Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Amidu O Oloso


Amidu O Oloso's Contact Card & Information.
Phone: 301.286.7885
Org Code: 610.1
Mail Code 610.1
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Brief Bio

Dr. Amidu Oloso is a computational scientist at the GMAO, NASA GSFC. His role is to support GEOS in the areas of computational performance improvement, model integration, and related matters.


Chief Scientific Programmer Analyst Supervisor


June 2012 - Present

  • Works in the SI Team to support GEOS development including computational performance improvement, model integration, and all related matters.

Lead HPC Application Support


July 2000 - May 2012

  • Provided hands-on leadership to the high-performance computing application support team.
  • Performed computational performance improvements of several large scale science and engineering codes.

Scientific Computing Consultant

Supercomputing Inst., Univ. of Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN

September 1997 - July 2000

  • Provided technical support for scientific code development on HPC systems.


1997: Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Old Dominion University

1988: M.Sc. Agricultural Engineering, University of Ibadan

1986: B.Sc. First Class Honors, Agricultural Engineering, University of Ibadan


Performance Award for Outstanding Technical Support, 03/2017, SSAI at NASA

Cloud Computing Nebula Test Group Achievement Award, 08/2012, NASA

Robert H. Goddard Exceptional Achievement Science Team Award, 2010, NASA

Achievement Award for Exceptional Science Computing Support, 2006, AMTI at NASA

Commitment to Excellence Award, 2001, AMTI at NASA

Foreign and Commonwealth Office Scholarship, 1991, British Council

Graduate of the year, Nigerian Society of Engineers, Ibadan Branch, 1988

Best Graduating Student, Agric. Engineering, Univ. of Ibadan, Nigeria, 1986

Other Professional Information

H-index: 7



2016. "Addressing the big-earth-data variety challenge with the hierarchical triangular mesh." 2016 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data) [10.1109/bigdata.2016.7840700] [Proceedings]

2016. "Evaluating the impact of data placement to spark and SciDB with an Earth Science use case." 2016 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data) [10.1109/bigdata.2016.7840621] [Proceedings]

2016. "Implementing connected component labeling as a user defined operator for SciDB." 2016 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data) [10.1109/bigdata.2016.7840945] [Proceedings]

2016. "Implications of data placement strategy to Big Data technologies based on shared-nothing architecture for geosciences." 2016 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) [10.1109/igarss.2016.7730983] [Proceedings]

2014. "Portable Distributed Scripts (PoDS)." NASA Tech Brief GSC-16531-1 [Full Text] [Report]

2014. "Configuration and assessment of the GISS ModelE2 contributions to the CMIP5 archive." J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst. 6 (1): 141-184 [10.1002/2013MS000265] [Journal Article/Letter]

1998. "AERODYNAMIC DESIGN OPTIMIZATION USING ADVANCED CFD CODES, AUTOMATIC DIFFERENTIATION, AND PARALLEL COMPUTING." Computational Fluid Dynamics Review 1998 560-571 [10.1142/9789812812957_0031] [Article in Book]

1998. "Aerodynamic design sensitivities by automatic differentiation." 29th AIAA, Fluid Dynamics Conference [10.2514/6.1998-2536] [Proceedings]

1997. "CFL3D.ADII (Version 2.0) - An efficient, accurate, general-purpose code for flow shape-sensitivity analysis." 15th Applied Aerodynamics Conference [10.2514/6.1997-2204] [Proceedings]

1993. "Some Aspects of Strength Properties of Cashew Nuts." Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research 55 (1): 27-43 [10.1006/jaer.1993.1030] [Journal Article/Letter]

1988. "Solar dryer for yam flakes and cassava chips." International Journal of Ambient Energy 9 (2): 101-105 [10.1080/01430750.1988.9675918] [Journal Article/Letter]


2006. "Application Controlled Parallel Asynchronous Input/Output (Asynch I/O)." SC 2006 Poster Reception [Full Text] [Other]