Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Stacey A Huang

(ASSISTANT RESEARCH SCIENTIST)

 stacey.a.huang@nasa.gov

Org Code: 61A

NASA/GSFC
Mail Code: 61A
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Employer: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE CO

Brief Bio


I am currently an Assistant Research Scientist in the Geodesy and Geophysics Lab (61A) as part of the GESTAR-II Cooperative Agreement with the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).


My interests are in electromagnetic scattering, statistical signal processing, systems design, and remote sensing techniques, especially spectroscopy and active radar imaging. My current research focuses on developing improved techniques for imaging challenging terrain, such as highly vegetated coastal regions, using Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR). My work addresses the contribution of vertical land motion to the effects of relative sea level change and also targets efforts to improve forecasting of hazards, such as floods.


I also work on evaluating novel SmallSat constellations for next-generation imaging capabilities, including contributing to NASA's Surface Deformation and Change (SDC) mission studies (https://science.nasa.gov/earth-science/decadal-sdc).

Education


2021 - Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

2018 - M.S., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

2016 - B.S.E., Electrical Engineering, Princeton University

Professional Societies


IEEE

Member

2019 - Present


AGU

Member

2018 - Present

Publications


Refereed

Huang, S. A., and J. M. Sauber. 2024. Leveraging Multi-Primary PS-InSAR Configurations for the Robust Estimation of Coastal Subsidence IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters 1-1 [10.1109/lgrs.2024.3358737]

Huang, S. A., and J. Sauber. 2023. Successes and Challenges of MT-InSAR Methods in Coastal Regions: A Case Study on the Island of Tutuila, American Samoa IGARSS 2023 - 2023 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium [10.1109/igarss52108.2023.10282959]

Huang, S. A., and E. Biondi. 2023. Towards Improved Time-Series InSAR Analysis with a Multi-Depth Multi-Focusing Time-Domain Backprojection SAR Algorithm IGARSS 2023 - 2023 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium [10.1109/igarss52108.2023.10282812]

Huang, S. A., J. M. Sauber, and R. Ray. 2022. Mapping Vertical Land Motion in Challenging Terrain: Six‐Year Trends on Tutuila Island, American Samoa, With PS‐InSAR, GPS, Tide Gauge, and Satellite Altimetry Data Geophysical Research Letters 49 (23): [10.1029/2022gl101363]

Huang, S. A., and H. A. Zebker. 2022. InSAR Time-Series Analysis With a Non-Gaussian Detector for Persistent Scatterers IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 15 9208-9225 [10.1109/jstars.2022.3216964]

Huang, S. A., and J. Sauber. 2022. Tracking Coastal Change in American Samoa by Mapping Local Vertical Land Motion with PS-InSAR IGARSS 2022 - 2022 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium [10.1109/igarss46834.2022.9884413]

Huang, S., and H. A. Zebker. 2021. Non-Gaussian Extensions for the Detection of Persistent Scatterers: Addressing the Limitations of Gaussian Models for InSAR Imagery 2021 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium IGARSS [10.1109/igarss47720.2021.9553184]

Huang, S., H. A. Zebker, A. Nguyen, G. Papanicolaou, and A. Schmidt. 2021. Performance of Correlation-Based Imaging with a Bistatic Configuration Toward Resilient Multistatic Imaging of Space Debris 2021 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium IGARSS [10.1109/igarss47720.2021.9553595]

Huang, S., and H. A. Zebker. 2020. An Analytical Framework for Understanding Persistent Scatterer Incidence in INSAR Imagery with Bandwidth and Wavelength IGARSS 2020 - 2020 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium [10.1109/igarss39084.2020.9323173]

Huang, S., and H. A. Zebker. 2020. Backscatter Distributions of Persistent and Distributed Scatterers Over Wavelength: Results From <i>X</i>-, <i>C</i>-, and <i>L</i>-Band IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 13 5518-5525 [10.1109/jstars.2020.3024174]

Huang, S., and H. A. Zebker. 2019. SAR Image Statistics by Bandwidth Using a Mixture Distribution of Persistent Scatterer and Clutter Distributions IGARSS 2019 - 2019 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium [10.1109/igarss.2019.8898401]

Huang, S., and H. A. Zebker. 2019. Persistent Scatterer Density by Image Resolution and Terrain Type IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 12 (7): 2069-2079 [10.1109/jstars.2019.2896038]

Zebker, H. A., and S. Huang. 2018. Persistent Scatterer Statistics and Their Detection IGARSS 2018 - 2018 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium [10.1109/igarss.2018.8517837]