According to a job advertisement on Linked in, NASA is looking for a data scientist who has knowledge and experience with blockchain and cryptocurrencies. The other fields that the candidate should have knowledge about are machine learning, Internet of Things, analytics, statistics, and cloud computing.
According to the responsibilities listed in the Job description, the candidate should be able to conceptualize and develop innovative applications for cross-cutting areas of the laboratory including robotics, artificial intelligence, multi-mission systems, and mission assurance. The data scientist will be a member of Chief Technology and Innovation Office in California.
The job description says knowledge about blockchain and cryptocurrencies would be considered a plus. Earlier this year NASA revealed that they are exploring the potential use cases of blockchain to enable secure, private, and anonymous communication with air traffic services.
Last year NASA awarded a grant to develop an autonomous spacecraft that could make decisions without human intervention using blockchain technology. Jin Wei Kocsis, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Akron, Ohio, was granted $330,000 by NASA to support her blockchain research.