Hui Lin is Professor and Dean of the School of Geography and Environment, Jiangxi Normal University in China. He received Ph.D. degrees from University at Buffalo in 1992. His major research interests in satellite remote sensing, virtual geographic environments (VGE), and spatially integrated humanities and social science. He has published more than 300 research papers in peer reviewed academic journals and co-authored 12 books. He was elected academician of International Eurasia Academy of Sciences in 1995. Hui Lin received the Outstanding Contribution Award from Asia Association of Remote Sensing in 2009 and AAG Miller Award in 2017.