Biography

Dr. Robert Cameron - Large Area Telescope Instrument Science Operations Center Manager, SLAC
 
Photo of Robert Cameron Robert Cameron is the Large Area Telescope Instrument Science Operations Center (ISOC) Manager at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), Menlo Park, Calif., where he's worked since 2004. He's a member of the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology; and manager of the Large Area Telescope Instrument Science Operations Center for Fermi. His scientific interests include: Dynamics and evolution of active galaxies and clusters of galaxies; Radio, optical, x-ray and gamma-ray emission from active galaxies; and Astronomical telescope and instrumentation technology.

Before coming to SLAC, Cameron worked as an Astrophysicist at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Massachusetts from 1993 to 2004. From 1988 until he moved to SLAC, he was a member of the Science Operations Team, the Chandra Flight Director, and a Spacecraft Systems Scientist for NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, at the Chandra Observatory Science Center.

He also worked as a research scientist at the Universities Space Research Association, Washington, D.C. in the Astronomy and Astrophysics Program; and an Instrument operations scientist for the Oriented Scintillation Spectrometer Experiment (OSSE) on the Arthur Holly Compton Gamma Ray Observatory.

From March 1984 to September 1986 he was a Junior Research Fellow at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Socorro, N.M.

He received his B.Sc. in 1978 from the University of Adelaide, Australia; a B.E. in 1979 from the University of Adelaide, Australia; a B.Sc. in 1980 from the University of Adelaide, Australia, and his Ph.D. in 1990 from the Australian National University, Australia.