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Professor Guo Huadong

Prof. Guo Huadong is Director-General of the Center for Earth Observation and Digital Earth (CEODE), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and presently serves as President of the international organisation on data for science and technology, CODATA.

Professor Huadong GuoHe is a remote sensing expert, especially in the fields of radar for earth observation and remote sensing applications.

Prof. Guo was Principal Investigator for more than 20 major national projects or programs in China and for seven international radar remote sensing programs. He is now a Principal Scientist for a National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program).

As one of the founders of the International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE), he serves the ISDE as the Secretary General and the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Digital Earth, the official journal of ISDE which is published by Taylor & Francis.

He has published over 300 publications including 15 books. He was appointed to be the Leading Scientist of the National Expert Committee for Information Acquisition and Processing Technology, one of the National High-tech Research and Development Programs in China from 1992 to 2000. He was one of the PIs of Space Shuttle Imaging Radar Program.

Prof. Guo was Director-General of Institute of Remote Sensing Applications (IRSA), CAS from 1997 to 2002 and the Deputy Director General of IRSA from 1988 to 1996, also Director of Laboratory of Remote Sensing Sciences of CAS from 1994 to 2002 and Director of Centre for National Geo-informatics Engineering from 1997 to 2001.

In 2009, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science by Curtin University of Technology, Australia. He is the Guest Professor of nine Universities, both in China and abroad.

In 1992 and in 2000, he was awarded as a National Outstanding Expert by the State Council and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

March 2011