MIT Kavli Institute Directory

James Francis

Lead Software Engineer, TESS Technical Staff

Jim, primarily an embedded systems software developer, returned to MIT after a 14-year walk-about exploring the world of fiber optics start-ups (Lightchip), small manned spaceflight experiments (Payload Systems/Aurora Flight Sciences), and unmanned aerial vehicles (Aurora Flight Sciences). Prior to these excursions, Jim worked at MIT in the 1990's, working instrument flight software for RXTE, Chandra/ACIS and HETE-2.

Contact Information

t: 617-258-8258
e: francisj@MIT.EDU

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