Dr. Policelli is a member of the NASA GSFC Hydrological Sciences Laboratory, where he is engaged in research and applications including surface water and flood water mapping. Dr. Policelli studied mechanical engineering and worked in propulsion systems development and testing during his early career. Dr. Policelli has extensive experience in applied sciences, systems engineering, and project management. Currently, Dr. Policelli is Principal Investigator on a NASA mission concept development project and Co-Investigator on a NASA Applied Sciences funded project that develops near real time global to regional scale flood mapping products with the goal of extending the results to operational partners for use in disaster management. Dr. Policelli recently completed his PhD in Earth and Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University.