Tutorial

Title: Countering the Drone’s Threat by Radar – Technical Challenges and Perspectives

Time: Tuesday, Nov. 26, 19:00-21:00

Speaker:

Sun Hongbo received his B.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees from Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China, in 1997 and 2002, respectively. He joined the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, in 2002, as a Research Fellow. Between July 2004 and Oct 2019, he was with Temasek Laboratories at NTU as Research Scientist (2004-2008), Senior Research Scientist (2008-2019), Principal Investigator (2010-2019), and Programme Manager (2019). Since Oct 2019, he has been with Institute for Infocomm Research, Agency for Science, Technologyand Research (A*STAR), Singapore, as a Senior Scientist. Dr. Sun has more than 20 years’ research experience on advanced radar concept and radar signal processing. He has authored/co-authored one book chapter and more than 80 technical papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings. He is the Associate Editor for research journals Electronics Letters and Bulletin of Geosciences. He also served as the Guest Associate Editor for an IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letter Special Stream (2015-2017). He is the Senior Member of IEEE and the past Chairman of IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society / Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Joint Singapore Chapter (2016-2017). Previously he had ever been the Technical Program Committee Co-chair in the 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar (APSAR 2015) and the Technical Program Committee member in many other international conferences. He was also the recipient of Excellent Paper Award in RADAR 2006 conference.

 

 

Title: Airborne and Spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar: Design, System Development, Image Processing, Flight Test, and Applications

Time: Tuesday, Nov. 26, 19:00-21:00

Speaker:

Josaphat Tetuko Sri Sumantyo was born in Bandung, Indonesia in 1970. He received the B.Eng. and M.Eng. degre

es in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Kanazawa University, Japan in 1995 and 1997, respectively (Subsurface Radar Systems) and the Ph.D. degree in Artificial System Sciences (Applied Radio Wave and Radar Systems) from Chiba University, Japan in 2002. From 1990 to 1999, he was a Researcher with the Agency for Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT), Jakarta. He was with the Center for Frontier Electronics and Photonics (Venture Business Laboratory), Chiba University, Japan as a Lecturer (Post Doctoral Fellowship Researcher) from 2002 to 2005. He was an Associate Professor (permanent) at the Center for Environmental Remote Sensing (CEReS), Chiba University from 2005 to 2013, then Full Professor (permanent) at the same center from 2013 to now. Now he is Head Department of Environmental Remote Sensing and Head Division of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Chiba University in FY 2019. He is member of international and domestic organizations, reviewer of journals, and organizations. He received many awards and research grants related his researches and studies, and promoted many students from around the world and as a Visiting Lecturer/Professor in many Universities etc.

 

 

Title: Surface Motion Estimation from SAR Interferometry

Time: Tuesday, Nov. 26, 19:00-21:00

Speaker:

Timo Balz was born in Stuttgart, Germany. He received the Diploma degree (Dipl.-Geogr.) in geography and the Doctoral degree (Dr.-Ing.) in aerospace engineering and geodesy from the Universitaet Stuttgart, Stuttgart, in 2001 and 2007, respectively. From fall 2001 to the end of 2007, he was a Research Assistant with the Institute for Photogrammetry, Universitaet Stuttgart. Between 2004 and 2005, he was a Visiting Scholar with Wuhan University, Wuhan, China. From 2008-2010, he has been a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing (LIESMARS), Wuhan University. From 2010-2015 he was Associate Professor for Radar Remote Sensing with LIESMARS. Since 2015 he is Full Professor with LIESMARS. He serves as Associate Editor for Remote Sensing and he is member of the editorial board of Geo-Spatial Information Science. Since 2016 he is Chair of the ISPRS Commission I Working Group on SAR and Microwave Sensing. He has authored and co-authored about 150 scientific articles in journals, books, and conference proceedings.

 

 

Title: Deep learning and its applications in SAR image interpretation

Time: Tuesday, Nov. 26, 19:00-21:00

Speaker:

Feng Xu (S’06-M’08-SM’14) received the B.E. with honor in Information Engineering from Southeast University, Nanjing, China and the Ph.D. with honor in Electronic Engineering from Fudan University, Shanghai, China, in 2003 and 2008, respectively. From 2008 to 2010, he was a postdoctoral fellow with the NOAA Center for Satellite Application and Research (STAR), Camp Springs, MD. From 2010 to 2013, he was with at Intelligent Automation Inc. Rockville MD, while partly working for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD as a research scientist. In 2012,he was selected into China’s Global Experts Recruitment Program, and subsequently returned to Fudan University in June 2013, where he currently is a professor in the school of information science and technology and the vice director of the MoE Key Lab for Information Science of Electromagnetic Waves. He has published more than 40 papers in peer-reviewed journals, co-authored 2 books, and 5 patents, among many conference papers. Among other honors, he was awarded the second-class National Nature Science Award of China in 2011. He was the 2014 recipient of the Early Career Award of IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society and the 2007 recipient of the SUMMA graduate fellowship in the advanced electromagnetics area. He currently serves as the associate editor for IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters. He is the founding chair of IEEE GRSS Shanghai Chapter. His research interests include electromagnetic scattering modeling, SAR information retrieval and radar system development.

