David R. Thompson

Research Technologist


<strong>David R. Thompson</strong>&nbsp;is a research technologist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology.&nbsp; He is PI of multiple NASA projects applying machine learning principles to spacecraft autonomy.&nbsp; His algorithms have guided autonomous robots and sensors fielded to North America, South America, the Atlantic Ocean, Airborne demonstrations, Low Earth Orbit, and the surface of Mars.


The Caltech-JPL Summer School on Big Data Analytics