Dave Baiocchi is a senior engineer at the RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Since joining RAND in 2008, he has developed a portfolio of projects on the science policy of remote sensing. Recent projects have included developing mitigation strategies for the risks posed by space debris, along with advising Air Force leadership on how to best to prepare for the expected increase in manmade satellites over the next 20 years.
More recently, Baiocchi has been developing solutions to help encourage innovation across U.S. government's science and technology enterprise. He is currently leading several projects on this topic, to include sponsors such as the Air Force Research Lab and the U.S. Intelligence Community.
Prior to joining RAND, Baiocchi worked at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he designed and built flight hardware for a number of space-based remote sensing instruments. Baiocchi received his B.S. in physics from DePaul University and his Ph.D. in optical sciences from the University of Arizona.
- Improving the agility of the U.S. Intelligence Community
- Helping the Air Force Research Labs maximize the utility of their optical observatories
- Understanding the Army's deployments to OEF/OIF
- Strategies for improving space-based situational awareness
- Technology policy for space debris remediation
Dave Baiocchi and William Welser IV, Confronting Space Debris, RAND (MG-1042), 2010
Tim Bonds, Dave Baiocchi, and Laurie McDonald, Army Deployments to OIF and OEF, RAND (DB-587), 2009
Honors & Awards
- RAND Bronze Award, RAND Corporation, 2010