Tarek Rashed is a research scientist with over 24 years of experience in GIS and spatial decision making and their applications. Has published and presented extensively; accomplishments include a text book in remote sensing, several refereed papers in leading GIS and remote sensing journals and chapters and lead authorship of prominent GIS and remote sensing books, and manuals and technical reports presented domestically and internationally. Rashed variously served as business development consultant, technical advisor, associate director, director, and president at academic, non-profit, and private business organizations. Has led basic and applied research projects including NSF funded research, as well as governmental contracts in the USA, UK, Croatia, Singapore, Egypt, Ghana, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Emirates, Qatar, and Afghanistan. Rashed is an award-winner of numerous national and international awards including the prestigious Gilbert White Award for the best hazards dissertation from the Association of American Geographers, Young Scholar Award from the Consortium of Geographic Information Science, and a GIS Award from the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association.