Kim Binsted

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Kim Binsted

Dr. Kim Binsted is a computer scientist and principal investigator on the NASA-funded HI-SEAS (Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation, hi-seas.org) project, which conducts long-duration space exploration simulations. She spent six months in 2016/2017 in Russia on a Fulbright Award, and was an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Congressional Fellow in 2018/2019.

Kim received a BSc in Physics from McGill (1991), and a PhD in AI from University of Edinburgh (1996). Since 2002, she has been a professor in the Information and Computer Sciences Department at the University of Hawaii, conducting research on human space exploration. She also has a MS in Planetary Geology from the University of Hawaii (2015).

Her hobbies include flying, diving, kayaking, cooking and improvisational comedy.