Jifu Yin received his B.S. from Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology (NUIST) in China. He started his advanced study in Atmospheric Physics and & Atmospheric Environment at NUIST in 2008. He studied at NOAA-NESDIS center for satellite applications and research (STAR) in 2012 as a visiting scholar. With a Ph. D. degree, he continued his study at NOAA-NESDIS-STAR in 2015. Dr. Yin’s research interests include data assimilation, drought monitoring and land surface model.