BASALT Research Objectives
Investigate integrated traverse and activiity planning, as well as integrated temporal and spatial constraint reasoning, within the context of future Mars missions.
Dr. John L. Bresina is a Research Computer Scientist at NASA Ames Research Center, with over twenty-five years of NASA R&D experience in AI planning, scheduling, and execution. In addition to his research endeavors, Dr. Bresina has participated in several NASA missions. For MER, he was part of the GDS Activity Planning & Sequencing Subsystem (APSS) team and was one of the six original MOS Tactical Activity Planners. For LCROSS, he was the GDS APSS team and the MOS Activity Planning & Sequencing team. For MSL, he was part of the GDS APSS team. For LADEE, he led the GDS APSS team and the MOS Mission Planning & Sequencing team. Dr. Bresina earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rutgers University, under Dr. Saul Amarel.