Moriba Jah is a nonresident scholar with the Carnegie Space Project. He is an astrodynamicist and an expert in space object detection, tracking, identification, and characterization, as well as spacecraft navigation. He holds the Mrs. Pearlie Dashiell Henderson Centennial Fellowship in Engineering and is an associate professor of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics at the University of Texas at Austin and leads the Space Security, Safety, and Sustainability program at the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law.
Dr. Jah is a fellow of multiple organizations: TED, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), American Astronautical Society (AAS), International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS), Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). He has served on the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Committee On Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN-COPUOS), is an elected academician of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), and has testified to Congress on his work as related to space situational awareness and space traffic management. He is a co-editor of the IAA and Elsevier Acta Astronautica journal, and serves on multiple committees: IAA Space Traffic Management, IAA Space Debris, AIAA Astrodynamics, IAF Astrodynamics, and IAF Space Security.