Kenshiro Oguri (Ken)


Ph.D. student (2017-present):
Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Advisor: Prof. Jay McMahon

M.S. (2017), B.S. (2015):
Intelligent Space Systems Lab. (ISSL)
Aeronautics and Astronautics, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Advisor: Prof. Ryu Funase & Prof. Shinichi Nakasuka


Professional experience

NASA JPL visiting student researcher (Jun.-Aug. 2018):
Outer planet mission analysis group, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology


Graduate research assistant (2017-present):
Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research (CCAR), University of Colorado Boulder

JSPS DC1 research fellow (Apr.-Aug. 2017):
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

JAXA ISAS Assistant researcher (2015-2017):
Institute of Space and Astronautical Science/Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Graduate teaching assistant (Apr.-Aug. 2016):
“Exercise in Space Engineering”
Professors in charge: Prof. S. Nakasuka, Prof. R. Funase, Prof. K. Komurasaki

Study area

Astrodynamics, Optimization, Celestial Mechanics, Control theory, Estimation theory, Space mission design


In my free time…

Tennis: undergrad-

In my free time, I like to play tennis, baseball, snowboarding, rock climbing, etc (I like most sports). I also love traveling around as a backpacker or by bike. Given the Boulder’s splendid mountains and beautiful weather, I’m especially enjoying hiking, mountain-biking, rock climbing, and other outdoor activities!

Baseball: elementary-high school
Bouldering: grad school-
Hiking: grad school-

It’s good to be idealistic. But be prepared to be misunderstood. Anyone working on a big vision will get called crazy, even if you end up right. Anyone working on a complex problem will get blamed for not fully understanding the challenge, even though it’s impossible to know everything upfront.
– Mark Zuckerberg