Xingfa Gu

Deputy Director-General


Gu Xingfa received his master's and PhD degrees from Paris 7 University in 1988 and 1991, respectively, in the field of Physical Remote Sensing. He is professor for the Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is the chief designer of the application system of the GaoFen(High Resolution in Chinese) Earth Observation System (hereinafter referred to as the GF Project). He is an academician of the International Academy of Astronautics and SPIE fellow. He is a member of the Global Earth Observation (GEO) Program Board. He is a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), especially for the national policies and strategies for education, science, public health, and sport.

He has been engaged in the research of the application, information extraction and engineering of quantitative remote sensing. He is one of the leading persons in quantification and engineering application of global satellite, and has made important achievements in the radiometric calibration of land observation satellites, remote sensing monitoring of atmospheric particulate matter, engineering processing of high-resolution remote sensing information, and promoting Chinese satellite applications at global scale. These achievements have made contributions to quantitative remote sensing technology and engineering applications of Chinese GF series satellites. He won 3 second-class prizes for national scientific and technological progress, 6 first-class prizes at provincial and ministerial levels and 2 second-class prizes; published 427 papers; published 6 monographs and 10 albums; authorized 15 invention patents; and registered 45 software copyrights.