Biography: Liangpei Zhang currently the Head of the Remote Sensing Division, State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping, and Remote Sensing, Wuhan University. He is also a "Chang-Jiang Scholar" Chair Professor appointed by the Ministry of Education of China. He is currently a Principal Scientist for the China State Key Basic Research Project (2011-2016) appointed by the Ministry of National Science and Technology of China to lead the remote sensing program in China. He has more than 360 research papers. He is the holder of five patents. His research interests include hyperspectral remote sensing, high-resolution remote sensing, image processing, and artificial intelligence.
Dr. Zhang is a Fellow of the IEE, Executive Member (Board of Governor) of the China National Committee of International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, Executive Member of the China Society of Image and Graphics, etc. He regularly serves as a Cochair of the series SPIE Conferences on Multispectral Image Processing and Pattern Recognition, Conference on Asia Remote Sensing, and many other conferences. He edits several conference proceedings, issues, and Geoinformatics Symposiums. He also serves as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, International Journal of Ambient Computing and Intelligence, International Journal of Image and Graphics, International Journal of Digital Multimedia Broadcasting, Journal of Geo-spatial Information Science, and Journal of Remote Sensing.