Dr. Chandrashekhar Biradar is a head of Geoinformatics Units and principal agroecosystems scientist who heads GeoAgro, Big Data and ICT innovations in agroecosystem research and outreach. Dr. Biradar graduation in forestry and agricultural sciences, Master’s in Genetic Engineering and Ph.D. in Satellite Remote Sensing and Environmental Sciences. The post-doctoral fellowships with the International Water Management Institute and Institute for the Study of Earth, Ocean and Space (EOS) at the University of New Hampshire, USA. Before joining ICARDA, he served as a research professor, research scientist, senior research scientist, and manager at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, USA while working on number of federally funded projects. Over the last 21 years, he has played a key role, as one of the lead researchers, in producing first satellite sensor-based approaches for mapping agroecosystems at global to local scales. Developed and demonstrated number of EOS based big-data analytics, algorithms and platforms for quantification of the land use/land cover, cropping systems, biodiversity, gap analysis, land and water productivity, pest and disease risks, climate change and project impact assessments. His spatial research is been focused on the science-based innovations for inclusive agroecosystems. Dr. Biradar has authored over 200 publications, which include over 88 peer reviewed ISI journal publications, 24 books/chapters, and over 100 other publications. Dr. Biradar has been recognized with a number of international awards and honors such as the Young Scientist of the Year, Outstanding Young Scientist, Best Team Initiative, Outstanding Team Member, Board Member, Steering Committee Member, and Panel Member of Geoinformatics for Agriculture, Working Group on high resolution remote sensing, advisory member of WMO/GWP’s Integrated Drought management Program (IDMP), and AASIO’s Outstanding Young Scientist Award. His current research focus is on Big Data and digital augmentation for accelerating ecological intensification for resilient agroecosystems in the dry areas.