Chen Zhang


Computer Scientist

GIS/Remote Sensing Analyst

Full-Stack Developer




Food and Agriculture Cyberinformatics Tools (FACT): Machine-learning-based In-season Crop Mapping and Associated Cloud-based Bigdata Cyberinfrastructure to Support USDA NASS Decision Making

Lead Developer, Research Scientist Feb. 2021 - present


  • Developed core algorithm for pre-season and in-season crop mapping
  • Produced pre-season crop cover map for Nebraska

Crop-CASMA: A Web-based Geospatial Application for Crop Condition and Soil Moisture Analytics

Lead Developer, Research Scientist Jun. 2019 - present


  • Created vegetation condition and SMAP data products of the conterminous U.S. using NASA’s SMAP L4 data and LANCE-MODIS NRT data
  • Automated the harvest, process, and publish of daily/weekly data products
  • Developed Web Map Service and Web Processing Service
  • Deployed the system in the cloud environment

OGC Disasters Resilience Pilot 2019

Research Scientist, Video Editor Jun. 2019 - Oct. 2019


USDA NASS Online Geospatial Applications CropScape and VegScape Systems Maintaining, Hosting and Enhancement of NASS Operation

Senior Developer, Research Scientist Sep. 2018 - present


WaterSmart: A Cyberinfrastructure-Based Integrated Agro-Geoinformatic Decision-Support Web Service System to Facilitate Informed Irrigation Decision-Making

Research Scientist Apr. 2018 - present


GEOSS Components and Services Registry

Senior Developer Apr. 2018 - present


CyberWay: Integrated Capabilities of EarthCube Building Blocks for Facilitating Cyber-based Innovative Way of Interdisciplinary Geoscience Studies

Developer, Research Scientist Sep. 2017 - Aug. 2018


OGC Testbed 13

Developer, Research Scientist Feb. 2017 - Nov. 2017


OGC Testbed 12

Developer, Research Scientist Feb. 2016 - Nov. 2016


CyberConnector: Bridging the Earth Observations and Earth Science Modeling for Supporting Model Validation, Verification, and Inter-comparison

Developer, Research Scientist Sep. 2015 - Aug. 2017