Research Computer Scientist, NASA Intelligent Robotics Group.
Improving situation awareness for teams operating in the field, with an emphasis on geospatial decision support, real-time distributed sensing, user-centered design, and mobile devices. Applications range from field science to planetary analog robotics to disaster response. Past work has included autonomous robotic science, probabilistic planning for robotic exploration, and rough-terrain robotic navigation.
2007 Ph.D. Robotics, Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh
1999 B.S. Computer Science, B.S. Math, Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh
Astrobee - robotic free flyer aboard the International Space Station - Technical Lead
Planetary Lake Lander - Technical Lead
Google / NASA Disaster Response (GeoCam) - geospatial situation awareness for disaster responders - Technical Lead
MapMakers - building planetary maps from massive amounts of image data