Prof. Ya-qiu JIN, Fudan University, CHINA

Title: A Chain of Modeling, Simulation, Inversion and Recognition for Polarimetric Scattering and SAR Observations

Abstract: Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery technology is one of most important advances in space-borne and air-borne microwave remote sensing during recent decades. Completely polarimetric scattering from complex terrain surface/target can be measured. Fully understanding and retrieving information, both in quantitatively and qualitatively, from polarimetric scattering signatures of SAR imagery have become a key issue for extensive applications of POL-SAR remote sensing.

This paper reports some research progress in Fudan University on polarimetric scattering of natural environment/volumetric target and POL-SAR information. It presents an information chain of theoretical modeling, numerical simulation, parameter inversion and automatic target recognition (ATR) for POL-SAR observations.

It includes the works on (1) Environment/target modeling for polarimetric scattering, (2)  POL-SAR imaging simulation for complex environment scene, (3) Inversion and information retrieval for multi-sources high-resolution POL-SAR, (4) Change detection from multi-temporal POL-SAR images, and (5) Automatic target recognition and three-dimensional reconstruction from POL-SAR images.


Ya-Qiu Jin graduated from Peking University, Beijing, China in 1970, and received the M.S., E.E., and Ph.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA in 1982, 1983 and 1985, respectively. He is currently the Te-Pin Professor,and Director of Key laboratory for Information Science of Electromagnetic Waves(MoE), Fudan University, Shanghai, China. 

Dr. Jin is the Academician of CAS (Chinese Academy of Sciences), and the Fellow of TWAS (the Developing Countries Academy of Sciences), IAA (International Academy of Astronautics), and Electroamgnetics Academy. He is a IEEE Fellow and IEEE GRSS Distinguished Speaker (2010- ). He will be co-general Chair for IGARSS2016 in Beijing, China. He was the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (2005-2012), the member of IEEE GRSS AdCom(2009-2011), and Chair for IEEE Fellow Evaluation of GRSS (2009-2011).

His main research interests include polarimetric scattering and radiative transfer in complex natural media, microwave remote sensing, as well as theoretical modeling, information retrieval and applications in earth terrain and planetary surfaces, and computational electromagnetics.

He has published more than 680 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings and 14 books, including the most recent book of Polarimetric Scattering and SAR Information Retrieval (Wiley and IEEE, 2013). He was appointed as the Principal Scientist (2001) for the China State Major Basic Research Project by the MOST (State Ministry of Science and Technology) of China to lead the remote sensing program in China.

He received IEEE GRSS Education Award (2010), the China National Science Prize (2011, 1993), the first-grade MoE Science Prizes (1992, 1996 and 2009), and the first-grade Guang-Hua Science Prize (1993), Prize of Fudan President (2004) among many other prizes.