30 October 2019

Request for Information: Application of AI/ML Tools to NASA Science

This announcement was sent to the AAS by NASA's Science Mission Directorate:

Frontier Development Lab


Responses are due by 11:59 pm EST on 7 November 2019.

Frontier Development Lab (FDL) is an applied artificial intelligence (AI) research accelerator leveraging the newest developments in AI and machine learning (ML) technologies from academia and the private sector and applying them to challenges relevant to NASA's goals in space and Earth sciences. Teams of computer scientists and space and Earth scientists work to solve problems important to NASA and humanity’s future within a given time frame. Each team is made up of four participants (two computer scientists and two domain scientists). The teams are mentored by subject matter experts (SMEs) in both science domains and AI/ML. FDL is a public-private partnership between NASA and the SETI Institute, commercial and academic institutions, and other foreign and domestic agencies.

Submissions shall be as a notice of intent (NOI) via the NSPIRES Solicitation NNH20ZDA002L page. Responses to this request for information (RFI) by other means will not be accepted.

When creating your NOI in NSPIRES you will supply identifying information and be prompted to provide a summary and answer five short questions by filling in text boxes, all of which are limited to 4,000 characters. For more information please read the PDF of the FDL RFI on NSPIRES.

Questions concerning this request for information may be emailed to Madhulika Guhathakurta and Michael Seablom.