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Chris Mattmann
Chief Architect

Chris Mattmann, a member of Section Staff with the responsibility for influencing science data system designs and facilitating the infusion of new technologies to meet our future challenges. Dr. Mattmann, with over 13 years of experience at JPL, has conceived, realized and delivered the architecture for the next generation of reusable science data processing systems for the NASA Orbiting Carbon Observatory 1/2, NPP Sounder PEATE, and the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Earth science missions. Mattmann's work has been funded by NASA, DARPA, the National Library of Medicine, and by the National Science Foundation. Mattmann was the first Vice President (VP) of Apache OODT (Object Oriented Data Technology), runner-up NASA software of the year 2003, and the first NASA project to enter the Apache Software Foundation (ASF).
 Mattmann spends his time contributing to open source software as a Director at the Apache Software Foundation (http://www.apache.org/), where he was one of the initial contributors to Apache Nutch as a member of its project management committee, the predecessor to the Apache Hadoop project. Mattmann is the progenitor of the Apache Tika (http://tika.apache.org/) framework, the digital "babel fish" and de-facto content analysis and detection framework that exists.
 In addition, Dr. Mattmann is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Southern California (USC) where he teaches graduate courses in Search Engines and Information Retrieval and in Software Architecture.

Education
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Southern California, 2007
  • M.S. in Computer Science, University of Southern California, 2003
  • B.S. in Computer Science, University of Southern California, 2001

Research Interests
  • Software Architecture, Software Engineering, Search Engines, Information Retrieval, Resource Discovery, Distributed Computing Platforms, Large-scale, distributed systems, Data modeling, design and development of distributed data intensive systems

Projects

NPP Sounding Evaluation (PEATE)
The National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Preparatory Project (NPP) mission collects and distributes remotely-sensed land, ocean, and atmospheric data to the meteorological and global climate change communities.

Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2)
OCO-2 is designed to provide space-based global measurements of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) with the precision and resolution needed to identify and characterize the processes that regulate this important greenhouse gas.

DESDynl
A dedicated U.S. InSar and LIDAR mission optimized for studying hazards and global environmental change.


Professional Experience
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  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California
    • Chief Architect, Instrument and Science Data Systems Section
    • Cognizant Development Engineer, August 2007 - present
    • Member of Key Staff, September 2006 - present Staff Software
    • Engineer, September 2005 - September 2008
    • Associate Software Engineer, January 2001 - August 2005
  • Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA
    • Adjunct Assistant Professor, November 2008 - present
    • Part-time Faculty, November 2007 - November 2008
  • Apache Software Foundation, Forest Hill, MD USA
    • Member, Apache Software Foundation March 2010 - present
    • VP, Apache OODT, OODT Project November 2010 - present
    • VP, Apache Tika, Tika Project April 2010 - present
    • Project Management Committee, Incubator Project April 2010 - present
    • Project Management Committee, Nutch Project April 2010 - present
    • Project Management Committee, Tika Project April 2010 - present
    • Project Management
    • Committee, Lucene Project October 2009 - May 2010
    • Committer and Co-Founder, Tika project March 2007 - present
    • Committer, Nutch project October 2006 - present
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Selected Awards
  • First NASA Member of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), 2010
  • NASA Team Award, Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO), 2009
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, Planetary Data System (PDS), 2008
  • NASA Software Reuse WG Peer-Recognition Award (OODT CAS), October 2008
  • NASA Space Act Award (OODT CAS), September 2008
  • NASA Team Bonus Award, Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO) mission, September 2008
  • NASA Tech Briefs Award (OODT CAS), October 2007
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, Planetary Data System (PDS), October 2007
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, Object Oriented Data Technology (OODT) project, October 2007

Selected Publications
  1. C. Mattmann, D. Crichton, A. Hart, C. Goodale, J. S. Hughes, S. Kelly, L. Cinquini, T. H. Painter, J. Lazio, D. Waliser, N. Medvidovic, J. Kim, P. Lean. Architecting Data-Intensive Systems. In Handbook of Data Intensive Computing, B. Furht, A. Escalante, eds. 1st Edition. Springer Verlag, 2011.
  2. S. Pascoe, C. Mattmann, A. Stephens, P. Kershaw. Maximising the utility of OPeNDAP datasets through the NetCDF4 API. In Proceedings of the Global Organization for Earth System Science Portals (GO-ESSP) Workshop, Ashville, NC, May 10-11, 2011.
  3. A. Hart, C. Goodale, C. Mattmann, P. Zimdars, D. Crichton, P. Lean, J. Kim, and D. Waliser. A Cloud-Enabled Regional Climate Model Evaluation System. In Proceedings of the ICSE 2011 Workshop on Software Engineering for Cloud Computing - SECLOUD, Honolulu, HI, May 22, 2011.
  4. J. Tran, L. Cinquini, C. Mattmann, P. Zimdars, D. Cuddy, K. Leung, O. Kwoun, D. Crichton and D. Freeborn. Evaluating Cloud Computing in the NASA DESDynI Ground Data System. In Proceedings of the ICSE 2011 Workshop on Software Engineering for Cloud Computing - SECLOUD, Honolulu, HI, May 22, 2011.
  5. C. Mattmann, R. R. Downs, J. J. Marshall, N. Most, S. Samadi. Tools to Support the Reuse of Software Assets for the NASA Earth Science Decadal Survey Missions. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Newsletter, March 2011, Issue 158, pp. 17-22.
  6. C. Mattmann, D. Crichton, A. Hart, S. Kelly, J. S. Hughes. Experiments with Storage and Preservation of NASA’s Planetary Data via the Cloud. IEEE IT Professional – Special Theme on Cloud Computing, Vol. 12, No. 5, pp. 28 -35, September/October, 2010.

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