University of Wisconsin-Madison
1225 W. Dayton St.
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 263-5283
Fax: 608-262-5974
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Current appointments and positions:

  • Distinguished scientist of UW-Madison – since 1 September 2006
  • Permanent Principal Investigator (PI) of University of Wisconsin-Madison – since December 2007
  • Fellow of International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) – Since December 2007
  • Adjunct Member of the Graduate Faculty at Texas A&M University, USA – since May 2007
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  • Adjunct professor of Lanzhou University, China – since May 2007
  • Senior regional editor, SPIE Journal of Applied Remote Sensing – Since 2007
  • Executive Committee member of SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications 2008 Executive Committee
  • Science council member of CIMSS - since 2002
  • Principal investigator of NASA funded International MODIS/AIRS Processing Package (IMAPP) project – since 1999
  • Principal investigator of NOAA JPSS Community Satellite Processing Package (CSPP) – since 2011
  • Principal investigator of NOAA GOES-R Algorithm Working Group program
  • Technical Advisor, Tempo Quest, Inc. – September 2014 to February 2015
  • Director, Board of Directors, GeoMetWatch, USA – January 2012 to June 2014
  • Chief Information Officer, GeoMetWatch, USA – April 2012 to June 2014
  • Committee member of Space Studies Board Committee on Earth Studies, The National Academies – 2008-2011.
  • Council member of the Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) – 2003-2012
  • Program manager and lead scientist of algorithm development for NOAA GOES-R risk Reduction project – 2003-2008
  • Member of International Radiation Commission (IRC) for the 2005 to 2008 term
  • Committee member of Physical Sciences/Engineering Area Review Committee (ARC), University of Wisconsin-Madison for 2007 to 1010 term.
  • Chair and editor of the SPIE Atmospheric and Environmental Remote Sensing Data Processing and Utilization annual conference and proceedings – 2003-2010
  • General chair of Hyperspectral Imaging and Sounding of the Environment topical conference of Optical Society of America: 2004-2008
  • Program Chair and organizing committee member of 2003 Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere (ORS) topical meeting of Optical Society of America
  • Co-chair of International TOVS Working Group (ITWG) - 2006-2013
  • Financial Director of International TOVS Working Group (ITWG) – since 2013
  • President of Weather Or Knot, a scientific remote sensing consulting Wisconsin partnership company – since 1997
  • President and principal scientist of Hyper Sensing, LLC, a federal small business scientific consulting limited liability company – since 2002
  • Science member and consultant for Northrop Grumman Space Technology’s NPOESS project – 2001-2008
  • Technical Advisory Committee member of NOAA GOES-R Risk reduction project – 2006-2008
  • Advisor of Technical Advisory Committee of NOAA GOES-R Algorithm Working Group – 2009
  • Committee member, Distinguished Prefix Review Committee, University of Wisconsin-Madison – Since 2010.
  • Guest Research Scientist, Institute of Remote sensing Applications, Chinese Academy of Sciences – Since August 2010.

Current Projects:

  • NOAA - CIMSS Research Activities in Support of the GOES-R Algorithm Working Group (AWG) Program
  • NASA - International MODIS and AIRS Processing Package (IMAPP)
  • NOAA - The Development of a Community Satellite Processing Package (CSPP) in support of NPP/JPSS Program
  • NOAA - GRAFIIR: GOES-R Analysis Facility for Instrument Impacts on Requirements
  • NOAA - JAFIIR: JPSS Analysis Facility for Instrument Impacts on Requirements including conducting OSSE to define JPSS CrIS sensor specifications
  • NOAA - Network of Direct Broadcast Antenna Systems to Provide Real-Time Infrared and Microwave Sounder Data to NOAA for Numerical Weather Prediction
  • Internal Innovation - ABI/AHI 4D VAR Wind Retrieval
  • International Sponsors - International TOVS Study Conference (ITSC) conference organization
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