an Explore Mars Event

May 7-8, 2024

Jack Morton Auditorium,

The George Washington University

Washington D.C.


Alonso Vera

NASA Ames Research Center | Senior Scientist for Distributed Collaborative Systems

Dr. Alonso Vera is the NASA Senior Scientist (ST) for Distributed Collaborative Systems. He has worked at NASA since 2000 and served as Chief of the Human Systems Integration Division from 2010-23. Dr. Vera has cross-disciplinary expertise in human performance, human-computer interaction and artificial intelligence. He has led the development of software systems across NASA robotic and human space flight missions including Mars Exploration Rovers, Phoenix Mars Lander, Mars Science Laboratory, Space Shuttle, International Space Station, and Exploration Systems. Dr. Vera received a Bachelor of Science from McGill University, a Ph.D. from Cornell University and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University.