Associate professor of astronomy and astrophysics, Penn State University
As a member of Penn State's Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds, Jason Wright studies stars, their atmospheres, their activity and their planets, and also works on the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). He is a project scientist for NEID (NN-explore Exoplanet Investigations with Doppler spectroscopy), a principal investigator with NExSS (Nexus for Exoplanet System Science), a co-PI of the MINERVA (Miniature Exoplanet Radial Velocity Array) observatory, and a member of the Habitable Zone Planet Finder team. He teaches at the University Park campus and has an active research group of students and postdocs. He maintains the Exoplanet Orbit Database and Exoplanet Data Explorer at exoplanets.org, a powerful guide to the orbits of known exoplanets; and the RVLIN and BOOTTRAN packages of Interactive Data Language routines for efficiently fitting multiple Keplerian curves to radial velocity data, and extracting accurate uncertainties for orbital parameters, including transit times.