Dr. Yun Zhang is seen here standing in front of a before-and-after UNB PanSharp (fusion) image. UNB PanSharp technology and its global impact is one of the main reasons for Dr. Zhang's award. The low resolution colour and the high resolution black-and-white are original images from the QuickBird satellite.  The high resolution colour image is the result produced by UNB PanSharp.Dr. Zhang is the first person to ever receive the Giuseppe Inghilleri Award, which is to be presented only once every four years to a nominee who has significantly enhanced the applications of photogrammetry, remote sensing, or spatial information sciences in the four years preceding the ISPRS congress.

Dr. Zhang received the award for his important work in image fusion and automated pan-sharpening to improve the resolution of colour satellite imagery.

He was recently featured in a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada video, “NSERC Presents 2 Minutes with Yun Zhang.”

 

 

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