Jah Moriba

    The University of Texas at Austin

    Areas of Interest: Astrodynamics, Spacecraft Navigation, Space Situational Awareness

    Name Jah Moriba
    Role Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
    Institution The University of Texas at Austin
    Contact moriba@utexas.edu
    Key Words / Areas of Interest Astrodynamics, Spacecraft Navigation, Space Situational Awareness
    Expertise Sought I’m looking for expertise in Uncertainty Quantification (aleatory and epistemic), multi-fidelity dynamics modeling, big data science and analytics, ontology development and implementation, and multi-source information fusion.



    Moriba Jah is the director for Computational Astronautical Sciences and Technologies (CAST), a group within the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin. He is also the Lead for the Space Security and Safety Program at the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law. Moriba came to UT Austin by way of the Air Force Research Laboratory and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory prior to that, where he was a Spacecraft Navigator on a handful of Mars missions. His research interests are in astrodynamics, space situational awareness, space traffic management, space security, space sustainability, and spacecraft navigation. Moriba is a Fellow of multiple organizations: TED, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), American Astronautical Society (AAS), International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS), Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). He has served on the US delegation to the United Nations Committee On Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN-COPUOS), is an elected Academician of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), and has testified to congress on his work as related to Space Situational Awareness and Space Traffic Management. He’s an Associate Editor of the Elsevier Advances in Space Research journal, and serves on multiple committees: IAA Space Debris, AIAA Astrodynamics, IAF Astrodynamics, and IAF Space Security.