Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences

Jinwoo Kim

Research Staff
SAR/InSAR Research Scientist

SMU radar laboratory


Ph.D.               Geodetic Science                  The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA, 2013
M.S.                Remote Sensing & GIS          Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, 2007
B.S.                 Civil Engineering                   Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, 2005


Career History

10/2015-present                      Research Scientist
                                             School of Earth Sciences, Southern Methodist University

02/2014-09/2015                     Post Doctoral Fellow
                                             School of Earth Sciences, Southern Methodist University

08/2013-02/2014                    Post Doctoral Fellow
                                             School of Earth Sciences, The Ohio State University

09/2010-08/2013                    NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship
                                             School of Earth Sciences, The Ohio State University

09/2008-08/2010                    Graduate Research Assistant
                                             School of Earth Sciences, The Ohio State University

09/2007-08/2008                    Department Fellowship
                                             School of Earth Sciences, The Ohio State University

03/2005-02/2007                    Graduate Teaching & Research Assistant
                                             Remote Sensing & GIS Lab., Yonsei University


  • NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship
  • Distinguished Senior PhD Student Award at Ohio State University 

List of Publications

16Hu, X., Wang, T., Pierson, T.C., Lu, Z., Kim, J., and Cecere, T.H. Detecting seasonal landslide movement within the Cascade landslide complex (Washington) using time-series SAR imagery, Remote Sensing of Environment, 187, 49-61, 2016.  Download PDF

15Kim, J.-W. Lu, Z., and Degrandpre, K. Ongoing deformation of sinkholes in Wink, Texas, observed by time-series Sentinel-1A SAR interferometry (preliminary results), Remote Sensing, 8, 313, doi:10.3390/rs8040313, 2016.  Download PDF

14Tseng, K.-H., Shum, C.K., Kim, J.-W., Wang, X., Zhu, K, and Cheng, X. Integrating Landsat Imageries and Digital Elevation Models to Infer Water Level Change in Hoover Dam, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. 9(4), 1696-1709, doi:10.1109/JSTARS.2015.2500599, 2016.  Download PDF

13Qu, F., Lu, Z., Zhang, Q., Bawden, G.W., Kim, J.-W., Zhao, C., and Qu, W. Mapping ground deformation over Houston-Galveston, Texas using multi-temporal InSAR, Remote Sensing of Environment. 169, 290-306, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2015.08.027, 2015.  Download PDF

12Kim, J.-W., Lu, Z., Qu, F. and Hu, X. Pre-2014 mudslides at Oso revealed by InSAR and multi-source DEM analysis. Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk. 6(3), 184-194, DOI:10.1080/19475705.2015.1016556, 2015.  Download PDF

11Kim, J.-W., Lu, Z., Jia, Y., and Shum, C.K., Ground subsidence in Tucson, Arizona, monitored by time-series analysis using multi-sensor InSAR datasets from 1993 to 2011, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing, 107, 126-141, 2015.  Download PDF

10Lu, Z., Kim, J.-W., and Shum, C.K., Coastal Wetlands: Mapping by Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR), in Encyclopedia of Natural Resources, Taylor & Francis, Volume 1, doi:10.1081/E-ENRL-120049157, ISBN 9781439852583, 2014.  website

9Kim, J.-W., Lu, Z., Jones, J.W., Shum, C.K., Lee, H., and Jia, Y., Monitoring Everglades Freshwater Marsh Water Level Using L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar Backscatter, Remote Sensing of Environment, 150, 66-81, 2014.  Download PDF

8Kalyanapu, A., A.K.M., A., Kim, J.-W., Yigzaw, W., Hossain, F., and Shum, C.K., Towards methodology to investigate the downstream flood hazards on American River due to changes in Probable Maximum Flood due to effects of Artificial Reservoir Size and Land Use/Land Cover Patterns, Earth Interactions, 17, 1-24, 2013.  Download PDF

7Jung, H. C., Jasinski, M., Kim, J.-W., Shum, C.K., Bates, P., Neal, J., Lee, H., and Alsdorf, D., Calibration of two-dimensional floodplain modeling in the Atchafalaya River Basin using SAR interferometry, Water Resources Research, 48, W07511, doi:10.1029/2012WR011951, 2012.  Download PDF

6Lu, Z., Kim, J.-W., Lee, H., Shum, C.K., Duan, J., Ibaraki, M., Akyilmaz, O., and Read, C., Helmand River hydrologic studies using ALOS PALSAR InSAR and ENVISAT altimetry, Marine Geodesy, 32(3), 320–333, 2009.  Download PDF

5Lee, H., Shum, C.K., Yi, Y., Ibaraki, M., Kim, J.-W., Braun, A., Kuo, C., and Lu, Z., Louisiana wetland water level monitoring using retracked TOPEX/POSEIDON altimetry, Marine Geodesy, 32(3), 284–302, 2009.

