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   Vandi Verma Tompkins
   Rover Driver
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, California
United States Of America
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High School: Kendriya Vidyalaya, Halwara, India, 
B.E. Electrical Engineering, Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, India.
M.S. Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsbutgh PA USA.
Ph.D. Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA USA.

Background Information

Contributions to Mars Exploration

One of the neat aspects of space robotics is the diversity of technical skills required to build and land a rover on Mars. Over the years I’ve been part of the MSL Flight Software, Surface Sampling and Handling (SaSpaH) Systems Engineering, Integrated Vehicle Systems Testing, and Avionics teams. [more contributions ...]
Personal Reflections

Life is too short. Spend it doing what you really want to, with the people you most want to be doing it with. [more personal reflections ...]