Hongxin Cao studied a Bachelor of Science (Agronomy), and a Master of Science (Crop Cultivation and Tillage) graduating in 1985 and 1988 from the former The Northwestern Agricultural University, China. He obtained a Ph.D in Agronomy from The University of Nanjing Agriculture Chinese in 1997. Also in 2000 and from 2009 to 2010 he was a Visiting Academic at The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, and The University of Queensland, respectively. Presently he is working as a professor and an associated director in Institute of Agricultural Information/Engineering Center for Digital Agriculture, Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences (JAAS), China to develop crop growth models, morphological models, and agricultural information technology, etc. He is a deputy president of the Computer in Agriculture Sub-Association of China Agriculture Association of Science Society, a deputy president of the Agricultural Meteorology Sub-Association of China Agriculture Association of Science Society, a supervisor of Jiangsu Province Agriculture Association of Science Society, a supervisor for postdoctoral station of JAAS, an advisor for postgraduate in The University of Nanjing Agriculture and The University of Yangzhou and for Ph.D. postgraduate in The National University of KwaZulu in South African, and a member of Editorial Board of Agricultural Sciences in China.