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Thales Alenia Space is partnering with three U.S. companies that are working on NASA studies of concepts for the proposed Deep Space Gateway, leveraging its expertise in space station and cargo module development. SpaceNews.com
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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:42:28 +0000
Airbus has signed a contract with the European Space Agency to develop a Copernicus Data and Information Access Services, orDIAS, platform that will make data from the Earth-monitoring constellation more accessible to users from about mid-2018. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:57:56 +0000
SpaceIL, the Israeli team in the Google Lunar X Prize competition, says it needs to raise $7.5 million in less than a week in order to complete its lander and retain its launch contract. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:00:27 +0000
NASA’s Dawn mission to the main asteroid belt, granted a second extended mission earlier this year, will end later next year after a final set of close-up observations of the dwarf planet Ceres. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:59:27 +0000
Lockheed envisions many uses for artificial intelligence in space, such as being able to quickly detect changes in satellite performance and in the environment. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:53:09 +0000
The Senate Commerce Committee advanced the nomination of Barry Myers to be the next administrator of NOAA to the full Senate despite concerns by the committee’s Democrats about potential conflicts of interest. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:08:47 +0000
A Japanese company planning a series of robotic missions to the moon announced Dec. 13 that it has raised more than $90 million in one of the largest Series A funding rounds for any emerging space venture. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:47:31 +0000
Blue Origin said it carried out a successful test flight of a new version of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle Dec. 12. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 04:06:57 +0000
Arianespace performed its eleventh and final launch of the year today, sending four Galileo European navigation satellites into medium Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:39:55 +0000
The new decadal survey for Earth science research will likely be unveiled in early January, slightly later than previously planned. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:17:22 +0000
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Dec. 5 okayed the first part of a satellite-servicing mission Orbital ATK’s Space Logistic subsidiary has with Intelsat, saying the servicing vehicle can execute “rendezvous, proximity operations, and docking with the Intelsat-901” satellite while in a graveyard orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:20:18 +0000
Tucked into the details of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act that President Trump signed into law Dec. 12 is a long overdue recognition of the first American astronauts who were lost in service to their country while practicing for a mission. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:41:15 +0000
Rocket Lab scrubbed a launch of its Electron small launch vehicle Dec. 11 after an abort just two seconds before liftoff. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:55:05 +0000
President Trump’s new space policy directive calling for American astronauts to return to the moon is welcome and encouraging news. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:04:42 +0000
On the eve of the first launch of a reused Dragon capsule on a Falcon 9 with a reused first stage, both NASA and SpaceX said they were comfortable with the level of risk involved with the mission. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:16:34 +0000
President Donald Trump signed an order Dec. 11 formally directing NASA to send humans back to the moon, but provided no information on schedules or budgets for such an initiative. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:04:22 +0000
President Donald Trump is scheduled to sign his administration’s first space policy directive in a White House ceremony Dec. 11, one that may formally direct NASA to send humans back to the moon. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:03:54 +0000
China Great Wall Industry Corp. launched Algeria’s first telecommunications satellite, Alcomsat-1, aboard a Long March 3B rocket at 11:40 a.m. Eastern to geostationary transfer orbit, the Algerian press agency APS said today. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 01:20:41 +0000
An airspace closure notice published by the Federal Aviation Administration Dec. 9 suggests Blue Origin is preparing to resume test flights of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle after a hiatus of more than a year. 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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