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Misty Davies, Ph.D.

I am a Computer Research Engineer at NASA Ames Research Center, working within the Robust Software Engineering Technical Area. I'm also the group lead for the Systems Thinking, Architecture and Collaboration (STAC) group. My work is focused on predicting the behavior of complex, engineered systems early in design as a way to improve these systems' safety, reliability, performance, and cost. My approach is to develop nascent ideas within systems theory and within the mathematics of multi-scale physics modeling.

I received my Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 2008. I was a member of the Laboratory for Virtual Experiments in Mechanics. My dissertation created a novel, network-based, adaptively coarse-grained computational model for the simulation of polymer materials at the rubbery plateau. I also received an M.S. in Aerospace and Astrospace Engineering from Stanford University in 2004. My B.S. is in Mechanical Engineering, and I earned it from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ in 2003.

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I am currently the Science Processing Operations Center (SPOC) Development Manager for the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS).


Research Engineer
Intelligent Systems Division
Ames Research Center
Mail Stop 269-1
Moffett Field, CA 94035

Phone: +1 (650) 604-0476
Email: Misty.D.Davies "at"

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