Deren Li



Birth Date and Place:

December 31, 1939, Jiangsu Province, China



Family Status:



Yixuan Zhu (Prof. In Close-Range Photogrammetry)


Wei Li (born in Nov. 2, 1968)

Bo Li (born in May 6, 1972)


Prof. and Director of National Key Laboratory for Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing (LIESMARS) at Wuhan University

Employment Period:

1963 to present

Present Address:

129 Luo Yu Road, Wuhan, P. R. China, 430079


+86 27 87865402 (O)

+86 27 87884224 (H)


+86 27 87865402

+86 27 87646769


Aug. 1963 – Dec. 1964:

Intern, the Second Surveying Team, National Bureau of Surveying and Mapping, China

Dec. 1964 – Dec. 1970

Technician, Scientific Institute of Surveying and Mapping, National Bureau of Surveying and Mapping, China

Jan. 1971 – Oct. 1975

Technician, Head of Lab, Shijiazhuang Cement Production Factory, China

Oct. 1975 – Sep. 1978

Engineer, Bureau of Surveying and Mapping of Hebei Province, China

Jan. 1982 – Sep. 1986

Lecturer, Head of Photogrammetry Section, Former Wuhan Technical University of Surveying and Mapping (WTUSM), China

Oct. 1986 – Jan. 1997

Prof., Supervisor and Head of School of Information Engineering, WTUSM, China

Feb. 1997 – July. 2000

President of WTUSM, China

Aug. 2000 - present

Director, LIESMARS, Wuhan University, China


Sep. 1957 – July. 1963

Diploma at Department of Photogrammetry, WTUSM

Oct. 1978 – Dec. 1981

Master’s Degree, Department of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Majoring in Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, WTUSM (Supervisor: Prof. Wang Zhizhuo)

Mar. 1982 – Aug. 1982

German Studies Program, Beijing Language Studies Institute

May. 1983 – Feb. 1985

Dr.-Ing, Department of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Stuttgart University of Germany (Supervisor: Prof. F. Ackermann)


    l Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences
    l Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering
    l Academician of International Academy of European and Asian Studies
    l Vice President of Chinese Society of Geodesy,Photogrammetry and Cartography
    l Vice President of Chinese Society of Image and Graphics
    l Vice President of Chinese Society of Geography, Affiliated Society of Environmental Remote Sensing
    l Vice President of Hubei Provincial Commission of Science and Technology
    l President of Hubei Society of Surveying and Mapping
    l Honorary President of Hubei Provincial Society of Lands
    l President of Wuhan Association of Occident Homecoming
    l President of Wuhan Sodality of Homecoming Doctor Students
    l Top Scientist of Wuhan Optical Valley, China
    l Commission President III (1988-1992) and Commission VI (1992-1996) of International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)
    l Vice-chairman of CEOS (2004)
    l Chairman of Academic commission of Wuhan University
    l Responsible for development of a combined adjustment system in China
    l Responsible for development of a software package for SPOT image evaluation at analytical plotter and ortho-projector
    l Responsible for research for the application of mathematical morphology in map recognition
    l Responsible for point determination by using GPS in air borne and space borne photogrammetry and remote sensing
    l Responsible for development of Chinese GIS software
    l Research in automatic image interpretation and man-made object identification
    l Visiting Scholar of Bonn University, Germany (Oct. 1982 – May. 1983)
    l Guest Professor of Queens Land University of Technology, Australia (1991)
    l Guest Professor of ETH in Zurich, Switzerland, (1991 and 1995)
    l Guest Researcher of Calgary University, Canada(1994)

    More than 350 technical papers and 8 books have been published