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PASADENA — NASA intends to begin buying rides on small commercial lunar landers by the end of the year and start looking for miniature instruments for those flights. “We have a strong push to get a lander service to the Moon as quickly as possible,” James Reuter, NASA deputy associate administrator for the Space Technology Mission […] SpaceNews.com
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Thu, 24 May 2018 12:47:15 +0000
PASADENA, California — Satellite manufacturers and operators attending the Space Tech Expo here offered contrasting views on how long satellites should continue to work in orbit. For years, government and commercial operators sought to extend the life of satellites by sending them into orbit with plenty of fuel and components designed to withstand 15 years […] SpaceNews.com
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In his first congressional testimony since becoming NASA administrator a month ago, Jim Bridenstine sought to reassure Senate appropriators about the status of several agency programs threatened with cancellation, as well as his own views on climate change. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 24 May 2018 02:30:48 +0000
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The U.S. Air Force's plans to respond to emerging threats by launching constellations of satellites. That strategy has important implications for spacecraft manufacturing and testing. SpaceNews.com
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A cooling problem with a key instrument on a weather satellite launched less than three months ago could degrade its performance for at least part of each day, with potential but still undetermined effects on weather forecasts, officials said May 23. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:06-03-2013
     Last Modified:08-03-2013 (01:39)
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     Current job:Graduate Research Assistant
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordsdata analysis, data modeling, system integration, system operation, concept development
    CV

    Interests 
    Space development; large-scale renewable energies; solar power generation.

    Experience

    Graduate Research Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, Jan. 2009 - present.

    o    Guest Appointment at Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York,Sept 2010 - present.

    §  Performed particle detector installation, integration and optimization with 10 MHz data acquisition and 10kV high voltage; member of the PHENIX collaboration at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)

    §  Developed software for remote detector monitoring and operation used by collaboration; executed collaboration-wide semi-online raw data processing for detector monitoring and fast analysis.

    §  Led group of 10 graduate and undergraduate students in large-scale detector assembly. Performed work planning and quality control. Detector assembled within mechanical tolerances, now installed in PHENIX.

    §  Optimized team-work, interpersonal and negotiation skills through scheduling and conserving secure detector operation in high-pressure environment of 50+ people, defined by $2M/week particle collider operation.

    §  Suggested radiation shielding based on quantitative analysis of detector performance.  Shielding installed by BNL department, significant contribution to accomplish proposed funding physics goals for PHENIX.

    §   Performed long-term on-call detector expert /PHENIX data taking shift work (including shift leader position): control and monitoring of detector operation, full responsibility for $2M/$130M detector safety.

    o    Thesis work at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, Jan. 2009 – present.

    §  PhD thesis: Precision measurement of charged particle production in electron-positron annihilations. Advisor: Associate Professor M. Grosse Perdekamp, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

    §  Applied analytic, statistical and algebraic tools, computer modeling, quantitative complex problem solving. Developed novel analysis techniques from creative/intuitive guidance, adopted by collaborators.

    §  Performed large-scale data analysis (~300TB) at the Belle experiment at KEK, Japan. Complex, multi-year analysis objective: Largely autonomous identification/fulfillment of short-/long-term milestone schedule.

    §  Acquired detailed understanding of wide physical theory context of measurement. Development of theoretical models and verification of models with measured/generated data.

    §  Successful writing of summary reports of multi-year analysis; publications in peer-reviewed journals.

    §  Analysis framework/computing environment training and review of publications/talks of collaborators.

    §  Experience in speaking to diverse audiences in talks and facility/equipment tours (high school/undergraduate/ graduate students), conveying complex contents to non-expert audiences.


    Education

    PhD in Nuclear Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Aug. 2008 – Mar. 2013 (expected).
    Magister (BS/MS Equivalent) in Nuclear Physics, University of Vienna, Austria, Oct. 2003 – July 2008.

     


    Computer Software Proficiency

    §  C/C++, Perl, Cshell; PostgreSQL; Html, PHP.

    §  Vast experience using Linux, Windows; C/C++-based data analysis software ROOT.

    §  Experience in using virtual machines, NX and VNC services, batch job queues (LSF/condor).

    §  Experience in generating and analyzing Monte Carlo-simulated data.
     

    Certifications and Awards

    §  Maurice Goldhaber Research Scholar Award in Nuclear Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012.

    o    Awarded to outstanding graduate students consistently demonstrating highest level of performance.

    §  Certificate of CERN School of Computing, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2011.

    o    International school organized by the CERN particle physics laboratory, Switzerland, admitting top 60 applicants.


    Publications (Sel.)

    §  M. Leitgab et al. (Belle Collaboration); Title: Precision measurement of charged pion and kaon multiplicities in e+e- annihilation at Q=10.52 GeV; in review at Physical Review Letters; arXiv:1301.6183 [hep-ex].  Own research.

    §  M. Leitgab, for the Belle Collaboration; Title: Fragmentation Functions at Belle, arXiv:1210.2137 [hep-ex]; Proceedings to DIS2012, Bonn, Germany. Describes results of own and collaborative research.
     

    Public Speaking (Sel.)

    §  Invited talk at Fragmentation2012 Workshop at RIKEN, Japan (2012), about own thesis research results.

    §  Parallel session talk at international conference DIS2012, Bonn, Germany (2012), about own thesis and collaborative research results.

    §  Parallel session talk at international conference SPIN2010, Juelich, Germany (2010), about own thesis and collaborative research results.

    §  Invited talk at PHENIX Collaboration Meeting, Tallahassee, FL (2012), about own contributions in integration and operation of particle detector.


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