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Fri, 23 Feb 2018 21:31:50 +0000
With few new missions in development, NASA's Mars Exploration Program is shifting towards operations of ongoing missions as well as technology development to support an eventual sample return effort. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:53:13 +0000
The Ariane 5 rocket that deviated from its expected flight path Jan. 25 and lost contact with ground control was fed the wrong coordinates, according to the independent commission Arianespace tasked last month to find out what caused the close call. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 01:56:04 +0000
York Space Systems, a Denver startup preparing to mass manufacture small satellites, has completed a key technical review, clearing the way for the November launch of its Harbinger mission. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:59:25 +0000
The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center is leading a sweeping review of how the military acquires technologies. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:21:27 +0000
If all goes as planned, NASA’s campaign to pinpoint sources and sinks of atmospheric carbon dioxide will get a major boost early next year with the launch of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-3, a leftover satellite instrument modified to attach to the International Space Station. OCO-3 is an important precursor to the more ambitious Geostationary Carbon […] SpaceNews.com
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 22:13:45 +0000
NASA's fiscal year 2019 proposal will likely set up another showdown between NASA and Congress regarding the Europa Clipper mission, debating not only when to launch the spacecraft but also how. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:20:35 +0000
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith is a military officer who speaks with the enthusiasm of a startup CEO. “When people say the space business is down, they’re not spending much time down here where I have four launches in a month,” he commented. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:35:51 +0000
Air Force leaders are warning the younger generations of airmen to not assume they will have access to GPS or satellite communications. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:45:30 +0000
SpaceX on Feb. 22 launched Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Spanish-owned radar-imaging satellite and two demonstration satellites for SpaceX's proposed broadband Starlink broadband constellation.The 9:17 a.m. Eastern launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California carried all three spacecraft to low Earth orbit, deploying the PAZ radar satellite 11 minutes after liftoff. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:17:21 +0000
A discussion of China at the latest National Space Council meeting took a more nuanced view of the country than is typical in such conversations, seeing the rising space power as a competitor and adversary but also a potential partner. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:17:17 +0000
The Army would use small satellites to support tactical imagery needs in the field. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:41:25 +0000
Companies that collect data beamed down from small satellites say they expect partnerships and mergers will stem the rising number of new entrants offering ground station services in their market. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:46:33 +0000
Vice President Mike Pence and members of the National Space Council approved a series of recommendations Feb. 21 that make modest, and expected, reforms to regulations of commercial space activities. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:18:00 +0000
Just as the European masters brought forth a magical period of learning, discovery, invention, fine arts and music 500 years ago, with the advances in the science and technologies proliferating today, we expect a rejuvenation in human space activity in this dawn of the 21st century. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:04:37 +0000
For those who have been waiting for the Air Force to shake up its space investment portfolio, the budget request for 2019 was as disruptive as can be expected from the military. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:59:51 +0000
The biggest thing since sliced bread might just be a satellite the size of a slice of bread. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:23:25 +0000
NASA's vision for lunar exploration includes landing astronauts, from NASA and its partners, on the surface of the moon by the late 2020s, the agency's acting administrator said Feb. 20. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:29:31 +0000
In spite of all the safeguards, companies must continually monitor traffic on their global networks to detect attempted or successful penetration and take steps to mitigate the impact of security breaches. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:02:12 +0000
Bigelow Aerospace has established a space operations subsidiary whose first task will be to study the market for the company's commercial space stations as it grapples with competition from China and NASA. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:50:53 +0000
President Trump's 2019 NASA budget would pull the plug on astronomer's No. 1 priority for the next decade. NASA's former astrophysics chief says Congress should keep WFIRST funded. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:04-01-2013
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     Current job:PhD Candidate, Computational Astrophysics
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     Keywordsbig data, simulation, modeling, software engineering, C, C++, Objective-C, Fortran, ParaView, VTK, high performance computing (HPC), Linux, mobile development, iOS, Java, Android, Python, Django
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    Educational Institution; 5001-10,000 employees; Research industry

    April 2010 – Present (2 years 10 months)

    Computational cosmology on the petascale. Research and development in computational astrophysics, high performance computing, and big data visualization. Candidate for PhD in Summer 2013.

