Russell Knight joined us from GTE Corporation. Russell has significant experience in both hands-on software development and technical leadership of software design and development tasks. Russell holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, and both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is currently working on the Automated Scheduing and Planning Environment (ASPEN) planning system for mission operations, the Continuous Activity Scheduling, Planning, Execution, and Replanning (CASPER) real-time planning system, Compressed Large-scale Activity Scheduling and Planning (CLASP), and the Eagle-Eye adaptation of ASPEN. He has also supported local schools as the arbiter for the Glendale Scholastic Bowl.
His research interests are in planning and scheduling, heuristic search, operations research, and space exploration automation.