Chris Parrish has a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering with an emphasis in Geospatial Information Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His primary research interests are in remote sensing, in particular, full-waveform lidar, 3D object detection, sensor modeling and calibration, uncertainty analysis, and sensor fusion for coastal mapping applications. Chris will be serving as an Affiliate Professor at CCOM-JHC beginning in Fall 2010, in addition to his current position as Lead Physical Scientist in the Remote Sensing Division of NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey (NGS). Chris’ responsibilities in NGS including leading research in remote sensing systems, platforms, and software in support of NOAA programs, as well as serving as NGS’ Project Manager for Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping (IOCM). His current work focuses on new lidar waveform post-processing strategies, and shoreline uncertainty modeling.