KECK INSTITUTE FOR SPACE STUDIES

       

Michele Judd

Michele Judd is the Managing Director of the Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS), a joint institute of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Caltech. The primary purpose of KISS is to develop new planetary, Earth, and astrophysics space mission concepts and technology by bringing together a broad spectrum of scientists and engineers for sustained scientific and technical interaction. This unique organization links the study elements of a think tank with the implementation elements of designing and developing prototypes.

Prior to joining KISS, Michele was in JPL's Science Division where she worked on several special projects to improve the environment for researchers and helped manage the OASIS, AEGIS and QuakeSim research teams. In 2011, the AEGIS team received the NASA Software of the Year Award and a NASA Group Achievement Award. In 2009, Asteroid 185641 was renamed "Judd" in honor of her work at JPL. Before coming to JPL, she managed her own consulting business and had a twelve-year career at Mobil Oil, where she held positions in the areas of strategic planning, quality management, engineering and field operations.

Michele is licensed in the state of California as a Professional Engineer.


Peer reviewed journal articles:

  • T. Estlin, B. Bornstein, D. Gaines, R. C. Anderson, D. Thompson, M. Burl, R. Castaño, and M. Judd, “AEGIS Automated Targeting for the MER Opportunity Rover,” ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology, 3(3), 2012.
  • R. Castaño, T. Estlin, R. C. Anderson, D. Gaines, A. Castano, B. Bornstein, C. Chouinard, M. Judd, “OASIS: Onboard Autonomous Science Investigation System for Opportunistic Rover Science,” Journal of Field Robotics, Vol 24, No. 5, May 2007.

Conference Articles (Peer Reviewed)

  • T. Estlin, D. Gaines, C. Chouinard, R. Castaño, B. Bornstein, M. Judd, I. Nesnas, and R. C. Anderson, “Increased Mars Rover Autonomy using AI Planning, Scheduling and Execution,” Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2007), Rome Italy, April 2007.

Conference Articles (Non-Peer Reviewed)

  • T. Estlin, R. C. Anderson, B. Bornstein, M. Burl, R. Castaño D. Gaines, M. Judd, and D. R. Thompson, and “Two Years of Autonomous Targeting Onboard the MER Opportunity Rover,” Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space (iSAIRAS 2012), Turin, Italy, September 2012.
  • T. Estlin, B. Bornstein, D. Gaines, D. Thompson, R. Castaño, R. C. Anderson, C. de Granville, M. Burl, M. Judd, and S. Chien, “AEGIS Automated Targeting for the MER Opportunity Rover,” Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space (iSAIRAS 2010), Sapporo, Japan, August 2010.
  • T. Estlin, R. Castaño, R. C. Anderson, D. Gaines, B. Bornstein, C. de Granville, D. Thompson, M. Burl and M. Judd, “Automated Targeting for the MER Rovers,” Proceedings of the Third IEEE International Conference on Space Mission Challenges for Information Technology (SMC-IT 2009), Pasadena, CA, July 2009.
  • T. Estlin, R. Castaño, B. Bornstein, D. Gaines, R. C. Anderson, C. de Granville, D. Thompson, M. Burl, M. Judd, and S. Chien, “Automated Targeting for the MER Rovers,” Proceedings of the 2009 Infotech@Aerospace AIAA Conference, Seattle, WA, April 2009.
  • T. Estlin, R. Castaño, D. Gaines, B. Bornstein, M. Judd, and R. C. Anderson, “Enabling Autonomous Science for a Mars Rover,” Proceedings of the SpaceOps 2008 Conference, Heidelberg, Germany, May 2008.
  • R. Castaño, T. Estlin, D. Gaines, B. Bornstein, R. C. Anderson, B. Bue and M. Judd, “Experiments in Onboard Rover Traverse Science,'' Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March, 2008.
  • T. Estlin, D. Gaines, B. Bornstein, R. Castaño, G. Rabideau, M. Johnston, C. Chouinard, M. Judd, R. C. Anderson, and I. Nesnas “Supporting Increased Autonomy for a Mars Rover,” Proceedings of the International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space (iSAIRAS 2008), Los Angeles, CA, Feb 2008.
  • T. Estlin, R. Castaño, D. Gaines, B. Bornstein, M. Judd, R. C. Anderson, and Issa Nesnas, “Autonomous Science Technologies for a Mars Rover,” Proceedings of the NASA Science Technology Conference 2007, Adelphi, MD, June 2007.
  • T. Estlin, D. Gaines, C. Chouinard, R. Castaño, B. Bornstein, M. Judd, and R. C. Anderson, “Automated Decision-Making for Mars Rover Onboard Science,” Proceedings of the AIAA Infotech@Aerospace 2007 Conference, Rohnert Park, CA, May 2007.
  • R. Castaño, T. Estlin, D. Gaines, C. Chouinard, B. Bornstein, R. C. Anderson, M. Burl, D. Thomspon, A. Castaño, and M. Judd, “Onboard Autonomous Rover Science,” Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 2007.
  • R. Castaño, T. Estlin, D. Gaines, A. Castaño, C. Chouinard, B. Bornstein, R. C. Anderson, S. Chien, A. Fukunaga, and M. Judd, ``Opportunistic Rover Science: Finding and Reacting to Rocks, Clouds and Dust Devils,'' Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky Montana, March 2006.
  • T. Estlin, D. Gaines, C. Chouinard, F. Fisher, R. Castaño, M. Judd, R. Anderson, and I. Nesnas, “Enabling Autonomous Rover Science through Dynamic Planning and Scheduling,” Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 2005.
  • R. Castaño, M. Judd, T. Estlin, R. Anderson, D. Gaines, A. Castaño, B. Bornstein, T. Stough, K. Wagstaff, “Current Results from a Rover Science Data Analysis System,” Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 2005.
  • R. Castaño, M. Judd, T. Estlin, R. Anderson, L. Scharenbroich, L. Song, D. Gaines, F. Fisher, D. Mazzoni, and A. Castaño, “Autonomous Onboard Traverse Science System,” Proceedings of the 2004 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 2004.
  • R. Castaño, R. Anderson, T. Estlin, D. Decoste, F. Fisher, D. Gaines, D. Mazzoni, and M. Judd, “Rover Traverse Science for Increased Mission Science Return,” Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 2003.
  • R. Castaño, R. Anderson, T. Estlin, D. Gaines, D. Decoste, D. Mazzoni, and M. Judd, “Mars Rover Image Data Prioritization for Increased Mission Science Return,” Proceedings of the American Geophysical Union 2002 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 2002.

