YUN Sang-Ho

Director, Remote Sensing Lab

Principal Investigator

Associate Professor, Asian School of the Environment

Associate Professor, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering



Sang-Ho Yun is the Director of the Earth Observatory of Singapore – Remote Sensing Lab (EOS-RS) and Associate Professor of the Asian School of the Environment (ASE) and the School of Electric and Electronic Engineering (EEE) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. Prior to joining NTU, he was a geophysicist and radar scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

As the Disaster Response Lead of the Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) project at JPL and California Institute of Technology, he has supported over 100 major disaster response efforts globally. He received the 2018 NASA Exceptional Public Achievement Medal and the 2014 NASA Exceptional Early Career Medal for innovative use of SAR data in support of rapid post-disaster response.

Sang-Ho has worked on various NASA/JPL projects including global rapid damage and flood mapping, human activity level monitoring for COVID-19 response, NASA-ISRO SAR (NISAR) Mission, geophysical inversion of volcanic deformation and seismicity, and high-resolution moon topography generation using NASA’s Deep Space Network antennas.

Prior to his work at JPL, Sang-Ho was a postdoctoral fellow at the US Geological Survey in Menlo Park, California. He received his PhD in geophysics and MS in electrical engineering from Stanford University in California and his BS in earth system science from Seoul National University in Korea.

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