Dr. Liu Chuang is is professor of the Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IGSNRR/CAS) , Deputy Director of Academic Journal Center of IGSNRR, Editor-in-Chief of Global Change Reearch Data Publishing and Repository, Executive Associate Chief Editor of Journal of Global Change Data and Discovery, Vice Chair of Expert Group of China-GEO (Group on Earth Observation), Secretary General of Big Geographical Data Working Group of Geographical Society of China and Director of Exective Committee of the Digital Lin Chao Geomuseum of the joint program from International Geographical Union (IGU), Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) and the Geographical Society of China (GSC).
Porf. Liu Chuang served several international organizations, she was Board Member of High Level Advisors of Global Alliance for ICT and Development (GAID), the United Nations, Co-Chair of Global Alliance for Enhancing Access to and Application of Scientific Data in Developing Countries (e-SDDC), UN GAID, and Liaison of WGISS/CEOS (Working Group of Information System and Services, Committee on Earth Observation Satellites) to CODATA/ICSU, WDS/ICSU.
She got her Bachelor Degree in Department of Geography of Liaoning Normal University, Dalian, China in 1981, Master Degree in the Department of Geography of Shaanxi Normal University in Xi’an in 1984 and Ph.D. Degree in the Department of Geography of Peking University in Beijing, in 1989. She was Associated Professor of Peking University from 1989-1992, Visiting Professor of Department of Geography of University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada from 1992-1993, Post-Doctor Fellow and Information Scientist in the Center of International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), USA from 1994-1998. She was Professor and Director of Earth Science Data and Information Center, Committee of Integrated Survey of Natural Resource, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CISNAR/CAS, 1999) and Global Change Information and Research Center, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IGSNRR/CAS, 2000-2008), as well as the Director of World Resources Research of College of Science and Technology of Natural Resource, Beijing Normal University (2006-2010).
She published more than 60 papers and 2 books, and more than 100 databases and 7 database management software tools as well. She got several academic awards, including Best Post Award by the ISPRS in 1985, Academic Progress Award of National Land Management Bureau of China, in 1994, China National Academic Progress Award in 1986, Beijing, China; Academic Achievement Award of CIESIN, USA in 1996, CODATA Prize in 2008 and Nominated Award for Female Scientists of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2008, UN WSIS (World Summit of Information Society) Prize 2018 Champon in e-Science.