UoB BMVP Dan Crichton Public Lecture: Unlocking scientific research from space to biology

3 July 2018, 6.00 PM - 3 July 2018, 7.30 PM

UoB BMVP Dan Crichton, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA

Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building

Mr Crichton is a program manager, principal investigator, and principal computer scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which he joined in 1995. He is the leader of the Center for Data Science and Technology, a joint center formed with Caltech, focusing on the research, development and implementation of data intensive systems for science and missions.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and NASA have unlocked unprecedented amounts of scientific knowledge through exploration of our solar system, universe and planet Earth. The robotic spacecraft that JPL built to support this scientific research has generated enormous amounts of data that have also challenged the traditional approaches to capturing, managing, analysing and ultimately gaining insight from the data.  Newer architectures and methodologies are needed to consider the entire observing system, from spacecraft to archive, with integrated data-driven discovery approaches enabling data exploitation both onboard and on the ground.  Advances in data and computational science capabilities offer opportunities to gain new insights from space missions and the vast data collections that NASA has amassed over the last fifty years.  Through a joint partnership in Data Science, JPL and Caltech are working to innovate new architectures methodologies and technologies that are not only enabling new approaches for space and Earth science, but also benefiting other disciplines such as biomedicine.

This keynote lecture forms part of the Jean Golding Institute Showcase 

Contact information

Mr Crichton's host is Professor Kate Robson-Brown, please do contact her or the Jean Golding Institute with enquiries.