AdCom Contact Information

Dr. Sidharth Misra

VP of Information Resources, IEEE-GRSS

Microwave Systems Technology – 382G
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
USA
(AdCom 2020-2022)

Dr. Lorenzo Bruzzone

VP of Professional Activities, IEEE-GRSS

University of Trento
Dept. Information Eng. and Computer Science
ITALY
(AdCom: 2021-2023)

Dr. Saibun Tjuatja

VP of Meetings and Symposia, IEEE-GRSS

The University of Texas at Arlington
Department of Electrical Engineering
USA
(AdCom 2020-2022)

Dr. Fabio Pacifici

VP of Technical Activities, IEEE-GRSS

DigitalGlobe
USA
(AdCom 2021-2023)

Nathan Longbotham

Director of Industry Relations, IEEE-GRSS

Descartes Lab
USA
(AdCom 2020-2022)

Mr. George John Komar

Director of Government Sector Relations, IEEE-GRSS

NASA (Retired)
USA

Dr. Josée Lévesque

Director of Education, IEEE-GRSS

Defence Research and Development Canada – Valcartier
CANADA
(AdCom 2020-2022)

Dr. Paul A. Rosen

Director of Global Activities, IEEE-GRSS

Jet Propulsion Laboratory
USA
(AdCom 2019-2021)

Dr. Siri Jodha Singh Khalsa

Chair: Ad Hoc Committee for Standards in Earth Observations

The University of Colorado
USA

Dr. Paolo Gamba

Junior Past President, IEEE-GRSS

Università di Pavia
Dip Ing. Industriale e dell’Informazione
ITALY

Dr. Adriano Camps

Past President, IEEE-GRSS

Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya-Barcelona Tech
SPAIN

Dr. Steven C. Reising

Secretary, IEEE-GRSS

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Colorado State University
USA

Dr. John Kerekes

Chief Financial Officer, IEEE-GRSS

Rochester Institute of Technology
USA

Editors-in-Chief

Dr. Simon Yueh

Editor-in-Chief, Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
USA

Dr. Jun Li

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing

Sun Yat-sen University
CHINA

Dr. Avik Bhattacharya

Editor-in-Chief, Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
INDIA

Dr. David Long

Editor-in-Chief, Remote Sensing Code Library

Brigham Young University
USA

Dr. Antonio J. Plaza

Editor-in-Chief, J-MASS

Universidad de Extremadura
Escuela Politecnica de Caceres
Tecnologia de Computadores y Comun
SPAIN

Dr. James Garrison

Editor-in-Chief, Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine

Purdue University
USA

Dr. Ronny Hänsch

Editor-in-Chief, GRSS e-Newsletter

Department SAR Technology
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Wessling, Germany

Committees and Other Positions

Dr. Leung Tsang

Symposia Publications

The University of Michigan
Dept. of Electrical Eng. & Computer Science
USA

Dr. Alejandro Frery

Future Publications Committee

Victoria University of Wellington
NEW ZEALAND

Dr. Marwan Younis

Membership

German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Microwaves and Radar Institute
GERMANY

Mauro Dalla Mura

GRSS Chapters’ Committee Chair

Grenoble Institue of Technology
Grenoble, France

Ashish Ghosh

GRSS ChapNet & Ambassador Activities

Indian Statistical Institute
Kolkata, India

Rosa Elvira Correa Pabón

GRSS Student Chapter Coordinator

Vale Institute of Technology – Mining

Tianlin Wang

GRSS Student Chapter Coordinator

The University of Michigan
USA

Dr. Jim Smith

GRSS Distinguished Lecturers Committee Chair

NASA Emeritus
USA
(AdCom 2021-2023)

Dr. Subit Chakrabarti

GRSS Young Professionals Committee Chair; Liaison to IEEE Young Professionals

Indigo Agriculture
USA
(AdCom 2021-2023)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alberto Moreira

GRSS Major Awards Committee Chair

Director of the Microwaves and Radar Institute
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
GERMANY

Dr. Antonio J. Plaza

Publications Awards Commitee Chair

Universidad de Extremadura
Escuela Politecnica de Caceres
Tecnologia de Computadores y Comun
SPAIN
(AdCom 2021-2023)

Dr. Jasmeet Judge

GRSS Special Awards Committee Chair

University of Florida

Francesca Bovolo

GRSS Symposium Awards Committee Chair

Bruno Kessler Institute
Trento, Italy

Dr. Zebin Wu

GRSS Fellow and Senior Member Search Committee

Nanjing University of Science and Technology
CHINA

Dr. Simonetta Paloscia

GRSS Fellow Evaluation Committee

Institute of Applied Physics- National Research Council
ITALY

Dr. Shawn Kefauver

GRSS Inspire, Develop, Empower, and Advance (IDEA) Committee Co-Chair

Universitat de Barcelona
SPAIN

Dr. Heather McNairn

GRSS Inspire, Develop, Empower, and Advance (IDEA) Committee Co-Chair

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
CANADA

Dr. Leland Pierce

GRSS Webmaster

The University of Michigan
Dept. of Electrical Eng. & Computer
Science USA

Dr. Ronny Hänsch

Editor-in-Chief, GRSS e-Newsletter

Department SAR Technology
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Wessling, Germany

