Official Bio

Elly Shao is a Member of Technical Staff of the Artificial Intelligence, Observation Planning and Analysis Group, Planning and Execution Section, of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology.

Elly graduated from Caltech with a B.S. in Astrophysics. She was a summer intern in the Artificial Intelligence Group where she worked on the CASPER adaptation that flew on the IPEX Cubesat in 2013-2014. She has also had internships at Caltech where she worked on Characterizing Young Variable Stars in the Monoceros R2 Cluster, Spectroscopy and Photometry of the North American Nebula, and a Flight Cryostat for the Ground-Based TIME-Pilot. She also previously was an Intern Analyst for the Primavera Capital Group.

Elly Shao works on observation scheduling and mission analysis projects for the Eagle Eye Project.

Selected Publications