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Amy Braverman

Jet Propulsion Laboratory
4800 Oak Grove Drive
M/S 306-463
Pasadena, California 91109

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Amy J. Braverman

Dr. Amy Braverman is Principal Statistician at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, in Pasadena, CA. She is the Technical Group Lead for Statistical Methods and Applications in the Uncertainty Quantification and Statistical Analysis Group of the Instrument Operations and Science Data Systems Section. After graduating from Swarthmore College in 1982 with a B.A. in Economics, Dr. Braverman worked for nearly a decade in litigation support consulting. She returned to graduate school at UCLA in the early 1990's where she earned an M.A. in Mathematics and Ph.D. in Statistics. She began her career as a post-doc at JPL in 1999 and has been with the Lab ever since. Dr. Braverman's early work was in the use of data compression methods for analysis of massive data sets. As her career advanced, she has worked in spatial and spatio-temporal statistics, statistical methods for the evaluation of climate models, and most recently in Uncertainty Quantification. She has been at the forefront of JPL's efforts to bring rigorous UQ to the derivation of geophysical information from remote sensing observations collected by NASA and JPL instruments. Dr. Braverman finds special satisfaction in mentoring post-doc's and young researchers to build capability in Statistics at JPL, and in collaborating with academic colleagues to connect their research, and that of their graduate students, to JPL and NASA problems.