Jon Jenkins, Researcher at NASA

Researcher at NASA

Dr. Jon Jenkins is a data scientist at NASA Ames Research Center working on NASA’s Kepler and TESS missions, which search for small, rocky planets in the habitable zones of their stars. 

Previously, he developed data processing systems for the Kepler mission that consist of extracting data from pixels of the telescope in order to detect and identify transiting planets. 

Dr. Jenkins received NASA’s Exceptional Technology Achievement Medal as well as NASA’s prestigious Software of the Year Award in 2010. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech Institute of Technology and has co-authored over 200 scientific papers.

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