John Xun Yang
John Xun Yang is a postdoctoral associate at Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) of the University of Maryland. His research interest is Earth remote sensing. He received the PhD degree from the University of Michigan. He has been a member of the NASA/JAXA Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission and worked on satellite radiometer calibration and science applications. He has done engineering work on building up an L-band radiometer and accessory data acquisition system to calibrate GPS simulators for the NASA Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) mission. He has done field campaign for the NASA Aquarius radiometer calibration. He has experience with Lidar remote sensing of atmospheric aerosol including instrument development, calibration, and retrieval algorithm development. He is the recipient of the first place prize at the 2013 Michigan Geophysical Union (MGU) Symposium, was one of ten finalists in the student paper contest of the 2015 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), and has also been awarded a number of student scholarships.