Xiao Xiang Zhu
Xiao Xiang Zhu (Fellow, IEEE) received the M.Sc., Dr.-Ing., and Habilitation degrees in signal processing from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Munich, Germany, in 2008, 2011, and 2013, respectively. She is currently the Professor with the Data Science in Earth Observation, TUM, and the Head of the Department of EO Data Science, Remote Sensing Technology Institute, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Weßling, Germany. Since 2019, she has been a Co-Coordinator of the Munich Data Science Research School, Munich, and has been the Head of the Helmholtz Artificial Intelligence—Research Field Aeronautics, Space and Transport, Munich. Since 2020, she has been the Director of the International Future Artificial Intelligence (AI) Lab—Artificial Intelligence for Earth Observation (AI4EO): Reasoning, Uncertainties, Ethics and Beyond, Munich. Since 2020, she has also been the Co-Director of the Munich Data Science Institute (MDSI), TUM. Her research interests include remote sensing and Earth observation, signal processing, machine learning, and data science, with their applications in tackling societal grand challenges, e.g., global urbanization, Union Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN’s SDGs), and climate change.