Dr. Hu Yang, IEEE member, received his Ph.D degree from the Institute of Remote Sensing Application, China Academy of Science, Beijing, in 2003. His main study field includes passive microwave radiometer calibration/validation, satellite geolocation, and satellite observation simulation. During 2003-2011, he was a senior research scientist at the National Satellite Meteorological Center, China Meteorological Administration, leading the microwave instrument calibration and satellite ground application system development as the instrument scientist and program scientist. In 2012, he joined the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC), University of Maryland, working on NPP/JPSS ATMS calibration/validation as project PI. Dr. Yang was the winner of the 2010 National Defense Science Advancement Award from China Aeronautic and Space Agency (CASA) for his outstanding contribution to the development of China's first spaceborne microwave imager radiometer. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed journals.