Dr. Anil Kumar is a scientist/engineer “SG” and head of photogrammetry and remote sensing department of Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), ISRO, Dehradun, India. He received his BTech degree in civil engineering from IET affiliated to the University of Lucknow, India, and ME degree as well as PhD in soft computing from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India. So far he has guided eight PhD thesis and six more are in progress. He has also guided several dissertations of MTech, MSc, BTech, and postgraduate diploma courses. He always love to work with PhD scholars, Master and Graduate students for their research work, and motivate them to adopt research oriented professional carrier. He received the Pisharoth Rama Pisharoty award for contributing state of the art fuzzy based algorithms for earth observation data. His current research interests are in the area of soft computing based machine learning for single date and temporal multi-sensor remote sensing data for specific class identification and mapping through in-house development of the SMIC tool. He also works in the area of digital photogrammetry, GPS, and LiDAR.