ISPRS Honorary Member
Professor Dr. Li Deren, scientist in photogrammetry and remote sensing,
holds dual membership in both the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the
Chinese Academy of Engineering, is member of the Euro-Asia International
Academy of Science, and honorary doctor of ETH Zürich. At present, he is Professor and
PhD supervisor of Wuhan University, Vice-President of the Chinese Society of Geodesy,
Photogrammetry and Cartography, Vice-president of Hubei Association for
Science and Technology (HAST), Chair of the Academic Committee of Wuhan University
and the State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying,
Mapping and Remote Sensing (LIESMARS).
In the 1980s, Professor Li Deren was mainly engaged in the studies of observation
errors and processing methods in geodesy and photogrammetry. In 1985, he
completed theoretical research in the separability of model errors,
which advanced the reliability theory to the separability phase. The result of
this study received the 1988 Best Paper Award of the German Society of
Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, and Hansa Luftbild Award. From 1990 up to
now Professor Li has concentrated on the research and education in
geo-spatial information science and technology represented by remote sensing (RS),
global positioning system (GPS) and geographic information systems (GIS).
Since 1989 Professor Li Deren has supervised 170 PhD students and 18 postdoctoral
candidates. He has published over 709 papers and 11 books. He won one prize of the
National Great Invention Award, three prizes of the National Science and
Technology Progress Award, one prize of the National Excellent Textbook Award
and one prize of the Award of the Excellent Educational Achievements.
Professor Li Deren served as President of ISPRS Technical Commissions III and VI
from 1988-1992 and 1992-1996 respectively. He worked for CEOS in 2002-2004 and was
the first President of Asia GIS Association (2003-2006). He received the Samuel
G. Gamble Award at the ISPRS XXI Congress in 2008 and received an award in appreciation
and recognition of the outstanding contribution to the success and achievements of
the MOST/ESA Dragon Programme 2004 to 2007. Since 2010 he is ISPRS Fellow.
Li Deren is nominated as an Honorary Member for distinguished service to ISPRS
and for his contribution to the science of photogrammetry, remote sensing and
spatial information science in China and internationally.