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Research Team


Lead Investigators

  • Dr. Nathan Murray - PI - Director of Mississippi Space Grant Consortium A
  • Dr. Lei Cao - Science PI - Dept. of Electrical Engineering at University of Mississippi
  • Dr. Ramanarayanan Viswanathan - Co-PI - Chair of Electrical Engineering at University of Mississippi
  • Dr. John Daigle - Co-PI - Dept. of Electrical Engineering
  • Dr. Natarajan Meghanathan - Co -PI - Dept. of Computer Science at Jackson State University
  • Dr. Kenneth Andrews - Co-PI - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Graduate Students

  • Amrit Kharel (UM)
  • Rojina Adhikory (UM)
  • Hadi Kasasbeh (UM)
  • Hussein Fadhel (UM)
  • Xingjian Sun (UM)
  • Roopashree Rajanna (UM)
  • Xiaojia He (JSU)
  • Md A Rahman (JSU)
  • Mahzabin Akhter (JSU)
  • Undergraduate Students

  • Jason Ball (UM)
  • Olivia Williams (UM)
  • Bryant Harper (UM)
  • Erin Bratu (UM)
  • Jacob Azbell (UM)
  • Bridgett Roal (UM)
  • Christian Carpenter (UM)
  • Shaila Collins (UM)
  • Aniekan Essien (JSU)
  • Ayountunde Olutade (JSU)
  • Kirubel Benalfew (JSU)


  • This is a collaborative research project involving The University of Mississippi and Jackson State University in Mississippi, partnership with JPL and Mississippi Space Grant Consortium (MSSGC). Funded by NASA.