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Strategic Lead for Interactive Analytics

Strategic Lead for Interactive Analytics serves as a liaison between the JPL Technical Divisions (3X) and the Information and Data Science Program Office, supporting development of both JPL Information and Data Science strategy and tasks related to interactive data analytics and associated architectures and technologies. As part of the Lab-wide Data Science leadership team, the strategic lead serves as part of the JPL Center for Data Science and Technology and collaborating with campus as part of Center for Data-Driven Discovery. This Strategic Lead for Interactive Analytics provides technical leadership and work with customers by serving as liaison to principal investigators and other discipline and subject-matter experts, developing solutions and capabilities for applying interactive data analytics to missions and science use cases.

Thomas Huang

Thomas Huang

Group Supervisor (818) 354-2747

Thomas Huang is a Technical Group Supervisor, Principal Instigator, and a Technologist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which he joined in 1995. He started working as a software quality engineer at the JPL's Multi-mission Image Processing Lab (MIPL). He transitioned into the role of Cognizant Engineer for leading the design and implementation of data solutions to support Voyager, Galileo, Cassini, Spitzer, Deep Space One, Mars Pathfinder, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Mars Express, Phoenix, and Mars Exploration Rover missions. Mr. Huang served as the Project Technologist at the NASA's Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (PO.DAAC) where he created technologies for streamlining the project's overall data management process and led many new technology proposals for ocean science. He is the Principal Investigator for several NASA Cloud-based big data analytic projects and is the System Architect for the NASA's Sea Level Change Portal. Mr. Huang is an advocate of free and open source software and has led the release of many technologies he created. He led the effort for establishing the Apache Science Data Analytics Platform (SDAP) project to lead the Earth and Space Science Informatics communities in creating a suite of Cloud-based Integrated Data Analytics technologies. Mr. Huang is a Computer Science lecturer at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and a board member of the department's Industry Advisory Board. He is the founder and chair of the federation of Earth Science Information Partners' Cloud Computing Cluster. Mr. Huang earned his M.S. in Computer Science at California State University, Northridge, and B.S. in Computer Science at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.