Dr. James J Marshall

Dr. James J Marshall

  • SOFTWARE ENGINEER
  • 301.614.5780
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 615
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: INNOVIM
  • Brief Bio

    Dr. James J. Marshall is a Principal Systems Engineer/Scientist with INNOVIM providing science, engineering, and IT support services, primarily for Earth science data processing systems. His current primary task is supporting the ICESat-2 Science Computing Facility, and he became its Task Lead in March 2019.  Prior to this, his major tasks at Goddard involved working on documenting the MODIS software algorithms that produce land data products (~3 years), leading work to document more fully the TOMS ozone retrieval algorithm (~4.5 years), and serving as the Support Team Lead for the NASA Earth Science Data Systems Software Reuse Working Group where he organized and led many of the working group's activities (~5.5 years). He also assisted with systems/software engineering for the Suomi NPP Science Data Segment (~5 years) and web site development for the GSFC Ozone and Air Quality Web site (~3 years).  In addition, he has served as International Faculty on the International Institute of Interoperability Science, currently in formation, since fall 2008.  His background in astronomy research includes a galaxy survey, modeling young stellar clusters, and observations of binary stars as tests of general relativity.

    Current Projects

    ICESat-2 Science Computing Facility

    Positions/Employment

    8/2016 - Present

    Principal Systems Engineer / Scientist

    INNOVIM, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
    6/2016 - 7/2019

    Senior Systems Engineer / Scientist

    INNOVIM, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
    4/2010 - 6/2016

    Senior Staff Scientist

    INNOVIM, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

    With INNOVIM but not GSFC from December 2014 to mid-June 2016

    5/2005 - 3/2010

    Software Engineer

    INNOVIM, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

    Education

    Ph.D., Astronomy, 2004
    University of Maryland, College Park, MD
    Dissertation: A Large Survey for Very Low Surface Brightness Galaxies

    M.S., Astronomy, 1999
    University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD
    Scholarly paper topic: Studying the dynamical evolution of young stellar clusters through N-body simulations

    B.S., Astronomy & Astrophysics, 1996
    Villanova University, Villanova, PA
    Observed binary star systems whose eclipse timings can be used as tests of general relativity
    Graduated summa cum laude (with highest honor, 3.90 GPA) and a Minor in Physics.

    Professional Societies

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE), 2007 - Present
    Senior Member since 2010
    American Geophysical Union (AGU), 2006 - Present
    Life Member since 2012
    Society of Physics Students (SPS), 1996 - Present
    At-Large Member since 2006. Junior Member 1996-2004. 1 year lapse in membership, 2005.
    American Astronomical Society (AAS), 1993 - Present
    Full Member since 2007. Junior Member 1993-2004. 2 year lapse in membership, 2005-2006.

    Professional Service

    2016 --- Technical Program Committee Member for the 2016 IEEE IRI Conferece

    2015 --- Technical Program Committee Member for the 2015 IEEE IRI Conferece

    2014 --- Technical Program Committee Member for the 2014 IEEE IRI Conference

    2013 --- International Program Committee Member for the 2013 IEEE IRI Conference

    2012 --- Technical Program Committee Member for the 2012 IEEE IRI Conference

    2011 --- Track Co-Chair of the Industry/Government/Application Track for the 2011 IEEE IRI Conference

    2010 --- Session Chair of two sessions at the 2010 IEEE Information Reuse and Integration (IRI) Conference

    Awards

    2017 --- NASA GSFC HBG Peer Award for Scientific/Technical Support

    2015 --- Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society, Full Member

    2010 --- NASA ESDS Software Reuse WG Peer-Recognition Software Reuse Award, Peer Education Category

    2008 --- Raritan High School Academic Hall of Fame

    1996 --- Edward F. Jenkins O.S.A. Award for Academic Excellence in Astronomy and Astrophysics

    1996 --- Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

    1996 --- Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

    1995 --- Sigma Pi Sigma Honor Society

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Marshall, J. J., R. Downs, and S. Samadi. 2010. "Relevance of software reuse in building advanced scientific data processing systems." Earth Science Informatics, 3 (1-2): 95-100 [10.1007/s12145-010-0054-3]

