Gong Huili

President of CNU

Born in September of 1956, Mr. Gong, a member of the CPC, PHD, is a professor and PhD instructor, and he is also a faculty member of the Russian Academy of Engineering, a faculty member of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and honorary PhD of Psychology Normal University of Moscow.

Other major social titles: Appraiser of the Sixth Appraisal Committee of Geological Science of the Diploma Assessment Committee of the State Council; member of the Guiding Committee on the Teaching of Geological Science for Institutions of Higher learning by the Ministry of Education; deputy director of Teaching Supervision Committee for institutions of Higher learning; PhD instructor for Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology of Chinese Academy of Sciences and PhD instructor for University of Chinese Academy of Sciences; member of the National Disasters Control Committee; researcher specially hired by the National Disasters Control Center; member of the expert team on geographic info of National Remote Sensing Center of China; an expert on ecological and water projects of the UNESCO; a guest professor of Hiroshima University of Japan; an expert of the editorial board in Asia-Pacific region of the Water Research; an editor for various journals such as Natural Disaster, Information Science of Earth, Project Survey, etc.; vice chairman of the Geographical Society of China, deputy of director of the education committee of China Association for Geographic Information Society, and director of the Geographical Society of Beijing.

As an undergraduate in 1986, an MS graduate in 11995 and a PhD graduate in 1996 in Changchun Geological College, which is now the Environment Department of Jilin University, Mr. Gong was engaged in his post-doctoral studies in the Remote Sensing Institute of Peking University. He is the first of his kind, who won the title of “Beijing Scholars” and he has been awarded one of brilliant instructors of the Ministry of Education and top-notch creative talent of Beijing. He is also appointed as director for the Key lab of the Ministry of Education for the acquisition and application of three dimensional info, director of the engineering research center of the Ministry of Education for spatial information technology and director of the division for national urban environmental control and studies. 

He is mainly devoted to the teaching and app research of geographic info system and remote sensing. He has been in charge of various projects of national importance such as the project of “863” and those by the National Natural Science Foundation of China. He has also handled, through joint efforts, the important projects run by the governments between China and France. He has made over 170 academic papers in many journals and publications like Science of China, Decision Support System for the Management of Urban Water Resources, Album of Remote Sensing of the Biggest Flood in China in 1988 (in both Chinese and English editions) and the Geographic Info Systems for Underground Water. He has received 7 awards for his teaching and technological advancement from the province and the ministry.