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Steven Cornford

Systems Engineering, Aerospace Project Management

Steven Cornford, PhD, is currently a senior engineer at Caltech's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). In his 25 years of experience covering the entire mission life cycle, he spent the last decade pioneering MBSE ontologies, developing prototypes, and working as a PI with DARPA to assess complex trade spaces in spacecraft constellation performance through SysML models. Dr. Cornford has a gifted ability to convey the promise of MBSE and its connection to the big picture. He has authored over 100 papers and been awarded the NASA Exceptional Service Medal.

He has a double major in mathematics and physics from UC Berkeley, an MS in mathematical physics and a PhD in experimental atomic physics from Texas A&M University.