Chris Assad leads the Biological Computing tasks in the Bio-Inspired Technologies and Systems (BITS) group at JPL, sponsored by the Intelligent Systems and CISM/Revolutionary Computing Technologies program elements. These tasks involve modeling sensory-motor control algorithms in vertebrate nervous systems, with the goal to apply biocomputing principles for more intelligent, autonomous spacecraft and planetary explorers. Specific projects include functional modeling of the cerebellum to perform dynamic state estimation, computational models of fish lateral line systems for biomorphic smart skins, and design studies of insect-like legged/winged microrovers.