Professor Sunil Bhaskaran is an internationally reknowned expert in geospatial technology. He has over 16 years of experience in teaching and research in both Australian and American universities. At the City University of New York he spearheaded the development of geospatial technology at Bronx Community College. He accomplished this by engaging students in focused undergraduate research, designing new pathways courses, authoring text books and publishing in high impact peer-reviewed journals some of which were co-authored by students. He is currently designing CUNY's first ever Associate in Applied Sciences (A.A.S. - Geospatial Technology) in collaboration with the Industry. He has published widely in high impact journals and has delivered over 50 invited talks, seminars around the world. He has been serving on NYC Mayors Sustainability and Long Term Planning and now Recovery and Resilience. He has received several grant awards from the industry and federal agencies including the National Science Foundation. Professor Sunil's research interests are in applied geomatics in which he has developed applications using space borne and airborne imaging spectrometer, multispectral datasets. He serves on the IEEE/IGARSS technical committee and was honored on numerous occasions by the CUNY for securing institutional grants and service to the university.