Yang Liu received his PhD in environmental science and engineering from Harvard University in 2004, and completed his postdoctoral training at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He joined the Emory faculty in 2009 and is the Gangarosa Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health at the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University. His research interests include satellite aerosol retrieval and product design, applications of satellite remote sensing in public health research, potential impacts of global climate change on public health, machine learning and spatial statistics. He has been a MISR science team member since 2008 focusing on using MISR aerosol data products to characterize both long-term and short-term fine particulate matter (PM2.5) levels and its composition worldwide. He is also responsible for promoting MISR data in air quality modeling and public health research communities.