Soe W. Myint is a Professor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University. He has been serving as a Senior Sustainability Scientist at the Global Institute of Sustainability. Prior to joining the School of Geographical, he was an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in the Department of Geography at the University of Oklahoma.
He spent four years at the United Nations Environment Program - Environment Assessment Program for Asia and the Pacific (UNEP - EAP/AP) as a Research Specialist from 1993 to 1997.
During his graduate studies, he received four best student paper awards and two 2nd best paper awards at different levels of professional meetings - national, international, and regional. He received a United States Geological Survey (USGS) scholar award at the first international conference on GIScience in 2000 and an Intergraph Young Scholar award at the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) meeting in 2002.
In addition, he received Asian Institute of Technology Alumni Association (AITAA) Distinguished Alumni Award (2007) for Academic and Research Excellence in 2007 and Remote Sensing Specialty Group (RSSG) Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2016 AAG Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
He has served as the President, Vice President, Membership Chair, and Director of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) - Southwest US Region. He has also served as Chair, Vice Chair, and Director of Remote Sensing Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) and is currently serving as Faculty Sponsor of the ASU student chapter of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS).
His research over the last 12 years has been a cumulative effort to further the fields of remote sensing, GIS, geospatial statistics, spatial modeling, and classification algorithm development in an effort to inform our understanding of land cover land use (LCLU) change in the areas of drought, land degradation, desertification, disaster assessment, land fragmentation, and urban environmental modeling including urban heat island, water use, emission, and climate analysis.
Much of his early research and expertise has led to the funding of approximately $1.2 Million Dollars, on which he serves as Lead PI—NOAA (2012-2015) Evaluation of Drought Risks and its Impact on Agricultural Land and Water Use to Support Adaptive Decision-making; NASA (2012-2015), Understanding Impacts of Desert Urbanization on Climate and Surrounding Environments to Foster Sustainable Cities Using Remote Sensing and Numerical Modeling; and NSF (2012-2016), Wavelet Analysis of High Spatial Resolution Imagery for Urban Mapping Using Infinite Scale Decomposition Techniques. He has been serving as an Associate Editor of International Journal of Remote Sensing, Subject Editor of Ecosystem Health and Sustainability journal, Associate Editor of Remote Sensing journal, and Editorial Board Member of GIScience and Remote Sensing Journal.