Josef Koller


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Dr. Josef Koller is a space policy advisor at the Office of the Secretary of Defense. In this position, he serves as a thought-leader and senior staff analyst responsible for providing technical advice and analyzing space-related United States Government and DoD policy matters. He directly supports key international strategy efforts in order to implement the President's National Space Policy and the Secretary's National Security Space. His portfolio includes space traffic management and space domain awareness issues. Prior to this assignment, Dr. Koller was co-leading the Space Science and Applications Development Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory, founder of the Los Alamos Space Weather Summer School, and project lead for conjunction analysis and space weather projects. At Los Alamos, he developed novel data assimilation and machine learning techniques and holds a U.S. patent on space weather modeling in decisional time frames. Dr. Koller is a topical editor for the Journal of Geoscientific Model Development and received his PhD in Astrophysics from Rice University in 2004.