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     Date Submitted:16-05-2014
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     Current job:Research Assistant (GNSS Data Processing)
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsSatellite Navigation, Satellite Positioning, GNSS, Precise Point Positioning, Differential Positioning, Network RTK, Ambiguity Resolution, Kalman Filter, Satellite Communication, Antenna, Microwave, Radar, Signal Processing
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    Research Assistant
    University of Luxembourg

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    Research Assistant                                                                               [May 2015 – July 2015]

    University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

    ·         Responsible for upgrading and documentation of GNSS data processing systems

     

    Doctoral Researcher                                                                            [June 2011 – May 2015]

    University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

    ·         Development, implementation and optimization of GNSS data processing systems

    ·         Processing and archiving of real-time data from GNSS CORS networks

    ·         Processing and archiving of real-time data from meteorological sensors

    ·         Long-term GNSS data processing for climatology

    ·         Investigation of the potential of GNSS in operational meteorology for Luxembourg

    ·         Presentation of research results in journals and conferences

    ·         University teaching

     

    Engineer (GPS / Communications)                                                        [November 2010 – February 2010]
    National Superior Research Council, Spain

    ·         Development, implementation and testing of a software package for real-time conversion of GPS observations from Topcon proprietary format to the RINEX format

    ·         Development, implementation and testing of a software package for real-time archival of GPS observation data

    ·         Software Documentation

    ·         Assistance in satellite communication operations using Iridium

     

    EDUCATION

    ·         Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering Sciences)                                                    [2011 - 2015]
    University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
    Dissertation Title: The Potential of Precipitable Water Vapour Measurements using Global Navigation Satellite Systems in Luxembourg

     

    ·         Master of Science (Radio and Space Science)                                                     [2008 – 2010]
    Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
    Dissertation Title: Evaluation of GNSS as a Tool for Monitoring Tropospheric Water Vapour

     

    ·         Bachelor of Science (Telecommunication Engineering)                               [2004 – 2008]
    National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Pakistan      
    Dissertation Title: Analysis and Design of a Synthetic Aperture Radar System

     

    SKILLS AND ABILITIES

    ·         GNSS Data Processing:Bernese GNSS Software, GAMIT/GLOBK, GIPSY-OASIS, trackRT, BKG Ntrip Client, PPP-Wizard

    ·         Programming / Scripting:C/C++, Python, Perl, Fortran, Shell

    ·         Data Analysis, Visualization and Modeling:MATLAB / Simulink, Generic Mapping Tools, OriginLab

    ·         Operating Systems:Linux, Windows, Mac OS

    ·         Soft Skills: Proposal Writing, Research Project Management, Report Writing, LaTeX, Microsoft Office

    ·         Communication Skills:High level of written and verbal communication skills in English demonstrated by various technical documents, articles, poster and oral presentations at international conferences

    ·         University Teaching: Over one year of experience as a teaching assistant at the University of Luxembourg for the course Physics Practical I & II

    ·         Other Attributes: Able to work productively as an individual as well as a team player

     

    PUBLICATIONS / CONTRIBUTIONS

    Peer-Reviewed Articles

    ·         Ahmed, F., Václavovic, P., Teferle, F. N., Douša, J., Bingley, R., Laurichesse, D., Comparative Analysis of Real-Time Precise Point Positioning Zenith Total Delay Estimates, GPS Solutions, DOI: 10.1007/s10291-014-0427-z (published online)

    ·         Ahmed, F., Teferle, F. N., Bingley, R., Laurichesse, D., The Status of GNSS Data Processing Systems to Estimate Integrated Water Vapour for Use in Numerical Weather Prediction models, International Association of Geodesy Symposia Series, Vol. 143 (in press)

    ·         Teferle F. N., Hunegnaw A., Ahmed F., Sidorov D., Woodworth P. L., Foden P. R., Williams S. D. P., The King Edward Point Geodetic Observatory, South Georgia, South Atlantic Ocean: A First Evaluation and Potential Contributions to Geosciences, International Association of Geodesy Symposia Series, Vol. 143 (in press)

    ·         Mahfouf, JF., Ahmed F., Moll, P., Assimilation of zenith total delays in the AROME France convective scale model: a recent assessment, Tellus A, DOI: 10.3402/tellusa.v67.26106

    Non-Reviewed Articles

    ·         Ahmed, F., Teferle, F. N., Bingley, R., Bareiss, J., GNSS Meteorology in Luxembourg, Cahier Scientifique - Revue Technique Luxembourgeoise, 2012, Issue 1, Pages 16-22

    Oral Presentations

    ·         Ahmed, F., Teferle, F. N., Bingley, R., Laurichesse, D., An Evaluation of the Accuracy of Real-Time Zenith Total Delay Estimates, Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 15, EGU2013-11716, 2013 EGU General Assembly 2013

    ·         Ahmed, F., Teferle, F. N., National Report on GNSS Meteorology Activities in Luxembourg, 3rd Management Committee Meeting, COST Action ES1206, Varna, Bulgaria, 11-12 September 2014

    ·         Ahmed, F., Vaclavovic, P., Teferle, F. N., Dousa, J., Bingley, R., Laurichesse, D., Comparative Analysis of Real-Time Precise Point Positioning Zenith Total Delay Estimates, 2nd Workshop, COST Action ES1206, Munich, Germany, 28 February 2014

    ·         Ahmed, F., Mahfouf, J. F., Teferle, F. N., Impact of Assimilating GNSS-derived Zenith Total Delay from Luxembourg and the Greater Region into the Numerical Weather Prediction Model AROME, 2nd Workshop, COST Action ES1206, Munich, Germany, 28 February 2014

    ·         Ahmed, F., Inventory of Reprocessed GNSS Datasets for Climate Monitoring Applications, 2nd Workshop, COST Action ES1206, Munich, Germany, 28 February 2014

    Poster Presentations

    ·         More than 10 poster presentations in various international conferences including EGU General Assembly, AGU Fall Meeting and the IGS Workshop.

     

     

    RESEARCH GRANTS

    ·         Short Term Scientific Mission under COST Action ES1206
    November, 2013
    Impact of Assimilating GNSS-derived Zenith Total Delay from Luxembourg and the Greater Region into the Numerical Weather Prediction Model AROME
    Host Institution: Meteo-France, Toulouse, France

    ·         AFR PhD Grant by Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg
    2011-2015
    The Potential of Precipitable Water Vapour Measurements from Global Navigation Satellite Systems in Luxembourg
    Host Institution: University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

     

    ACTIVE PARTICIPATIONS

    ·         Voluntarily Task Leader for sub-working group WG3.1 of the COST Action ES1206 Advanced Global Navigation Satellite Systems tropospheric products for monitoring severe weather events and climate (GNSS4SWEC)



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