GRSS President 2004-2005

Albin J. Gasiewski received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1989. Previously, he received the M.S. and B.S. degrees in electrical engineering and the B.S. degree in mathematics from Case Western Reserve University in 1983. From 1989 to 1997 he was faculty member within the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. As an associate professor at Georgia Tech, he developed and taught courses on electromagnetics, remote sensing (including radar and radiometry at both the undergraduate and graduate level), instrumentation, and wave propagation theory.

From 1997 through 2005 he was with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL), in Boulder, Colorado, USA, where he was Chief of the Microwave Systems Development Branch of the Physical Science Division. In January 2006 he joined the faculty of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the CU Center for Environmental Technology (CET).

His technical interests include passive and active remote sensing, radiative transfer theory and applications, electromagnetics, antennas and microwave circuits, electronic instrumentation, airborne sensors, meteorology, and oceanography.

Prof. Gasiewski is a Fellow of the IEEE, and was the 2004-2005 President of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society. He was the General Co-chair of the 2006 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2006), held in Denver, Colorado. He is a member of the International Union of Radio Scientists (URSI), where he currently serves as Vice Chair of USNC/URSI Commission F. He served on the U.S. National Research Council’s Committee on Radio Frequencies (CORF) from 1989-1995. Prof. Gasiewski is a member of the IEEE Committee on Earth Observations (ICEO) ExCom and IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society AdCom. (Date: 2010)

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