Dr. Vinay Kumar is a researcher from Texas A&M University–Kingsville, USA. He obtained his PhD degree (Physics/Meteorology) from Pune University in 2008, his M.Tech. degree (Atmospheric Physics ) from Pune University in 1999, M.S.degree (Physics) from IIT-Roorkee in 1997 and B.Sc.degree from Rohilkand University in 1995. Dr Kumar has specialized in the studies of monsoon, drought, extreme events, and weather-climate modeling. He has published 48-papers and four-book chapters. He received the IITM Silver Jubilee award for Ph.D. research work. He is an associate editor of Weather and Forecasting, AMS journal.