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1124 LeFrak Hall, University of Maryland College Park
Dr. Miguel Roman is an Earth System Scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Cneter. His research focuses on the "development and application of satellite remote sensing to produce long-term, stable, well-calibrated and scientifically validated measurements that can improve our understanding of human-climate-ecosystem interactions. [His recent] work has focused on characterizing variations in global energy service demand by understanding how dominant social phenomenon, the changing demographics of cities, and the socio-cultural setting within which people operate affect their energy decisions and use patterns. At Goddard, [he] leads multiple investigations, including the Land Product Validation (LPV) activities surrounding the EOS Terra/Aqua MODIS and Suomi-NPP VIIRS instruments, as well as field-based and airborne experiments using current (CAR/P3B) and future (MALIBU/Tempest) airborne measurement suites. [He] also serves as an elected officer on the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) Working Group on Calibration and Validation (WGCV)."  Dr. Roman received his Master's in Systems Engineering from Cornell, and his Ph.D. in Geography from Boston University.  Roman will offer a talk entitled, "Dynamic Monitoring of Engergy Services in Human Settlements using Suomi-NPP VIIRS," on Thursday, November 19th in 1124 LeFrak Hall.
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