Kiri L. Wagstaff

Kiri Wagstaff
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Cornell University, 2002
  • M.S. in Geological Sciences, University of Southern California, 2008
  • Master of Library and Information Science, San Jose State University, in progress

    My background is in Computer Science, Planetary Science, and Geology. I am most interested in problems that lie at the interfaces between these fields, such as automated methods (artificial intelligence, machine learning) to investigate science questions using planetary data (orbital and in situ).

    I am a researcher at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. I have two roles at JPL: I am a member of the Machine Learning and Instrument Autonomy Group, investigating ways that machine learning can be used to increase the autonomy of space missions, and I am a TAP/SIE (Tactical Activity Planner / Sequence Integration Engineer) for the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. I have also taught classes in Computer Science at Cal State L.A. and Oregon State University. My research projects at JPL have included:

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