Dr. Slava G. Turyshev is a physicist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology. He also holds an adjunct professor position at the Physics and Astronomy Department of the University of California, Los Angeles. His primary research areas include relativistic gravitation and fundamental physics with emphasis on studies of gravitational waves, relativistic compact objects, and cosmology. In addition, Dr. Turyshev also conducts research in astrophysics, exoplanet research, astronomy and planetary science. He is involved in technology development efforts relevant to high-precision astrometry aiming at a search for exoplanets. He is an expert with a practical knowledge in spacecraft navigation, solar system dynamics, satellite and lunar laser ranging, as well as in mission design and related technology efforts. Currently, he is working on the advanced methods and instruments to detect asteroids and other moving objects in space using digital synthetic tracking technique, imaging LADAR, and high-precision astrometry. He leads the development of a mission to search for near-Earth asteroids with a heliocentric constellation of smallsats. Dr. Turyshev has published over 185 research papers, 2 books. In 2016 Dr. Turyshev was elected into the International Academy of Astronautics.