Chen Fang is the Deputy Director General and a Professor of CBAS. He is also serving as the Secretary-General of Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Chinese National Committee, the Executive Deputy Director of the CAS-TWAS Centre of Excellence on Space Technology for Disaster Mitigation (SDIM), and member of World Federation of Engineering Organizations Committee on Disaster Risk Management (WFEO-CDRM). Prof. Chen is the chief scientist of Digital Belt and Road Platform of Big Earth Data Science Engineering Program (CASEarth) of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), which provides the cloud service in support of data sharing and policy-making for sustainable development goals (SDGs). He has ample experience in Big Earth Data for sustainable development, and his work spans the public, private and non-profit sectors. His current work focuses on adapting Big Earth Data technologies to meet the SDGs assessment needs (mainly for SDG 11 and SDG 13) of developing countries including Nepal, Thailand and Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Prof. Chen also conducts interdisciplinary work combining, remote sensing, ecology, and other fields of study to assess spatial patterns of disaster risk. He has published over 100 academic papers and book chapters and was elected to the CAS "Hundred Talent Program" in 2011 and the TWAS Young Affiliate Fellow in 2014.