Ni-Bin Chang named recipient of the Meritorious Service
Award at the IEEE SMC 2014.
Citation: "for meritorious and significant service to SMC Society-sponsored activities."
Ni-Bin Chang is Professor of Environmental Systems Engineering having held this post in the
US since 2002. He is the director of the Storm water Management Academy. He is a
Professional Engineer in the US with over twenty years' experience in research, teaching and
consulting. He is a Fellow of the International Society of Optics and Photonics (SPIE), Fellow
of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Fellow of American Association for the
Advancement of Science (AAAS), and Member of the European Academy of Sciences
Prof Chang has made an outstanding contribution to the core area of "Environmental
Sustainability, Water Resources Management, and Systems Analysis" with various socio-
technical approaches. His research and teaching interests are in environmental systems
analysis in general, and integrated sensing, monitoring and modelling for sustainability in
particular. His recent work has focused on drinking water, storm water and wastewater
He served as Associate Editor of the AGU Journal of Water Resources Research and ASCE
Journal of Hydrological Engineering. Prof Chang is the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of
Environmental Informatics and the British Journal of Environment and Climate Change. He is
currently serving as the Editor-in-Chief for the SPIE Journal of Applied Remote Sensing. He
chaired the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control (ICNSC)
and the SPIE Symposium of Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for
Sustainability. Prof Chang has served on a number of national and international committees,
including ASCE, SPIE, IEEE, ISEIS, IWA and IAHR committees. He is currently a board
member of the Earth Science and Environmental Science Division, and the European
Academy of Sciences.
Prof Chang has served on a number of professional and government positions, and program
director of the Hydrologic Sciences Program and Cyber-innovation Sustainability Science and
Engineering Program at the National Science Foundation in the US from 2012 to 2014. He
has served as an expert on different panels to review proposals and address research needs.