     

    TEDxZurich Organizer

    TED

    2011 – Present (2 years)

    I help to produce the TEDxZurich conference. In 2011 I was involved with speaker coordination and in 2012 will be helping to make the technology run smoothly leading up to, day of, and after the event.

     

    iPhone application development

    Kliq, Steam Heavy Industries

    2008 – Present (5 years)

    Under multiple brands I develop award winning iPhone applications which have been featured in Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Wired, MTV, TechCrunch, the New York Times, Lifehacker, and even by the White House.

     

    Educational Institution; 5001-10,000 employees; Higher Education industry

    December 2009 – April 2010 (5 months)

    Worked to accurately model galaxy surface brightness profiles in the new Wide Field Camera 3 imaging of the GOODS-South and HUDF-South fields. As a component of this work, I examined the variation of these profiles as a function of observed wavelength and developed an empirical characterization of the point spread function of the WFC3.

     

    Master's student

    University of Zurich

    Educational Institution; 5001-10,000 employees; Research industry

    August 2008 – December 2009 (1 year 5 months)

    Research and development related to parallel analysis and visualization tasks. Developed and released AstroViz, an open-source parallel visualization tool for astrophysical simulations implemented as a plugin extending the application ParaView.

     

    Associate Scientist

    BBN Technologies

    Public Company; 501-1000 employees; Research industry

    August 2007 – August 2008 (1 year 1 month)

    Developed the text component of a Speech-to-Speech English-to-Malaysian translation device as part of the TRANSTAC project. Researched, developed, and deployed English-to-Arabic Speech-to-Speech translation systems.

     

    Educational Institution; 5001-10,000 employees; Higher Education industry

    June 2007 – August 2007 (3 months)

    Taught Java programming and entrepreneurship to high school students in the Middle East.

     

    Research Assistant

    MIT CSAIL

    Educational Institution; 5001-10,000 employees; Higher Education industry

    January 2006 – June 2007 (1 year 6 months)

    Researched machine translation and transliteration technology developing statistical method to transliterate Arabic named entities to English.

     

    Research Scientist

    Johns Hopkins Center for Language and Speech Processing

    2006 – 2006 (less than a year)

    Research, developed, and implemented statistical machine translation methods. Work released as component of open source machine translation toolkit, Moses

     

    Software Engineer

    FAST Search and Transfer

    Public Company; 501-1000 employees; MSFT; Computer Software industry

    2005 – 2005 (less than a year)

    Developed method of translating queries in Fast Search’s native query language to other query languages. Enabled efficient and accurate comparisons of search results from different search engines.

     

    Teaching Assistant

    MIT

    Educational Institution; 5001-10,000 employees; Higher Education industry

    2005 – 2005 (less than a year)

    Led problem solving and exam review sessions for freshman level Electricity and Magnetism course. Graded homework assignments meeting weekly with staff.

     

    Software Engineer

    Lucent Technologies

    Public Company; 10,001+ employees; ALU; Telecommunications industry

    2004 – 2004 (less than a year)

    Developed software applications to integrate printed circuit board and metals castings design recommendations into end-product cost estimation. Automated printed circuit board cost estimation process.

     

    Undergraduate Research

    MIT Media Lab

    Educational Institution; 201-500 employees; Research industry

    2003 – 2004 (1 year)

    Wrote C code and ported existing MATLAB code necessary for communication between MSP430 microcontrollers.

     

    Operator

    Photonic Integration Research

    2000 – 2001 (1 year)

    Operator for fiber optic measurement system, measuring of optical Arrayed Waveguide Grating (AWG) circuits (insertion loss, crosstalk and other pass-fail criteria).


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