Yong Chen received a B.S. degree in Atmospheric Sciences and a M.S. degree in Atmospheric Physics and Atmospheric Environment from Peking University, Beijing, China, in 1996 and 1999, respectively, and a Ph.D. degree in Atmospheric Sciences from University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, in 2005. From 2006 to 2013, he worked on development and validation of Community Radiative Transfer Model first as a NOAA Postdoctoral Fellow then a research scientist at Colorado State University. He is currently an Assistant Research Scientist with Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center/Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites (ESSIC/CICS) in support of JPSS satellite sensor calibration and validation program for National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). His current research interests are improving radiative transfer model accuracy for all major satellite sensors which are used in satellite data assimilation systems, and calibrating and validating satellite sensors with a focus on Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS).