evaluation Approach, 2015 Universities Council on Water Resources conference proceedings, p. 132-136.



Li, J.El-Askary, H., El-Mawla, S.H.A., El-Hattab, M.M., El-Raey, M., 2014, Coral Reef Habitat Change Detection Using Landsats 5, 7 and 8: A Case Study in the Red Sea (Hurghada, Egypt), 2014 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, Abstract with programs, p. EP11A-3485.2014

El-Askary, H., Abd El-Mawla, S.H., Li, J., El-Hattab, M.M., El-Raey, M., 2014, Change Detection of Coral Reef Habitat Using Landsat-5 TM, Landsat-7 ETM+ and Landsat-8 OLI Data in the Red Sea (Hurghada, Egypt), International Journal of Remote Sensing, 35(6), 2327-2346. doi: 10.1080/01431161.2014.894656


Banh, Thomas, Li, J., El-Askary, H., 2013, Mapping the Progression of Phytophthora Ramorum, 2013 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, Abstract with programs, p. B43C-0512. 


Li, J., Hsu K., AghaKouchak A., Sorooshian S., Evaluation of satellite-based precipitation estimates in winter season using an object-based approach, 2012 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, Abstract with programs, p. H41H-1259


AghaKouchak, A., Nasrollahi, N., Li, J., Imam, B., Sorooshian, S., 2011, Geometrical Characterization of Precipitation Patterns, Journal of Hydrometeorology, 12(2), 274-285, doi10.1175/2010JHM1298.1


Li, J., Hsu, K., AghaKouchak, A., Sorooshian, S., 2011, A Hybrid Framework for Verification of Satellite Precipitation Products, 2011 Fall Meeting of American Geophysical Union, Abstract with programs, p. H41G-1133





Beatriz Molina Aguilar, MA student

Robin Sehler, MS student

Brady Ross, MA student

Peixin Xu, MS, 2016

Jinny Lee, MS, 2016



Ph.D Civil Engineering 2012

  • University of California, Irvine
    Irvine, CA

M.S. Environmental Engineering 2008

  • University of California, Irvine
    Irvine, CA

B.S. Environmental Engineering 2007

  • Fuzhou University
    Fuzhou, China