Chenzhou Cui

Positions: PI of Chinese Virtual Observatory (China-VO)
Academic Title: Professor
Mailing Address: Chenzhou Cui
Education and Career History

Ph.D. in Astronomical Techniques and Methods, NAOC, Beijing, 2003.6

Concentrations: Virtual Observatory, Grid Technology, Web Services, Scientific Databases

Thesis: System Design of Chinese Virtual Observatory

Advisor: Prof. Yongheng ZHAO

M.Sc. in Astrophysics, Beijing Astronomical Observatory, Beijing, 2000.6

Concentrations: Astronmical Databasese, Galactic Abundances

Thesis: Setup of SAGE Astronomical Database and Statistical Analyses of Galactic Abundances

Advisor: Prof. Gang ZHAO

B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering, Hebei University of Technology, Tianjin, 1997.6

Director (associated professor then professor), Center of Information and Computing, NAOC, 2009.1-l  

Lead (associated professor), Center of Information and Computing, NAOC, 2006.1-2008.12l

Researcher (lecture then associate professor), LAMOST, NAOC, 2003.7 – 2005.12

Research Fields

Astro-Informatics, Virtual Observatory, Data-Driven Education and Public Outreach, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Grid Technology, Astronomical Databases, Astronomical Data Center, Data Processing and Analysis, Galactic Structure and Evolution, Stellar Abundance


  Outstanding Contribution Award of Astronomy, Chinese Astronomical Society, Nanjing, 2012

  Advanced Individual, China National Committee for Terms in Sciences and Technologies, Beijing, 2010

  Nova in Science & Technology, Beijing Municipal Science & Technology Commission, Beijing, 2007

  Astronomical Education Award, Chinese Astronomical Society, Shanghai, 2006

  Director Scholarship, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, 2004

  Astronomical Education Award, Beijing Astronomical Society, Beijing, 2002

  Graduate Scholarship, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 2002

  Yongling LIU Scholarship, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 2000

  Virtual Observatory: AstroCloud, e-Science Excellent Case, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 2015

  Virtual Observatory, e-Science Excellent Case, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 2010

  CosmoStation, Consolation prize of "Excellent EPO Website Contest", Internet Society of China, Beijing, 2005


Selected Publication

1.       "Statistical Analysis of Fe Abundance Gradients in the Galaxy", Chenzhou CUI, Gang ZHAO, Yongheng ZHAO & Jianrong SHI. 2001, Science in China (Series A), 44 (1), 120-127

2.       "Virtual Observatory and Grids", Chenzhou CUI & Yongheng ZHAO. 2002, in: Jiuling SUN & Huizhong SHI (eds.), Scientific Data: Management and Share, 272-290. Beijing: Chinese Science and Technology Press

3.       "Technology progress of Virtual Observatory ", Chenzhou CUI, Yongheng ZHAO, Gang ZHAO & Yanxia ZHANG. 2002, PABei, 20 (4), 302-311. 2002PABei..20..302C

4.       "Abundance Gradients in the Galactic Disk", Chenzhou CUI, Yuqin CHEN, Gang ZHAO & Yongheng ZHAO. 2003, Science in China (Series G), 46 (1), 52-61

5.       "Architecture of Chinese Virtual Observatory", Chenzhou Cui, Yongheng Zhao. 2004, Astronomical Research and Technology, 1 (2), 140-151. 2004PNAOC...1..140C

6.       "Research and Development Strategy and Focuses of Chinese Virtual Observatory ", Chenzhou Cui, Yongheng Zhao. 2004, Astronomical Research and Technology, 1 (3), 203-209. 2004PNAOC...1..203C

7.        “VOFilter, Bridging Virtual Observatory and Industrial Office Applications”, Chenzhou Cui, Markus Dolensky, Peter Quinn, Yong-heng Zhao, Francoise Genova. 2006, ChJAA, 6 (3),379-386. 2006ChJAA...6..379C

8.        “SkyMouse: A smart interface for astronomical on-line resources and services”, Chenzhou CUI, Hua-Ping SUN, Yong-Heng ZHAO, Yu LUO & Da-Zhi QI. 2008, Chinese Science Bulletin, 53 (10), 1479-1483

9.       “Search and Location of FITS Data Files”, Chen-Zhou CUI, Wen LI, Ce YU, Zhen XU & Yong-Heng ZHAO. 2008, PNAOC, 5 (2), 116-123

10.    “VIRTUAL OBSERVATORY: TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES FOR ASTRONOMICAL RESEARCH”, translated by Chen-Zhou CUI, et al., 2010, First Edition, Beijing, Chinese Science and Technology Press. Original: “THE NATIONAL VIRTUAL OBSERVATORY: TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES FOR ASTRONOMICAL RESEARCH”, Matthew J. Graham, et al., 2008, First Edition,  ASP

11.   "A Historical Sky Survey Project, SDSS", Chen-Zhou CUI. 2010, Scientific Data Communication. 1, 17-20

12.   “Taking Advantages of Advanced Information Technologies for New Academic Glossary Item Collection”, Chen-Zhou CUI. 2010, China Terminology, 3, 19-21

13.   “Design and Implementation of a New Version of the Website ‘Glossary of Astronomical Terms’”, Chen-Zhou CUI, Heng YU, Yu-Lin BIAN. 2011, PNAOC, 8(2): 178-184

14.   “Enhanced management of personal astronomical data with FITSManager”, Chen-Zhou CUI, Dong-Wei FAN, Yong-Heng ZHAO, Ajit KEMBHAVI, Bo-Liang HE, Zi-Huang CAO, Jian LI, Deoyani NANDREKAR. 2011, New Astronomy, 17 (2012) 167-174. DOI: 10.1016/j.newast.2011.06.009

15.   "Robotic Autonomous Observatory Network Review", CUI Chen-zhou, LI Jian, CAI Xu, FAN Yu-feng, WANG Feng, CAO Zi-huang, SU LI-ying, FAN Dong-wei, QIAO Cui-lan, HE Bo-liang, LI Chang-hua, ZHAO Yong-heng, CHEN Yue, WANG Chuan-jun, XIN Yu-xin, BAI Jin-ming, JI Kai-fan. 2013, PABei, 31 (2): 140-158

16.   "Virtual Observatory, an e-Science Environment for Astronomy", CUI Chen-zhou, XUE Yan-jie, LI Jian, ZHAO Hong-heng, LIU Liang, CHEN Xiao. 2013, Bulletin of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 28 (4): 511-518

17.   "Astronomy research in big-data era (in Chinese)", Cui Chen-zhou, Yu Ce, Xiao Jian, et al. Chin Sci Bull, 2015, 60: 445–449, doi: 10.1360/N972014-00839