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Meemong Lee

Dr. Meemong Lee is a principal engineer specializing in multidisciplinary modeling and simulation technology. She is currently managing Multi-Mission Observation Operator (M2O2) task and is supporting multi-mission assimilation applications for MLS and TES. She is also a Co-I in the Carbon Monitoring System Flux Estimation and Attribution system (CMS-Flux). During more than 25 years at JPL, she has led a wide range of R&D activities, created innovative solutions for flight projects, and actively advocated model-based planning and design approaches. She has led advanced information system research including 1) In-situ Instrument Simulation for Science Operation On Planet Surface (SOOPS), 2) Virtual Mission Operation Framework (VMOF), 3) Computing, Modeling, Simulation, Visualization (CMSV)-Engineering Framework for lab-wide model integration and collaborative design, and 4) Sensor-web Observation scenario eXplorer (SOX). She has successfully bridged between advanced information system research and science planning system development for flight projects including Voyager II, Magellan, Mars Odyssey, Deep Space 1, and Juno.

  • BS: Electronics Engineering, Sogang University, Seoul Korea, 1975
  • MS: Computer Science, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, 1979
  • PhD: Electrical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, 1981


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Juno will fly to Jupiter and orbit its polar regions in order to understand the planet's gross size and structural properties, as well as measure Jupiter's atmospheric composition, temperature and deep wind profiles.

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In its extended mission, Mars Odyssey continues to map chemical elements and minerals on the surface of Mars and to monitor changes at the surface for another Mars year.

Professional Experience

Line Organizations
1995 – 1998: Group Supervisor/Principal (Mission Simulation), JPL
1991 – 1995: Group Supervisor/Principal (Image Analysis Systems), JPL
1986 – 1989: Group Lead (Parallel Computing System), JPL

NASA-wide Technology Programs
2007– present: Advanced Information System Technology (AIST)
2005 – 2006: Simulation Based Acquisition (SBA)
2002 – 2004: Advanced Engineering Environment (AEE)
1999 – 2001: Intelligent Synthesis Environment (ISE)

Flight Projects
2005 – present:  Juno Mission Simulation System
2000 – 2001:  Mars Odyssey – Real Time Telemetry Visualization System
1999 – 2002:  Deep Space 1 – Science Observation Planning
1996 – 1999:  MICAS payload system flight software system
1994 – 1995:  Galileo – End-to-End Data Systems
1991 – 1992:  Magellan – Stereo Processing
1988 – 1989:  Voyager II - Neptune Science Data Visualization System

Selected Awards
  • NASA Manned Flight Awareness Certificate of Appreciation (1986)
  • NASA Exceptional Service Medal (1989)
  • AIAA Space Science Award (2002)

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