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Episode 15: Information Retrieval Research, Data Science For Space Missions, and Open-Source Software with Chris Mattmann
About the episode
Chris Mattmann is the Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at NASA JPL. He was also JPL's first Principal Scientist in the area of Data Science. He has over 19 years of experience at JPL and has conceived, realized, and delivered the architecture for the next generation of reusable science data processing systems for NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory, NPP Sounder PEATE, and the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Earth science missions. His work has been funded by NASA, DARPA, DHS, NSF, NIH, NLM, and private industry and commercial partnerships. He was the first Vice President (VP) of Apache OODT (Object Oriented Data Technology), the first NASA project at the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), and he led the project's transition from JPL to the ASF.