2022

By Matt Dosberg | October 24, 2022

Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 11am – 12pm EST Presentation located here. Recorded session is available through NASATube. NASA SMD’s Transform to OPen Science (TOPS) Initiative   Dr. Chelle L. Gentemann Senior Scientist, Farallon Institute. Science lead for NASA SMD’s Transform to Open Science Initiative Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 11am – 12pm EST Presentation located here. Recorded session is…

Knowledge-Guided Machine Learning: A New Framework for Accelerating Scientific Discovery 

By Matt Dosberg | October 24, 2022

In real-world systems that are governed by physical processes, there is an opportunity to take advantage of fundamental physical principles to inform the search of a physically meaningful and accurate ML model.  While this talk will illustrate the potential of the knowledge-guided machine learning (KGML) paradigm in the context of environmental problems (e.g., Fresh water science, Hydrology, Agroecology), the paradigm has the potential to greatly advance the pace of discovery in a diverse set of discipline where mechanistic models are used, e.g., power engineering, climate science, weather forecasting, and pandemic management.

A knowledge commons framework for Earth and Space Science: Technical and cultural challenges and progress in Heliophysics

By Matt Dosberg | October 24, 2022

Knowledge commons are a combination of intelligent information representation with openness, governance, and trust required to create a participatory ecosystem whereby the whole community maintains and evolves the shared space together -[McGranaghan et al., 2021].

This concept is central to more cohesive communities, both within and across disciplines, open science, and robust and responsible practice of data science. We will introduce it and then highlight progress toward knowledge commons within Heliophysics. This talk will highlight progress toward the Heliophysics KNOWledge Network (Helio-KNOW), specifically focusing on the efforts to represent Heliophysics knowledge. It will emphasize efforts of a Heliophysics Digital Resource Library sprint activity in 2022 to extend the coverage of Heliophysics in the NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) that was generative of general-purpose approaches and tools that are important to all disciplines. We highlight the semantic technologies, or tools to represent the meaning in our data and information, being built for: 1) Heliophysics phenomena; 2) scientific literature; and 3) community.

Space ROS and its Potential for Space Robotics

By Matt Dosberg | October 24, 2022

Robots are becoming an indispensable tool in space exploration. Traditionally, these systems were developed using custom, proprietary software written for each application and hardware platform. Meanwhile, the broader robotics community has standardized on ROS, an open-source platform for building robotics applications. Now the space industry is following suit by developing Space ROS, which will allow ROS to be qualified for space applications and reused across missions, saving development effort and speeding up robotic space exploration. In this session, learn about Space ROS and its potential for space robotics.

The Future Is Above Clouds

By Matt Dosberg | October 24, 2022

We need an open-source universal control plane that will set the standard of how cloud vendors operate and how their services can be mixed and modeled to our specific needs. Crossplane (an open-source project) might be such a solution.

TechWorld with Nana – YouTube as a DevOps Educational Platform

By Matt Dosberg | May 12, 2022

Nana will discuss her experience of sharing knowledge about DevOps and various DevOps technologies on YouTube and building a community of 500,000 people. Nana will share insights from the community and technology companies, to include trends in DevOps and generally in the software development field.

Web 3.0 with a focus on Blockchain

By Matt Dosberg | April 22, 2022

The internet continues to astonish us all with the sheer amount of value unlocked by simply connecting the world. After the introduction of Bitcoins by Satoshi Nakamoto, many others have built on top of this technological innovation leveraging the blockchain infrastructure to solve even the most pressing societal problems. Transitioning from Web 2.0 to Web 3.0, we are finally here and moving at a break-neck speed. How can we all keep up? Please join us at this fun and interactive seminar on Web 3.0 and the blockchain to learn about this evolution and how businesses, academics, and society are incorporating this new technology. In this seminar we will paint the picture of how we got here and where we are potentially going. The future is bright and filled with massive disruption thanks to the blockchain!  

Behind the Scenes—and Science—of the Earth Observatory

By Matt Dosberg | April 11, 2022

Since its launch in 1999, NASA’s Earth Observatory has published around 12,000 images, maps, and data visualizations. The number of written articles, feature stories, and natural hazard descriptions are nearly as numerous. This talk will shed some light on why we do this, how we do it, and the ways the Earth Observatory is both a consumer and communicator of science. Psychology, pixels, and prose converge in every piece, published daily for over two decades—and I am excited to take you on a behind-the-scenes tour of our team and our mission.

2021

By Matt Dosberg | March 7, 2022

Goddard Showcase – Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 11am – 11:20am EST This seminar can be viewed remotely via Microsoft Teams: Join here Recorded session is available through the Goddard Library Hackathoning Air Quality (AQ) in Cheverly, MD Karen Moe   Former technology manager at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, retiring after 40+ years at the space…

NASA SMD’s Transform to OPen Science (TOPS) Initiative

By Matt Dosberg | March 7, 2022

Open science begins with shared access to data, software, resources, and results. Yet, openness that advances science is not a pure product of technology, it is a product of practices, norms, and community behavior around that technology. While recent advances have reduced many of the technological barriers to participating in open science, other cultural and…

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