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Kathleen Dejwakh (NASA)

Title: Computer Engineer AST/ CERES Data Management Team Lead
Technical Focus Area: Climate Science, Education & Public Outreach, Computer Science 
Study Topics: Software development, computer science pedagogy, computer graphics – shape and appearance acquisition
Mission/Project: CERES


Dr. Dejwakh currently facilitates Earth Science research by providing leadership in the domains of data management and processing. She also provides capacity building outreach through her association with the volunteer organization Software Carpentry and by instructing in Software Carpentry workshops for the Directorate and also non-NASA entities. Dr. Dejwakh’s research background is primarily in computer graphics (computational photography, shape and appearance parameter acquisition for photo-realistic rendering) and computational vision (relative speed detection by the human visual system). Between graduate school and work on the CERES science team, Dr. Dejwakh was a participant, team lead, and Nasa Postdoctoral Program fellow with the NASA DEVELOP Program, gaining skills in geospatial analysis.


Education/Professional Experience:

  • Ph.D., Computer Science, College of William & Mary, 2016
  • M.S., Computer Science, College of William & Mary, 2011
  • B.A., Computer Science, minor Philosophy, College of the Holy Cross, 2009

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Tennis, cooking, video editing

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