Professor Gong Jianya is a member of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He is now the director of Wuhan University’s State Key Lab of Information Sciences in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing.He was born in Zhangshu, Jiangxi Province in April 1957. He graduated from the Department of Surveying of East China Geosciences Institute in 1982 and received his doctor degree from Wuhan Technical University of Surveying and Mapping in 1992. He was selected as the member of CAS in 2011. He was awarded China National Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists, and got the titles of "Changjiang Scholar" Professor of Ministry of Education, 973 project chief scientist, academic leader of Innovative Research Groups of China’s National Natural Science Foundation, etc.
Professor Gong Jianya has made a number of original innovations in geoinformation theory and geometric remote sensing studies. For example, he invented object-oriented data model and interoperability model and geometric imaging model and precise processing method. Based on his own theory and models, he developed independently GIS basic software and network service platform and remote sensing ground processing system. He has undertaken over 30 national and provincial scientific projects.
Professor Gong has published 12 works and textbooks, over 430 theses. He won 3 National Science and Technology second prizes, 5 first prizes at provincial and ministerial prizes, 1 ISPRSDolezal Achievement Award.