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Summary:

Led multiple research projects for Aeronautics and Space Technologies at NASA Ames Research Center.

Strong background in intelligent systems, machine learning, dynamic modeling.

Extensive experience in analyzing complex data from various physical systems that include aircrafts, spacecrafts, engine systems.

Ability to implement complex research ideas to real world problems.

Eight years of experience in research and development.

25 journal & conference publications.

3 Inventions and 1 Patent.

Experience:

Senior Scientist SGT, Inc.

May 2009 – Present (3 years) NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA

Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) Software Lead for the LADEE (Lunar Orbiter) Spacecraft

Design and Development of all GN&C algorithms for all phases of flight mission

Systems Engineering and testing of all GN&C requirements

Scientist Edit QSS Group, Inc.

April 2004 – April 2009 (5 years 1 month) NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA

Research lead for Performance Driven Intelligent Aircraft Control project: Development of machine learning algorithms that learned and identified aircraft failures and responded by automatic retuning of the aircraft controller (decision maker).

Game theory based multiple controller architecture: This work modeled adaptive controllers (decision makers) as players in a game, and then used approaches from game theory to incentivize the system to desired equilibria

Research lead for Data-based Modeling of the Aircraft Combustion Process. Predictive Control of the Combustion Process based on the Data-based models

Publications:

Awards: Recipient of NASA Group Achievement Award in recognition of the advancement in the state-of-the-art in the application of neural and adaptive technologies for critical flight control systems Recipient of NASA Group Achievement Award in recognition of innovative advancements in spacecraft testing methodology, June 2009 Recipient of the research award for the NASA proposal titled: Experimental validation of metrics-driven enhanced-safety (ME) adaptive control Awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship as an incoming PhD student at Princeton University, 1999 Awarded the Presidential Fellowship at the University of Alabama during the second year of Masters studies

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