Hannah Kerner, Assistant Research Professor, University of Maryland/NASA Harvest

Dr. Hannah Kerner is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland. Her research involves developing new machine learning methods for analyzing remote sensing data for applications in agricultural monitoring, food security, Earth science, and planetary science. Hannah received her B.S. in computer science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her PhD at Arizona State University, where she developed new methods for facilitating scientific discovery in planetary exploration investigations at Mars, the Moon, and Earth using machine learning. She has developed onboard software for the world’s largest constellation of satellites at Planet, Inc., and worked at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Goddard Space Flight Center, and Langley Research Center.