Milt Halem

Dr. Milt Halem
Site Director, CHMPR
Research Professor, Computer Science

Dr. Milton Halem is a research professor in the UMBC Computer Science and Electrical Engineering department. He also holds an Emeritus position as Chief Information Research Scientist to the Director of the Earth Sciences Directorate at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Prior to retiring in 2002, Dr. Halem served in the joint capacity as Assistant Director for Information Sciences and Chief Information Officer for the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Dr. Halem provided the strategic information science and technology focus and oversight for the entire mission critical programs and projects at the Center. He is most noted for his ground breaking research in simulation studies of space observing systems and for development of four dimensional data assimilation for weather and climate prediction. Over the years, his achievements have earned him numerous awards including the NASA Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement, the NASA Medal for Outstanding Leadership, and NASA’s highest award; the NASA Distinguished Service Medal in 1996.
Dr. Halem is also a noted screen printmaker of Art from Space.

Research Projects
    • High Performance Computing
    • Topic Modelling

A detailed list of Dr. Halem’s work in this area can be found at the Ebiquity web site.


Office: ITE 330
Phone: 410-455-3969