Our Next Meeting:

Tuesday February 16th 2016

JJ’s Bistro

3447 Waialae Avenue in Kaimuki (between 9th and 10th Avenues)

Social/dinner hour from 6 pm: talk starts 7 pm

Everybody welcome: no admission charge

Note that JJs is BYOB, but Tamura’s liquor store is right across the street.


Professor Kim Binsted

UH-Manoa Department of Information and Computer Sciences

The Mars HI-SEAS Project



The NASA-funded HI-SEAS project (Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation) aims to study how groups of astronauts might perform during months-long human expeditions to the planet Mars. 


There are currently six such pseudo-nauts living in a specially constructed base at the 8,200 foot elevation on Mauna Loa.




Canadian-born Professor Binsted obtained her PhD in artificial intelligence at the University of Edinburgh, with a thesis on "Computational Modelling of Punning Riddles."

She is now a full professor in the Information and Computer Sciences Department at the University of Hawaii, where she researches artificial intelligence, human-computer interfaces, and long-duration human space exploration. She is the Principal Investigator of the current HI-SEAS missions.