    Downs, R., and J. J. Marshall. 2010. "A Proposal on Using Reuse Readiness Levels to Measure Software Reusability." Data Science Journal, 9: 73-92 [10.2481/dsj.009-007]

    Mattmann, C., R. Downs, J. J. Marshall, N. Most, and S. Samadi. 2010. "Reuse of software assets for the NASA Earth science decadal survey missions." Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2010 IEEE International, 1687-1690 [10.1109/IGARSS.2010.5653018]

    Non-Refereed

    Marshall, J. J., R. R. Downs, and C. A. Mattmann. 2011. "Software reuse methods to improve technological infrastructure for e-Science." 2011 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration (IRI) 528 - 532 [10.1109/IRI.2011.6009611]

    Mattmann, C. A., R. R. Downs, J. J. Marshall, N. F. Most, and S. Samadi. 2011. "Tools to Support the Reuse of Software Assets for the NASA Earth Science Decadal Survey Missions." IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Newsletter March 2011 (158): 17-22.

    Marshall, J. J., R. R. Downs, and C. A. Mattmann. 2010. "Progress towards a NASA earth science Reuse Enablement System (RES)." 2010 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration (IRI) 340 - 343 [10.1109/IRI.2010.5558912]

    Marshall, J. J., R. R. Downs, and S. Samadi. 2010. "Building the Next Generation of Aerospace Data Processing Systems by Reusing Existing Software Components (Chapter 2)." Aerospace Technologies Advancements Croatia: 25-36, ISBN: 978-953-7619-96-1.

    Marshall, J. J., and R. R. Downs. 2008. "Reuse Readiness Levels as a Measure of Software Reusability." IGARSS 2008 - 2008 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 3: 1414 - 1417 [10.1109/IGARSS.2008.4779626]

    Marshall, J. J., R. R. Downs, S. Samadi, N. S. Gerard, and R. E. Wolfe. 2008. "Software Reuse to Support Earth Science." Journal of Frontiers of Computer Science and Technology 2 (3): 296-310 [10.3778/j.issn.1673-9418.2008.03.006]

    Gerard, R. S., R. R. Downs, J. J. Marshall, and R. E. Wolfe. 2007. "The Software Reuse Working Group: A Case Study in Fostering Reuse." Information Reuse and Integration, IRI 2007 IEEE International Conference on 24-29 [10.1109/IRI.2007.4296592]

    Samadi, S., R. S. Gerard, M. E. Hunter, et al. J. J. Marshall, R. J. Schweiss, R. E. Wolfe, and E. J. Masuoka. 2007. "Reusing Software to Build Data Processing Systems: NPP Science Data Segment Case Study." 2007 IEEE Aerospace Conference 1-12 [10.1109/AERO.2007.352814]

    Marshall, J. J., S. W. Olding, R. E. Wolfe, and V. E. Delnore. 2006. "Software Reuse Within the Earth Science Community." Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2006 IGARSS 2006 IEEE International Conference on 2880-2883 [10.1109/IGARSS.2006.740]

    Marshall, J. J., R. S. Gerard, S. Samadi, and R. E. Wolfe. 2006. "A Study of Earth Science Software Reuse Enablement Systems." Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2006 IGARSS 2006 IEEE International Conference on 2832-2835 [10.1109/IGARSS.2006.728]

    Other Professional Information

    Google Scholar:  https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ci7iSrYAAAAJ

    ORCID:  0000-0002-6867-5616

    ResearcherID:  A-9611-2009

    Brief Bio

    Dr. James J. Marshall is a Principal Systems Engineer/Scientist with INNOVIM providing science, engineering, and IT support services, primarily for Earth science data processing systems. His current primary task is supporting the ICESat-2 Science Computing Facility, and he became its Task Lead in March 2019.  Prior to this, his major tasks at Goddard involved working on documenting the MODIS software algorithms that produce land data products (~3 years), leading work to document more fully the TOMS ozone retrieval algorithm (~4.5 years), and serving as the Support Team Lead for the NASA Earth Science Data Systems Software Reuse Working Group where he organized and led many of the working group's activities (~5.5 years). He also assisted with systems/software engineering for the Suomi NPP Science Data Segment (~5 years) and web site development for the GSFC Ozone and Air Quality Web site (~3 years).  In addition, he has served as International Faculty on the International Institute of Interoperability Science, currently in formation, since fall 2008.  His background in astronomy research includes a galaxy survey, modeling young stellar clusters, and observations of binary stars as tests of general relativity.

