Chair Professor, Head of Department, The Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Prof Shi is Head of Department and Chair Professor for Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He received his doctoral degree from University of Osnabruck, Germany in 1994.
Prof Shi's current research interests are in the areas of Geographic Information Science (GISci) and remote sensing, with focusing on uncertainty modelling and quality control for spatial data, object extraction and change detection from satellite images and laser scanning (LiDAR) data, 3D and dynamic modelling and spatial analysis in GISci.
He proposed and developed the principles of modeling uncertainties in spatial data and spatial analyses, a fundamental theoretical base for GISci. This work has been highly recognized internationally and has won several prestige international and Chinese awards, such as the State Natural Science Award by the State Council in 2007 and Wang Zhizhuo Award from International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) in 2012. The ensuing research has made a strong impact on GISci and he has published more than 200 journal articles and over 15 books. Prof Shi served as President of Commission Ⅱ, ISPRS (2008-2012). He also serves as an editorial board member for a number of international journals, including IJGIS, the top journal in GISci.