Jim Neilan is a computer engineer for NASA Langley Research Center and develops robotic systems software for surface and in-space applications. He is also the CEO of Tethys Oceanix LLC. a Virginia based small company that organizes and promotes science outreach using technology platforms for furthering student and citizen science exploration and education efforts. A tinker and roboticist who loves exploring the world both above and below the water.
Jim has a Master's in Computer Science and a Bachelor's in Physics. He has authored numerous papers on software for unmanned systems, and spends his free time building and diving remotely operated vehicles and autonomous surface vessels to learn and explore the Chesapeake Bay.