Nikunj Oza leads the Data Sciences Group at NASA Ames Research Center. His 50+ research papers represent his research interests: machine learning, anomaly detection, and their applications. He received the Colwell Award for one of the five most innovative technical papers among 3300+ SAE technical papers in 2005, and the 2018 NASA Honor Award (team). In 2019, he was named by Cognilytica as one of 50 key US government employees moving the adoption of AI forward across the industry. He received his B.S. in Mathematics with Computer Science from MIT, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.