Dr. Qian (Jenny) Du received B. S. and M. S. degrees from Beijing Institute of Technology, and M. S. and Ph. D. degrees from University of Maryland Baltimore County in 1998 and 2000, respectively, all in electrical engineering. She was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Texas A&M University-Kingsville from 2000-2004. She joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Mississippi State University (MSU) in Fall 2004, where she is currently Bobby Shackouls Professor.

Dr. Du's research field is digital image processing and its application to remote sensing problems with an expertise on hyperspectral image exploitation. The research she has conducted covers almost all the topics in remote sensing image processing and analysis, such as target detection, anomaly detection, change detection, supervised/unsupervised/semi-supervised classification, spectral unmixing, endmember extraction, dimensionality reduction, band selection, multisource data/feature/decision fusion, real-time processing, parallel computing, data compression, registration and mosaicking, sharpening, visualization, etc. Her research interests also include image super-resolution and neural networks.

Dr. Du is an active member of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS), International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR), American Society of Photogrammetric & Remote Sensing (ASPRS), and the International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Sciences (CPGIS).

Dr. Du is a Fellow of SPIE and IEEE.

Dr. Du served as Co-Chair for Data Fusion Technical Committee of IEEE GRSS (2009−2013), and Chair for Remote Sensing and Mapping Technical Committee of IAPR (2010−2014).

Dr. Du is the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing (J-STARS) since 2016.