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PyCon 2011 Atlanta

March 9th–17th

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Michael Sims

Michael Sims

Michael Sims is Research Scientist in the Intelligent Systems Division of NASA Ames, Co-Investigator on the Mars Exploration Rovers (MER), Deputy Chief Scientist for NASA Engineering and Safety Center and cofounder of the Center for Collaboration Science and Applications (CCSA, Michael received a BS in Physics and a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Rutgers University and has been at NASA Ames Research Center since 1987. His research includes robotics, machine learning, visualization, and tools for enhancing and easing scientific modeling and collaboration. Previously he served as agent for artificial intelligence, robotics and human factors for NASA’s missions beyond low Earth orbit in the Office of Exploration. Michael is actively involved in plans for future planetary missions including robotic activities and human settlements on the Mars and the Moon. On the MER mission, in addition to being Long Term Planning Lead, for 7 of MER’s 9 camera he serves as payload uplink lead and designed and built the software system which is used on each rover for automating most of that work.


March 13th 1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Greasing the Wheels of Exploration with Python