Mr. Riley Duren

Mr. Riley Duren

January 22, 2021 - 01:15 PM

(2012) Mr. Riley Duren - Kepler: Good Planets are Hard to Find

Riley Duren is a Research Scientist at the University of Arizona and an Engineering Fellow at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Previously, he served as Chief Systems Engineer for the Earth Science & Technology Directorate. He continues to support JPL’s earth science enterprise – including spaceborne instruments and missions, airborne studies, research and analysis, and applied science. For nearly three decades he has worked at the intersection of science and engineering to deliver observational systems including seven successful satellite missions ranging from earth-mapping radars to telescopes in deep space. He was previously the Chief Engineer for the Kepler mission that conducted a major survey of earth-size planets around other stars. In addition to his earth science program work he is currently involved in strategic efforts at JPL seeking to advance the broader state of the art in program architecting, science traceability, verification, validation and uncertainty quantification for complex systems. Since 2008, he has applied the discipline of systems engineering to supporting societal decision-making about climate change and energy.

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