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Loft Orbital has raised a fresh $13 million to continue development of a constellation of small satellites purpose-built to carry a mix of payloads for customers who don’t want to fly their own satellites.  SpaceNews.com
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With growing bipartisan skepticism that NASA’s current plan to return humans to the moon by 2024 is achievable, members of the House Science Committee used a Nov. 13 hearing to advocate for a different, and arguably more conventional, approach. SpaceNews.com
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SpaceX successfully tested Nov. 13 the thrusters used as part of the abort system for its Crew Dragon spacecraft, nearly seven months after a similar test resulted in the loss of another spacecraft. SpaceNews.com
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The Senate Commerce Committee approved Nov. 13 a NASA authorization bill introduced a week earlier to extend the life of the International Space Station and support other agency programs. SpaceNews.com
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Launcher won its first government funding when the U.S. Air Force awarded the the Brooklyn-based startup $1.5 million to accelerate development and testing of its E-2 rocket engine. SpaceNews.com
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Mark Rigolle, CEO of LeoSat, told SpaceNews Nov. 13 that the company laid off all 13 employees — himself included — in August after its earlier investors decided not to fund the company any longer.  SpaceNews.com
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Isotropic Systems has completed two-way communications tests of its electronically steered antenna using Avanti’s Hylas-4 satellite. SpaceNews.com
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In its ongoing quest to increase launch vehicle production, Rocket Lab has unveiled a new industrial robotic system designed to speed up manufacturing of its Electron rocket. SpaceNews.com
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The former chairman of the House aviation subcommittee and adviser to United Launch Alliance argues that all commercial spaceflight companies should support, rather than disrupt, the FAA's ongoing effort to streamline existing launch licensing processes. SpaceNews.com
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China launches six remote sensing satellites into orbit with two launches inside three hours from sites in north China. SpaceNews.com
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A new study says companies can build, launch and operate constellations to gather global imagery with a resolution of one meter for a fraction of the cost of previous constellations. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Nov 2019 10:29:40 +0000
A NASA official warned that extended delays in finalizing a fiscal year 2020 budget for the agency could have implications for its ability to stay on schedule for returning humans to the moon in 2024. SpaceNews.com
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Two astronauts are set to begin a series of spacewalks this week to repair an instrument outside the International Space Station that was never designed to be serviced in orbit. 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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