Education and Outreach

New NASA Astrobiology Program Postdoctoral Fellow Central

By Keith Cowing
March 4, 2012

Please join in welcoming NASA Astrobiology Program Postdoctoral Fellow Arsev Aydinoglu to the NAI Central team! He is a social scientist studying NAI’s current collaborative practices. He will provide insight and recommendations for their evolution and improvement, particularly with respect to remote communication, data sharing and analysis across distance, collaborative problem solving, interdisciplinary science, and institutional identity.

Arsev received his Ph.D. in Information Science from the College of Communication and Information, at the University of Tennessee, where he investigated the emergence of DataONE, a multidisciplinary, multiinstitutional, and multinational distributed organization to develop a cyberinfrastructure to deposit, share, and preserve earth sciences data.

Arsev’s plan for his time at the NAI involves two phases, in phase 1 he will assess the current collaborative practices regarding (i) communication behaviors; (ii) data and information behaviors; (iii) collaborative work and interdisciplinary interaction; and (iv) institutional identity. In the second phase he plans to integrate and interpret the data to provide insights and recommendations to NAI management in order to improve efficient communication, data sharing, collaborative analysis and problem solving; to foster interdisciplinary science and collaborative work; and to strengthen institutional identity.

Explorers Club Fellow, ex-NASA Space Station Payload manager/space biologist, Away Teams, Journalist, Lapsed climber, Synaesthete, Na’Vi-Jedi-Freman-Buddhist-mix, ASL, Devon Island and Everest Base Camp veteran, (he/him) 🖖🏻