Nanaz Fathpour is a senior member of technical staff at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. She is a member of Guidance & Control section at JPL, performing control analysis, design, and research in related areas. Nanaz has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (Control theory) from University of Southern California. Nanaz has been involved in various projects at JPL, and has been conducting research and analysis in advanced estimation and control and their applications for distributed space systems. She is a senior member of IEEE, and AIAA.
Nanaz was born in Tehran-Iran, and came to the US in mid-80s and lives with her husband, and two sons in Claremont, CA.