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Fri, 16 Nov 2018 21:13:06 +0000
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission pressed forward with plans to firm up its rules about space safety and orbital debris Nov. 15 while at the same time questioning whether it is the right agency to do so. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 19:23:24 +0000
NASA’s plans to return humans to the surface of the moon within 10 years got a chilly reception from an advisory group Nov. 15, who called on the agency to accelerate that timeframe and reconsider development of the Gateway facility in lunar orbit. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 18:22:49 +0000
The round brings NorthStar E&S’s total funding to 83 million Canadian dollars and ends a funding drought from when the company announced its plans three years ago. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:17:38 +0000
Spacety is one of China’s first commercial and private satellite companies in China, established in January 2016, following new government policies introduced in 2014 and 2015 to deregulate the nation’s space sector. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 05:22:08 +0000
AST&Science announced plans Nov. 15 to begin building extremely satellites in 2019 at its new North American manufacturing plant in Midland, Texas. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 22:41:59 +0000
SpaceX matched its personal best with its 18th launch this year, delivering the Es’hail-2 communications satellite to geostationary transfer orbit for Qatari operator Es’hailSat. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 22:37:38 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said Nov. 15 that the reelection defeat of a key appropriator, and the potential for budget cuts next year, is a cause for concern for him as he tries to balance the agency’s priorities. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 20:42:59 +0000
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted Nov. 15 to approve four proposed satellite constellations, authorizing nearly 8,000 small telecom satellites to serve U.S. entities from low Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 20:22:05 +0000
NASA’s top official came to Canada to make his pitch for the country to become involved in a U.S.-lead lunar space mission but that direct appeal didn’t budge Canadian government officials, at least for now. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:50:59 +0000
Shanahan on the Space Force legislation: “What I feel confident about is that the proposal that we are going to carry forward makes sense.” SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:33:38 +0000
Solstar Space, the New Mexico startup planning to offer WiFi to people and machines in orbit, is looking for a strategic investor. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:30:42 +0000
Rocket Lab, the small launch vehicle developer that recently performed its first commercial launch, has raised an additional $140 million to fund expansion of its launch activities and research projects. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:03:25 +0000
Leaps in capabilities of commercial constellations of small Earth-observation satellites and the decreasing cost of their services were at the center of a debate about the future of publicly funded Earth-observation missions after Spire CEO Peter Platzer introduced the company’s ambition to become “the Amazon” of space. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:06:23 +0000
While everybody is rightly celebrating recent successes in commercial space, some long-term trends are just beginning. It is still early days, and significant growth and new opportunities are just around the corner. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:36:09 +0000
It’s no secret the megaconstellations will have a dramatic impact on space traffic. Experts now are turning their attention to ensuring they don’t also create a dangerous spike in orbital debris. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:00:52 +0000
Space Tango, a Kentucky startup that develops microgravity research platforms, announced plans Nov. 15 to launch in the mid-2020s an autonomous in-orbit manufacturing facility. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:36:34 +0000
With NASA committed to a human return to the moon, Mars exploration advocates say those lunar missions can be useful to achieve their long-term goals, if designed properly. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:15:39 +0000
WASHINGTON — Air Force buyers of space systems are cutting red tape and removing layers of oversight to expedite programs, Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Stephen Wilson said on Wednesday. Wilson said the reorganization of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center and the establishment of a rapid procurement office […] SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 21:12:03 +0000
Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) wrote to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai saying the agency “must consider whether sufficient spectrum will remain available to accommodate today's C-band services,” among other issues. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:00:40 +0000
One take-away from last week’s Global MilSatcom conference in London is that the satellite communications industry is giving government buyers more choices than they can handle. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:02-04-2014
     Last Modified:01-07-2017 (05:09)
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     Current job:Lead Data Scientist
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsData analysis, software, signal processing, data science, C++, python
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    Skills

    Data exploration and analysis, machine learning, mathematics, statistics, Linux operating systems

    Monte Carlos, simulations, modeling, signal processing

    Technical writing, public speaking, presentations, science communication

    Primary languages: Python, C++, C, IDL

     

    Work Experience

    (2014– 2017) Lead Data Scientist, Civis Analytics

    Team lead in the Data Science Research & Development department, with responsibilities including design and implementation of machine learning algorithms for the Civis platform, and maintenance of Civis data science software.

    (2010 – 2014) Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Chicago

    Data analysis for the South Pole Telescope collaboration. Worked with a group of approximately 70 scientists to obtain cosmological data and extract interesting information. The South Pole Telescope's second generation camera generates ~200 GB of data per day, and has been operating since February 2012. About 10 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers interact directly with the data.

    Project lead, analysis software for second generation camera on the South Pole Telescope

    Used signal processing techniques to turn time-varying data from camera channels into images of the sky

    Created and maintained low-level automatic processing for telescope data

    Helped to commission second generation camera and verify operation

    Advised graduate students

    Presented research results at conferences

    Recognition: Robert R. McCormick Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 2010 – 2013

    Associate Fellow, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, 2011 – present

     

    (2005 – 2010) Graduate Student Researcher, University of California, Los Angeles

    Data analysis for the Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna (ANITA) collaboration, a NASA long-duration balloon experiment. The ANITA collaboration comprises ~40 scientists using radio antennas to search for exotic forms of radiation. The first ANITA experiment collected a few TB of data.

    Performed primary analysis (one of three) of experimental data

    Filtered multi-channel radio data and used interferometric techniques to search for and identify faint signals

    Developed methods and visualizations now used over three generations of the experiment

    Built and operated ground calibration radio system

    Used data from ground calibration system to interpret experimental data

    Recognition: Mitsuyoshi Tanaka Dissertation Award in Experimental Particle Physics, 2011

     

    Additional Experience

    (2011 – present) Speaker at “Astronomy Conversations”, Adler Planetarium

    Spoke with planetarium visitors about current astronomy research and topics in physics and astronomy

     

    (2012 – 2013) Committee member, departmental presentations committee

    Selected and invited speakers and organized talks at the University of Chicago cosmology department's weekly science presentation series

     

    Education

    2010, PhD, Physics, University of California, Los Angeles

    2003, BS with highest distinction, Purdue University. Majors: Physics, Mathematics. Minor: Philosophy

     

    Interests

    Distance running, meditation, strategy games


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