Dr. Keely Roth

GRSS Publicity and PR Committee Chair

The Climate Corp.
USA

Social Media

Mustafa Üstüner

GRSS Social Media Lead

Department of Geomatic Engineering, Artvin Coruh University
TURKEY

Natalia Puerto Caro

GRSS Social Media Ambassador

Universidad Distrital Francisco
José de Caldas Cadastral and geodesic engineering
COLOMBIA

Dr. Kim-Anh Nguyen

GRSS Social Media Ambassador

Center for Space and Remote Sensing Research (CSRSR)
National Central University
Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Vicky Vanthof

GRSS Social Media Ambassador

University of Waterloo
Dept. of Geography
CANADA

Ying Yang

GRSS Social Media Ambassador

University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
State Key Laboratory of Remote Sensing Science,
Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, CAS
CHINA

Dr. Xiuping Jia

GRSS Society History

University of New South Wales
AUSTRALIA
(AdCom 2019-2021)

Dr. Jasmeet Judge

GRSS Special Awards Committee Chair

University of Florida

IGARSS Chairs

Dr. Saibun Tjuatja

IGARSS 2017 General Co-Chair

The University of Texas at Arlington
Department of Electrical Engineering
USA

Jose Moreno

IGARSS 2018 General Chair

University of Valencia
Dept of Earth Physics and Thermodynamics, Faculty of Physics
SPAIN

Dr. Akira Hirose

IGARSS 2019 General Chair

Dept of Electrical Engineering and Information Systems
The University of Tokyo
JAPAN
(AdCom 2015-2017)

Hiroyoshi Yamada

IGARSS 2019 General Co-Chair

Niigata University
Faculty of Engineering, Department of Information Engineering, Information Network
JAPAN

Dr. William J. Emery

GRSS Representative to IEEE-USA Committee

University of Colorado
Aerospace Eng Sci Dept
USA
(AdCom 2020-2022)

Dr. Adriano Camps

IGARSS 2020 General Co-Chair

Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya-Barcelona Tech
SPAIN

Dr. Ramon Hansson

IGARSS 2021 General Chair

Delft University of Technology
Netherlands

Joost Vandenabeele

IGARSS 2021 General Co-Chair

Belgian Earth Observation Platform
Belgium

Dr. Farid Melgani

Regional Symposia

University of Trento
ITALY
(AdCom 2019-2021)

Dr. Xiuping Jia

Specialty Symposia

University of New South Wales
AUSTRALIA
(AdCom 2019-2021)

Technical Committees

Manil Maskey

Earth Science Informatics Technical Committee Chair

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Huntsville, Alabama, USA

Peter Baumann

Earth Science Informatics Technical Committee Co-Chair

Jacobs University
Bremen, Germany

Dr. Weiguo Han

Earth Science Informatics Technical Committee Co-Chair

Center for Satellite Applications and Research, UCAR/NOAA
College Park, Maryland, USA

Dr. Paolo de Matthaeis

Frequency Allocations in Remote Sensing Technical Committee Chair

Goddard Earth Sciences Technology and Research Center (GESTAR)
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
USA

Dr. Roger Oliva Balague

Frequency Allocations in Remote Sensing Technical Committee Co-Chair

Department of Earth Observation Projects
European Space Agency
SPAIN

Dr. Tobias Bollian

Frequency Allocations in Remote Sensing Technical Committee Co-Chair

German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Germany

Dr. Naoto Yokoya

Image Analysis and Data Fusion Technical Committee Chair

Geoinformatics Unit
RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP)
JAPAN

Dr. Ronny Hänsch

Image Analysis and Data Fusion Technical Committee Co-Chair

Department SAR Technology
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Wessling, Germany

Dr. Pedram Ghamisi

Image Analysis and Data Fusion Technical Committee Co-Chair

Machine Learning Group
Exploration Department
Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR)
Freiberg, Germany

José Márquez Martínez

Instrumentation and Future Technologies Technical Committee Chair

Radarmetrics
Spain

Delwyn Moller

Instrumentation and Future Technologies Technical Committee Co-Chair

Department of Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering
The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Dr. Marwan Younis

Instrumentation and Future Technologies Technical Committee Co-Chair

German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Microwaves and Radar Institute
GERMANY

Dr. Uta Heiden

Geoscience Spaceborne Imaging Spectroscopy Technical Committee Chair

Spectroscopy and Land Degradation Group
German Aerospace Center
Oberpfaffenhofen, 82234 Wessling
GERMANY

