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GEST / UMBC, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Alexei I. Lyapustin received an MS/BS in physics from Moscow State University in 1987, and Ph.D. in Aerospace Remote Sensing from Space Research Institute, Moscow, Russia in 1991. In 1993-1996 he was a Principal Investigator in contracts with Russian Space Agency on processing of remote sensing data from space station MIR. Before joining GEST in 2002, Dr. Lyapustin was a Research Fellow for two years in the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) and assistant research scientist in JCET UMBC. Dr. Lyapustin actively works on 3D radiative transfer over anisotropic non-homogeneous surfaces, developing the method of spherical harmonics. At present, he develops applications of the new theory for the generic aerosol retrieval and atmospheric correction for the Landsat ETM+, EOS MODIS and MISR, and future NPOESS VIIRS instrument. A. Lyapustin has been an associate member of VIIRS Operational Algorithm Team (VOAT) since 2000. In 2004, he was selected a Science Team Member in MODIS and NPP Science Teams.