Dr. Chenghu Zhou

The Chinese Academy of Science, China

Dr. Chenghu Zhou is an academician of CAS and Research Professor and Deputy Director of the Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources, CAS; he is also the Director of the State Key Laboratory of Resources and Environment Information System.He is one of IGU Vice-President and the vice-chair of the commission on Geographical Information Science. He chairs the Environmental Remote Sensing Division and Hydrology Commission of the Chinese Geography Society; and Professional Committee of Chinese GIS Association. He is a member of the expert panel of China 863 Program in marine sciences;invited honorary commissioner of the Ministry of Land and Resources. His major research interests include spatial and temporal data mining, geographic modeling, hydrology and water resources and geographic information systems and remote sensing applications. He organized and participated in some key programs and projects such as "Remote sensing monitoring of major natural disaster events and its operational evaluation", "Comprehensive Environmental Remote Sensing study of Hong Kong","Multi-Resolution Land Use & Land Cover study". In the past 5 years, he was awarded with four National S&T Progress Awards (second place); three provincial and Ministry level Science and Technology awards (first prize).