Shuo Xu is a doctoral student and Research Graduate Assistant at the University of Maryland in the Department of Geographical Sciences. She earned a B.Eng degree in Remote Sensing Science and Technology from Shandong University of Science and Technology (Qingdao), China, and a M.S. in Cartography and Geographical information system from Beijing Normal University, China. Her areas of interest include land surface temperature retrieval, downscaling, fusion and application. She is working with CISESS Scientists Dongdong Wang and Yuling Liu.