Professor S. George Djorgovski
Professor of Astronomy; Director, Center for Data Driven Discovery, Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy.B.A., University of Belgrade, 1979; M.A., University of California, 1981; Ph.D., 1985.
Assistant Professor, Caltech, 1987-90; Associate Professor, 1990-97; Professor, 1997-; Director, Center for Data Driven Discovery, 2014-; Founding President, International Astroinformatics Association, 2019-present. Senior Data Science Advisor, W. M. Keck Foundation, 2020-present. Co-Founder and Chief Virtual Reality Officer, Virtualitics, Inc., 2015-present.
Prof. Djorgovski was one of the founders of the Virtual Observatory framework, which is now the global data grid of astronomy. He was the Director of the Meta-Institute for Computational Astrophysics (MICA), the first professional scientific organization based in Virtual Worlds, 2008-2012. See: “The MICA Experiment: Astrophysics in Virtual Worlds“. The asteroid 24421 Djorgovski is named in his honor.
Prof. Djorgovski was a valued Science Circle Board member between 2014 – 2016.