Prof. Guo Huadong was elected as a fellow of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) at the recently held TWAS 12th General Conference and 23rd General Meeting. There were 49 newly elected TWAS fellows including 14 scientists from Chinese mainland and 4 scientists from Taiwan, China. This election brought the total of TWAS Members from Chinese mainland to 174.
Prof. Guo Huadong is a Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), a Member of the International Academy of Sciences for Europe and Asia (IASEA), President of the Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA), Secretary-General of the International Society for Digital Earth, and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Digital Earth. He has been engaged in remote sensing research and applications and made productive achievements in the fields of radar remote sensing information mechanisms, multi-model methods for land and object identification; and conducted pioneering research in spatial information.
He is the Principal Scientist of a National Basic Research Program Project (also known as the 973 Program) on "Space-based Observations of Global Change-sensitive Mechanisms and Methods" and a National Scientific Project, "Airborne Remote Sensing System". Prof. GUO has published more than 300 papers and 15 monographs and books. He is the principal awardee of 13 national prizes.
TWAS was established in Trieste, Italy, in 1985, and has become a famous autonomous international organization. The Members of TWAS are eminent scientists elected from national academies of developing countries, national research councils, universities, institutes, and the scientific organizations of developing countries who have made outstanding contributions to developing countries and their scientific research fields.