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Emily Newman


4800 Oak Grove Drive

Pasadena, CA 91109

Emily Newman

Software Systems Architect


Emily Newman is a Software Systems Architect working with the Robot Operations Group (347K). She is currently the Ground Data Systems lead for the CADRE lunar mission. She has also worked on simulation and visualization tools for MSL and Mars 2020, and she is a Rover Planner for MSL. Previously, she worked on the Mars 2020 EDL visualization, which was broadcast to the public during the Mars 2020 landing activity.


B.S. in Computer Science and Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University, 2019

Professional Experience

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Software Systems Architect (August 2019 - present) Amazon Robotics - Software Engineering Intern (Summer 2018) Google - Software Engineering Intern (Summer 2017) Teaching Assistant - Carnegie Mellon University (August 2016 - May 2017) NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Software Engineering Intern (Summer 2016)

Research Interests

Operations, Multi-Agent Autonomy, Space Trusted Autonomy, Robust Planning, 3D Visualization


2024 Tartan On The Rise - Carnegie Mellon

2023 NASA Board Award

2023 Team Award Mars 2020

2023 Team Award MSL

2021 Team Award Mars 2020

2019 Senior Leadership Recognition - Carnegie Mellon

2017 Boeing Leadership Recognition Scholarship

Flight Project and Research Task Involvement

Flight Projects
Robot Sequencing and Visualization Program (RSVP)
CADRE Software
CADRE Mission Overview


  1. E. Newman, J. Sellin, J. Huang, C. Huang, M. Pomerantz, and D. Celik, "Web-based 3D Visualization for Flight Mission Network Cybersecurity Analysis," IEEE 9th International Conference on Space Mission Challenges for Information Technology (SMC-IT), Pasadena, CA, USA, pp. 35-44, 13 June 2023.
  2. E. Newman, J. Huang, M. Pomerantz and J. Sellin, "Multi-Project Telemetry-based Digital Twin Environment for Space-Mission Development, Analysis, and Operations," 2023 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, USA, pp. 1-12, 04 March 2023.
  1. M. Pomerantz, M. Hans, M. Sandoval, E. Newman, S. Wenzel, and C. Huang, "High Performance, Web-Based, Real-Time Telemetry Visualization for Deep Space Mission Support and Operations," 2021 IEEE 8th International Conference on Space Mission Challenges for Information Technology (SMC-IT), Pasadena, CA, USA, pp. 53-60, 26 July 2021.