As a principal computer scientist, Mr. Tamkin has assisted large-scale government software initiatives for decades. He has specialized in software systems supporting flight science (space shuttle, ground systems, and satellites) and now Earth science.
At NASA GSFC, Mr. Tamkin contributes to various projects within the Information Science and Technology Research Group’s Innovation Lab. The Innovation Lab works directly with scientists to co-develop solutions to accelerate science using AI and Machine Learning techniques within High End Computing environments both on premise and in the commercial cloud. Prior roles have included:
· Core software architect for the Computational and Information Sciences and Technology Office (CISTO). CISTO developed analytic applications at the NASA Center of Climate Simulation (NCCS) including the MERRA Analytic Service (MERRA/AS) and NASA Reanalysis Ensemble Service (RES). These services combine advanced data management and analysis technologies to yield commonly used data products for scientists including spatial and temporal sub-setting, arithmetic operations, and advanced workflows.
· Principal architect and developer of the Central Data Exchange (CDX) Node, the single point of entry for environmental data exchanges within the EPA and one of the first nationwide web service-oriented architectures to allow external partners (states, tribes, industry) to exchange data with the EPA (http://www.exchangenetwork.net/).
· System architect and technical director for net-Trials, an integrated data management system for collecting and reporting data on clinical trials. The system offers web-based benefits to cancer researchers, physicians, and patients by unifying systems, processes, and data to facilitate clinical trial participation.
· Lead developer and task leader for several Space Shuttle and payload-based spacecraft monitoring systems. System architect and developer for generic, reusable visualization tools used for mission planning.
Mr. Tamkin lives in Maryland near the Washington D.C. border. When not slinging code, he enjoys world travel, sports, music and unwinding at the Chesapeake Bay.