Kiri Wagstaff

Portrait of Kiri Wagstaff

Kiri Wagstaff

Senior Instructor
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

KEC 3043
Corvallis, OR 97331
United States

Master of Library and Information Science, San Jose State University, 2017
M.S. in Geological Sciences, University of Southern California, 2008
Ph.D. in Computer Science, Cornell University, 2002
M.S. in Computer Science, Cornell University, 2000
B.S. in Computer Science, University of Utah, 1997

Kiri Wagstaff received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell University, followed by an M.S. in Geological Sciences (University of Southern California) and an MLIS in Library and Information Science (San Jose State University). She is a Senior Instructor I at Oregon State University, following 20 years as a Principal Researcher at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where she designed machine learning systems for spacecraft and space science applications.. She received the Lew Allen Award for Excellence in Research, the NASA Exceptional Technology Achievement Medal, and is a Senior Member of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. She is also an airplane pilot, a knitter, and a dancer. She enjoys teaching, mentoring, and any opportunity to learn something new.

2020 NASA Exceptional Technology Achievement Medal for "inventing dynamic landmarking [to detect surface features from orbital images] leading to novel onboard mission capabilities and infusion into the Planetary Data System"
2019 Senior Member of AAAI
2012 NASA Exceptional Technology Achievement Medal for "the development of adaptive data processing techniques for identification of time-varying sources with next-generation radio arrays"
2012 Young Alumni Par Excellence Award from the University of Utah
2008 Lew Allen Award for Excellence in Research for "advancing the performance and application of machine learning methods to onboard Earth science missions and spacecraft engineering."
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