Professor Shunlin Liang Elevated to IEEE Fellow
Dr. Shunlin Liang of UMD's Department of Geographical Sciences was recently named an Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow, effective 01 January 2013, for his contributions to remote sensing from satellite observations.
The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement. 298 individuals have been elevated to IEEE Fellow for 2013.
Dr. Liang received his PhD in remote sensing and GIS from Boston University (BU). He was a Postdoctoral Research Associate with BU from 1992-93 and a Validation Scientist with the NOAA/NASA Pathfinder AVHRR Land Project from 1993-94. His main research interests focus on estimation of land surface variables from satellite observations, studies on surface energy balance, and assessing the climatic, ecological and hydrological impacts of afforestation in China. He authored the book Quantitative Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces (Wiley, 2004), edited the book Advances in Land Remote Sensing: System, Modeling, Inversion and Application (Spring, 2008), and co-edited the book Advanced Remote Sensing: Terrestrial Information Extraction and Applications (Academic Press, 2012). Dr. Liang is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing.
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