Multiple Scattering Theory of Wave and Computational Electromagnetics

Multiple Scattering Theory of Wave and Computational Electromagnetics

Webinar Speaker:

Prof. Leung Tsang

About the Webinar

Radiative transfer equations and analytical multiple scattering theory of waves have been applied to microwave remote sensing since the 1980’s. With the advance of computers and computational electromagnetics, Numerical Maxwell Model of 3D simulations has gained importance. In this webinar, we start with dense media full-wave simulations. Next, we describe 3D simulations of rough surface scattering.  Since 2017, we have begun using a hybrid method (HM) of full wave simulations of vegetation and forests. The HM combines multiple scattering theories with commercial software.  More recently, we improved computational efficiency and developed a Fast Hybrid Method (FHM) for such simulations.

About the Speaker

LEUNG TSANG (Life Fellow, IEEE) was born and completed High School in Hong Kong. He received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from MIT. He was a Professor at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA, from 1983 to 2014, and the Chair of the EE Department, from 2006 to 2011. Since January 2015, he has been a Professor with the Department of EECS, University of
Michigan, Ann Arbor. From 2001 to 2004, he was on leave at the EE Department, City University of Hong Kong. He is the lead author of four books: Theory of Microwave Remote Sensing and Scattering of Electromagnetic Waves (Volumes 1—3). His current research interests include microwave remote sensing, random media and rough surfaces, computational electromagnetics, electromagnetic compatibility, and photonic crystals. He is an Honorary Life Member of GRSS. He is a fellow of the Optical Society of America and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. He was a Recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award from GRSS, in 2008. He received the Golden Florin Award, in 2010; the William Pecora Award co-sponsored by USGS and NASA, in 2012; the IEEE Electromagnetics Award, in 2013; and the Van de Hulst Light Scattering Award, in 2018. He has been the Chair of PIERS, since 2008. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, from 1996 to 2000, and the President of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS), from 2006 to 2007.