Dr. Alonso Vera is Division Chief of the Human Systems Integration Division at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA.
Alonso Vera received a Bachelor of Science with First Class Honors from McGill University in 1985 and a Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1991. He went on to a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University from 1990-1993, working in the areas of artificial intelligence and human-computer interaction. Before coming to NASA in 2000, Dr. Vera was an Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong for six years, where he established and ran the first Cognitive Science program in the territory. Since being at NASA, he has worked on basic research in the area of computational cognitive modeling and in applied human-computer interaction leading the development and deployment of mission systems across NASA robotic and human space flight missions.