Dr. Cindy Ong

Geoscience Spaceborne Imaging Spectroscopy Technical Committee Co-Chair

CSIRO Energy
26 Dick Perry Ave, Kensington
AUSTRALIA

Dr. Sharmila Padmanabhan

Modeling in Remote Sensing Technical Committee Chair

JPL
Pasadena, California, USA

Jean Philippe Gastellu-Etchegorry

Modeling in Remote Sensing Technical Committee Co-Chair

CESBIO
Toulouse, France

Dr. Rob Sundberg

Modeling in Remote Sensing Technical Committee Co-Chair

Spectral Sciences Inc.
Burlington, Massachusetts, USA

Dr. Irena Hajnsek

Future Technical Committees

German Aerospace Center
Microwaves and Radar Institute
GERMANY

Regional Taskforces

Prof. Feng Xu

GRSS Regional Task Force on China

Fudan University
Department of Communication Science and Engineering
CHINA
(AdCom 2020-2022)

Dr. Anthony K. Milne

GRSS Regional Task Force on Asia/Pacific

University of New South Wales
School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences
AUSTRALIA

Dr. Shiv Mohan

GRSS Regional Task Force on India

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), retired
INDIA

Dr. Riadh Abdelfattah

GRSS Regional Task Force on the Middle East and North Africa Region

SUP’COM
TUNISIA

Carlos López-Martínez

Regional Activities Coordinator for Latin America

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
SPAIN

Dr. Andrea Marinoni

GR4S Summer Schools

UiT, The Arctic University of Norway
NORWAY

Joshua B. Broadwater

GRSS Representative to IEEE-USA Committee on Transportation and Aerospace Policy

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab
Johns Hopkins University
USA

Dr. Albin J. Gasiewski

GRSS Representative to IEEE USA Energy Policy Committee

Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Colorado at Boulder
USA

George Percivall

OGC Liaison to GRSS

CTO and Chief Engineer: The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
USA

Dr. William J. Emery

GRSS Representative to IEEE-USA Committee

University of Colorado
Aerospace Eng Sci Dept
USA
(AdCom 2020-2022)

Dr. David B. Kunkee

GRSS Representative to IEEE-USA Committee

The Aerospace Corp.
Sensor Systems Subdivision
USA
(AdCom 2019-2021)

Dr. Siri Jodha Singh Khalsa

GRSS Liaison to ISO TC-211; Liaison to IEEE SA SCC40, Liaison to Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)

The University of Colorado
USA

Dr. Melba M. Crawford

Ex-Officio AdCom Member

Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering Purdue University
USA

Honorary Members

Dr. Andrew J. Blanchard

Honorary Life Member, IEEE-GRSS

University of Texas at Dallas
USA

Dr. David G. Goodenough

Honorary Life Member, IEEE-GRSS

Canada

Dr. Fawwaz T. Ulaby

Honorary Life Member, IEEE-GRSS

The University of Michigan Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science USA

Dr. Keith R. Carver

Honorary Life Member, IEEE-GRSS

USA

Dr. Martti T. Hallikainen

Honorary Life Member, IEEE-GRSS

Aalto University / ELEC Dept. of Electronics and Nanoengineering
FINLAND

Dr. Werner Wiesbeck

Honorary Life Member, IEEE-GRSS

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Institute for High Frequency and Electronics
GERMANY

Staff Support

Allison Fleisher

IEEE GRSS Administrative Assistant

Billene Cannon

Conference Management Services, Inc

USA

Contact information for members of the GRSS Administrative Committee and those assisting them

Dr. David B. Kunkee

President, IEEE-GRSS

The Aerospace Corp.
Sensor Systems Subdivision
USA
(AdCom 2019-2021)

Dr. Mariko Burgin

Executive Vice-President

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
USA
(AdCom 2021-2023)

Dr. William J. Emery

VP of Publications

University of Colorado
Aerospace Eng Sci Dept
USA
(AdCom 2020-2022)

Dr. Sidharth Misra

VP of Information Resources

Microwave Systems Technology – 382G
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
USA
(AdCom 2020-2022)

Dr. Lorenzo Bruzzone

VP of Professional Activities

University of Trento
Dept. Information Eng. and Computer Science
ITALY
(AdCom: 2021-2023)

Dr. Saibun Tjuatja

VP of Meetings and Symposia

Dr. Saibun Tjuatja
The University of Texas at Arlington
Department of Electrical Engineering
USA
(AdCom 2020-2022)

Dr. Fabio Pacifici

VP of Technical Activites

DigitalGlobe
USA
(AdCom 2021-2023)

Dr. Nathan Longbotham

Director of Industry Relations

Descartes Lab
USA
(AdCom 2020-2022)

George Komar

Director of Gov. Sector Relations

NASA (Retired)
USA

Dr. Josée Lévesque

Director of Education

AdCom 2020-2022

Dr. Paul Rosen

Director of Global Activities

AdCom: 2019-2021

Dr. Steven C. Reising

Secretary

Dr. Paolo Gamba

Junior Past President

Dr. Adriano Camps

Senior Past President

Dr. John Kerekes

Chief Financial Officer

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