Kirk Borne

Dr. Kirk Borne is the Principal Data Scientist at Booz Allen. He was professor of astrophysics and computational science at George Mason University (GMU) for 12 years. He served as undergraduate advisor for the GMU data science program and graduate advisor in the computational science and informatics Ph.D. program.

Kirk spent nearly 20 years supporting NASA projects, including NASA's Hubble Space Telescope as data archive project scientist, NASA's Astronomy Data Center, and NASA's Space Science Data Operations Office. He has extensive experience in large scientific databases and information systems, including expertise in scientific data mining. He was a contributor to the design and development of the new Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, for which he contributed in the areas of science data management, informatics and statistical science research, galaxies research, and education and public outreach.


10 signs of data science maturity

June 15, 2016

How well prepared is your organization to innovate, using data science? In this report, two leading data scientists at Booz Allen Hamilton describe 10 characteristics of a mature data science capability.