Albert Lin

Albert Lin

Dr. Albert Yu-Min Lin is a National Geographic Explorer, and the co-founder and Chief Science Officer of Planet3.

Brief Biography

Albert Lin is an internationally renowned scientist, innovator, technologist, entrepreneur, and National Geographic Explorer. As Chief Science Officer of Planet3, Albert leads the scientific research efforts of the company. Albert also serves as a research scientist for the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology at the University of California, San Diego. Albert is recognized for his research in the Valley of the Khans Project and as a Co-founder of Tomnod, which uses crowdsourcing to identify objects and places in satellite images. Albert is passionate about the combination of exploration and citizen science to raise awareness and solutions for global issues. Albert is also the youngest recipient of the Nevada and Lowell Thomas Medals for Achievements in Science and Exploration. Albert Lin is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, where he earned his doctorate in Material Science and Engineering.

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