Leung Tsang


Leung Tsang
Fields of study
William T. Pecora Award


Leung Tsang’s pioneering statistical electromagnetic and microwave remote sensing theories have profoundly impacted the fundamental understanding of how microwaves interact with complex geophysical environments. Airborne and satellite remote sensing technologies are central to research in environmental issues such as global climate change and monitoring of Earth’s water and carbon cycles. Dr. Tsang’s models provide pivotal understanding for wave propagation in dense media, random media, rough surfaces, backscattering enhancement, clustered particles, multiple scattering, and four Stokes parameters in thermal emission. His theories have set the standards for active and passive microwave remote sensing of terrestrial and polar snow, soil moisture, vegetation, forest, ice, and ocean wind and foam.

An IEEE Fellow, OSA Fellow, and recipient of the 2012 William T. Pecora Award, Leung Tsang is an electrical engineering professor at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.