 

 

Title: From Circular SAR to Multi-Aspect SAR: Imaging Fundamentals and Applications

Time: Thursday, Nov. 28, 19:00-21:00

Speakers:
Wen Hong recieved her Ms.D and Ph.D in Northwestern Polytechnical Univ. (NPU) and Beijing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (BUAA), P.R. China, in 1993 and 1997 respectively. From 1997 to 2002, she served as a faculty staff in the Dept. of E.E., BUAA. In between, she was a guest scientist in the Microwaves and Radar Institute in German Aerospace Center (DLR-HF) in 1998. She joined the Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IECAS) since 2002 till now. As a senior researcher and a Ph.D. candidate program supervisor in the IECAS, her research interests are new concept, system and methodology studies in microwave imaging and its applications.

 

 

 

 

Yun LIN received the Ph.D. degree in Signal and Information Processing from the Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, in 2011. From 2011 to 2018, she has been with the National Key Lab of Microwave Imaging Technology, Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, where she was in charge of the signal processing algorithm development and successfully processed the first airborne circular SAR image in China in the year of 2011. Since 2018, she has joined the School of Information Science and Technology, North China University of Technology, Beijing, China. Her current activities of research are focused on the topics of multi-aspect SAR imaging and its applications.

 

 

 

 

 

Title: SAR Polarimetry: Theory and Applications

Time: Thursday, Nov. 28, 19:00-21:00

Speakers:

Carlos Lopez-Martinez is currently Associate Professor in the area of remote sensing and microwave technology in the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. He has also a wide professional international experience. From October 2000 to March 2002, he was with the High Frequency and Radar Systems Department, HR, German Aerospace Center, DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. From June 2003 to December 2005, he has been with the Image and Remote Sensing Group – SAPHIR Team, in the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications of Rennes (I.E.T.R. – CNRS UMR 6164), Rennes, France. Finally, from May 2017 until September 2019 he was responsible of the Remote Sensing and Natural Resources Modelling group in the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology in Luxembourg. He is associate editor of IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing and also MDPI Remote Sensing. He served as guest editor of the EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing. He has organized different invited sessions in international conferences on radar and SAR polarimetry. He has presented advanced courses and seminars on radar polarimetry to a wide range of organizations and events. Dr. López-Martínez has authored or co-authored more than 150 articles in journals, books, and conference proceedings in the Radar Remote Sensing and image analysis literature. He received the Student Prize Paper Award at the EUSAR 2002 Conference and co-authored the paper awarded with the First Place Student Paper Award at the EUSAR 2012 Conference. He has also received the IEEE-GRSS 2013 GOLD Early Career Award.

Qiang Yin received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in signal and information processing from Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Science. From 2014 to 2015, she was Research Fellow in European Space Agency (ESA-ESRIN). Currently, she is Associate Professor at the College of Information Science and Technology, Beijing University of Chemical Technology. She is also Lecturer of the Advanced Land Remote Sensing International Training Course of ESA-MOST Dragon Cooperation. Since 2016 she is Coordinator of IEEE GRSS in Asia and Pacific Region. Her research interests include polarimetric SAR processing, classification, and quantitative parameter inversions.

 

 

 

 

Title: Microwave Photonics for Radars

Time: Thursday, Nov. 28, 19:00-21:00

Speakers:

Shilong Pan is currently a Full Professor and an Executive Director of the Key Laboratory of Radar Imaging and Microwave Photonics, the Ministry of Education, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. His research has focused on microwave photonics, which includes optical generation and processing of microwave signals, analog photonic links, photonic microwave measurement, and integrated microwave photonics. Prof. Pan has authored or co-authored over 420 research papers, including more than 230 papers in peer-reviewed journals and 190 papers in conference proceedings. He is currently an associate editor of Electronics Letters, a Topical Editor of Chinese Optics Letters, and is a Technical Committee member of IEEE MTT-3 Microwave Photonics. He is a Steering Committee Member of IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, and International Conference on Optical Communications and Networks. Prof. Pan has also served as a Chair of a number of international conferences, symposia, and workshops, including TPC Chair of IEEE ICOCN 2015, General Co-chair of the 26th IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics (MWP 2021), and TPC Co-chair of IEEE MWP 2017. Prof. Pan is a Fellow of OSA, SPIE and IET, and a senior member of IEEE. He was selected as an IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturer in 2019.