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Wed, 17 Oct 2018 18:37:44 +0000
As the Pentagon moves to stand up a U.S. Space Command and Congress debates whether it makes sense to create a Space Force, a central focus is to defend satellites from orbital weapons that would seek to damage or destroy U.S. assets in space. SpaceNews.com
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Small launch vehicle company Rocket Lab announced Oct. 17 that it will build its second launch pad, and first in the United States, at Wallops Island in Virginia. SpaceNews.com
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Tue, 16 Oct 2018 22:57:26 +0000
A Swedish company with plans for a geostationary communications satellite announced Oct. 16 a contract with SpaceX for a Falcon Heavy launch no earlier than the fourth quarter of 2020. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 20:52:46 +0000
The NASA astronaut who was on the aborted Soyuz mission to the International Space Station says he has “complete confidence” in the Russians despite this launch failure and other problems and looks forward to flying again on the spacecraft. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 19:37:17 +0000
For all the enthusiasm about lunar exploration, and announcements made during the conference, there were far fewer specific details about just how to achieve those goals. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 18:26:57 +0000
ThinKom’s recent collaborations with satellite operators Telesat and SES have the antenna builder jockeying to compete with Viasat, IsoTropic Systems and others in the race to build affordable high-tech antennas that can link with satellite constellations in non-geosynchronous orbits. SpaceNews.com
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Mon, 15 Oct 2018 23:06:02 +0000
Paul Allen, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft who backed the winning entry in a suborbital spaceflight competition and later funded development of a massive air-launch system, passed away Oct. 15. SpaceNews.com
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The status of proposals to create a separate branch of the U.S. military devoted to space will be the subject of the next meeting of the National Space Council on Oct. 23. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 21:37:00 +0000
Canadian satellite startup Kepler Communications raised $16 million from investors, securing funding to build and launch its first-generation constellation of up to 15 satellites, the company announced today. SpaceNews.com
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Eric Béranger, former chief executive of satellite constellation venture OneWeb, has left the company entirely, OneWeb confirmed Oct. 15. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:13-09-2013
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     Current job:Postdoctoral fellow
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywords- Significant programing experience in C and Matlab. - Numerical and analytical skills, mathematical modelling. - Bayesian statistical methods, Markov chain Monte Carlo analysis. - Researching, problem solving and data analysis in the areas of Cosmolog
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    Postdoctoral research fellow with extensive experience in data interpretation/analysis and statistical methods looking forward to a challenging career in the technology industry.

    Profile

    • Significant programing experience in C and Matlab.

    • Numerical and analytical skills, mathematical modelling.

    • Bayesian statistical methods, Markov chain Monte Carlo analysis.

    • Researching, problem solving and data analysis in the areas of Cosmology, Astronomy and Astrophysics.


    Work Experience

    Postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching (09/2011 to present)

    • Processing and cleaning of X-ray astronomical data followed by imaging and spectroscopic analysis (using Python).

    • Comparing observed spectra with theoretical models to determine the best-fitting model parameters.

    • Sampling techniques used on large hydrodynamical cosmological simulations (using IDL); create mock X-ray observations from the extracted data.

    • Measuring parameters of astronomical objects (using information from the expected shape and spectral properties of a faint signal); wrote C program to compute the spectral shape of the signal.

    • Used Matlab for statistical analysis, numerics and plot making in several projects.

    • Experience with C in a project related to semi-numerical cosmological simulations.


    Education

    PhD in Physics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India (2005 to 2011)

    • Thesis: ‘Constraining Cosmological parameters from Galaxy Cluster surveys’

    • Optimization of observational strategies in astronomical surveys

    • Forecasting of constraints on cosmological model parameters using Fisher information matrix and Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods

    • Wrote/modified substantial parts in a ~10,000 line C code C implementing the MCMC methods.

    • Proposed a new method for using galaxy surface brightness as a probe of exotic Physics

    • Used Matlab for solving differential equations, numerical integrations, matrix operations and presenting results.

    Master of Science in Physics, Indian Institute of Technology (Bombay), Mumbai, India (2003 to 2005)

    Bachelor of Science in Physics, University of Mumbai, India (2000 to 2003)

    Minor subjects: Mathematics and Statistics


    Other skills and abilities

    Computer skills

    • Operating Systems: considerable experience in Windows and Linux

    • Programing: considerable experience in C and Latex, familiar with Fortran

    • Scripting: considerable experience in Python, familiar with Perl and Bash

    • Mathematical packages: extensive experience in Matlab, familiar with Mathematica & IDL

    • Microsoft Office: considerable experience in Word, Excel and Powerpoint


    Social and Communicative Skills

    • Achievement oriented, practical, rational, enthusiastic, tutoring, team worker (jointly worked on projects with several researchers)

    • Ability to adapt to new environments: Worked in different cultural backgrounds

    • Effective communication of results: Research presented at several institutes, international conferences and workshops.


    Language skills

    • English: fluent (medium of instruction at School and University level)

    • Marathi: Mother tongue (Indian Language), Hindi: (Indian Language)


    Awards and Recognitions

    • Institute Silver Medal for the most outstanding student in MSc, Physics (2005)

    • Shri Bhavesh Gandhi Memorial Prize for the best project in MSc, Physics (2005)

    • 1st and 2nd prizes in Physics Olympiad, organized by IIT Bombay (2002 & 2003)


    Activities

    • Hiking, cycling, travel, music

    • Past member of Khagol Mandal, an association of ameteur astronomers in Mumbai



    Specialty

    I am a Physics Ph.D. from India’s top research institute, where I learnt the skill of formulating and modeling complex problems into a mathematical language, and their consequent solution using theoretical and quantitative methods. Couple this with the data analytical and statistical skills that I picked up in my postdoctoral work, I would surely be a valuable addition to any team working on analysis/software development.



    A list of scientific publications, contributed talks and posters is available on request.


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