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Dr. Shahid Habib

Dr. Shahid  Habib

Asst Director Projects & Technology
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Greenbelt Rd

Greenbelt MD 20771
United States

tel: 301 614 5392
fax: 301 614 5620
E-mail: shahid.habib@nasa.gov

Area of Expertise

Science utilization for societal benefits, space systems, planet earth research, technical management


Dr. Habib is currently the Chief of Office of Science Utilization in the Science Mission Directorate at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. He is engaged in implementing NASA's science products for societal benefits. He has extensive experience in defining, developing, managing and implementing flight missions. He has contributed in the area of future mission requirements generation, advanced technology development, and mission development cycle based on the systems engineering practices. He also has led the science applications and utilization efforts. He has had the advantage of serving at both NASA Headquarters and at the Center. In 2002, he served as the acting Deputy Director of the Code YS research Division. He was involved in the development of the long term research strategy, roadmaps, requirements and Climate Change Research Initiative plans.

From 1994-1999, he was Program Manger of some the major earth science flight missions such as Aura, Aqua, Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer, SUNSAT, SAC-C, Stratospheric Aerosol Gas Experiment (SAGE) and EO-1 missions. He also negotiated many international agreements and oversaw the development of the flight hardware. He also has a strong background in mission assurance and risk management acquired through his experience at the office of safety and mission assurance. In 1991, he served as the Manager of Systems Engineering and developed Agency-wide standard and was also a main member of the first version NPG 7120 development team.

From 1989-1991, he was the Verification Manger on the Space Station Freedom program and was involved in the robotic arm development and astronaut habitation module development. He also served on the Space Station Freedom redesign team working the mission reliability and safety aspects. He also served over ten years in the private sector with Lockheed Martin and Control Data Corporation. He was responsible for developing the air traffic control systems, radars, and communication systems. He also developed supervisory control systems for the energy production and transportation industry both for US and international market. Dr. Habib has thorough background in mission life cycle development and management and is knowledgeable of both MIL and NASA standards.

Dr. Habib is a senior member of IEEE and SPIE. He has authored many papers and given invited talks at many international conferences. He has received NASA's Exceptional Achievement Medal for his contribution to the remote sensing flight missions. He also was awarded Yuri Gagarin Medal of Honor by the Russian Space Agency for leading the US-Russia collaboration of Meteor/Sage mission. Additionally, he has received several NASA Group Achievement Awards and commendations. Dr. Habib holds D.Sc. from the George Washington University in Electrical Engineering with emphases in Neural Networks and Nonlinear Systems; and is a Registered Professional Engineer.

Lecture Title(s)

Challenges in Transferring Science for Society

Developing End-to-End Large Space-Based Observational Systems, Process, Technologies and Management

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