Paul A. Rosen

  • Stanford University, Stanford, CA, Post-doctoral Scholar in Electrical Engineering, 1990
  • Stanford University, Stanford, CA, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, conferred January 1989
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, B.S., M.S. in Electrical Engineering, 1981-1982

Research Interests: 
  • Scientific exploration with and applications of radar, in particular interferometric methods for geodesy and surface characterization
  • Scientific computing and analysis methods

Professional Experience: 

Work Experience

  • Project Scientist, NISAR Mission, (2008 – present)
  • Principal Investigator for NASA Advanced Information System Technology, (2009 – present)
  • Visiting Faculty Associate and Lecturer, Caltech GPS Division, (1998 – present)
  • Section Manager and Supervisor, Radar Science and Engineering Section, JPL, (1995 – present)
  • Project Element Manager for SRTM Algorithm Development, (1996 – 2000)
  • Member Technical Staff: JPL, (1992 – 1995)
  • Research Associate: Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Japan, (1990–1992)


Professional Society Roles

  • Member of IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society
  • Member of IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society
  • Member American Geophysical Union
  • Administrative Committee of IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, 2016-2019
  • Chapter Chair Metro Los Angeles Section IEEE GRSS 2012-2014
  • General Chairman for IEEE Radar Conference 2009
  • EarthScope Executive Steering Committee 2002-2003

Selected Awards: 
  • NASA Exceptional Service Medal, 2001
  • NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, 2002
  • Fellow IEEE, 2010
  • JPL Magellan Award, 2015

Selected Publications: 
  1. Simons, M. and P. A. Rosen (2014). Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar Geodesy, in Treatise on Geophysics, G. Schubert Ed., Elsevier, Second Edition.
  2. Pi, X., A. Freeman, B. Chapman, P. Rosen, and Z. Li (2011), Imaging ionospheric inhomogeneities using spaceborne synthetic aperture radar, J. Geophys. Res. , 116, A04303, doi:10.1029/2010JA016267.
  3. Farr, TG, PA Rosen, E Caro, R Crippen, R Duren, S Hensley, M Kobrick, M Paller, E Rodriguez, L Roth, D Seal, S Shaffer, J Shimada, J Umland, M Werner, M Oskin, D Burbank, D Alsdorf (2007). The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, Reviews of Geophysics, Vol. 45, No. 2, RG2004
  4. Fielding, E. J., M. Talebian, P. A. Rosen, H. Nazari, J. A. Jackson, M. Ghorashi, and R. Walker (2005), Surface ruptures and building damage of the 2003 Bam, Iran, earthquake mapped by satellite synthetic aperture radar interferometric correlation, J. Geophys. Res., 110, B03302, doi:10.1029/2004JB003299.
  5. Pritchard M. E., M. Simons, P. A. Rosen, S. Hensley, F. H. Webb (2002). Co-seismic slip from the 1995 July 30 Mw=8.1 Antofagasta, Chile, earthquake as constrained by InSAR and GPS observations.  Geophys. J. Int., 150(2), 362-376.
  6. Hensley, S., R. Munjy,  P. A. Rosen (2001). Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar, Digital Elevation Model Technologies and Applications: The DEM Users Manual, D. Maune, Ed.,  ASPRS, 142-206.
  7. Burgmann, R., P. A. Rosen, E. J. Fielding (2000). Synthetic aperture radar interferometry to measure Earth's surface topography and its deformation,  Ann. Rev. Earth and Plan. Sci., Jeanloz, Albee, Burke, Eds., Annual Reviews.
  8. Rosen, P. A., S. Hensley, F. Li, I. Joughin, S. Madsen, D. Goldstein (2000). Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry, Proc. IEEE, 88(3), 333-382.
  9. Rosen, P. A., C. L. Werner, E. J. Fielding, S. Hensley, S. M. Buckley, P. Vincent (1997). Aseismic creep along the San Andreas Fault at Parkfield, CA measured by radar interferometry. GRL, 25, 825-828.
  10. Zebker H.A., P. A. Rosen, and S. Hensley (1997). Atmospheric effects in interferometric synthetic aperture radar surface deformation and topographic maps, J. Geophys. Res., 102, 7547-7563
  11. Peltzer, G., P. A. Rosen, F. Rogez, K. Hudnut (1996). Post-seismic rebound in fault step-overs caused by pore fluid flow. Science, 273, 1141.
  12. Peltzer, G., P. A. Rosen (1995). Surface displacement of the 17 May 1993 Eureka Valley, California, earthquake observed by SAR interferometry. Science, 268, 1333.
  13. Rosen, P. A., S. Hensley, H. A. Zebker, F. H. Webb, E. J. Fielding (1996). Surface deformation and coherence measurements of Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii from SIR-C radar interferometry.  J. Geophys. Res., 101, 23,109-23,125.
Paul Rosen
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