Rui Xiao is an Associate Professor and a doctoral supervisor at the School of Remote Sensing and Information Engineering, Wuhan University, China. He is also a visiting scholar at Cornell University and Arizona State University in the USA. His work has been published in world-leading journals in urban and environmental studies. Rui's research interests encompass urban sustainable development, ecological environmental changes, optimal land-use planning, and the water-food-ecology nexus. He has published multiple academic papers, and the citation frequency of his papers is more than 3000.