Speakers: Rahul Ramachandran, PhD

Senior Research Scientist at NASA

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Dr. Rahul Ramachandran is a Senior Research Scientist for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) at Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). His research centers on Earth Science Informatics and Data Science, focusing on applying novel computational methods and information technology to the processing, discovery, analysis, and visualization of Earth Science data and information. In addition, Dr. Ramachandran manages the Inter-Agency Implementation and Advanced Concepts (IMPACT) team at NASA/MSFC. IMPACT supports Earth Science Data Systems (ESDS) Program to expand open science through innovation, partnerships, and technology. Dr. Ramachandran received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) award in 2009 and the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal in 2018. He is also a Senior IEEE member.

On the agenda

  1. Open and Collaborative Science

    Sep. 29, 10:00am Panel The Central Hub

    NASA has designated 2023 as the Year of Open Science. The shift to shared cloud data and services creates new opportunities for open, collaborative, and replicable science; accellerating the transition from research to application; and increasing transparency and confidence in science-based understanding.

    But a long path remains between the pricipals behind open science and FAIR (findability, accessibility, interoperability, and reusability) data and the actualization of this vision. The panelists will explore where we are on this journey and the path ahead.



  1. Amazon Web Services (AWS)

  2. Caribou Space

  3. Esri

  4. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

  5. Picterra

  6. Planet

  7. Replicable AI for Microplanning (RAMP)

  8. SparkGeo

  9. United States Agency for International Development (USAID)


  1. Azavea

  2. Capella Space

  3. D4DInsights

  4. Element84

  5. European Space Agency (ESA)

  6. Locana

  7. PLACE

  8. Radiant Earth Foundation

  9. TileDB

  10. Umbra


  1. Cyient

  2. Development Seed

  3. DevGlobal

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