Pan Yunhe was born on 4 November, 1946 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. He graduated from the Department of Architecture, Tongji University, Shanghai in 1970. After graduating as master of Computer Science in Zhejiang University, he served there as a professor, chairman of computer science & engineering department, and directors of artificial intelligence institute and industrial design institute of Zhejiang University.
From May 1995 to August 2006, he served as the president of Zhejiang University. From June 2006 to June 2014, he served as the executive vice president of Chinese Academy of Engineering (ministerial level). He is also a member of the Academic Degrees Committee of China’s State Council, the consultant of the China Association for Science and Technology, the honorary director-general of China Image and Graphics Association.
Pan Yunhe is one of the pioneers in the field of intelligent CAD and computer arts. He has been engaged in computer graphics, computer-aided design, artificial intelligence and industrial design research for a long time. He has undertaken many important research projects, and achieved serious important research results in the fields of computer art, intelligent CAD, digital heritage preservation, and digital libraries, which had won several national, provincial and ministerial level scientific and technological awards. He has published many articles.
Pan Yunhe was elected as the member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering in 1997.