Keynote

Title: Big SAR data processing: Topographic and vegetation/land-use discovery for SAR data structurization

Time: Wednesday, Nov. 27, Morning

Speaker:

Akira Hirose is a Fellow of the IEEE and the IEICE, and a member of JNNS and APNNS. He served as the Founding President of Asia-Pacific Neural Network Society (APNNS) (2016), President of Japanese Neural Network Society (JNNS) (2013-2015), Vice President of the IEICE Electronics Society (ES) (2013-2015), Editor-in-Chief of the IEICE Transactions on Electronics (2011-2012), Associate Editor of journals such as the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NEURAL NETWORKS (2009-2011), IEEE GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING NEWSLETTER (2009-2012), Chair of the Neurocomputing Technical Group in the IEICE, Founding Chair of the IEEE CIS NNTC Complex-Valued Neural Network Task Force (2010-), Governing Board Member of APNNA/APNNS (2006-), IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) All Japan Chapter Chair (2013-2015) and IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) All Japan Chapter Chair (2017-2018). He also served as the General Chair of Asia-Pacific Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar (APSAR) 2013 Tsukuba, International Conference on Neural Information Processing (ICONIP) 2016 Kyoto, and International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 2019 Yokohama.

 

 

Title: New Methods for Speckle Filtering from SAR Images from Non-Local Means Filter to Machine Learning

Time: Wednesday, Nov. 27, Morning

Speaker:

Vito Pascazio graduated (cum laude) in 1986 at the University of Bari, Italy, in Electronic Engineering, and he received in 1990 the Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science from Department of Electronic Engineering of the University of Napoli “Federico II”, Italy. In 1990 he was first at the Research Institute on Electromagnetics and Electronic Devices (IRECE) of the Italian National Council of Research (CNR), Napoli, Italy, and then he joined the Università di Napoli “Parthenope”, Italy, where he is presently Full Professor, and Chair of the Department of Engineering. Vito Pascazio was also the Director of the National Laboratory of Multimedia Communication of National Consortium Inter-Universitary of Telecommunication (CNIT). He served as General Co-Chair IGARSS 2015 conference in Milan, and as member in the Technical Committees of several IGARSS conferences. Vito Pascazio published about 200 technical papers, and he is Senior Member of IEEE.

 

 

Title: Synthetic Aperture Radar Three-Dimensional Imaging

—-From TomoSAR and Array InSAR to Microwave Vision

Time: Wednesday, Nov. 27, Morning

Speaker:

Ding Chibiao is currently the vice president of the Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences and the director of the State Key Laboratory of Microwave Imaging Technology. He has been engaged in the research of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and remote sensing satellite data processing and application technology for over 20 years. He developed the first array InSAR three-dimensional imaging system in China.

 

 

 

 

 

Title: SAR for Agriculture: Towards an Operational Application in India

Time: Wednesday, Nov. 27, Morning

Speaker:

Avik Bhattacharya is currently an Associate Professor at the Centre of Studies in Resources Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (CSRE, IITB), Mumbai, India. Before joining IITB, he was a Canadian Government Research Fellow at the Canadian Centre for Remote Sensing (CCRS) in Ottawa, ON, Canada. He received the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada visiting scientist fellowship at the Canadian national laboratories, from 2008 to 2011. His current research interests include SAR polarimetry, statistical analysis of polarimetric SAR images, applications of Radar Remote Sensing in Agriculture, Cryosphere, Urban and Planetary studies. He is the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING LETTERS (GRSL). He was an Associate Editor of IEEE GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING LETTERS. He has been the Guest Editor of the special issue on «Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing in India» in IEEE JOURNAL OF SELECTED TOPICS IN APPLIED EARTH OBSERVATIONS AND REMOTE SENSING (J-STARS), 2017. He is one of the guest editors of the special stream on «Advanced Statistical Techniques in SAR Image Processing and Analysis» in IEEE GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING LETTERS, 2018. Dr. Bhattacharya is one of the subject heads of «Remote Sensing Imagery» under the field «Image» in the Encyclopédie des Sciences, ISTE-WILEY, UK. He is the Founding Chairperson of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) Chapter of the Bombay Section.

 

 

Title: Antenna Array Microsystem in the Next-Generation Synthetic Aperture Radar

Time: Wednesday, Nov. 27, Morning

Speaker:

Jiaguo Lu is Deputy General Manager of BOWEI Electronic Technology Limited Company of CETC, and President of No. 43 Research Institute of CETC. He has intensive experiences on microwave imaging active array antenna for space-borne platform, rocket-borne platform and airborne platform, covering multi-bands, multi-polarization co-aperture array antenna, microwave photonic array antenna, digital array antenna, and antenna in package series etc. He has finished many accomplishments in realizing lightweight, low profile, high efficiency, and high integration of antennas. He was awarded the Second Prize of National Science & Technology Progress, the First Prize of National Defense Science & Technology Progress for three times, and the Second Prize of National Defense Science & Technology Progress for three times. Moreover, he has authored 2 books, applied for more than 40 patents, and published over 40 papers.

 

 

Title: Application of satellite and airborne SAR data in disaster response

Time: Wednesday, Nov. 27, Morning

Speaker:

Fumio Yamazaki is currently Research Fellow at National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED), Japan and Professor Emeritus at Chiba University, Japan. He received the M.S. degree in civil engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1978. After working for Shimizu Corporation, Japan for eight years and serving as a visiting scholar at Columbia University, USA for two years, he earned the Ph.D. degree in civil engineering from the University of Tokyo. He joined the Institute of Industrial Science at University of Tokyo in 1989 as Associate Professor and had been there until 2003. He also served as a team leader of Earthquake Disaster Mitigation Research Center (EDM) in Kobe, Japan in the period of 1998 to 2004. Dr. Yamazaki was dispatched as a JICA expert to Thailand and served as Professor at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) from 2001 to 2003. He joined Graduate School of Engineering at Chiba University as Professor in 2003 and retired in March 2019. His research interests include earthquake engineering, stochastic mechanics, and more recently, application of GIS and remote sensing to disaster management. He is a member of many professional organizations in Japan and USA including ASCE, IEEE GRS, EERI, JSCE, and RSSJ. He received Doctor Honoris Causa from National University of Engineering, Peru in 2007. He is a member of advisory committees of local and central governments of Japan.

 

 

Title: Bistatic/multistatic synthetic aperture radar: Development and Prospect

Time:Wednesday, Nov. 27, Morning

Speaker:

Jianyu Yang received his B.S. degree from National University of Defense Technology in 1984, and his M.S. and PhD degrees from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) in 1987 and 1991, respectively. He joined UESTC in 1991, and was appointed as Professor of UESTC in 1999. From 2001 to 2005, he served as the Dean of School of Electronic Engineering of UESTC. In 2005, he was a senior visiting scholar of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was elected Vice-Chairman of the Radar Society of the Chinese Institute of Electronics in 2016, was promoted to Fellow of the Chinese Institute of Electronics in 2018, and was elected as the APSAR 2019 Technical Program Chair. Dr. Yang has been engaged in the research of radar imaging for 30 years. Especially, he has carried out long-term and extensive research on bistatic SAR, and has achieved fruitful research results, involving theory, methods, techniques and verifications. In 2007, he conducted the first airborne bistatic side-looking SAR imaging experiment in China, and in 2012, he obtained the first airborne bistatic forward-looking SAR image in the world.