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data processing executive

Robert Nathan, American data processing executive. Research includes, searching for extraterrestial intelligence, research on aging and longevity; pioneered digital image processing and enhancement, and developed applications to unmanned space exploration, biomedicine, and military reconnaissance. Research grantee Industrial Research 500, 1970, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1985.

Background

Nathan, Robert was born on September 6, 1927 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of Robert Senior and Lucille (Almoslino) Nathan.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Chemistry, University California, 1951. Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Chemistry and Physiology, California Institute of Technology, 1956.

Career

Staff scientist Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, since 1956. President Nathan Computer Images, since 1969. Vice president research and development Synaptek, 1986-1987, Image Data Corporation, Pasadena, since 1987.

Founder, director SeisAlert, since 1989. Founder Los Angeles Gerontology Research Group, since 1990. Founder, chief technical officer Core Software Technology, since 1991.

Consultant military agencies, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, since 1969, United States Senate 1974-1979, 86.

Achievements

  • Research includes, searching for extraterrestial intelligence, research on aging and longevity. Pioneered digital image processing and enhancement, and developed applications to unmanned space exploration, biomedicine, and military reconnaissance.

Membership

Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Crystallographic Association, New York Academy of Sciences.

Connections

Married Anita Levine, July 21, 1950. Children: Sheila, Andrew.

father:
Robert Senior Nathan

mother:
Lucille (Almoslino) Nathan

spouse:
Anita Levine

child:
Sheila Nathan

child:
Andrew Nathan