Chris is the IT Chief Technology and Innovation Officer (CTIO) at NASA JPL. As the Division Manager of the AI, Analytics, and Innovative Development Organization in the Information Technology and Solutions Directorate, Chris ensures that cutting-edge technologies support NASA’s science missions.
Chris has over 20 years of experience at JPL delivering the architecture for the next generation of reusable science data processing systems for NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory, NPP Sounder PEATE, and the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Earth science missions.
Today, Chris contributes to TensorFlow, Google’s technology platform for all things machine learning and has recently finished a book “Machine Learning for TensorFlow”, 2nd edition, published by Manning Publications. He is also the Director of the Information Retrieval & Data Science (IRDS) group at USC and Adjunct Research Professor.