Professor Li Deren
Prof. Dr. Ing Li Deren is a scientist in photogrammetry and remote sensing; has dual membership of both the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering; is a member of the Euro-Asia International Academy of Science; Professor and PhD supervisor of Wuhan University; Vice-President of the Chinese Society of Geodesy, Photogrammetry and Cartography; and is Chairman of both the Academic Commission of Wuhan University and the National Laboratory for Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing (LIESMARS).
He has concentrated on the research and education in spatial information science and technology represented by remote sensing (RS), global positioning system (GPS) and geographic information system (GIS). His majors are the analytic and digital photogrammetry, remote sensing, mathematical morphology and its application in spatial databases, theories of object-oriented GIS and grid GIS as well as mobile mapping systems, etc.
Prof. Li Deren served as Comm. III and Comm. VI president of ISPRS in 1988-1992 and 1992-1996, worked for CEOS in 2002-2004 and president of Asia GIS Association in 2003-2006. He got Dr.h.c. from ETH in 2008.