Narendra Das received the Bachelor of Engineering degree from the National Institute of Technology, Raipur (formerly, Government Engineering College, Raipur), India, and the Master and Ph.D. degrees from Texas A&M University, College Station, Tx, in 2005 and 2008, respectively. In 2008, he joined the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and he has been conducting research in hydrology and microwave remote sensing research on land. He is currently a member of the Surface Hydrology Group in the Earth Science Section at JPL. He is also a member of the Science Algorithm Development Team for the Soil Moisture Active and Passive (SMAP) mission. He is also the Deputy Application Program Lead from the SMAP mission at JPL. He participates in many soil moisture application work and in integrated hydrologic and crop modeling studies. He has a keen interest in Citizen Science, and is currently involved in the SMAP GLOBE activities. He is also developing an affordable and accurate soil moisture sensor for Citizen Science.