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Wed, 18 Jul 2018 23:09:46 +0000
With about $40 million in hand and an agreement to use a new launch site, British small launch vehicle startup Orbex argues that it’s joined the small group of companies in this sector of the industry that should be taken seriously. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 18:45:22 +0000
Earth observation startup Planet laid off dozens of employees July 13. The move affected less than ten percent of the firm's workforce, a company spokesperson said. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:23:07 +0000
Blue Origin conducted a successful test flight of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle July 18 that demonstrated its crew capsule escape system. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:00:23 +0000
Maxar announced a $1.3 million deal with the UK Space Agency to develop space robotics technology in the United Kingdom. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:37:02 +0000
Trump administration officials are at the Farnborough Airshow in the United Kingdom this week on a mission to sell American aerospace and weapons. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:17:49 +0000
As Astrobotic prepares to compete for NASA lunar payload delivery contracts, the company has signed an agreement with Dynetics for the last major component of its lunar lander. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:50:51 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said July 17 that he’s had good discussions with European officials about potential cooperation on NASA’s plans to return to the moon. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:16:24 +0000
Lockheed VP: “As the UK develops its space industry further, I think you’ll see bigger economics from the mini-satellites and the value they create from data." SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:20:46 +0000
While Lockheed Martin continues to suggest it will use Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket at a Scottish launch site announced at the beginning of this week, company officials said July 17 they have yet to formally select a vehicle to fly at the site. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:28:34 +0000
Maxar Technologies on July 16 purchased Neptec, a Canadian company with robotic expertise deemed useful for in-space activities like satellite servicing and building space stations. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 19:27:06 +0000
A solid rocket booster designed for both the Ariane 6 and Vega C next-generation launchers completed a successful test firing Monday, clearing a hurdle for the maiden flights of both vehicles. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:58:13 +0000
Ken Gabriel, CEO of Draper Labs: The idea of small satellites making up large constellations is a “powerful shift." SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:54:04 +0000
Virgin Orbit says an agreement that could lead to LauncherOne missions from an English airport is part of an effort to both better meet the needs of its customers as well as support the U.K. space industry. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:03:49 +0000
With the announcement that Scotland will be home to Britain's first spaceport, the U.K. is on the road to offering a one-stop-shop for building, operating and now launching satellites. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:14:34 +0000
The British government announced July 16 that it will provide funding to two companies, including an American aerospace giant, who plan to use a newly announced launch site in Scotland. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 21:58:30 +0000
After years of study and consideration, the British government announced July 15 that it will start development of a new spaceport in northern Scotland, while an English airport signed a deal that could also lead to launches from its facility. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 19:39:31 +0000
The space market worldwide has averaged $269 billion over the past five years, growing more than 5 percent each year. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 08:03:46 +0000
The military wants to apply quantum computing to secure communications and inertial navigation in GPS denied environments. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 20:43:08 +0000
On his first foreign trip since taking office nearly three months ago, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine traveled to Israel this week to meet with the country’s prime minister and other officials. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 19:21:26 +0000
Gogo, an inflight connectivity provider leasing capacity on dozens of satellites, bulldozed its old business plan July 13 amid looming concerns over unprofitability, encroaching debt deadlines, and a potential buyout. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:22-03-2012
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     Current job:Mission Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
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     KeywordsSoftware Test Engineer
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    EXPERIENCE

    Oct 2004 - Present: Mission Systems Engineer, MDA Space Missions, Brampton, ON
    - Critical team member of the Logistics and Sustaining Engineering program for the Mobile Servicing System (MSS), Canada’s contribution to the International Space Station (ISS); the MSS consists of the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (Canadarm2), Mobile Remote Servicer Base System (MBS), and Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (Dextre)
    - Current duties involve performing Verification and Validation testing on MSS Operator Control Software and Canadarm2 Control Software; duties include developing automated test scripts for test scenarios derived directly from system requirements
    - Conducted End-to-End Integration testing of the software subsystems of the MSS, including GUI testing of MSS Software used by astronauts on ISS; duties include developing test plans and test scripts for specific use cases
    - Provided system support during Space Shuttle Flights to ISS; duties include replicating on-orbit scenarios encountered by the astronauts and addressing end-user concerns about the system
    - Technical lead for mission critical functional testing of reconfiguration files used for manoeuvres of the Canadarm2 and Dextre; received Employee Recognition Award for exemplary work in this role
    - Implemented and unit tested mission critical software patches to real-time embedded control software; maintained Software Requirements Specification and Software Design Documentation, incorporating changes that correspond to software enhancements to the Canadarm2 Control Software
    - Extensive experience in designing, scripting, and executing test cases, analyzing results, and investigating integration issues for complex control software systems; highly proficient in executing tests using custom-made automated testing tools for integration, user acceptance, functional, system, and regression testing
    - Extremely adept at generating documentation pertaining to Test Requirements, Test Specifications, Test Plans, Test Procedures, Test Logs, and Test Results

