Dr. Bingcai Zhang, Lead Engineer and Manager of R&D, BAE Systems GXP, was named BAE Systems Engineering Fellow at the annual Engineering Awards Banquet on April 12, 2007 in Nashua, New Hampshire. Dr. Zhang is recognized for his expertise in software development for photogrammetry, image processing, and geospatial information systems. For over 12 years, he has made significant contributions to BAE Systems’ world class applications, including SOCET SET and SOCET GXP, and has published numerous professional papers in the photogrammetric mapping field. His most recent contributions include the SOCET for ArcGIS and NGATE modules for SOCET SET.
This distinguished recognition is reserved for a select subset of engineers and scientists who have consistently demonstrated extraordinary technical expertise, creativity, and contributions within their technical discipline, and have shown the ability and willingness to collaborate with all levels of the organization. The BAE Systems Engineering Fellows program is an honor bestowed on only 1% of the company’s engineers.
For over 20 years, Bingcai has been making excellent contributions in this field and in the last decade has made world class innovations for BAE Systems with direct benefits to customers around the world. Bingcai continues to develop and lead others in the development of key applications in the mapping field. His expertise in software development techniques has been applied to achieve superior technical and application productivity.
Recently, Bingcai was also appointed co-chair of the ASPRS Softcopy Photogrammetry Committee (SPC). SPC assists ASPRS members in understanding and practicing softcopy photogrammetry, maintains guidelines and standards for the profession, and provides a forum for professionals to share and exchange industry knowledge and experience. It tracks emerging technologies related to the advancement of softcopy photogrammetry and offers educational opportunities for the understanding of scientific and technical advancements in the field.