Dr. Jaan Praks is an Assistant Professor (tenure track) at Aalto University and leader of Aalto Space Technology and Microwave Remote Sensing research group. He received an MSc. in physics from University of Tartu and PhD. in space technology from Aalto University 2012. His research interests include microwave remote sensing, especially SAR Interferometry and SAR polarimetry, and nanosatellite technology. During his career he has participated in numerous remote sensing projects and measurement campaigns, instrument developments and led the development of Aalto-1, Aalto-2, Aalto-3 and Foresail nanosatellites. Currently he is leading Satellite Platforms team in Finnish Centre of Excellence in Research of Sustainable Space. From his research projects have started many New Space and Earth Observation start-up companies in Finland. He is active in many scientific organizations and popular public speaker on space technology and Earth Observation topics.