Shunlin Liang got his Ph.D. degree from Boston University, Boston, USA, in 1993. He serves as a Professor of the University of Maryland, USA, and Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China. 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. Professor Liang published about 160 peer-reviewed journal papers, authored the book Quantitative Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces (Wiley, 2004) that has been translated into Chinese, edited the book Advances in Land Remote Sensing: System, Modeling, Inversion and Application (Springer, 2008), and coedited the book Advanced Remote Sensing: Terrestrial Information Extraction and Applications (Academic Press, 2012). He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transaction on Geoscience and Remote Sensing and also a Guest Editor of several remote-sensing-related journals. He is a Fellow of IEEE.
Biography Updated on 31 December 2012