Xiaoxiang is the Professor for Signal Processing in Earth Observation at TU Munich, the head of the department EO Data Science at DLR, the co-spokeswoman of the Munich Data Science Research School, and the head of the Helmholtz Artificial Intelligence (HAICU) – Research Field “Aeronautics, Space and Transport”. Her main research interests are remote sensing and Earth observation, signal processing, machine learning and data science, with a special application focus on global urban mapping.