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