Discovery and Control of 2D Magnets – Relevant to NASA?

By Matt Dosberg | May 12, 2021

Magnetism, one of the most fundamental physical properties, has revolutionized significant technologies such as data storage and biomedical imaging, and continues to bring forth new phenomena in emergent materials at reduced dimensions. The recently discovered magnetic 2D van der Waals materials provide ideal platforms to enable the atomic-thin, flexible, lightweight magneto-optical and magnetoelectric devices. Though…

Exploranation – from the inside of mummies to planets, stars and galaxies

By Matt Dosberg | April 12, 2021

This talk will take its starting point in the on-going convergence of exploratory and explanatory visualization paradigms into “Exploranation”.  Based on the general availability of processing power, access to data and ever improving visualization methods, explanatory visualization can be data driven and fully interactive. This leads to a paradigm shift in visual learning and communication,…

Accelerating AI Compute for Space, Planetary Science, and Aeronautics at Wafer-Scale

By Matt Dosberg | March 29, 2021

Dr. Andy Hock is VP of Product at Cerebras. Andy came to Cerebras from Google, where he led Data and Analytics Product for the Terra Bella project, using deep learning and AI to create useful data for maps and enterprise applications from satellite imagery.

Andy will introduce Cerebras and the CS-1, and discuss applications AI research and development for aeronautics, space and planetary science.

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Citizen Science Frontiers with the Zooniverse

By Matt Dosberg | March 22, 2021

Dr. Laura Trouille is VP of Science Engagement and Visualization at the Adler Planetarium and Zooniverse Co-PI.

The Zooniverse ( is the world’s largest platform for online citizen science, with more than 2 million participants worldwide and over 300 projects launched since 2007, from astronomy to zoology, cancer research to climate science.

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Welcome to the Quantum Revolution – From Quantum Computing to Quantum Sensors

By Matt Dosberg | March 9, 2021

Bo Ewald CEO, ColdQuanta Bo Ewald – prior to becoming Coldquanta’s CEO Bo was President of D-Wave Systems and a  founding  member  of the Quantum Industry Coalition.  He served as the CEO of SGI, and President of Cray Research, he started his career at Los Alamos National Laboratory as Director of the Computing and Communications Division,…

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Spatiotemporal Computing for Combating the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Matt Dosberg | February 20, 2021

The sudden outbreak of COVID-19 in 2019 changed every walk of our lives on the planet. To address the global crisis, the NSF spatiotemporal innovation center spun off a rapid response project with support from NSF, NASA, State Department and many of its other members. This talk will introduce the project and how we utilized…


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By Matt Dosberg | February 5, 2021

For an accessible version of any PDF presentation files identified that are not fully Section 508 compliant, please send a message to Matt Dosberg the Responsible NASA Official for the IS&T Colloquium site.  Include the link to the specific document/file of interest. WEDNESDAY, February 26 Nate Roquet  CATALOG Data Storage in DNA   Michael Chesnes …

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Data Visualization for Science Communication

By Matt Dosberg | February 5, 2021

Mark SubbaRao leads NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio. Before joining NASA this past December, Mark spent 18 years at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, where he produced planetarium shows and designed museum exhibits featuring data-driven scientific visualizations. During 2019-2020 Mark served as President of the International Planetarium Society(IPS), where he spearheaded the ‘Data to Dome’ initiative – an effort to prepare the planetarium community for the big data era.