The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) announced its 2019 fellow list. Prof. Li Shutao from HNU College of Electrical and Information Engineering was on the list, for his prominent contributions to image fusion and classification in remote sensing.
IEEE is a worldly largest academic association in electrical and electric engineering, computer, telecommunication, and automation technologies. It has 420,000 members and 39 professional societies in over 160 countries worldwide. IEEE Fellow is the highest level of IEEE membership, conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors in recognition of a high level of demonstrated extraordinary accomplishments. The number of IEEE Fellows is not more than 1‰ of the total membership.
Prof. Li gained his bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees in HNU in 1995, 1997, and 2001. He is now a professor and doctoral supervisor in the HNU College of Electrical and Information Engineering. He is a distinguished professor of the "Changjiang Scholar" program of the Chinese Ministry of Education; a young researcher awarded with the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars; a leading sci-tech innovator of the national "Ten Thousand Talents" program; an expert obtaining the State Council Special Allowance, and; a candidate for the national "Hundred, Thousand, and Ten Thousand Talents" program. He was titled “Young and middle-aged expert with prominent contributions; and selected as a member of the Information Committee of the Science & Technology Commission of Ministry of Education. He is the editorial board member of several internationally famous academic journals, including IEEE Transations on Geoscience and Remote Sening, IEEE Transations on Instrumentation and Measrement, and Information Fusion. He holds the posts of Hunan Key Laboratory on AI and Visual Perception director and Hunan Association of Automation vice chairman. He has been on Elsevier's Highly Cited Researchers list for four consecutive years (2014-2017).
Prof. Li has devoted in the national key and international frontier disciplines, such as earth observation, and security monitoring and control. He has made accomplishments in theoretical and methodological innovation, and key technical breakthrough, in the areas of visual perception and spectral imaging, image processing and pattern recognition, and AI and machine learning. His researches won two second prizes of the National Science and Technology Progress Award; one first prize of the Hunan Natural Science Award; and, one second prize of the Natural Science Award of the Ministry of Education. He published more than 50 papers on IEEE proceedings, and 17 highly cited papers and two hot papers on ESI rankings. The SCI cited times exceed 3,700, and Google Scholar cited times over 10,000. He obtains 15 invention patents, and 10 software copyrights.