Sergii Skakun received the M.S. degree (Hons.) in applied mathematics from the Physics and Technology Institute, NTUU “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute,” Kyiv, Ukraine, in 2004, and the Ph.D. degree in computer science from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, in 2005. He is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Geographical Sciences and College of Information Studies (iSchool), University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA, and a Research Scientist at Terrestrial Information Systems Laboratory, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), Greenbelt, MD. His research interests are in advancing methods, models and emerging technologies in the area of data science for heterogeneous remote sensing data fusion, processing and analysis, and their applications to the areas of societal benefit. Dr. Skakun is an Associate Editor of the Remote Sensing of Environment.