Spencer Nelson

Spencer Nelson

Principal Software Engineer

Asteroid Institute


Spencer Nelson is a principal software engineer at the Asteroid Institute. He works on software design and architecture for the ADAM platform, as well as algorithmic performance and development. His background is in large-scale distributed systems and reliability.

Before joining B612, Spencer wrote software for the Vera C. Rubin Observatory and the Zwicky Transient Facility, and worked as a Principal Engineer at Amazon Web Services and Twitch.tv.

Spencer received a Bachelor’s degree in Astrophysics from Northwestern University, where he worked on statistical and computational measurements of molecular concentrations in star-forming regions.

In his spare time, Spencer is an avid woodworker whose work has been featured in Mortise and Tenon Magazine.





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