    May 2007 – Feb 2008: Research Assistant, School of Computer Science, McGill University, Montréal, QC
    - Performing advanced research on trust-protected data storage in online social networks.
    - Developing simulations and analyzing results to determine feasibility and efficiency of a variety of access protection schemes

    Sep 2007 – Dec 2007: Teaching Assistant, School of Computer Science, McGill University, Montréal, QC
    - Teaching assistant for Operating Systems Course and Computer Networks Course
    - Duties involved grading assignments, answering students' questions and proctoring examinations

    May 2004 – Aug 2004: Research Assistant / Software Developer, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
    - Engaged in the development of a web-based framework to support collaborative undergraduate programming projects
    - Using Object Oriented Analysis and Design techniques, analyzed system requirements by interviewing prospective users, and designed and successfully implemented the system in Java according to specifications and wrote test cases in JUnit to thoroughly test the system

    May 2002 – Aug 2003: Software Engineering Intern, MD Robotics, Brampton, ON
    - Designed and implemented an application to aid in Contract Negotiations and Program Planning
    - As an MSS End-to-End Testing team member, performed, analyzed, and documented certification testing of flight data files and flight software for the operations of Canadarm2, and wrote automated testing scripts to test MSS Operations Software


    EDUCATION

    Master of Science, McGill University, Montréal, Quebec
    Area of Concentration: Online Social Networks
    - Thesis: “A trust-based access control scheme for social networks”
    - Implemented access control scheme prototype using Ruby

    Honours Bachelor of Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
    Specialist in Computer Science: Software Engineering; Minor in Biology
    - Graduated with High Distinction
    - Dean’s List Scholar


    CERTIFICATIONS

    University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies, Toronto, ON
    - Certificate in Latin Language (Expected November 2012)


    RELATED SKILLS

    Software Design:
    - UML
    - OOA/OOD
    - Object Oriented Design Patterns

    Programming Languages:
    - Ruby
    - Java (JavaBeans)
    - C/C++
    - Ada
    - Perl
    - MatLab
    - CSH/Bash Shell Scripting

    Programming Tools:
    - Eclipse IDE
    - GNAT Programming Studio Pro
    - CVS
    - Subversion
    - MKS Source Integrity
    - MKS Integrity Manager
    - JUnit
    - Rational Apex
    - Rational Testmate
    - Makefile
    - Ant

    Operating Systems:
    - Windows
    - Linux
    - UNIX/Solaris

    Software Applications:
    - MS Office
    - MS Visio
    - Rational Rose

    Interpersonal Skills:
    - Experienced technical team lead for mission critical projects
    - Strong analytical and problem solving skills
    - Excellent oral and written communication skills
    - Determined individual who is eager to learn new technologies
    - Speaks fluent English, Tagalog, and currently learning Latin


    AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS

    - MDA Employee Recognition Award for successful reconfiguration file testing
    - St. Michael’s College Silver Medal in Computer Science
    - Golden Key International Honour Society Member
    - Dr. E. Bruce Tovee Award from the Metro Toronto Police Association
    - William J. Brown Memorial Scholarship from St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto


    LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

    B. Ali, W. Villegas, and M. Maheswaran, “A trust based approach for protecting user data in social networks,” in CASCON '07: Proceedings of the 2007 Conference of the Center for Advanced Studies on Collaborative Research, (New York, NY, USA), pp. 288-293, ACM, 2007.

    W. Villegas, B. Ali, and M. Maheswaran, “An access control scheme for protecting personal data," Privacy, Security and Trust, 2008. PST '08. Sixth Annual Conference on, pp. 24-35, Oct. 2008.


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