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Frontiers in AI: Space Science & the NASA FDL Program

November 6, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Bill Diamond, President & CEO
Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute (SETI)

What to Expect

NASA FDL is a public-private partnership between NASA, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute and private industry, where the latest tools and techniques in artificial intelligence and machine learning are applied to NASA challenges in the Space Sciences.  Interdisciplinary teams of early-career PhDs gather for an intense eight-week research accelerator working in domains such as space weather and heliophysics, astrobiology, space resources, exoplanets, planetary defense and astronaut health. SETI Institute CEO Bill Diamond will describe the evolution of the program over its first four years and share program highlights and key results.   Mr. Diamond will also discuss the broader research, education and outreach programs of the SETI Institute, including the most recent developments in both optical and radio astronomy SETI endeavors.

Speaker Bio

Bill Diamond is a Silicon Valley veteran and current President and CEO of the SETI Institute, a position he has held since June, 2015.  The SETI Institute is a non-profit astrophysics and astrobiology research and education organization focused on the origin and nature of life in the universe and the evolution of intelligence. Prior to joining the Institute, Mr. Diamond held various executive management positions in applied technologies, most recently at the optical networking company, Oclaro, Inc.

Mr. Diamond has over 20 years’ experience in photonics and optical communications networks, and more than a decade in X-ray imaging and semiconductor processing technologies.



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