DR. Earnest D. Paylor, II

Dr. Earnest Paylor, II
Executive Committee – Global┬áTechnical Scouting & Crowdsourcing Leader
  • President of WorldTech International, LLC, focusing on advanced and emerging technology-related consulting, and VP and CTO of WorldTech Inc.
  • Former positions include:
    • Program Director for the Maui-based Pacific Disaster Center (PDC)
    • Senior Advisor for Interagency and International Programs in the Office of the Special Assistant and NASA Liaison to the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Networks and Information Integration)
    • Manager of the NASA Office of Earth Science Solid Earth and Natural Hazards Programs
    • Research Scientist at the Earth and Planetary Sciences Division of the California Institute of Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Experience and Expertise includes:
    • Earth science, disaster management, homeland/national security, and advanced technology/systems development
    • Senior leadership and administration of complex national and international science, technology, and applications programs
    • Liaison and senior policy advisor/committee roles for national and international programs, activities, and centers including White House Office of Science and Technology Policy committees
    • Scientific leadership for a number of successful spaceborne and airborne science missions and programs including Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
    • Research and Technical management of advanced Earth observation (multispectral, hyperspectral, thermal, synthetic aperture radar and interferometric radar) and information systems projects and programs
    • Senior-level scientific research in Earth sciences; technology transfer; entrepreneurship and public-private partnership development and execution
    • Ph.D in Geology from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)