Caixia Wang is Associate Professor and department chair at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) in the Department of Geomatics. She holds degrees from George Mason University (Ph.D., Earth Systems and Geoinformation Sciences, 2011), the University of Maine (M.S., Spatial Information Science and Engineering, 2004), and Wuhan University (B. Eng., Surveying Engineering, 1996). Her research interests cover remote sensing and geographic information science with a focus on image processing and analysis, spatial data management, and geocomputing. Her work has been funded by various sources, including USGS, USDA, NSF, Alaska DOT&PF, ConocoPhillips, and Hilcorp. In 2019, she was selected by the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) as the TERLIS (Training and Retaining Leaders in STEM – Geospatial Sciences) Fellow.