Hello! My name is Kenny Roffo, and I am a Software Engineer at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. My main project at work is focused on the development of a discrete event simulation system for modeling spacecraft activities before they are uplinked for execution. Before coming to JPL, I earned a Bachelors of Science at SUNY Oswego completing three majors: Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science. Some of the notable things I did during my college career include:

  • Astrophysics research of RR Lyrae variable stars at Delhi University in India (Summer 2014)
  • Software Engineering internship at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Summer 2015)
  • Asteroseismology research of the red giant branch bump at Max-Planck Institute for Solar System Research (Summer 2016) Poster
  • Mathematics research on Rubik’s Cube and other twisty puzzles, including inventing my own puzzle, pictured on the right above. This was for my Honors Thesis at SUNY Oswego. (Fall 2015 - Fall 2016)

When I’m not at work, I am surely spending time with my lovely wife Lexi, and our toddler Layla. I also enjoy playing video games as well as playing guitar. I’ve had many other hobbies over the years, the most interesting of which is collecting and solving Rubik’s cubes! I have around 100 Rubik’s cube-like puzzles, including one which I personally invented and 3D printed for a research project in college. The Roffo Cube is pictured below.