Education

  • Ph.D. program Computer Science, Courant Institute of Math Sciences, New York University [1992 - 1995] ABD
  • Masters in Computer Science, The Automation and Robotics Research Institute (ARRI), University of Texas System [1986 - 1990]. ##- Masters program in Computer Science, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman [1985 (transfered to Univ. of Texas)]
  • Msc (Tech) Computer Science and Msc (Hons) Chemistry, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India [1980 - 1985].

Appointments

  • Fellow, Smart Information Flow Technologies (SIFT), Minneapolis [Aug 2020 — Present]
  • Visiting Professor, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal, [May 2014 - Present]
  • International Chair Adjunct Professor, Center for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems & Dept. of Engineering Cybernetics Norwegian University of Science and Technology, [April 2016 - March 2020]
  • Advisor & Chief Scientist Akitra Inc [Jan 2015 — Dec 2020]
  • Principal Researcher for Autonomy, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) [Oct 2005 - 2013]
  • Program Manager for Autonomy & Robotics, Collaborative Decision Systems NASA Ames Research Center [2004 - Sept 2005]
  • Principal Investigator and Project Lead for Mars Exploration Rovers, NASA Ames Research Center, MAPGEN for the command and control of Spirit and Opportunity rovers, [2001 - 2005]
  • Senior Research Scientist, Research Inst. For Advanced Computer Science (RIACS) Autonomous Systems and Robotics Area, NASA Ames Research Center, CA [2001 — 2005]
  • Scientist, Autonomy and Robotics Group, NASA Ames Research Center, Caelum Research Corp., CA [1995 - 2001]
  • Software Engineer, Knowledge Systems Group, American Airlines, Ft. Worth, TX [1990-1992]
  • Software Engineer, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL [1986 Spring {Summer]