Ben Hamlin

Ben Hamlin

MPH, Senior Research Informaticist in the Quality Measurement and Research Group (QMRG), NCQA

Benjamin N. Hamlin, MPH is the Senior Research Informaticist in the Quality Measurement and Research Group (QMRG) at NCQA specializing in clinical quality architecture, context-specific decision support and the use of predictive analytics for quality improvement. Ben is a nationally recognized leader in transformative quality strategies and the principal architect of the HEDIS electronic clinical data system (ECDS) reporting protocol. His primary research interests comprise the cognitive theorems for human-technology interfaces and how these can augment comprehension of healthcare quality information.

"We currently possess both the knowledge and wisdom to transform quality into something meaningful and valuable and must take action now to advance quality to the next generation."

Amalaye Oyake

Amalaye Oyake

Flight Software Lead, Space Robot Operating System (Space ROS), Blue Origin

Amalaye Oyake is a Spacecraft Flight Software Engineer at Blue Origin in Kent, WA. He is the Lead Flight Software Engineer for the Space Robot Operating System (Space ROS). Space ROS is collaboration between NASA and Blue Origin to create an open-source port of the ROS 2 framework. His background includes experience in embedded systems, spacecraft flight software, ground data systems, avionics buses, fault tolerant protocols such as Time-Triggered Ethernet, and CCSDS standards.

Prior to joining Blue Origin, he worked at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory on numerous projects most notably Cassini, Mars Pathfinder, Mars Exploration Rover, the Altair Lunar Lander avionics, Mars Science Laboratory, the Jason-3 satellite, as well as internal and external payloads on the International Space Station (ISS). A key part of his work at NASA/JPL was as part of the team developing "Space Internet", also known as Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN). This culminated in the first ever deep space Internet data transmission in 2008 using protocols developed at JPL with the assistance of Dr. Vint Cerf.

He was one of the founding organizers of the Workshop on Spacecraft Flight Software and is involved in the IEEE Conference on Space Mission Challenges in Information Technology (SMC-IT).