Overview

In July 2015, The MITRE Corporation opened its first international research and development facility: MITRE Asia Pacific Singapore (MAPS). The initial focus of the office and laboratory is on air traffic management in an effort to help the region adapt to rapidly accelerating demand. However, the integrated facility will also be able to easily and securely connect to research simulation capabilities of other organizations. The ultimate goal is to create a collaborative environment for governments, industry, and academia to conduct joint research and analysis on a variety of global challenges.

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Leadership

Gregory M. Nelson
Assistant Director
MITRE Asia Pacific Singapore (MAPS)
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Gregory M. Nelson

Mr. Greg Nelson is portfolio manager and site leader for MITRE Asia Pacific Singapore (MAPS). In this role, he shapes the strategic outcomes for the MAPS portfolio; engages senior leaders in Singapore government, industry, and academia to represent MITRE; and manages day-to-day Singapore site and portfolio operations. As MITRE's first research and development center located outside the United States, MAPS facilitates a long-term program of research, demonstrations, and technology transfer. The initial focus is on aviation in support of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS).

Mr. Nelson has over 25 years of experience of technical and project leadership in aviation safety and security. Since joining MITRE in 2000, Mr. Nelson has built on his experience in economic analysis and policy assessment and forges successful partnerships by focusing on key success criteria such as trust, mutual benefit, and mission clarity.

Prior to joining MITRE, Mr. Nelson worked as a Network Planning and Analysis Manager at DHL Airways, where he developed complex forecasting, logistic, and routing models using econometric, optimization, and modeling software. Mr. Nelson started his aviation career as an associate at Leigh Fisher Associates, an airport planning firm, where he conducted economic impact studies and prepared aviation demand forecasts for over 50 U.S. and international airports.

Mr. Nelson holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Kansas and an M.A. in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Dr. Juliana Goh
Head of Research
MITRE Asia Pacific Singapore (MAPS)
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Dr. Juliana Goh

Dr. Juliana Goh is Head of Research for MITRE Asia Pacific Singapore (MAPS). In this role, she develops and manages the annual work program that has been established with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS).

With a background in human factors and experimental psychology, Dr. Goh joined MITRE in 2010 and has had a role in designing and executing human-in-the-loop simulations of flight deck and air traffic management concepts. She has also managed projects in areas such as speech recognition applications for air traffic management, and the evolution of automation for air traffic operations in the Terminal domain.

Prior to joining MITRE, Dr. Goh was a Human Factors Systems Engineer at The Boeing Company where she was part of the team that designed the Boeing 787 Flight Deck. She was also involved in research and product development for future airplane applications.

Dr. Goh holds a B. Soc. Sci. from the National University of Singapore (Hons.) and a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology/Human Factors from the University of Illinois.

Scott Jacobs
Head of Laboratory
MITRE Asia Pacific Singapore (MAPS)
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Scott Jacobs

Mr. Scott Jacobs is the Head of the Real-Time Laboratory at MITRE Asia Pacific Singapore (MAPS). In this role, Mr. Jacobs evolves real-time aeronautical simulation and demonstration capabilities in the air traffic management, airfield management, flight operations, and flight planning operations domain to provide systems and operational analyses of new aviation technologies, systems, and procedures for MAPS sponsors. The initial focus is on ATC and tower systems in support of Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) objectives.

Mr. Jacobs has over 18 years of experience of technical and project leadership in aviation systems, ATC requirements, and CNS/ATM advancement in the civil and military spheres. Prior to joining MAPS, he was the Chief Engineer to the U.S. Air Force Flight Standards Agency (AFFSA), where he led analyses and devised solutions for implementation of new CNS and ATM capabilities into Air Force air and ground systems, and developed strategic plans for global, civil-military integration of USAF capabilities into US NextGen and ICAO ASBU modernization programs.

Mr. Jacobs began his career in aviation as the technical manager for advanced ATM program at Planning Systems Inc. (now part of Vencore), leading development of key components of the FAA's URET system. Upon joining MITRE in 2005, Mr. Jacobs designed and led developmental testbed programs for what was to become the FAA ERAM system. In 2007, Mr. Jacobs became the Chief ATM Engineer and then Site Leader for the MITRE site in Taiwan, where MITRE was the prime consultant to the Taiwan CAA in procuring and implementing their new ATMAS ATM and AIS systems, their nationwide ADS-B system, and other supplemental CNS/ATM systems. MITRE also helped Taiwan develop and implement their airspace restructure and infrastructure modernization programs.

Mr. Jacobs holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland at College Park.

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