Dr. David Bell

Dr. David Bell

Dr. David Bell is the Chief Technologist of the NASA Academic Mission Services contract, focusing on enabling R&D collaborations between universities, industry and NASA in a range of domains including quantum computing, machine learning, autonomous systems, nanotechnology, and biotechnology.  David is the founding USRA Program Manager for the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab collaboration between USRA, Google and NASA’s Ames Research Center (2013-present), and was the founding Principal Investigator for the International Research Initiative for Innovation in Aerospace Methods and Technologies - a collaboration between USRA and NASA's Ames Research Center (2012-2017).  David is also the Director of the USRA Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science (RIACS), leading and managing a staff of scientists and engineers conducting R&D in computer science, physical sciences (e.g., quantum physics), and life sciences (e.g., biotechnology).  David received his Ph.D. from the College of Engineering at Cornell University, and previously held appointments at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).