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Mon, 10 Dec 2018 18:27:02 +0000
Aerospace CEO Isakowitz: The government traditionally buys a bus, payload and ground segment as a package, he said. That does not give you flexibility to swap out and change pieces. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:32:45 +0000
As NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft enters interstellar space, project officials have high hopes that it and its twin spacecraft will continue to operate for as long as a decade. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:17:23 +0000
Spacecraft manufacturers have complained of stress on their supplier base as operators purchase fewer traditional geostationary satellites. One company in France is bucking that trend, however. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 11:27:24 +0000
A NASA spacecraft originally built as part of the previous effort to return humans to the moon is now playing a key role in the new effort at human lunar return, including aiding commercial landers. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 12:25:35 +0000
In recent years, there has been a boom of announcements for satellite constellations comprising satellites weighing as little as 3 kilograms to address a growing market of machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) via satellite. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 23:03:07 +0000
In an interview, Axelspace Chief Business Development Officer Yasunori Yamazaki, said the funding will enable the company of 65 people to continue building a constellation called AxelGlobe, though the company hasn’t decided on a final size for the constellation. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 22:32:49 +0000
With a two-week extension of the stopgap spending bill funding much of the federal government enacted, the outgoing chairman of the House appropriations subcommittee that funds NASA says he’s hopeful to get a final spending bill approved before that bill expires. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 21:09:10 +0000
China launched its Chang’e-4 moon mission Dec. 7, successfully sending the lander and rover into a lunar transfer orbit ahead of an unprecedented attempt at a landing on the far side of the moon early in the New Year. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 20:17:37 +0000
The new launch date, announced Dec. 7 by customer Iridium Communications, was driven by the additional two weeks SpaceX ended up needing to launch Spaceflight Industries’ “SmallSat Express” dedicated rideshare mission. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 12:03:51 +0000
While a SpaceX commercial crew test flight might not launch on a date in early January previously announced NASA, both agency and company officials are optimistic the mission will still fly later in the month. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 23:10:23 +0000
During a Q&A session at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce summit to promote the space industry as an engine of innovation and economic growth, Griffin said he does not know when or how a new military branch will be organized. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:55:50 +0000
Maxar Technologies sold one of satellite manufacturer Space Systems Loral’s facilities in Silicon Valley for $70 million, the company announced today. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:34:19 +0000
A test flight in Alaska of a small launch vehicle by a stealthy startup company ended in failure in late November, the FAA has revealed. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:19:28 +0000
President Trump has been insistent that a Space Force should be a completely independent military department. One way to organize the new service would be by establishing a Space Force under a larger Department of the Air and Space Force. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 18:42:11 +0000
British satellite operator Inmarsat announced Dec. 5 it will be the first commercial customer of the next-generation H3 rocket from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of Japan. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 23:52:27 +0000
The failure of a Falcon 9 first stage to make its planned landing after a Dec. 5 launch shouldn’t affect plans for upcoming launches, a SpaceX executive said. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 22:54:52 +0000
European satellite manufacturer Thales Alenia Space said Dec. 5 it signed separate contracts with Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Hanwha Systems Corp. to develop four high-resolution radar satellites for South Korea’s Agency for Defence Development. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 18:58:25 +0000
On the company’s 20th mission of the year and second within 48 hours, SpaceX successfully launched a Dragon cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station Dec. 5, but suffered a rare failed landing of the rocket’s first stage. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 17:22:41 +0000
The founders of Globa IP said they left after concerns its investors, supported by the Chinese government, were using the company as a means to gain access to satellite technology prohibited for export to China under U.S. law. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 15:18:45 +0000
U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, the winner of SpaceNews' 2018 military space Government Leader of the Year award, said as the Trump administration moves forward with plans to create a new military branch for space — an effort she supports — the Air Force is keeping focused on the space mission. SpaceNews.com
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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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