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Samir Chettri, Ph.D., Vice President of Science Systems and Program Manager

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Dr. Samir ChettriDr. Chettri is the Vice President of Science Systems at Global Science & Technology, Inc. (GST) and serves as the Senior Program Manager (since 2011), on GST’s SciTech II contract where he manages multiple work activities (WAs), e.g., the NOAA/STAR Ocean Science Technology and Applications (OSTA) program under the Satellite Oceanography and Climatology Division. On OSTA, the activities range from Sea Surface Temperature algorithm development, Coral Reef Watch, Ocean Color, Ocean Surface Vector Winds, and Sea Surface Altimetry. He is charged with task order processing, hiring, technical discussions with technical leads and responsible for and managing all accounting and reporting.

Dr. Chettri has substantial senior program management experience on-site at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and at the NOAA Center for Satellite Applications and Research. His technical specialties are image processing for remote sensing and cloud computing applications to near real-time satellite data processing, Bayesian statistical methods, neural networks, pattern recognition, networking, and parallel processing.

Computer skills and expertise includes UNIX, Java, C, R, FORTRAN, Pascal, Perl, Python, Matlab, SciLab, KHOROS (object-oriented image processing package), PVM (Parallel Virtual Machine), PIOUS (Parallel I/O System), MySQL and Oracle.

Dr. Chettri received his Ph.D. in Applied Science from the University of Delaware in 1989. His earlier educational credentials include a Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from University of Delaware (1985) and Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from University of Bombay, Bombay, India (1982).