Job opening in Planning, Scheduling, OR at JPL

Subject: Job opening in Planning, Scheduling, OR at JPL
From: Steve Chien (
Date: Tue Jun 10 1997 - 20:15:33 MET DST

Employment Opportunities in Planning, Scheduling, and Operations Research at JPL

The Artificial Intelligence Group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
(JPL), California Institute of Technology are seeking candidates at
the BA/BS, MA/MS and PhD level to work on fundamental research
problems in pplanning, scheduling, and operations research leading to
unique software applications in spacecraft autonomy, scientific data
analysis, and mission operations automation.

Candidates must hold a degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or
a related area, and must possess programming skills in C, C++, and/or JAVA, as
well as have some experience with the UNIX environment. Ideally, in addition
to a background in artificial intelligence, a candidate would also have a
background in one or more of the following areas: statistics, applied
mathematics, operations research, or economics.

Problem areas in spacecraft autonomy target mission planning and
resource management. Ongoing applications include automated planning
of image analysis for the Galileo mission to Jupiter, automated
procedure generation for the Deep Space Network track planning, and
ground planning to support mission operations for several flight
projects. For a further description of ongoing work, interested parties
are directed to the summary article in AI Magazine Vol. 18, No. 1,
Spring 1997.

Planning and scheduling research areas of particular interest include:

- integrated planning and scheduling
- distributed planning and scheduling
- integration of operations research and AI approaches
- knowledge acquisition, validation, and maintenance for planning
  and scheduling
- bottleneck and constraint analysis
- plan and schedule quality and optimization

If you are interested in applying for one of these positions, please
send a resume and any other supporting materials to the address below
(electronic submission of resumes encouraged). Please include an
e-mail address and phone number at which you can be reached. Recent
graduates are strongly encouraged to apply. Please include information
on your citizenship status with your application.

Dr. Steve Chien
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, MS 525-3660
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, California 91109-8099

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