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Rich Keller

Richard M. Keller, PhD

Chief Scientist for Information Management Technologies

Intelligent Systems Division

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Ames Research Center

Moffett Field, California 94035, USA.

Richard M. Keller, PhD is the Chief Scientist for Information Management Technologies and lead for the Information Integration Group within the Intelligent Systems Division at NASA Ames Research Center. For over 25 years, Keller has managed NASA research and development projects in the areas of intelligent information management and collaborative systems. He has been the principal investigator on several long-term projects with successful NASA deployments in engineering, aviation, and scientific domains. His software applications in the areas of knowledge management for distributed science and engineering workgroups and data integration for aviation safety are the subject of multiple patent applications and have resulted in successful commercial spin-offs. Keller has developed decision and work support systems for a wide range of NASA personnel, including astrobiologists, space and earth scientists, accident investigators, and air traffic safety managers. His current focus is on the development of intelligent search tools for International Space Station flight controllers. Prior to NASA, Keller worked as a research associate at Stanford University’'s Knowledge Systems Laboratory in the areas of model-based reasoning and large-scale knowledge base development. Dr. Keller’'s areas of expertise include artificial intelligence and semantic technologies, knowledge management, indexing and search systems, machine learning and knowledge acquisition, digital libraries, and collaborative systems.