Conference Abstracts

  • T. Estlin, R. C. Anderson, D. Blaney, B. Bornstein, M. Burl, R. Castaño, D. Gaines, M. Judd, and D. R. Thompson, “AEGIS Automated Targeting for the MSL ChemCam Instrument,” In proceedings of AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA 2013.
  • T. Estlin, R. C. Anderson, B. Bornstein, D. Gaines, D. R. Thompson, J. R. Johnson, R. Castano, M. Judd, and M. Burl, “One Year of AEGIS Onboard Science on the way to Endeavour Crater,” In proceedings of AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA 2011.
  • T. Estlin, R. C. Anderson, R. Castano, B. Bornstein, D. Gaines, D. R. Thompson, M. Burl, and M. Judd, “MER Automated Targeting On the Road to Endeavour,” Geographical Society of America (GSA) Abstracts with Programs, v. 43, n.5, October 2011.
  • T. Estlin, R. Castano, D. Gaines, R. C. Anderson, D. Gaines, B. Bornstein, C. de Granville, B. Yang, D. Thompson, and M. Judd, “A New Capability for Automated Targeting and Sampling using Remote Sensing Instruments on the MER Rovers,” In proceedings of AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco. December, 2008.
  • R. Castano, T. Estlin, R. C. Anderson, D. Gaines, B. Bornstein, and M. Judd, “Opportunistic Detection and Measurements of Novel Rocks,” Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIX (2008), March 2008.
  • R. Castano, T. Estlin, D. Gaines, B. Bornstein, R. C. Anderson, B. Bue, and M. Judd, “Detection of Novel Features and Collection of Opportunistic Science Data with an Onboard Autonomous Rover Science System,”  In proceedings of AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco. December, 2007.
  • R. Castano, T. Estlin, R. C. Anderson, D. Gaines, B. Bornstein, B. Bue, and M. Judd, “Onboard Rover End of Day and Traverse Science,” Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVIII (2007)  Abstract 1971, March 2007.
  • T. Estlin, A. Haldemann, M. McHenry, R. Castano, D. Gaines, B. Bornstein, M. Burl, R. Anderson, I. Shu, M. Powell, T. Farr, I. Nesnas, A. Jain and M. Judd, “Science Operations for Onboard Autonomous Rover Science.”  In proceedings of AGU Fall Meeting.  San Francisco. December, 2006.
  • R. Castano, T. Estlin, R. Anderson, D. Gaines, B. Bornstein, A. Castano, M. Burl, C. Chouinard, D. Thompson, A. Castano and M. Judd, “End-of-day Science with the OASIS System,”  In proceedings of AGU Fall Meeting.  San Francisco. December, 2006.
  • R. Anderson, B. Bornstein, A. Haldemann, T. Estlin, J. Maki, R. Petras, R. Castano, M. Judd, and M. Golombek, “Object Shape Reconstruction with MER Navcam and Pancam: Testing Science Impacts of Known Stereo Algorithm Constraints,” In proceedings of AGU Fall Meeting.  San Francisco. December, 2006.
  • R. Castano, T. Estlin, D. Gaines, A. Castano, B. Bornstein, C. Chouinard and M. Judd, “Opportunistic Rover Science with the OASIS system,” EOS Trans. AGU, 87(36), Jt. Assemb. Suppl., Abstract IN43E-06 (2006).

