- 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
- Scientific exploration with and applications of radar, in particular interferometric methods for geodesy and surface characterization
- Scientific computing and analysis methods
- 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
- NASA Exceptional Service Medal, 2001
- NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, 2002
- Fellow IEEE, 2010
- JPL Magellan Award, 2015
- Simons, M. and P. A. Rosen (2014). Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar Geodesy, in Treatise on Geophysics, G. Schubert Ed., Elsevier, Second Edition.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Rosen, P. A., S. Hensley, F. Li, I. Joughin, S. Madsen, D. Goldstein (2000). Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry, Proc. IEEE, 88(3), 333-382.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Peltzer, G., P. A. Rosen (1995). Surface displacement of the 17 May 1993 Eureka Valley, California, earthquake observed by SAR interferometry. Science, 268, 1333.
- 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.