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Marshall, J. J., R. Downs, and S. Samadi. 2010. "Relevance of software reuse in building advanced scientific data processing systems." Earth Science Informatics 3 (1-2): 95-100 [10.1007/s12145-010-0054-3]

    Downs, R., and J. J. Marshall. 2010. "A Proposal on Using Reuse Readiness Levels to Measure Software Reusability." Data Science Journal 9 73-92 [10.2481/dsj.009-007]

    Mattmann, C., R. Downs, J. J. Marshall, N. Most, and S. Samadi. 2010. "Reuse of software assets for the NASA Earth science decadal survey missions." Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2010 IEEE International 1687-1690 [10.1109/IGARSS.2010.5653018]

    Non-Refereed

    Marshall, J. J., R. R. Downs, and C. A. Mattmann. 2011. "Software reuse methods to improve technological infrastructure for e-Science." 2011 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration (IRI) 528 - 532 [10.1109/IRI.2011.6009611]

    Mattmann, C. A., R. R. Downs, J. J. Marshall, N. F. Most, and S. Samadi. 2011. "Tools to Support the Reuse of Software Assets for the NASA Earth Science Decadal Survey Missions." IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Newsletter March 2011 (158): 17-22

    Marshall, J. J., R. R. Downs, and C. A. Mattmann. 2010. "Progress towards a NASA earth science Reuse Enablement System (RES)." 2010 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration (IRI) 340 - 343 [10.1109/IRI.2010.5558912]

    Marshall, J. J., R. R. Downs, and S. Samadi. 2010. "Building the Next Generation of Aerospace Data Processing Systems by Reusing Existing Software Components (Chapter 2)." Aerospace Technologies Advancements 25-36

    Marshall, J. J., and R. R. Downs. 2008. "Reuse Readiness Levels as a Measure of Software Reusability." IGARSS 2008 - 2008 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 3 1414 - 1417 [10.1109/IGARSS.2008.4779626]

    Marshall, J. J., R. R. Downs, S. Samadi, N. S. Gerard, and R. E. Wolfe. 2008. "Software Reuse to Support Earth Science." Journal of Frontiers of Computer Science and Technology 2 (3): 296-310 [10.3778/j.issn.1673-9418.2008.03.006]

    Gerard, R. S., R. R. Downs, J. J. Marshall, and R. E. Wolfe. 2007. "The Software Reuse Working Group: A Case Study in Fostering Reuse." Information Reuse and Integration, IRI 2007 IEEE International Conference on 24-29 [10.1109/IRI.2007.4296592]

    Samadi, S., R. S. Gerard, M. E. Hunter, et al. J. J. Marshall, R. J. Schweiss, R. E. Wolfe, and E. J. Masuoka. 2007. "Reusing Software to Build Data Processing Systems: NPP Science Data Segment Case Study." 2007 IEEE Aerospace Conference 1-12 [10.1109/AERO.2007.352814]

    Marshall, J. J., S. W. Olding, R. E. Wolfe, and V. E. Delnore. 2006. "Software Reuse Within the Earth Science Community." Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2006 IGARSS 2006 IEEE International Conference on 2880-2883 [10.1109/IGARSS.2006.740]

    Marshall, J. J., R. S. Gerard, S. Samadi, and R. E. Wolfe. 2006. "A Study of Earth Science Software Reuse Enablement Systems." Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2006 IGARSS 2006 IEEE International Conference on 2832-2835 [10.1109/IGARSS.2006.728]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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