Shanti Rao


Role: Associate

Sites: CDL-Atlanta, CDL-Oxford, CDL-Paris, CDL-Toronto

Stream: Space

Shanti Rao is a physicist and spacecraft mission architect. He designed and built spacecraft instruments at JPL for 16 years. Before that, he started and sold a software company. Shanti believes that big data from space will enable greater agricultural yields at lower and more predictable risks. Shanti has a PhD in physics from Caltech and two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Washington. He also plays the piano and is really into coaching kids’ soccer.