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Omar Hatamleh

Chief Advisor – AI & Innovation


NASA's Chief AI Advisor responsible for integrating technology efforts to enable future exploration endeavors

Dr. Omar Hatamleh is the Chief Advisor for Artificial Intelligence at Goddard Space Flight Center and the Lead for NASA IT Strategy at NASA HQ. Omar is also the co-author of Between Brains. A book that explores the impact of Artificial Intelligence and technology on the future of jobs, ethics, society and economy. Prior to this role he was the Chief Innovation Officer, Engineering at NASA, and former Executive Director of the Space Studies Program at International Space University. Previously, he was the Deputy Chief Scientist at NASA ARC responsible for identifying new and promising areas of scientific research and supporting technologies that can be integrated into the Center’s capabilities. Omar has been at NASA for 26 years in different roles and has published over 33 international journal articles in Engineering. Omar has been the recipient of several prestigious awards and recognitions from NASA including the Silver Achievement Medal, NASA Innovation, and Superior Achievement Awards. He has four engineering degrees, speaks four languages, and has been an invited keynote speaker to multiple national and international events including major innovation conferences, Google, IBM, European Investment Fund, etc.

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