Megan Ann Eskey
University of Southern California M.S.C.S.
Los Angeles, California
University of Southern California B.S.M.E.
Los Angeles, California
NASA Ames Research Center
January 2013 - Present: Independent Consultant for Open Government, Worldwide.
Blogger: http://dad-memorial.blogspot.com/ (initiated in 2009) – international
following. Digital influencer effecting change on a global level, while
simultaneously influencing national, state and local OpenGov priorities in the
United States. Participant in the nation’s first wiki-bill, an effort to reform
California’s outdated probate laws via citizen input. My Vizify bio captures the
span of my impact and my most recent interactions via social media:
https://www.vizify.com/megan-eskey My whohub interview provides a broad
overview of my priorities and goals, and some background information about my
2010 – 2012: OpenGov Lead for ARC.
ARC Enterprise Architecture. Federal Intranet Content Managers, Steering
Committee Representative for NASA. Design of a conceptual enterprise
architecture for the federal community cloud. The user interface design was
adopted by the NASA Spacebook team. The open stack module was developed
by the NASA Nebula team, and released as open source in concert with
Rackspace. The Open Stack Foundation provides oversight to hundreds of
industry partners who have committed to Open Stack. Organized a booth at the
Bay Area Maker Faire, to bring the “maker” movement to NASA Ames.
2000 – 2010: ARC Web Manager
Web Services Manager for ARC. Responsible for oversight and management of
ARC’s web presence, including over 500 web sites and 100 webmasters. Budget,
Policy and Planning, Design and Development, Hosting, Curating, Registration,
Marketing and Outreach.
1999 – 2000: Web Curator
Chief Information Officer Webmaster: curating and design for three highvisibility NASA web sites: Y2K, Outsourcing Desktop Initiative for NASA
ARC Rep for NASA CIO’s IT Workforce Team. Produced and Directed “The
Human Element”, an internet video.
1995 - 1999 Focus Manager for Marketing and Communications
Implemented a marketing focus area for the Applied Information Technology
Division at NASA ARC. Provided training for staff. Created a corporate image,
logo, web pages, videos, and other collateral portfolio elements. Organized
workshops and other events. Member of a self-directed team that assessed the
viability of network computers and Java for NASA. Member of the NASA
CIO’s communications team.
1994 - 1995 Group Leader, Intelligent Interactive Systems
The group consisted of a variety of investigators with expertise in: intelligent
hypertext systems; collaborative agents; remote advisory systems for scientists
and engineers; intelligent infrastructure support tools; design knowledge capture
tools; formal methods in software engineering.
1993 - 1994 Co-Investigator
Visiting Scholar at Apple Computer’s Advanced Technology Group; design of an
adaptive information retrieval tool; design of a tutorial system for an integrated
on-line documentation tool; investigation of performance support systems and
Design of a system that used Bayesian statistical methods to reconstruct paths of
evolution from molecular sequence data. The project was in collaboration with
the Life Science Division and the Planetary Biology Branch at NASA Ames.
Design and implementation of a general purpose constraint-based scheduling
system written in an object-oriented, interpreted language. The GPSS system has
been applied to various domains including space shuttle maintenance operations
and scheduling electrical power consumption. The application of machine
learning techniques to the GPSS scheduling system. Search control rules were
automatically generated by an explanation-based learning system.
Various tasks related to V/STOL aircraft design: mission analysis using a
FORTRAN-based system; flight simulation of the Grumman Twin Tilt Nacelle
Aircraft; investigation of various Artificial Intelligence techniques for aircraft
Mid-Peninsula Access Corporation (Television and Video Production):
Producer, Editor, Director: “After the Apocalypse:Burning Man”,
Director of several episodes of “Regular People” and “Arts and Minds”.
Production Assistant, Talent: “The ToeKnee Show: Season #2, Episode #9”,
Camera: “Regular People: Fun with Math”, “Regular People: Boys Talk”,
Technical Director: “Regular People: Masquerade”, Audio/Guest Star: “Regular
People: Burning Man”
ME Mervich Productions (Independent Film Production):
1nd Assistant Director: “Last Millennium”
Paluzzi, P.; Miller, R.; Kurihara, W.; Eskey, M., “ Network Computer Technology
Phase I: Viability and Promise within NASA’s Desktop Computing Environment”,
NASA Technical Memorandum - 1988-112219, January 1998.
Zweben, M.; Davis, E.; Daun, B.; Drascher, E.; Deale, M.; Eskey, M., "Learning to
Improve Constraint-based Scheduling", Artificial Intelligence Journal, Special Issue
on Constraint Satisfaction, 58, December 1992.
Eskey, M.; Zweben, M., "Learning Search Control for Constraint-based Scheduling",
Proceedings of the Eighth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, (AAAI),
Zweben, M.; Eskey, M., "Constraint Satisfaction with Delayed Evaluation",
Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence,
Kidwell, G.H.; Eskey, M.A., "Expert Systems and Their Use in Augmenting Design
Optimization", Proceedings of the Aircraft Design Systems and Operations Meeting,
(AIAA, AHS and ASEE), October 1985.
Eskey, M.A.; Wilson, S.B., III; Valckanaere, W.; La Reau, J.P., "Twin Tilt Nacelle
V/STOL Aircraft", Proceedings of the Aerospace Congress and Exposition, (SAE),
IMAGE (Independent Media Artists Group)
Federally Employed Women, First Vice President of the South Bay Chapter, 1998- 2001
ARC Equal Opportunity Board, 1998 – 2001
Multicultural Leadership Council, 1997 - 1999
HONORS AND AWARDS:
Top 10% Kred Influencer (2013)
Top 3% Slideshare Views (2013)
Fed 100 Award Nominee (2011, 2012)
NY International Independent Film and Video Festival: “After the Apocalypse” (2000)
Earthnoise “Best Documentaries”: “After the Apocalypse” (2000)
Flambé Lounge “Video Best Fest”: “After the Apocalypse” (2000)
FilmFilm.com “Top 5 Documentaries”: “After the Apocalypse” (2000)
Group Achievement Award, Y2K Team (2000)
40th International Cinema in Industry (CINDY) Award: “The Human Element” (1999)
Spotlight Award, Network Computer Technology Evaluation (1997)
Group Achievement Award, Workgroup/Workflow Workshop (1996)
Group Achievement Award, Multicultural Leadership Council (1995)
Group Achievement Award, Continuous Improvement Team for Ames Affirmative
Employment and Diversity Plan (1995)
Recipient of Director's Discretionary Fund research grant, "Scheduling Electrical
Power for Ames Research Center" (1990)
"Twin Tilt Nacelle V/STOL Aircraft" winner of NASA Tech Briefs Award (1988)