Workshop Articles

  • B. Bornstein, T. Estlin, D. Gaines, D. R. Thompson, C. de Granville, M. Burl, R. Castaño, R. C. Anderson, M. Judd, and S. Chien “Engineering AEGIS Autonomous Science Targeting for the Mars Exploration Rovers,” 2010 Workshop on Spacecraft Flight Software (FSW-10), Pasadena, CA, December 2010.
  • T. Estlin, D. Gaines, C. Chouinard, R. Castano, B. Bornstein, M. Judd, and R. C. Anderson, “Using Automated Planning and Scheduling for Onboard Rover Commanding,” ICAPS 2008 Workshop on Oversubscribed Planning Scheduling, Sydney, Australia, Sept 2008.
  • T. Estlin, R. Castano, D. Gaines, B. Bornstein, M. Judd, and R. C. Anderson, “Autonomous Science for Mars Rovers,” ICRA 2008 Planetary Robotics Workshop, Pasadena, CA, May 2008.
  • T. Estlin, D. Gaines, C. Chouinard, F. Fisher, R. Castano, M. Judd, and I. Nesnas, "Using Planning, Scheduling and Execution for Autonomous Mars Rover Operations," ICAPS 2006 Workshop on Planning under Uncertainty and Execution Control for Autonomous Systems, Cumbria, England, June, 2006.
  • D. Gaines, T. Estlin, C. Chouinard, F. Fisher, R. Castano, R. Anderson, and M. Judd, “Robust and Opportunistic Planning for Planetary Exploration,” Proceedings of the IJCAI 2005 Workshop on Planning and Learning in A Priori Unknown or Dynamic Domains, Edinburgh, Scotland, August 2005.
  • D. Gaines, T. Estlin, F. Fisher, C. Chouinard, R. Castano, R. Anderson, and M. Judd, “Planning for Rover Opportunistic Science,” Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on Planning and Scheduling for Space, Darmstadt, Germany, June 2004.
  • R. Castano, M. Judd, R. Anderson, and T. Estlin, “Machine Learning Challenges in Mars Rover Traverse Science,” Proceedings of the ICML-2003 Workshop on Machine Learning Technologies for Autonomous Space Applications, Washington, D.C., August 2003.
  • T. Estlin, R. Castano, B. Anderson, D. Gaines, F. Fisher, and M. Judd, “Learning and Planning for Mars Rover Science,” Proceedings of the IJCAI-03 Workshop on Issues in Designing Physical Agents for Dynamic Real-Time Environments, Acapulco, Mexico, August 2003.

Technical Reports, Systems Demonstrations, and Other Non-Refereed Articles

  • D. Gaines, T. Estlin, C. Chouinard, R. Castano, A. Castano, B. Bornstein, R. C. Anderson, M. Judd, I. Nesnas and G. Rabideau, "Opportunistic Planning and Execution for Planetary Exploration," International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling, Systems Demonstration, 2006.
  • R. Castano, R. Anderson, T. Estlin, D. DeCoste, F. Fisher, D. Gaines, D. Mazzoni, and M. Judd, “Techniques for Onboard Prioritization of Science Data for Transmission,” Interplanetary Network Progress Report, 42-153, January-March 2003.