P.E., CSEP Human Interface Branch/ Avionics Systems Division - NASA

Mr. Salazar has over 38 years of experience in telemetry, communications, speech control, command and data handling, audio, displays and controls, intelligent lighting, project management, and systems engineering. He has been involved with the design of advanced telemetry, speech recognition, and intelligent computer systems of which he has received various patents. He also led several advanced avionics technology concept investigations for the next-generation space program. Mr. Salazar has received numerous awards including the NASA Silver achievement Medal and the John F. Kennedy Astronautics Award. He has also co-authored several papers on systems engineering and Human Systems Integration (HSI). He is currently assigned to the Human Interface Branch in the Avionics Systems Division serving as the Human-Computer Interface Technical Discipline Lead to develop advanced human interfaces. He is also the Displays and Controls Subsystem Manager for the Commercial Crew Program responsible for the astronaut crew interfaces to the Boeing CST 100 and SpaceX Dragon crew vehicle. Mr. Salazar is also the co-founder of the NASA/JSC Human Systems Integration Employee Resource Group with the key goal of infusing HSI into the NASA development process. Mr. Salazar received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Houston and his Master of Science in Systems Engineering from Southern Methodist University. Mr. Salazar is a member of Eta Kappa Nu (ΗΚΝ)-the international honor society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas. And, he holds an Expert Systems Engineer Professional certification through the International Council on Systems Engineering. Also, he is a life senior member of the IEEE.