NASA FRONTIER DEVELOPMENT LAB 2021 CALL FOR APPLICANTS
FDL applies AI technologies to science to push the frontiers of research and to develop new tools to help solve some of the biggest challenges that humanity faces. These range from the effects of climate change to predicting space weather, from improving disaster response, to identifying meteorites that could hold the key to the history of our universe.
FDL is a public-private partnership with NASA in the USA and ESA in Europe. The FDL USA program is hosted by the SETI Institute and NASA Ames in Mountain View, California, and supported by leaders in AI from the private sector, such as IBM, NVIDIA, Google Cloud, Lockheed Martin, and Intel. FDL Europe is hosted by Oxford and ESA and supported by leaders in AI such as Google Cloud, NVIDIA, and IBM,
The purpose of the FDL program is to bring together teams of experts in the physical sciences and specialists in data science and machine learning to focus on, and to tackle unresolved problems that lend themselves to emerging AI approaches.
The program encourages rapid interaction and prototyping to create outputs with meaningful application, papers and conference posters. Participants will have the opportunity to work with stellar SETI Scientists and world class Mentors and Subject Matter Experts to fulfill the expectations of the individual teams and to achieve the objectives of the Program.
NASA Frontier Development Lab (FDL) and the SETI Institute are seeking doctorate/post doctorate researchers with experience and interest in one of the following areas:
AI / Machine Learning
Space Resource Engineering
Please visit the FDL website at https://frontierdevelopmentlab.org, for additional information, to apply to the program and to submit a copy of your CV and cover letter no later than April 16, 2021.
After the application deadline, resumes will be reviewed and qualified candidates will be notified for 2 rounds of interviews by FDL and the SETI Institute, including a technical interview. Final candidates will receive invitation letters and complete information about the program, and instruction to attend the program on-line. Participants will be provided with weekly stipends.
Since this is an accelerated learning program, commitment to participate in the program for the entire duration, from June 14th through August 13th, is necessary.
About SETI Institute
Our mission is to explore, understand, and explain the origin and nature of life in the universe, and to apply the knowledge gained to inspire and guide present and future generations. We have a passion for discovery, and for sharing knowledge as scientific ambassadors to the public, the press, and the government.
Due to COVID travel restrictions, the FDL 2021 program will be offered virtually, on-line.
No US work authorization required.