Matthew J. Miller, Ph.D.

Expertise: Cognitive systems engineering, human-subject testing, work domain and systems development
Affiliation: Jacobs/NASA Johnson Space Center
Certification/Education: • Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
• M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
• B.S., Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

SUBSEA Research Objectives

Leverage the low-latency telepresence (LLT) analog environment of the Nautilus telepresence mission architecture and the real (non-simulated) SUBSEA science activities to evaluate and identify specific concepts of operations (ConOps) and capabilities that will have enabling and enhancing value for science-driven LLT exploration of deep space destintations such as the moons and surface of Mars.


Matthew J. Miller is an Exploration Research Engineer at Jacobs Technology at the NASA Johnson Space Center, researching advanced state of the art human spaceflight extravehicular activity flight operations by leveraging cognitive systems engineering practices. He is currently the science operations co-lead of SUBSEA (Systematic Underwater Biogeochemical Science and Exploration Analog), as well as the operations lead for SHyRE (Scientific Hybrid Reality Environments), both of which are NASA Planetary Science and Technology from Analog Research (PSTAR) funded research programs. His research interests are focused on the construction and implementation of analog research environments as a means to design and develop concepts of operations and support systems for future human spaceflight missions.

Matthew has participated in various NASA analogue research programs, accumulating over 175+ hours of simulated future (EVA) extravehicular activity operations experience. His field experiences have included the NASA Pavilion Lake Research Project (PLRP) deployment to British Columbia, Canada (2015), NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) programs in Florida (2015-Present), and the Biologic Analog Science Associated with Lava Terrains (BASALT) deployments to Idaho and Hawaii (2016-2018). He has participated as an EVA team member and flight controller during these programs, where he contributed to the development and execution of mission objectives, research design, and EVA timelines.