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   William Farrand
   Research Scientist
Space Science Institute
Boulder, Colorado
United States Of America
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High School: West Morris Central, Chester,  NJ
Bachelor of Arts, Geology, Franklin and Marshall College
Master of Science, Geosciences, University of Arizona
Doctor of Philosophy, Geosciences, University of Arizona

Background Information
My background is primarily in terrestrial remote sensing with most of my work centering on exploring new ways to extract information from hyperspectral sensors such as NASA's AVIRIS (Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer). I have worked for Science Applications International Corporation on the HYDICE (HYperspectral Digital Imagery Collection Experiment) sensor program. I have also worked with commercial hyperspectral systems such as Earth Search Science, Inc.'s Probe-1 sensor. Since joining the Space Science Institute in 1999, I have worked on several NASA Mars Data Analysis Program investigations using data from the Mars Pathfinder and Mars Global Surveyor missions. I am currently a science team member on the Mars Exploration Rover mission.

Contributions to Mars Exploration

Athena science team member [more contributions ...]
Personal Reflections

Don't be discouraged if you're not at the top of your class. As far as I am concerned, enthusiasm and perseverance are the most important qualities that will lead to personal success. [more personal reflections ...]