Dan has supported Johnson Space Center (JSC) since 2009 developing various software and simulation products in support of the International Space Station (ISS), Boeing Commercial Crew (CST-100) and Orion Space Programs. In graduate school, his thesis work focused on optimizing low-thrust trajectories using evolutionary algorithms and trade space exploration. Dan's work has been presented at multiple AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics conferences and published in the Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets.
Dan's interests include building and teaching others about DevOps systems specifically within the simulation and engineering domain. He possesses an expert knowledge of the Git version control system and surrounding tool sets such as GitLab and Jenkins.