4Kim, J.W., Lu, Z., Lee, H., Shum, C.K., Swarzenski, C., Doyle, T., and Baek, S., Integrated Analysis of PALSAR/Radarsat-1 InSAR and ENVISAT altimeter for mapping of absolute water level changes in Louisiana wetland, Remote Sensing of Environment, 113(11), 2356-2365, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2009.06.014, 2009.  Download PDF

3Heo, J., Kim, J.H., and Kim, J.W., A new methodology for measuring coastline recession using buffering and non-linear least squares estimation, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 23(9), 1165-1177, 2009.

2Heo, J., Kim, J.W., Park, J.S., and Sohn, H.G., New line accuracy assessment methodology using nonlinear least-squares estimation, Journal of Surveying Engineering-ASCE, 134(1), 13–20, 2008.

1Heo, J., Kim, J.W., Pattnaik, S., and Sohn, H.G., Quality improvement of loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) plantation inventory GIS using Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) and the National Elevation Dataset (NED), Forest Ecology and Management, 233, 61–68, 2006.

Conference Proceedings

Kim, J.W., Lu, Z., and Zhu, Z. Characterizing hydrologic changes of Great Dismal Swamp using SAR/InSAR technology, AGU Fall Meeting 2015, San Francisco, CA, USA, Dec 14-18, 2015.

Kim, J.W., Lu, Z., and Qu, F. Pre-2014 mudslides at Oso revealed by InSAR and multi-source DEM analysis, AGU Fall Meeting 2014, San Francisco, CA, USA, Dec 15-19, 2014.

Lu, Z., Qu, F., Dzurisin, D., Kim, J. Post-2008 inflation of Okmok Volcano, Alaska, from InSAR, AGU Fall Meeting 2014, San Francisco, CA, USA, Dec 15-19, 2014.

Qu, F., Lu, Z., Bawden, G.W., and Kim, J.W. Ground deformation mapping of Houston-Galveston, Texas using InSAR time-series analysis, AGU Fall Meeting 2014, San Francisco, CA, USA, Dec 15-19, 2014.

Shum, C.K., Ballu, V., Calmant, S., Duan, J., Guo, J., Hossain, F., Jenkins, C., Haque Khan, Z., Kim, J., Kuhn, M., Kusche, J., Papa, F., Tseng, K., and Wan, J. Coastal vulnerability due to sea-level rise hazard in the Bangladesh Delta, Vienna, Austria, Apr 2- May 2, 2014.

Lee, H., Kim, J.-W., Lu, Z., Jung, H.C., Shum, C.K., and Alsdorf, D. Integrated analysis of interferometric SAR, satellite altimetry and hydraulic modeling to quantify Louisiana wetland, Intecol 2012 conference: Wetland remote sensing, Orlando, FL, USA, Jun 3-8, 2012.

Jung, H.C., Jasinski, M., Kim, J.-W., Shum, C.-K., Bates, P., Neal, J., Lee, H., and Alsdorf, D. Improved calibration of modeled discharge and storage change in the Atchafalaya floodplain using SAR interferometry, AGU Chapman conference on remote sensing of the terrestrial water cycle, Kona, HI, USA, Feb 19-22, 2012.

Kim, J.W., Calmant, S., Lee, H., Lu, Z., and Shum, C.K., Seasonal Inundation Monitoring of Northern Pantanal Wetland, Brazil Using ALOS SAR/InSAR and Envisat Altimetry, AGU 2011 Fall Meeting 23A, San Francisco, CA, USA, Dec 5-9, 2011.

Lee, H., Calmant, S., Shum, C., Kim, J., Huang, Z., Bettadpur, S.V., and Alsdorf, D.E. Application of satellite radar altimetry for near-real time monitoring of floods, AGU Fall Meeting 2011, San Francisco, CA, USA, Dec 5-9, 2011.

Kim, J.W., Won, J., Shum, C.K., Lee, H., Calmant, S., Souza, A.E., and Jung, H., River velocity estimation from EnviSat ASAR observations, Eos Trans. AGU 91(26), Jt. Assem. Suppl., Abstract U24A-04, Foz do Igaucu, Brazil, Aug 8-12, 2010.

Jung, H.C., Alsdorf, D., Lee, H., Wilson, M., Beighley, E., Durand, M., Shum, C.K., Kim, J.-W., and Andreadis, K. Hydrodynamic modeling of the Congo wetlands using LISFLOOD and satellite based measurements, EGU General Assembly 2010, Vienna, Austria, May 2-7, 2010.

Shum, C.K., Kim, J.-W., Lee, H., Fok, H.-S., Lu, Z., Baek, S.-H., Braun, A., Iz, H.B. Antarctic ice-shelf ocean tide modeling, 3rd ALOS PI symposium, Kona, HI, USA, Nov 9-13, 2009.

Kim, J.W., Shum, C.K., Lee, H., Baek, S.-H., Hossain, F., Jones, J.W., and Lu, Z., Integrated analysis of interferometric SAR and radar altimeter for quantifying absolute water level changes and wetland dynamics, 3rd ALOS PI symposium, Kona, HI, USA, Nov 9-13, 2009.

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