About The Asteroid Institute

As with many frontiers that have come before, the opening of the space frontier will be enabled by mapping. A comprehensive map of the solar system enables scientific exploration, economic development, and the protection of the Earth from asteroid impacts. To help support this goal, we are building ADAM, the Asteroid Discovery Analysis and Mapping computational platform.

Our Team

The Asteroid Institute is a distributed team of dedicated scientists, engineers, and software developers.

Dr. Ed Lu

Principal Investigator & Asteroid Institute Executive Director

Prof. Mario Juric

DiRAC Institute Director & ADAM Project Scientist, Univ. of Washington

Alec Koumjian

Head of Software Engineering, Asteroid Institute

Spencer Nelson

Principle Software Engineer, Asteroid Institute

Joachim Moeyens

Software Engineer, Asteroid Institute & Research Fellow, Univ. of Washington

Kathleen Kiker

Software Engineer, Asteroid Institute

Nate Tellis

Software Engineer, Asteroid Institute

Allan Posner

QA and Testing, Volunteer